The Bridge Cafe

CARRY OUT

April 10, 1993|By D. and B. White.

The Bridge Cafe

6 North Park Drive, Cockeysville. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (410) 584-8657. Nestled in the center of an office park just north of the northeast corner of York and Shawan roads is a cafeteria-carryout that specializes in homemade food. Marvin and Leslie Wies have been cooking up breakfasts and lunches for about two years. There are no signs to the Bridge Cafe, but if you get as far as the ground floor lobby of Building 6 (Park Center) you have reached the cheerfully decorated room with full-length windows that look out on a lawn with a patio where diners can take their food and sit under a white pergola, weather permitting.

Belgian waffles ($1.25) are said to be the breakfast favorite, but also served are three kinds of bagels and English muffins with eggs, bacon, ham, and cheese.

Each day there's a special for lunch. We had Southwest chicken and vegetables with noodles in a lime sauce ($3.95). Main offerings on other days include chicken potpie made with whipping cream, beef stroganoff, burritos, pork barbecue ($2.95), pork ribs ($2.95) and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Two soups -- one with a clear base and the other with cream -- are served daily. We had a small portion of minestrone with kale and potato. Other soups are cream of potato and cheese, and chicken noodle. The portions cost either $1.25 or $1.95.

There is a different salad each day, and it comes in $1.50 and $2.50 sizes. We had the pasta with seafood; broccoli, Tex-Mex and turkey are available other days.

For dessert on some days, Mr. Wies makes bread pudding. And there is a freezer of Good Humor ice cream. Besides the sodas at the counter, there is a cabinet with fruit juices and Vernors ginger ale.

Of course, there is regular deli fare for those who want sandwiches. If you are curious about trying the day's special it's best to call ahead.

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