Wish-granting fish are the most endangered variety of talking fish due to their delicious taste when smoked. Sample this and other folktale fare with today's deal. For $10, you get $20 worth of savory smoked goods at Neopol Savory Smokery, tucked amidst the many stands and counters in the Belvedere Square Market or inside their new Easton Market Square location.
The celebrated smokery's owners Barbara Lahnstein and son Dorian Brown keep their focus on beautiful presentation and culinary delights made from fresh, local, all-natural, and never-canned-from-leftover-space-missions ingredients. During the week, stop by Easton Market Square and prep for Thanksgiving parties by picking up a smoked salmon fillet party platter ($25 per pound, plus $20 plattering fee) or a smoked and glazed whole duck ($40) brandied with fresh chutney from the seasonal catering menu. Otherwise, grab a quick bite from the plentiful lunch menu, which has more options than a chimney has chimney sweeps trapped inside. The salmon BLT ($9.95 whole, $5.50 half) stacks freshly smoked salmon, free-range bacon, tomato, and field greens with honey dijon dressing betwixt slices of sunflower-flaxseed bread. If seafood isn't your cup of sports drink, try the organic cherrywood-smoked pork loin sandwich ($8.95 whole, $5 half) crowned with fresh goat cheese, house-made tomato jam, red onions, and field greens or the vegetarian sampling ($9.25)—a variety show of smoked hummus, tofu, olives, and seasonal vegetables. Recuperating revelers, meanwhile, can wander into the Belvedere location during the weekend (from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) for brunch eats not usually found in the average diner or pancake bungalow, such as the smoked salmon crepe ($10) a deep-sea rollup of hot smoked salmon, mashed potatoes and garlic spinach stuffed inside a tumeric crepe.
Neopol Savory Smokery focuses predominantly on takeout and catering and balances a functionally industrial aesthetic with a rustic, old-world look, thanks in large part to the russet red smoker that dominates the space. Indoor seating is available in Belvedere and Easton's heated patio seating will be ready in a few weeks, just in time to shelter diners from winter's chill and marauding gangs of carolers.
- 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 Smokery…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 magazine