Security Boulevard, Woodlawn
Small, friendly, unassumingthat's Pebbles Pub (7165 Security Blvd., Woodlawn  265-7878), with a menu that includes just about everything. Enjoy deli sandwiches, subs, pizza, fried chicken, hot turkey or beef, crab cakes, even broiled salmon. A friend of ours swears Pebbles was steaming up the best crabs in the areas last summer, and the folks there couldn't be nicer.
Soup to nuts, baby: They serve it all at the Windsor Inn Crab House (7207 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn,  944-0446). The soup would be crab soup, of course, or maybe an occasional Greek avgolemono. In fact, you'll find a big roster of Greek and Italian dishes, along with the usual seafood, steaks, and chicken selections. It'll take a while to peruse the menu. Order some appetizers, Greek or otherwise, and sip something frosty while you decide. In summer, of course, start banging.
North and South American threads weave a culinary tapestry at Fernando's Salsa Grill (6642-A Security Blvd. [Meadows Park Shopping Center], Woodlawn,  410-265-5552). Try the Caribbean paella with shrimp, chicken, and sausage over saffron rice, or the classic Mexican dish, arroz con pollo. There's a choice of sandwiches and subs if your tastes run closer to home.
812 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201