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Exit 30

Perring Parkway, Northeast Baltimore / Parkville

John Davis Jr.

Eat Special Issue 2000

Drive Through Introduction

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Eat 2000

Posted 2/23/2000

Many of the patrons at Perring Place Restaurant (2305 Cleanleigh Drive [Perring Crossing Shopping Center], [410] 661-0630) hover in their 60s and beyond, but hey, we'll all be there eventually, and it's good to know this place awaits us, with its Sunday-best turkey dinner, excellent seafood, and servers who know their business. You won't be expected to learn their names or bond with them, but it wouldn't hurt—customers tend to become regulars around here.

Have trouble deciding whether to get tacos, or enchiladas, or a burrito? You were made for El Salto (8924 Waltham Woods Road, Parkville, [410] 668-3980), northern outpost of good, cheap, plentiful Tex-Mex. (South Baltimoreans might want to migrate to the Glen Burnie location at 5513 Ritchie Highway.) Munch on chips and fresh salsa while contemplating a host of specials and multidish combos, the cure for culinary indecision. We like anything that includes the succulent chiles rellenos or the surprisingly light chimichanga.

Why are all those people leaving Mo's Fisherman Exchange (2025 E. Joppa Road, Carney, [410] 665-8800) with takeout boxes? Because Mo's seafood platter is more than a human can consume at one sitting. A friend of ours ate the top layer (clams) and took enough home to last the next three days. The fish is fresh, and they'll fix it the way you like it: broiled, baked, fried, blackened, or stuffed with a lump-heavy crab imperial.

For home cooking at down-home prices, cruise by the Valley View Inn (8712 Satyr Hill Road, Parkville, [410] 668-0255), where the coffee's hot, the waitresses are friendly, and the daily specials are sure to please. If you're a little hungry, try a sandwich, a salad, or some homemade soup. Bigger appetites will enjoy beef dishes, chicken, and seafood platters. We're rather fond of the corn nuggets to start and the chocolate silk pie to finish. And Valley View has the best after-dinner mints in town.

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