Empty Bowls

I went to a fund-raiser called Empty Bowls last Saturday, where you got to try different soups from different kinds of restaurants, and the money that you paid goes to homeless kids in places called shelters and other programs for the poor. Some of the programs are Beans & Bread, Youth Place, and Foodshare.

When we got there, I found that it was very crowded with people. It took us a long time to find a empty table! While my brother, sister, and mom went to the kids activities, me and my dad checked out the soups. They had a lot of restaurants there, like Gertrude's with their Cuban-style Black Bean Soup, Dogwood Cafe with their Maryland  Crab, and Mr.Rain's Fun House with their Potato Leek. We went to 3 soup places, including Nacho Mama's, but they were all out. I was also pretty depressed when I found this out because I heard that Nacho Mama's Roasted Jalapeno & Corn Chowder was delicious, and I really wanted to try it. 

My first soup that I got was Donna's Cross Key tomato bisque. It was delicious! It had a really smokey flavor, and a crunchy flavor as well. Shortly after I got the soup, the rest of the family came back from the activities, and my mom wanted some soup. That's how I was introduced to my second soup, New Potato with Smoked Gouda. We were waiting in line for the tomato bisque, for I had persuaded my mom to try it that I saw that Crush had more of their soup out, and I went over to get some. It was fantastic! It was really creamy because of the Gouda cheese. 

They also had a table with food for kids though they were all out of their macaroni & cheese. So instead I got some chocolate pudding. There was also another stand giving out cookies and drinks. I got a chocolate cookie and some lemonade. My dad had gotten me some Irish Stew from Ale Mary's. It was pretty good, but I didn't eat much of it, though, for I was nearly full.

I then went to the children's activities so I could make a pretty neat spoon craft with chocolates and make spoon people. I gave both to the shelter people for kids who don't have toys. Before we left, though, we each got a bowl to take home. I got a display bowl with a hand crafted dragon on the side.

I give **** stars for food and **** stars for kid friendly. Even though it was crowded there and soup kept running out, they had lots of entertainment, like a magic show and children's activities. Well, that's all. Bye!


Egyptian Pizza Cafe

I went to a place called Egyptian Pizza Cafe in Belvedere Square for dinner on Saturday night. When I got there, I saw that it was small and crowded, but the decoration was very unique! It made you feel like you were in a actual Egyptian temple! Though I wasn't going to stay because we had it ordered from home and went to pick it up.

When I had looked at the menu, they had soups like Seafood Chowder, salads like Cleopatra's Dream, and sandwiches like the B.B.Q. chicken. They also had a lot of pizza choices, like the Manhattan cheese pizza, the California vegetarian, and the Al Pacino seafood. They also had a kids menu, which consisted of items like a Small Cheese Pizza, Linguini, and Chicken Fingers.

I had a small 8th Wonder, a meat pizza, which consisted of mozzarella cheese, chicken breast, marinated potatoes, pesto sauce, goat cheese, and roasted red pepper and my mom and dad both shared a Indian Pizza with Pita Bread and Baba Ganush.

As I was in the restaurant, I saw that the waitress accidentally got a man's order wrong. When we got home with the food, it was cold from the long drive home. After my mom heated it up, I had my first bite. It was delicious! Some people would maybe think it would be horrible because of having potatoes on a pizza, but it was actually pretty good . The peppers gave off a sweet taste, the chicken was juicy, and the goat cheese was creamy. I also tried some Baba Ganush and Pita Bread, and it wasn't that bad.

I give **** stars for food and **** stars for kid-friendly because they had a kid's menu with a few choices. The small was big enough that I had leftover pizza for lunch. I would recommend coming here, but if you want it to be a very nice trip, I would come on a not so crowded day and make sure you say your order clearly so that they don't get it wrong. Well, that's all. Bye!  

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Freez King

I went to a place called Freez King in Fredrick, MD. When I got there, I realized it was a very small restaurant, with only benches on the outside. And when I went in, the room space was really small.

On the menu was a Build-A-Burger, other burgers, and some yummy hotdogs. Some of the toppings were dill pickle chips, which were free, thick cut bacon, which was 99 cents, and aged cheddar, which was $1.19. They also had salads and sides. They also had sweets, which is soft serve and premium hand dipped ice cream, like The Split, F-Bombs, and The Brown Cow( a root beer float).

I got a hotdog with bacon and cheese sauce, and for dessert, a Black Cow(my brother had the same thing). We also ordered a side of french fries. It took a long time for our food to come, and when it got there the appearance wasn't pretty. It was delicious, but messy. My hotdog was juicy and cheesy, and the bacon was crunchy. The french fries were also good. They were crunchy and very salty. And the Black Cow, which was root bear, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate syrup, was fantastic! It was chocolatey and refreshed me. I give ***** stars for food and ** stars for kid friendly. The reason why I did only 2 stars for kid friendly was because there was no kids menu, they were slow, and you had to eat outside. I would definitely go here again because the food was really good. Well, that's all. Bye!   

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