Monday, June 7, 2010

Restaurant Rave

I might have found a new favorite local restaurant. College daughter and I worked a long day in the office and decided to treat ourselves to a dinner out. We ended up at BlueStone in Timonium, just a couple of miles from the office.

What we didn't know was that from 4-7 pm, all wine by the glass is 1/2 price (nice choices) and "small plates" were 1/2 price as well. Yes, it was a great deal, but better than that, the food was amazing. We first had Fried Green Tomatoes with Lump Crabmeat, lemon butter sauce, shallots, garlic and chives that was truly a taste of summer. The second course of Seared Ahi Tuna was even better. The Chesapeake Shrimp Wrap was so rich and so good that we had some left to take home. The other small plates offered at 1/2 price were Flash Fried Calamari, Caprese Flatbread, Crispy Crab Balls, Shrimp Wrapped with Bacon, and Grilled Portabella Mushroom.

You must visit and enjoy the simple freshness of the food and the wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Even with a generous tip, we both enjoyed a great dinner (and wine for me) for under $ 40.