After walking around Annapolis with a friend, we were in the mood for a small bite to eat. She suggested recently opened BAROAK inside the Loews Hotel. I had read some pretty good reviews on Yelp and my friend and I were excited to visit.
BAROAK is Belgian inspired, so we knew we had to start with the Frites Basket. With the frites basket, you get to choose two dipping sauces, my friend and I settled on chipotle mayonnaise and chili-garlic vinegar. Both sauces were great independently, but even better when mixed together. We loved the frites.
For my friends meal, she ordered the Bleu Mussles. They came with pork belly, bleu cheese, leeks, spinach, preserved lemon, and white wine. My friend was a little concerned about the addition of bleu cheese with the mussles but the waiter assured her that the flavors combined nicely and my friend was happy she ordered the dish as is.
For my dish, I went with the Brisket Tacos. They were three house-made chili lime tortillas stuffed with braised brisket, radish, scallions, and cilantro cream. I didn’t love the tortillas, but the filling was wonderful and packed with flavor.
Know of any other places to get great food in Annapolis or in the surrounding areas that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!
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