50 best restaurants in Baltimore counties 2010 [Pictures]
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Always, there were those lovely old country estates and gracious manor taverns with roaring fireplaces, but in the old days fine dining was associated with the city. Not so anymore. Now, there are more compelling reasons than ever for diners to cross county lines for a good meal. The 50 best county restaurants in Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County is a mix of the old and the new, destinations for special occasions and joints for Monday night suppers, the chef-driven and crowd-pleasing. What made the list? The consistent, the conscientious, the creative and, sometimes, the cool.
Don't see your favorite? Leave a comment below. --Richard Gorelick, Dining@Large
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20. Mari Luna Mexican Grille/Mari Luna Latin Grille( Monica Lopossay, Baltimore Sun / October 30, 2008 )
Everyone is mad for the Luna family's two northwest Baltimore County restaurants. The first, in a converted Carvel's ice cream shop, specializes in zesty Mexican food. The second, in Old Pikesville, expanded the culinary horizons throughout South America and brought some panache to a tired neighborhood dining scene. They're the real deal, and speaking of deals, they've both remained affordable options.
Venue info: Mari Luna Latin Grille in Pikesville and Mari Luna Mexican Grille in Pikesville