Akbar. 823 N. Charles St.Akbar is a small, pleasant Indian...


September 29, 1990|By mary maushard | mary maushard,The Evening Sun Tropical Cafe and Grill, 110 West Mulberry St. The Sun Carrol's Creek, 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis City Marina, Annapolis. The Sunday Sun

Akbar. 823 N. Charles St.

Akbar is a small, pleasant Indian restaurant with a below-street level entrance and about a dozen tables. Akbar serves an all-you-can-eat luncheon buffet for $6.95. On the day we were there, it included a large salad; Dal, a lentil soup; rice and about four other hot dishes, which were not labeled. From the lunch menu, we ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and breads. The Bengan Bharta was our hands-down favorite, a blend of eggplant, tomatoes and spices. It had a lovely, somewhat unusual, taste with a bit of fire to it. $$moderate (Last visited 8/90.) Caribbean food, like Caribbean beaches, can be seductive. You may think you're just stopping in to this new cafe for an "express" lunch, but you may find yourself lingering for a while, under the spell cast by cooling ginger beer, savory vegetarian fare with a Middle Eastern accent, sensational Jamaican red snapper, and co-owner Abraham Peddie's musical voice. Prices are so low they seem like misprints. $inexpensive. (Last visited 8/90.)

lynn williams What is easiest to recommend is a casual meal some warm afternoon on the deck at Carrol's Creek -- to view the boats moored below, the town, the State House dome, and the water. What's less satisfying is a serious meal indoors at night. Many preparations are good, but the kitchen stops short of mastery. What's simplest and most American is best: Texas BBQ shrimp, Southern fried frog legs, and shrimp scampi Tasso. The bread was poor, sauces shallow, and pasta pasty. $$$expensive. (Last visited 9/90.)

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