3346 Paper Mill Road, Jacksonville. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (410) 628-8806.
The Hunt Manor Gourmet in Jacksonville is enough to make you want to move to the country -- or at least go there for food. It's all things for all people: 40-seat (soon to be 60-seat) cafe, gourmet carryout, ice cream parlor, bakery, New-York-style deli and sandwich shop. Formerly the Manor Tavern Gourmet Deli, it changed names and owners two months ago. The food is as sophisticated as any of the in-town gourmet shops, but the place is not intimidating.
All prepared foods and baked goods are made there. In the prepared food section, the expertly seasoned crab balls ($1.50 each) were a great find -- all crab with just enough other ingredients to hold them together. The shrimp and lobster mousse ravioli ($9.95 a pound) was surprisingly light for a pasta dish with so much flavor. The sauce tasted homemade and very tomatoey.