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11 Hours Ago 10:27 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

For Miss Shirley's in Baltimore in a different thread: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/2441818-post504.html
10-20-2014 05:47 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Wow, I thought I was the only one who thought this way about that particular store. You absolutely nailed it. I abandoned them long ago, in favor of Wawa subs.

I know that doesn't help sailors who are walking in the area, but...
I was so disappointed in the response from corporate Subway. I thought they would stand by their standards. They don't seem to care about my letter, about the consistent Yelp reviews, or anything else. Too bad. The food at that store keeps me away. The corporate lack of reaction is keeping me away from Subway in general, a chain I generally found pretty decent and reliable.
10-20-2014 02:05 PM
BubbleheadMd
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
Updating the spreadsheet and chatting with friends and a couple of lapses on my part came to light:

1. The Subway on Bay Ridge Rd in Annapolis. Now no one would say that Subway is going to fine dining.... (snip)
Wow, I thought I was the only one who thought this way about that particular store. You absolutely nailed it. I abandoned them long ago, in favor of Wawa subs.

I know that doesn't help sailors who are walking in the area, but...
10-20-2014 10:14 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

2. Tastings Gourmet Market in Clock Tower Square is a little far to walk from City Dock or the Back Creek anchorages but is served by City buses. With a little planning you can include it in a shopping trip to Giant Food. The cheeses are great. The parbaked breads are outstanding. The sandwich assortments are very good for day sails with friends. See their menu Tastings Gourmet Market - Home-Tastings Gourmet .
10-20-2014 10:08 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

Updating the spreadsheet and chatting with friends and a couple of lapses on my part came to light:

1. The Subway on Bay Ridge Rd in Annapolis. Now no one would say that Subway is going to fine dining. One of the benefits of chains, like McDonalds, Ruby Tuesday, Chilis, and such is that they are predictable. You can count on what you will get. This Subway does not meet the standard of Subway. Unfortunately no one seems to care (I corresponded with Subway corporate about this particular franchise and they sent me coupons good only at that store). The staff are rude, the store is not clean, they are frequently out of ingredients, and they don't build sandwiches the way Subway says they should be built. I'm not the only person that feels this way; see Subway - Annapolis, MD | Yelp . Unfortunately this is the only Subway within walking distance of the Annapolis Back Creek anchorages and moorings. Alternatives: Jerry's across the street, the deli at Giant Food, Ebb Tide down the street, Grumps next to West Marine, and Davis' Pub on Fourth St in Eastport.
10-20-2014 09:19 AM
WouldaShoulda
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

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Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
Holley's Restaurant on Kent Island is no more. After 59 years of serving they have closed their doors..

Holly?s Restaurant - Grasonville, MD | Yelp
I was coming home from the beach over Columbus day and noticed it closed.

Was hoping it was just a rare Holiday week-end closure then found out the bad news...
10-14-2014 01:26 AM
T37Chef
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

Ive had tautog, its good...I like most all fish except tilapia aka junk fish. My most memorable piece of fish was prepared at Citronelle, Michel Richards restaurant. Was a sous vide piece of Sable, outstanding. Another was simple grilled sea bass in Positano, lemon and olive oil, filletted table side. The grappa wasnt bad either
10-13-2014 10:26 PM
travlineasy
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

Shawn, if you ever have the opportunity to taste tautog, you would never eat rockfish again. It's that good.

Gary
10-13-2014 10:11 PM
T37Chef
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

We got the Snakehead aka Frankenfish through a purveyor, Pro Fish and JJ McDonnell Seafood out of Washington DC, Its flaky, white, lean fish...not my favorite.

I love good wild rock fish, not much for the hybrid farm raised rock fish (stripped bass).

more on the Snakehead
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/snakehead.aspx
10-13-2014 08:42 PM
travlineasy
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

Shawn, I have yet to taste one. Where were you able to get the snakehead? I'm a pretty good judge of fish, and from my perspective, tilapia are pretty much inedible without lots of spices and other ingredients to mask the taste of the fish. When it comes to eating quality, striped bass are not at the top of my list either.

That said, the top dog in this part of the world is tautog, also known as blackfish, molly george, poor man's lobster, and a few other monickers. The meat is snow white, delicate, sweet and flakes easily. They're mainly found around offshore wrecks and rock piles, and inshore near jetties and bridge pilings. They primarily dine on blue mussels, small crabs and other crustaceans and somewhat difficult to catch unless you know the tricks and tactics.

When I'm in the Florida Keys, it's mangrove snapper, red snapper, yellowtail snapper, and mutton snapper in that order. Grouper are tough to come by, the season is very short, and the species has all but been wiped out commercially. When I find a school of relatively large, 10 to 12 inch flannel mouth grunts, I'll take them over all of the above. They are incredible tasting, very much like grouper. Dip those small fillets in beer batter, deep fry those critters and you'll think you died and went to heaven - yes, they're that good.

The best tasting freshwater fish I've ever encountered is walleye. This second cousin to a yellow perch is as good as it gets, better than rainbow trout by a long shot, better than most freshwater species, and on par with big bluegill. For most folks, bluegill is just too small to mess with, but I have a couple locations where I've caught them to 12 inches in length, which is filleting size. Bluegill fillets dipped in beer batter and deep fried are fantastic. Very sweet, delicate white meat. Same holds true with walleye. When I lived in Washington state, we had walleye to 15 pounds lurking in the depths of Banks Lake, which reportedly had some weighing up to 25 pounds. Out there, though, they were considered trash fish because they were not trout or salmon. Amazing!

For smoked fish, most everyone seems to prefer smoked salmon, including some of the forum members that had the opportunity to taste my smoked salmon recipe. However, I personally prefer smoked bluefish or smoked croaker over smoked salmon. Better meat texture, superior flavor. Smoked king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cero mackerel are all a lot tastier than salmon, too, but hard to come by in this part of the world, even at the wholesale fish markets. I've found them at Jessup, but the quality there is garbage when it comes to freshness. Any fish that smells fishy before it's cleaned is in the mid stages of decaying and should never be cooked.

Cheers,

Gary
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