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April 1, 2009

New Japanese steakhouse featured in Table Talk

Maruha.jpgToday's Table Talk column features the new Maruha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Columbia. I thought Japanese steakhouses had run their course in this area, but apparently not.

You know about the second item in the column if you read this blog regularly; it discusses the Restaurant Association of Maryland Awards.

The third item is one I wanted to make sure you read. I really took to the owner of the new Sweet Tooth Dessert Shop near the Hollins Market when I talked to him on the phone to find out about the place. I hope people get out there and support it.

By the way, no Top 10: The Print Edition today. There wasn't room. 

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 3:31 PM | | Comments (3)


I'd love to know more about the Sweet Tooth Dessert Shop and somebody needs to tell the owner the way to do that is to actually talk about the food he sells on his website. There's no mention of any specific desserts offered, no hint of a menu, and not a single picture of a dessert. Sorry to be negative but my big pet peeve about restaurant websites is when they don't actually talk about the food they offer. Tell me what desserts I can find and tempt me to come to your place. That's especially true for something so visually appealing as a dessert shop. It can't possibly be that hard to add "some of the desserts you might find here are..." to their website. I'll drive an hour for a great chocolate cake but who knows if they even offer that?

I got a special home supplement that did have the Top 10.

Which one? Coffee houses? EL

We tried Sweet Tooth after pizza at Zella's. I got what I thought was a lemon bar, which I love. But it was a pineapple cheese-cake thing, which I don't love. But it's a cute place and the people were great. I hope they do well, too.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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