on October 19, 2000
Who'd have thought you'd have to travel to a mountain ski town for the best crabcakes in the state? It's not about fancy sauces or pretty presentation; it's about high quality white crab from Maryland. Blind Dog Grill has a feel I like. Upscale for sure, but comfortable and unpretentious. Canines are the theme at Blind Dog, named for the owner's dog who suffered a loss of sight after being struck by a car. The restaurant is a dog lovers paradise, with photos, cartoons and other renderings of mutts adorning the walls. In fact, you're invited to bring your own pet's picture to add to the collection. The food, as I say, is serious-but not stuffy. And it's a credit to Blind Dog Grill that they are able to serve relatively complicated dishes, yet keep things light overall. I like the fact that the service at Blind Dog is friendly and outgoing, not formal or stuffy, as is so often the case in restaurants that have words like coulis and mousse on the menu. And again, the ambiance is cozy and comfortable - perfect for either a romantic date or an apres ski dinner for eight.
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