Friday, July 29, 2011

Clyde's Dowtown Columbia

My family went to the Columbia Lakefront to see the March Forth Marching Band - part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. They were funky, unique and very cool. Here's what I mean....

After the show we decided to eat at Clyde's because it was located next to the show stage. 

Charles ordered a pulled pork sandwich. The pork was rather tough and unpleasant. Although the BBQ sauce was finger licking sweet, it could not cover up the feeling of dry pork in my mouth. The fries were relatively adequate, but needed a little salt.

Thomas ordered a bacon cheeseburger. It was fantastic! The crisp bacon complemented the velvety consistency of the burger with plenty of melted cheddar cheese. The fries had just the right amount of salt (sorry Charles!) and were cooked just the way I like them - tender on the inside but crispy on the outside. Bravo for Clydes.

Pros: Our waiter was attentive and re-filled our drinks frequently. Great view of lakefront from table. Menu said they used local farm produce in their recipes.

Cons: Food took a long time to make.  Thomas had a great meal but Charles wasn't crazy about his.  I think burgers are Clyde's speciality, so you are best to stick with that menu item. 

Recommendation: Great for burgers. 

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Our film How2Chow: Bee Natural

We created this film at school to show how 2 support local farms and your health at the same time.  Our family eats a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables from Howard County farms. Do u have a favorite Howard County farm? Tell us about it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Howard County Food "Feastival" at Clark's Farm

This is a picture of me at the 2nd annual Howard County Film food "Feastival"farm. I was the only kid to show a film at this special event.

My brother was away at basketball camp.  So I represented both of us when our film "How2Chow:Bee Natural" premiered at the"Feastival" - the event that kicks off  the farm to restaurant weeks. Several HoCo farms (Bowling Green, Breezy Willow, Falcon Ridge, Clark's, Sharp's) and restaurants (Aida Bistro, Kelsey's, Mango Grove, Town Grill and Bistro Blanc) were there.

Falcon Ridge Farm
Breezy Willow Farm 

This is me in front of live bees - part of the Howard County Beekeepers Association.  They were a cool bunch of people.

Lisbon's  Town Grill ( was my favorite restaurant featured at the Food "Feastival".  They had a mouthwatering "BBQ Sundae".  It was so ingenious.  In a cup- Cornbread stacked piled high with pulled pork, sweet BBQ sauce, coleslaw and topped with a pickle. Did I tell you how much I LOVE BBQ?  And this was one of the best -  tender, juicy pork with a tangy but savory sauce mixed with a dense cornbread. YUM!

Oh, and here is our film again....