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REVIEW: Brian Boru

Brian Boru Pub is a wanna-be Irish Pub named after a legendary Irish king who ruled Ireland from 1002 – 1014.  Live Irish/Celtic music is featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The pub is located on the first floor of a modern office building on Ritchie Highway (aka MD Rte 2) in Severna Park.  …

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REVIEW: Plaza Mexico

From looking at the outside or the inside, you’d never guess that Plaza Mexico less than 2 years ago was a retro-style new diner!  The owners have clearly invested a good amount of time and effort converting the former dinner into something with a Mexican flair.   The former diner counter has been turned into…

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REVIEW: In Like Flynn Tavern

The “In Like Flynn” Tavern opened in June/2014 replacing the former, well regarded “J. Patrick’s” which had been a Locust Point “Mecca” for  for Irish/Celtic music enthusiasts.  Cora Flynn and her family (Yup, “In Like Flynn” is more than a catchy phrase used as the name!) have totally renovated and redone the space (In Like Flynn won’t…

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REVIEW: Villagio Cafe

Our friend Rita gave us a heads-up on Villagio, a small Persian cafe, that she couldn’t say enough good things about and gave us the motivation to go check it out.  Villagio opened its doors in mid-December, 2013 in a retail space on York Road in the Stoneleigh neighborhood previously occupied by a Sam’s Bagels. Inside,…

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REVIEW: la Madeleine

Just looking at the name, la Madeleine, and you realize that the French theme. The local restaurant in Columbia is one of 70 franchises scattered around the country that began back in 1983 when a native Frenchman, Patrick Leon Esquerré,  living in Texas was missing country French food and cafe atmosphere that he had grown up with…