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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15. Orchard Market( Elizabeth Malby, Baltimore Sun )
It's been more than 20 years since Michael Mir converted his Middle-Eastern food market into the area's first Persian restaurant. And it's been almost 15 years since Mir's headwaiter Jason Bulkeley and his wife Sharareh took over. The constant has been the chef, Nahid Vaezpour. Still on the menu, the poached duck in pomegranate-walnut sauce and the stewed leg of lamb with butternut squash and dried plums (although, I think they used to call them "prunes.").
Venue info: Orchard Market in Towson