As Good As I Had Hoped, If Not Even Better!
Posted on 01 / 22 / 2013
I had been wanting to go to Johnny Rads for a while now but didn't get the chance since it's in a neighborhood I don't venture into much, plus I heard horror stories about parking in the area (which were true, unless you risk parking at the Burger King across from it, which I am not gutsy enough to do knowing how anal Baltimore is about parking tickets and stuff). So, here's my review:
Food: 10. Super tasty! I went crazy and ordered a lot. I got a personal size El Gato pizza (aka white pizza) with Teese. I had never heard of a vegan version of white pizza, and it used to be my favorite type of pizza! This was very good, especially because it had the doughy type of crust that I prefer. I also got a "steak" cheesesteak (you can also get a "chicken" one) with fries. The sandwich was awesome and very realistic "meat" and "cheese" wise. I love One World Cafe's cheesesteaks, but I think this one was more authentic. The fries were good but nothing special. I got a vegan rice crispy treat, which was also amazing. My boyfriend got the plain vegan pizza, and I tasted it, and it was also very good.
Prices: 8. Pizzas are a bit pricey, especially when you get the vegan cheese (I think $3 more), but I was impressed with the price of the cheesesteak and fries and the rice crispy treat. Oh, and I had a vegan white Russian drink, and that was cheap by drink standards.
Atmosphere: 7. I like that they have a punk theme, but it's not an extremely overt punk theme... meaning, despite the punk posters on the wall, I didn't notice it. It was crowded despite being a weeknight.
Staff: 6. It took what seemed like forever to even get the waitress to come over to get our drink orders. To be fair, I was there as part of a Vegan Drinks event and so they may not have expected so many people, but it wasn't THAT big of a crowd. I didn't find the waitress to be particularly friendly or unfriendly.
Overall, I really liked the food and would go back because of it.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 22, 2013
Good vegan variety, Tasty food, Reasonable prices
Sucky parking, Sort of small inside