Taste of Towson | GoodEatsMD

This past Thursday, September 21, I had the pleasure of being invited to the 4th annual, Taste of Towson. The event was put on by the Towson Commerce and at SECU Arena in Towson University. I didn’t know what to really expect except that there would be dozens of local restaurants featuring their specialty dishes. Little to my knowledge, it was a lot more than that.

As I walked into the beautiful new arena, the sights and smells flooding my senses were delicious. I checked in and received my press pass and the only thing I could think of was which booth to go to first.

I started my Taste of Towson at McFaul’s Ironhorse Tavern (2260 Cromwell Bridge Road). I was greeted by a warm smell and sensational flavors. They featured a creamy risotto topped with a seared scallop and micro-greens. It was delicious. I then proceeded on to Towson Tavern (516 York Road), a favorite of mine. Towson Tavern featured a juicy pork slider with an interesting creamy sauce. Now, two plates into the restaurant crawl I had to change it up and get something sweet. La Cakerie (11 W. Allegheny Ave.) had a stunning display of arranged cupcakes. As my friends know, I’m quite the chocolate fiend. I had to go with the chocolate on chocolate cupcake. It was heavenly.

The cupcake tower presented by La Cakerie. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

The cupcake tower presented by La Cakerie. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

Seared scallop. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

Seared scallop. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

After a few deep breaths, I ventured onwards. The next stop had to be Cunningham’s (1 Olympic Place). Lucky for me, they were featuring dessert, too. On the menu were a succulent meatball and a salted caramel chocolate dessert, which was unbelievable. This was my favorite bite of the night, by far.

The pasty chef and chef of Cunninghams. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

The pasty chef and chef of Cunninghams. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student.

Some other honorable mentions have to be the meatball slider from Charles Village Pub (19 W Pennsylvania Ave.), the bruschetta from Seven West (7 W. Chesapeake Ave.), and the tacos from El Cuervo Taqueria (W. Chesapeake Ave.).

Bruschetta platter from 7West. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student

Bruschetta platter from 7West. Photo by: Taylor Seidel/TU student

A few of Towson’s favorites were also featured at the event: Greene Turtle, Hooters, Bahama Breeze, Seasons Pizza and Jake’s New York Deli. All of the restaurants featured their respective specialties.

Surprisingly, Bright Side Manor, a local retirement community, had a delectable menu and an interesting take. Similarly, the Sheraton Hotel in Towson also had a surprisingly delicious choice of food. The Sheraton featured a cold gazpacho soup and a spicy crab and avocado salad.

Towson Commerce put on a spectacular event. There were more than 300 people and 27 local vendors. Events like these are great because they open the communities’ eyes to great restaurants right around the area. The event was a huge success in my eyes and I’m so happy to have been able to cover it.

I hope you all try one of these restaurants! Enjoy!

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Until next time. I wish you GoodEats.

Edited by Jared Kurlander.

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