Little Miner Taco

Has eating out been weird for you? One of the cool things that has come out of the COVID shift is the increase in options fire the food industry. An increase in pick-up options, more curbside, online cooking/mixology events… sometimes good things can come out of odd or tough moments.

Little Miner Taco is a restaurant in Savor Food Hall in Brentwood, Maryland, which is a former food desert. COVID-19 impacted this and many other restaurants. Their food truck started after the food hall temporarily closed earlier this year. Little Miner Taco also recently opened another location in Montgomery County.

Little Miner Taco's food truck
Little Miner Taco’s food truck

Little Miner Taco started posting locations with dates for food truck pick up, and it usually sells out fast. I was so excited when I saw that they’d be in my area that I set an alarm to make sure I didn’t miss the opportunity to order at noon. After you order, they’ll text you with your pick-up time and location. One can’t help but be amazed by Little Miner’s Birria de Res Tacos with the consome on the side for dipping.

What I Ordered

Birria de Res

Three words about the Birria de Res… Worth. the. hype. Each taco has braised beef topped with Monterrey Jack cheese. The braised beef was perfectly tender. Somehow, each bite got better and better. The Beef Consommé dipping sauce truly makes these quesadillas a game changer. These quesadillas taste amazing by themselves, but dipping them in the consommé takes it to another level.

Three quesadillas from Little Miner Taco
Little Miner Taco’s Birria de Res

Carne Asada Fries with Shrimp

This was the first time in four years that I’d had carne asada anything. I’ve been hesitant to try any outside of San Diego. With Little Miner Taco’s carne asada fries, you have the options of adding shrimp or lobster to it for extra money. I was blown away by how incredible they tasted. The cut of the potato was unique, and the thickness helps add more mph to the dish. The shrimp was perfectly cooked. The steak (carne asada) was fantastic. All of the toppings worked together well, but my absolute favorite was the sriracha aioli. The aioli was a great touch and complimented the dish very well. This dish started off great and tasted better with every bite. These fries cost $20 because of the shrimp add-on. It was a great price considering they don’t skimp on how much they give you.

Little Miner Taco’s Carne asada fries with shrimp, chives, and salsa verde
Little Miner Taco’s Carne Asada Fries with shrimp topped with cheese, green onion, chives, sour cream, and sriracha aioli

I loved how easy the pick up process was. It wasn’t a busy pickup spot, so there were very few people I had to be around. This was comforting since social distancing is what’s best right now. The staff was so pleasant, and my food was ready so fast. The food was incredible, and I can’t wait to order again. Little Miner Taco’s locations (Brentwood and Pike & Rose) are both open for pick-up and delivery. To find out about where their food truck will be, check out their Instagram. Kids eat free for life at all of their locations as well! If you’re ever in the area looking for some amazing fries or quesadillas, check out Little Miner Taco!

Until next time.

Crabby Fries at the Hideaway

If you don’t know anything else about Maryland, you probably know that we don’t play about our seafood. It’s a big part of the local culture, and it’s a rite of passage when you’re growing up to be able to crack open your own crabs. Whenever you visit, you might find a lot of restaurants with a seafood twist.

What I Ordered

I’ve had my eyes on The Hideaway for a bit now. It’s true to its name, nestled in an Odenton, Maryland neighborhood. This was my first time in while leaving the house to get food, although I just went along for the ride. After spending some time perusing the menu, we all decided to order the same thing–crabby fries. We were so eager to try them. One thing that I can tell you about my family is that we don’t play when it comes to our seafood.

Fries with crab meat and melted cheese on top from the Hideaway, a restaurant in Maryland.
Crabby fries from the Hideaway in Odenton, MD

I was shocked that we got so much! The serving was amazing especially since seafood was involved. These beer-battered fries were made with truffle oil and topped with crab meat, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and sprinkled with Old Bay. They didn’t skimp on the cheese, which is always a plus. I think there was a good amount of crab meat for the price ($13). All of the toppings complemented the fries so well. I loved that the fries weren’t crispy and on the softer side. So if that’s your thing, these fries are for you.

If you’re interested in eating at the Hideaway, they have outdoor seating available. I didn’t experience it, but I do know that they’re pretty serious about masks. I love that so many restaurants are continuing to take the use of masks seriously.

How are you doing with dining during the pandemic? Are you sticking with takeout/delivery, or are you comfortable with outdoor/patio seating? Let me know in the comments below.

Conclusion

If you’re ever in Anne Arundel County, MD area, I highly recommend The Hideaway. They have so many menu options that I have my eyes on, so I’m definitely going back.

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Until next time.

A Park and a Burger

Hey, there! I’ve missed blogging so much. Cheers to another semester running around the city to find new places to go!

A little over a week ago, my sister came to visit me. I’ve missed her so much, and I’m glad she got to hang out with me! On Friday, we kept it simple and went to Potatopia. Oh, and I had my first Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino of the season. 🙂

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Saturday was our exploring day. Alicia (my sister), my friends, Justin & Rich, and I explored the Meatpacking District and ventured to SoHo. We didn’t have any plans, so we just walked around until we found something interesting. We walked to some street (don’t remember the name) and got to see the New Jersey/Lower Manhattan skylines. I love skylines, so I was pretty darn happy.

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After we walked a little bit further, we decided to look for the High Line. I’ve wanted to got for so long, and I finally got the chance to go!

Of course we stopped to take pictures along the way.

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We eventually got to the High Line. It was nice, but I think I would’ve liked it a lot more if there weren’t a lot of people. Also, I’m sure it’s prettier before the flowers start turning brown. They have food and sell souvenirs, if that fancies you. I didn’t buy anything, but the view was nice.

The 3 wonderful people I hung out with on Saturday.

The 3 wonderful people I hung out with on Saturday.

I loved the view of the city. I believe this was at the halfway point. We didn’t walk through the whole park.

When we got tired of walking, we decided to find something to eat. We walked around until we found something that sounded appetizing. We found the New York Burger Co., which was fantastic!

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I kept it simple and ordered a New York Cheeseburger and Idaho fries. They had a few sauces that caught my eye, but I thought Chipotle Barbecue (I think that’s what it’s called) sounded yummy! It was the perfect combo of tangy and spicy. My burger was already yummy, but this sauce definitely made my burger taste even better! My friends also enjoyed their meals too, so I definitely recommend this great burger place!

Here are a few more shots from our day.

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Until next time.