Next Sunday's review: Stoney River Legendary Steaks
After a week off, I'll be reviewing the new Stoney River Legendary Steaks in Towson next Sunday in the Arts & Entertainment section.
This isn't the first of the moderately upscale steakhouse's locations in Maryland (the first one is in Annapolis), but it's the first in the Baltimore area and the first I've been to.
I do think location determines whether steakhouses succeed or fail, more so than other kinds of restaurants.
There are simply too many steakhouses, or places where you can get a good steak, to make people willing to seek out a particular one or put up with terrible parking or whatever. (Feel free to argue with me about this; I'm not sure I'm right.) ...
In any case, Stoney River has hit the jackpot with this location. It's right on the main drag, next to or maybe I should say part of, Towson Town Center. You can let people out in front easily and then go find a (free) covered parking space in the lot. I'm not saying finding a spot will be easy, especially this time of year, but there will be one eventually.
Judging from the night I was there, the place is already a huge success.
To find out what I thought of our experience -- and eating there is supposed to be about more than just food, as you'll see from my review -- please check out my column in next Sunday's Sun.
By the way, check out my thoughts about the chocolate ganache cake (pictured) next week. It's even bigger than it looks.
(Kim Hairston/Sun photographer)