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Feb 14, 2013 - Maryland’s best al fresco dining

With Maryland being on Chesapeake Bay would mean that you will get a chance to enjoy both a beautiful scenery since it has a fantanstic shoreline. A great way of seeing Maryland while out for some fine dining is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Maryland. Cruise through Maryland in style and comfort as your charter bus takes you on a tour of some of the best places in Maryland for outdoor dining.

For a taste of India while on your charter bus trip, head over to Chevy Chase and taste the food at Indique. Situated in Chevy Chase, this restaurant is so jam-packed and abuzz with lively chatter that charter bus visitors had best make dinner reservations ahead, or face not getting a table and a chance to sample some of the area’s very best Indian food. Indique’s chefs pull out all the stops in their interpretation of Indian cooking, with specialties such as chicken chettinad, uppu kari, duck varatha curry, and Alleppey fish curry. A must try is the Syrian lamb fry seasoned with cardamom, clover, cinnamon and coconut strips or the pao bhaji, a spicy mix of veggies and potatoes with the special pao bread to start. Fair warning is given that certain dishes here can be fiery or spicy, or both at the same time. Tamer options are available for charter bus diners of a more genteel disposition.

A short charter bus ride away in Bethesda is the Mussel Bar. Presided over by Chef Robert Wiedmaier, the Belgian themed has rapidly become a Maryland favorite. In here, culinary traditions are broken down, but the mussels are luscious, the frites are ultra-crunchy, the bread great for dunking, and the Belgian flatbread pizzas are tempting with such toppings as wild mushrooms, Mediterranean grilled eggplants, or tomato fondue. There is also a great choice of more conventional menu entries, such as the sandwich of leg of lamb with goat cheese and the tempting short rib bolognese on pappardelle. The dessert offerings are rather basic, just ice cream and bread pudding, but the weekend breakfast is worth a charter bus visit.

For a good, old fashioned American meal, head over to a.k.a Frisco’s in your charter bus. This place is famous for serving immense sandwich and salad platters that will simply blow charter bus visitors away. The recommended dishes here include the West of Santa Fe salad, which is as kitschy as its name and loaded with shredded, spiced chicken, gobs of cheese, mounds of shredded lettuce, and scoops of salsa. Also do try out the over stuffed baked potatoes and the trademarked exploded potatoes, a rambunctious take on a warmed potato salad. Desserts are few, but you won't need anything more after wolfing down their huge meal portions here. Located in a giant industrial park, the restaurant is hard to find, but it’s worth the effort. Besides, its décor resembles a large, oddly decorated concrete factory, making a.k.a. Friscos one of the area's most interesting restaurants.

For a fun filled, fuss free time in Maryland, give Bus Charter Maryland a call and take advantage of their friendly, personalized charter bus services.