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Exit 4

Interstate 97, Annapolis

John Davis Jr.
John Davis Jr.
Exit 4: Moulin de Paris

Eat Special Issue 2000

Drive Through Introduction

Exit 2 Route 10, Severna Park

Exit 3 Governor Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn / Glen Burnie

Exit 4 Interstate 97, Annapolis

Exit 6 Route 170, Linthicum

Exit 7 Baltimore - Washington Parkway, uh, Baltimore / Washington

Exit 8 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum

Exit 11 Interstate 95, Downtown Baltimore

Exit 12 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore / Arbutus

Exits 13/14 Frederick Road / Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville / Ellicott City

Exit 15 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville / Ellicott City

Exit 16 Interstate 70, Columbia

Exit 17 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn

Exit 18 Liberty Road, Lochearn / Randallstown

Exit 19 Northwest Expressway, Reisterstown / Westminster

Exit 20 Reisterstown Road, Northwest Baltimore / Pikesville / Owings Mills

Exit 21 Park Heights Avenue, Northwest Baltimore

Exit 22 Greenspring Avenue, Pikesville

Exit 23 Interstate 83 South, Baltimore

Exit 24 Interstate 83 North, Timonium / Cockeysville

Exit 25 Charles Street, Towson / Lutherville

Exit 26 York Road, Downtown Towson

Exit 27 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson

Exit 28 Providence Road, Towson

Exit 29 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson

Exit 30 Perring Parkway, Northeast Baltimore / Parkville

Exit 31 Harford Road, Northeast Baltimore / Parkville

Exit 32 Belair Road, Northeast Baltimore / Perry Hall

Exit 33 Interstate 95, White Marsh and Points North

Exits 34/35 Pulaski Highway / Philadelphia Road, Rosedale

Exit 36 Southeast Boulevard, Essex / Middle River

Exit 38 Route 150/Eastern Avenue, Essex / East Baltimore

Exits 39/40 North Point Boulevard / Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk

Exits 41/42 Cove Road / North Point Boulevard, Dundalk / Edgemere

Eat 2000

Posted 2/23/2000

It may be a long way to Tipperary, but thanks to I-97 the trip to Annapolis is a lot shorter than it used to be, and you don't even have to venture that far for good grub. The Cheshire Crab (1701 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena, [410] 360-2220) is one of those places that's easier to get to by boat than by car, but follow those winding roads and you'll be rewarded by a seafood bounty on the banks of Bodkin Creek. Tuck into all-you-can-eat Alaskan king crab legs, or bacon-wrapped scallops. Oyster stew exudes buttery charm, the cream of crab hints at sherry. Come summer, try the crab deck for a smashing good time.

A little farther down the highway, a fascinating blend of French and Vietnamese awaits you at Moulin de Paris (578 Benfield Road, Severna Park, [410] 647-7699). In the bakery, go early for baguette, bâtarde, and delicate brioche. This is the kind of bread you can't resist gobbling on the way back to your car, so buy an extra loaf or two to avoid disappointing the folks at home. In the restaurant, sample French country cooking (coq au vin, poulet à la crème, escargots, and pâté) or Vietnamese specialties (garden roll, Saigon soup, grilled lemon-grass chicken, beef curry and coconut sauce). Desserts, as you might imagine, are stellar.

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