Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean is bringing back his scrumptious happy-hour menu at Prime, his Fells Point steakhouse. Starting Tuesday, patrons can enjoy “small plates” that are really good-size portions of food for a bargain $5 each.
From 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri., you can nibble on dishes like deep-fried chicken drummettes with honey Dijon sauce, Cajun catfish with hoppin’ John grits, BBQ Moroccan shrimp with polenta and roasted fennel seeds, mesclun salad with hearts of palm and Banyuls vinaigrette, and other creations.
I’d also advise splurging on the chocolate molten cake with vanilla ice cream and berries for $9. It is deliciousness worth sharing. I know. I just had the dessert last night.
Unfortunately, my three friends and I were the only people in the place. Maybe it’s the time of year, but I hope more people discover Prime. Dean is turning out some really good fare from the kitchen—even if Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio doesn’t always seem to like chef Dean’s food.
Dean, or “Timmy” as the staff calls him, is a likeable guy. Sure, he’s had his legal dramas. Recently, he filed a lawsuit against National Harbor developers over a restaurant deal. Hopefully, he can work out that part of his life soon.
After our meal, we chatted with Dean (he didn’t know I was with the magazine) while he was playing chess at the bar. But, darn, we couldn’t pry his secret steak rub recipe out of him!
Stop by. There’s $5 valet parking to make the whole car issue easier.
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