Wish-granting fish are the most endangered variety of talking fish due to their delicious taste when smoked. Today's deal grants you $10 for $20 worth of savory smoked goods at Neopol Savory Smokery, tucked amidst the many stands and counters in the Belvedere Square Market. The family–owned-and-operated eatery serves up culinary delights from its on-site smoker and focuses on takeout and catering, though seating in Belvedere is available.
Neopol's smokery counter has taken on a functionally industrial aesthetic, a rustic, old-world look, thanks in large part to the russet red smoker that stands in plain view. Owners Barbara Lahnstein and son Dorian Brown's focus is on beautiful presentation and incorporating as many fresh, local, all-natural, and never-canned-from-leftover-space-missions ingredients in her dishes. During the week, stop by before heading to a Super Bowl replay party and choose from the plentiful lunch menu (though they're open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but Sunday, on which they close at 5 p.m.), which has more options than a chimney has chimney sweeps trapped inside. On the lunch menu, the salmon BLT ($9.95 whole, $5.50 half) consists of freshly smoked salmon, free-range bacon, tomato, and field greens with honey dijon dressing, all draped lovingly on sunflower-flaxseed bread. If seafood isn't your cup of sportsdrink, try the pork loin sandwich ($9 whole, $5 half), an organic and local slice of cherrywood-smoked meat crowned with fresh goat cheese, house-made tomato jam, red onions, and field greens, or the vegetarian sampling ($9.00), a variety show plate of smoked hummus, tofu, olives, and seasonal vegetables.
Come in early during the weekend (from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for brunch, the Divine Brown of the meal universe. Customers are encouraged to sit down for eats like the Senator ($10.95), a three-egg omelet concoction filibustering over with smoked pork loin, caramelized onion, Granny Smith apples, and gouda cheese. Neopol also serves some items not found in any average diner or pancake bungalow. Take for example the breakfast pudding ($10.95), a "light but decadent" alternative to the standard French toast, made of bread pudding layered with brioche, berries, cream, and mint, and served with maple syrup, or the smoked trout hash ($12.95), a pan-fried sea meat that comes mixed with potatoes, green bell peppers, bacon, and a sea-savvy dollop of horseradish cream.
- Rushing to a potluck, but don’t have time to make anything? You’ll still be the hit of the party after a quick trip to Neopol Savory Smokey [sic]…Pick up a rustic-looking cheese pie filled with smoked salmon and roasted vegetables, or a simple herbed goat-cheese spread, or their intriguing smoked hummus, or any of their delicious smoked meats or seafood. – Baltimore
Two Yelpers give Neopol a perfect five stars:
- Wow. Smoked, savory goodness in 100+ shapes and sizes. The Neopol Savory Smokery in Belvedere Square is superb for a classy lunch or dinner. The smoked sampler is perfect for two. The shrimp and salmon are divine, as are the sausages, turkey, and other applewood-enhanced things to nibble. – Bradley N.
- Art on a plate. I mean really, this couldn't be a better culinary experience. The sampler platter came with salmon, mussels, shrimp, sausage, and bacon, all smoked in house, along with some crackers, cheese, and salad. – Drew M.
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