Best Fat Ass
Published: September 22, 2010
17434 Foreston Road, Upperco, (410) 239-7400, friendlyfarm.net
The beautiful Friendly Farm sits way up northwest of I-83, in the middle of rolling hills and farm fields. It has an empty but picturesque old barn, duck ponds, a countrified gift shop, and the most home-style restaurant in all the land. Please arrive hungry and early, because it closes at 8 p.m. The indulgent meal starts with a spread of country noshes to get your appetite piqued: cottage cheese, apple butter, pickles and other relishes, cole slaw, and hot rolls and sugar buns. You decide between perfectly fried chicken, tender roast beef, crab cakes or fried shrimp (or the seafood combo of both), fat pork chops, porterhouse steak or filet mignon, grilled ham steak, or the fish of the day for your entrée, and sides come in big shared bowls: hot veggies such as corn and green beans along with french fries. Finish with ice cream and coffee if you can fit it in. Friendly Farm serves a meal like you’ve been working outside all day.