The staff at Phubs can't wait to introduce visitors to the Vietnamese favorites they grew up eating. High ceilings, bamboo accents, pale-green walls, and an open, stainless-steel kitchen cultivate an airy feel in the dining room, where taste buds meet b?nh m? and pho for the first?or hundredth?time. Crusty loaves of french bread clasp a b?nh m? cargo of pickled vegetables, cilantro, and meat such as barbecued pork and spicy chicken.
Pho is a broth-based soup in which the likes of meatballs, shrimp, or chicken bob alongside sprouts, herbs, and veggies. Phubs also seves noodles, fried rice, and spring rolls, which are named for the spring-loaded cannons they traditionally fly out of. For those new to the flavors of Vietnamese food, Phubs 101 educates with brief histories of their best-selling dishes.
Bubblegum pink walls are the first sign that something tasty is waiting for you as you step inside Yogurt in Love. The second? That would be the wall of canisters containing toppings like crushed candy and cookie pieces. Finally, you might notice the self-serve frozen yogurt stations, where you'll begin your journey toward dessert nirvana by choosing from a rotating selection of 14 flavors. After you decide between birthday cake and sea salt caramel pretzel, you can pile on as much as you can handle from the assortment of sweets, which includes everything from raspberries to gummy bears to sprinkles. Of course, custom frozen treats aren't your only option here?Yogurt In Love also serves bubble tea, smoothies, and coffee for those who hate to chew.
Since its first event in 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival has steadily added to its multisensory feast of libations, food, and live sounds. Originally conceived to highlight Maryland's wines, beers, and local delicacies, the festival now brings wines from around the world to its bayside location. White tents shield tasters from rain, sunburn, and any curious fish who might try to leap into their goblets. Each year, the festival benefits an array of community- and family-focused organizations.
Adam Greenberg refers to himself as “the world's pickiest eater,” which may explain Bagels 'n Grinds’ distinctive take on the celebrated baked good. Greenberg’s self-professed culinary perfectionism led him to create a secret 10-step bagel recipe that involves a colossal water-purification system, visible to patrons through a glass wall. With scientific precision and occasional mad-scientist cackles, the newly opened shop's staffers create 16 types of bagels that manage the tricky balance of crisp surfaces and soft insides.
Patrons can smear their bagels with low-fat, housemade cream cheeses infused with ingredients such as strawberries or lox, or opt for one of the café’s other creations, such as Bagnini sandwiches topped with piles of meat or marinated portobello mushrooms. Water from the café's purification system also goes into free-trade organic coffees and three different iced-coffee brews. Custom salads incorporate gourmet ingredients such as hormone-free chicken, candied walnuts, or toasted-parmesan crisps, while six distinctive soups are served in cups or bagel bowls. Non-edible amenities inside the new shop include free Internet access, a semi-private conference area, an 18-foot coffee bar, outdoor patio, and flat-screen TVs.