The Howard Magazine December issue includes results of their "2008 Best of" survey for a large range of Howard County services and merchants. I still can't find this magazine or its lists anywhere online, so here is an excerpt of the winners in several food categories. Congratulations to all!
Best Bakery: Touche Touchet Bakery & Pastry Shoppe
Honorable mention: Panera Bread, Great Harvest Bread Co., The Breadery
Caterer: Putting on the Ritz Catering
Honorable mention: Bun Penny Food & Wine, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Rehm's Catering
Place to Buy Dessert: The Cheesecake Factory
Honorable mention: Touche Touchet Bakery & Pastry Shoppe, Rita's Ice, La Madeleine Bakery & Cafe, Maggie Moo's
Place for a First Date: Clyde's
Honorable mention: Lakefront activities, The Melting Pot, Iron Bridge Wine Company, AMC Theatres Columbia
Place to Buy Health Food/Supplements: David's Natural Market
Honorable mention: Roots Market, Trader Joe's, MOM - My Organic Market
Meal Assembly Store: Let's Dish
Honorable mention: Let's Eat
Place to Buy Seafood: Today's Catch
Honorable mention: Frank's Seafood Wholesale Market, Crab Shanty/Sea King, Harris Teeter
Place to Buy Wine: Decanter Fine Wines
Honorable mention: i.m. Wine, Iron Bridge Wine Company, Vintage Cellars
See the Howard Magazine List of 2008 Best Dining survey winners, as well as my own list of Best Restaurants and Nearly Best Restaurants in Howard County.
p.s. A special thank you to Patuxent Publishing and my local carrier for special delivering the December issue of the magazine to my driveway. There's hope for you yet.
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