Best pre-meal, non-bread freebies
In honor of next week's Tax Day, Serious Eats posted an entry yesterday on freebies at restaurants in Washington. I promised in a comment that we would come up with some ideas in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. The one that comes to mind immediately is the deep-fried prawn crackers with fish sauce that we had at Baltimore Pho near Hollins Market a couple of weeks ago.
The best pre-dinner freebies I've ever had were at Lucques in LA. We were given warm almonds in oil with sea salt to dip them in, plus fabulous olives. Yum. ...
I'm not sure if an amuse bouche counts, but one is served at Abacrombie and Charleston. Other places have them as well, of course. We also got a tiny sweet and a pretzel (both homemade) after dessert at Abacrombie.
I know I've had other interesting freebies locally, but none of them come to mind at the moment. If you can think of any others, please post below.
(Picture of Baltimore Pho by Kenneth K. Lam/Sun photographer)