Timur Yusufov Outlines his Favorite Eating Spots in Pikesville

Timur Yusufov is a Pikesville resident and seasoned foodie. Over the years he has explored Baltimore and the surrounding area in his free time and compiled a list of his favorite local eateries. His goal is to provide visitors with a local’s take on the best restaurants in each of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods.

Located just northwest of the Baltimore city limits, Pikesville, Maryland is a close-knit community with a thriving food scene. With a variety of local cuisines, the area offers a wide range of authentic food markets and unique eateries.

The Silk Road Bistro For individuals looking for dinner and a show, Timur suggests heading to the Silk Road Bistro, which provides authentic Uzbek cuisine and weekly belly dancing shows. Established in 2010, the restaurant is a favourite among customers who travel from various locations across the United States. From spicy tandoori to fresh kutabi, the menu provides a variety of unique flavors from the other side of the world. With a relaxed setting and traditional décor, the Silk Road Bistro is the optimal choice for both travelers and locals.

Punta Cana Restaurant Considered by some as the ‘best restaurant in town’, this local eatery has a wide array of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials. Timur Yusufov recommends trying their signature mofongos, which he explains is a classic Puerto Rican dish composed primarily of plantains which are fried and mashed with salt, garlic, and oil on a wooden pilon. To finish, he suggests the habichuelas con dulce, a sweet bean liquid dessert from the Dominican Republic that is traditionally garnished with milk cookies or casaba (a flatbread made of yuca flour), making it a perfect summer meal.

Pikes Cinema Bar and Grill  With a wide range of dishes,Pikes Cinema Bar and Grill is an easygoing hangout spot, full of classic American memorabilia. Built with an attached two-screen theatre, the highly popular eatery is a local favorite and hosts a variety of annual events. The restaurant is known primarily for its steamed crabs, which are served fresh daily. With a full-service bar and an extensive selection of premium liquors, the Pikes Bar and Grill is the ideal location for a night on the town and its friendly atmosphere will have you coming back!

Goldberg’s New York Bagels

Dubbed the ‘Best Bagels in Pikesville’, Goldberg’s New York Bagels are a must stop. Boiled before baking, these bagels are baked using only the finest ingredients. Despite the new, modern aesthetic, Goldberg’s New York Bagels in Maryland still use the same recipe that has stayed in the family for three generations. On the Zagat’s list of “Best Buys Bang for a Buck” in 2011, this lively restaurant is sure to become a Pikesville favorite!