In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers'-market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,150 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the pepperoni pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs, slicing it into bite-sized nuggets, or using it to build historically accurate Austrian villages.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. It also reaches out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
At Roma’s Pizza, patrons will find something interesting on the menu: Mexican food. Though specialties in hand-tossed pizza and stuffed subs both hot and cold headline the restaurant’s menu, chefs also sizzle fajitas, ladle jumbo shrimp over spanish rice, and slather nachos with cheese. Ten years of experience aids the staff in preparing such a lengthy selection, that, of course, includes both traditional, New York–style circular pies and doughy Sicilian squares. They also bake strombolis and calzones, press paninis, and toss fresh salads.
The Woodstock Inn wants to be your favorite place. We serve fresh, delicious hand-crafted American food in a relaxed pub atmosphere. Familiar favorites and tempting daily specials are offered in the restaurant and bar. along with a wide selection of liquors, wines and beers. Live music from some of the best bands around.
Wings To Go's cooks paint with a palette of 20 house sauces, imbuing fresh chicken morsels with spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors. Sauces ranging in intensity from mild all the way to homicide coat menu stars boneless buffalo wings ($7.79 for 10; $14.99 for 20), which can also arrive drenched in a blend of garlic and fresh-grated parmesan or soaked in a Chesapeake Bay flavoring that salutes the tastes of Maryland's seaside. House dipping sauce complements a plate of buffalo shrimp ($7.99 for five; $9.99 for 10), while the Southern-style chicken sandwich ($5.99), like a bachelor who's run out of body wash, bathes in barbecue sauce. The lengthy list of sides includes straight cut and syrup-less waffle fries ($2.99–$4.99), cooling coleslaw ($2.75–$5.75), and fried pickles ($4.99).
Though called the American Bistro, this restaurant takes every effort to evoke a rustic meal on the Mediterranean. Sun-washed frescoes of the Italian countryside cover the dining-room walls and plates of hearty Italian pastas and entrees fill the linen-covered tables. Seafood entrees incorporate a mélange of fresh catches, such as clams and lobster tail, and pastas come coated in a rainbow of sauces ranging from zesty marinara to verdant pesto to cream vodka. At the enclosed bar, wine glasses glitter before filling with red and white varietals and clinking to toast a recent escape from a haunted mansion.
Within a refurbished 1791 log cabin filled with china, candles flicker as plates arrive at tables piled with classic American cuisine. Menus at The Grill at Harryman House are presented as old-fashioned newspapers. The Daily Edition lunch entrees include scallop-and-lobster risotto in vanilla-saffron sauce personally stirred by Walter Winchell. The Evening Edition dinner menu brings together pumpkin ravioli and cedar-plank-roasted trout with charred-tomato vinaigrette and sautéed brussel sprouts. Wines are served by the bottle or glass, and martinis and draft beers can compliment any entree.
The allure of Bill Bateman's Bistro increases exponentially with a glance at the wide-ranging menu. Locally lauded for its superlative wings, Bill Bateman's Bistro's offers glazed poultry in a variety of sizes and sauces. Combine cuisines with 10 ($8.49) of the Sweet Thai Chili Wings, or firmly uphold winged tradition with 30 original buffalo wings ($22.99). Fifty Wings from Hell ($36.99) will sate the fire-deprived tongues of fearless wing devourers and can be ordered via a Ouija board that until recently was just a game. The shrimp-melt wrap ($10.99), jalapeñoed Heat Wave Burger ($8.99), and grilled-chicken-topped California Salad ($10.99) are but a few of the numerous bites capable of complementing the various cold draft beers. For the full rundown of possible palate pleasers, see the complete menu for each participating location: Parkville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, and Reisterstown.