Reporting Ron Matz
PIKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—If you enjoy good food and you’re looking for a bargain, you might want to head to Baltimore County. The county’s Restaurant Week starts Thursday.
Ron Matz has more on the meals and the deals you’ll find over the next 10 days.
Frieda Kaplan is the hostess at the legendary Suburban House, one of 36 Baltimore County restaurants participating in Restaurant Week.
“Restaurant Week is wonderful,” Kaplan said. “We have a lot of new people who come in. They try out our food. We got a lot of good comments in Restaurant Week, and it’s a good deal.”
And why not? Dinner for two is just $35.12.
“You get your choice of crab cake, chopped sirloin, salmon or fried chicken. You get two side dishes and dessert,” said Joe Stowe, co-owner of Suburban House in Pikesville.
Suburban House has delicious rainbow cake and Ravens chocolate top cookies.
“Come on out,” Stowe said. “Just mix it all up, and it’s a win for everybody.”
“I’ll probably do it in one of these restaurants that advertise,” said customer Joel Schulman, of Owings Mills. “I go for the bargains. I think it’s very good. It brings people in. It’s a good idea. I think they should do it more often.”
Food is big business in Baltimore County. Restaurants in Baltimore County employ 25,000 people, and last year restaurant sales reached $1.2 billion.
“This is our low period,” Stowe said. “This is when business starts going down after the holidays. Everybody goes to the gym. They’re concentrating on their diet, so this is another way to bring people out. Restaurant Week brings an influx of business. People that have never been to this area come out. Right now with the Ravens on top, that’s also helping us, so it’s a win-win.”
Ten days to savor. It’s all good.
“Everything we have is really, really delicious,” Kaplan said. “Of course, our matzoh ball soup is one of the biggest sellers. Our corned beef is unbelievable. It’s just hard to recommend one thing because everything is so good.”
For a complete list of the restaurants taking part in Baltimore County Restaurant Week just click here.