Baltimore County Executive's Wife Shares Her Favorite Restaurant Week Hot Spots

Where are you dining out for Restaurant Week?

Kevin Kamenetz has formally presented what is arguably his most important budget since being sworn in as Baltimore County Executive.

Kamenetz told a room full of reporters and county business leaders Thursday that he is allocating a whopping $150 out of his (personal) budget be set aside for dining out during Baltimore County Restaurant Week Winter 2013.

The announcement made at Patrick's Restaurant of Cockeysville pleased none more than his self-proclaimed "foodie" wife Jill Kamenetz. (Removing tongue from cheek now).

“I’m a real foodie," Mrs. County Executive said. "I live to eat where Kevin eats to live.”

Baltimore County Restaurant Week this year features 44 spots around the county offering between one- and three-course meals between $10.13 and $35.13.

So where will the first-family of Baltimore County be dining out come Jan. 11 when Restaurant Week officially begins?

"First off, my absolute favorite lunch is Suburban House," Jill Kamenetz said. "I need my matzoh ball soup and the corn beef sandwich. It’s my all-time favorite lunch."

Suburban House, however, had not finalized a menu for Restaurant Week as of Thursday afternoon.

The second entry on Mrs. Kamenetz list is one of the newest additions to the county: Kooper's North in Lutherville. She called it one of her favorite hangout spots.

"I’m so glad that they’re finally in the county so I don’t have to drive downtown anymore to enjoy their ahi tuna," she said.

Check out Kooper's lunch and dinner Restaurant Week menus here.

Not one to bite the hand that feeds—literally—she next mentioned The Milton Inn, run by Baltimore County Restaurant Week founder and award-winning chef Brian Boston.

In the past, Kamenetz said Boston's Bermuda Triangle entree was her favorite go-to dish. We're sad to report however that the lobster-filet mignon-veal-sampler will not be available on The Milton Inn's prix fixe menu. Although Milton is offering veal, lobster and filet mignon options. View the full dinner and brunch menu here.

The County Executive's wife's final stop (if there's any of that $150 left) she says satisfies her hunger for hearty fare.

“I don’t like frou-frou. I like to leave full," Kamenetz said. "I like a real meal—fish, steak, potatoes, salad—I don’t like to eat things that I could see in my garden.”

Can you guess? She was talking about Ruth's Chris of Pikesville, which is offering a mouth-watering three-course meal from these options.

Does the County Executive's wife have great taste? Or is she missing out on a restaurant gem? Where are you dining out next week? Start the conversation in the comments section below.

M. Sullivan January 10, 2013 at 09:22 PM
How long does she think $150 is going to last going to all those overpriced joints? I guess she never has to think about how much things cost.
Nick DiMarco (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM
@M. Sullivan - Baltimore County Restaurant Week comprises 44 restaurants that are prix fixe deals that cost up to $35.13 per person. If she leaves the County Executive at home, she could hit all four for $140.52 (before tipping). Although, Suburban House and Kooper's are both relatively inexpensive.
M. Sullivan January 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM
You got me there. Thanks for clarifying.
Jill Dudley Cohen January 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I think Mrs. County Executive is absolutely adorable. I agree with her about Kooper's North and look forward to trying their Restaurant Week special. It's amazing that someone who lives to eat can look this good.
JDStuts January 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I always wondered what type of woman would stick with a man his age still sporting a mullet. She fulfilled all the stereotypes perfectly.
Kamenetz Is Doing A Great Job January 11, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Your obsession about Kamenetz is not only tasteless but borders on stalking! Get a life.
Kelly Blue January 11, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Stuts (Cole) andM.Sullivan way to take a nice fluff, fun piece and turn it into a spiteful rant. You two are seriously demented and idiots. Please stop posting trash!
Kelly Blue January 11, 2013 at 06:03 PM
I suppose Nick should have interviewed you Cole to see how you like your Spam served, fresh out of the can, grilled or on toast.
JDStuts January 11, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Your obsession about Kamenetz is not only tasteless but borders on stalking! Get a life.
M. Sullivan January 11, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Kelly, get back in your trailer!
JDStuts January 11, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Okay, I'll bite - who is 'Cole'? Besides, once you place yourself in the public spotlight you are officially no longer a civilian and fair game. She's a mullet loving self proclaimed gastronome who favors bar grub and salted meats. Why its almost as if she's the county's self appointed harbinger of tastelessness and low class.
Kelly Blue January 11, 2013 at 07:10 PM
This was a simple puff piece informing the County about "deals" to encourage citizens to patronize county establishments. Wow that's certainly the time to take on the County Executive and make disparaging remarks about his wife. Not exactly a 2'nd amendment piece or marriage equality or tax issues. Have you no decency? And yes JD you know exactly who Cole is because you are he.
Calm down January 11, 2013 at 07:24 PM
New low Stuts. Keep digging that hole for yourself so you can crawl back in that much faster. What a coward!
JDStuts January 11, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Stick around, the show's just getting started. P.S. I love how you can't quit me. Makes it all the more worthwhile.
JDStuts January 11, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Pointing out someone has poor taste in men and food is hardly disparaging its more of a public service. Listen, she married a professional liar and bore his children. She has witnessed his character or lack thereof in such incidents as the attack on Bartenfelder, the pension cases, the backdoor shenanigans on elected schoolboards, MainSail II and numerous others incidents. She either is willfully ignorant or, in the least, silently complacent. By stepping into the limelight here we weigh her recommendations in part based on her history. So far, that is seemingly sub-par and would lead one to point that out as such. Plus, she self identifies as a 'foodie' and then boasts about bar food she can get without having to travel downtown. This is exactly the sort of suburbanite yenta so enamored with all things Food Channel and Paulie Dean that makes Anthony Bourdain want to drown himself in a bowl of Bun bo nam bo.
john sullivan February 20, 2013 at 11:54 PM
KING kamenetz ...... GREAT JOB ???? YOU'RE JOKING RIGHT ?????
john sullivan February 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM


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