Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland’s 22nd annual culinary extravaganza

My May pick for a culinary charity event is Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland’s 22nd annual culinary extravaganza. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland enable homebound seniors and disabled individuals to eat “well” and remain in their own homes. It is hard for me to fathom in this day and age, when food is in abundance that people are not eating due to lack of funds, age and disability.

Mark your calendar for Monday, May 19th to attend the “Around the World” themed wine and dine culinary extravaganza at the Grand Lodge Hunt Valley starting at 5:30 p.m.

Get all the details and watch the video HERE.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The BoatHouse in Canton is open in the old Bay Cafe space

If you had been to the old Bay Cafe you will marvel at the 1.1 million dollar renovation of this waterfront space into the Boathouse. Pretty much new everything including wood floors, acoustical boards aesthetically placed to absorb noise, landscaping – the place looks great, appealing to a bit older demographic than before. On my visit they were still working on their covered deck and open deck area. Located at the water’s edge at Tindeco Wharf at 2809 Boston Street, this place will be humming with neighborhood residents and boaters docking in the area.

Watch the slideshow and read the full story HERE.

Butcher shops are back: Parts & Labor is now open

Where have all the butcher shops gone, long time passing? Where have all the butcher shops gone, long time ago? Forgive my play on the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone which was released in 1962, probably the last time I saw an actual butcher shop. I remember the days shopping with my mother when she went to the local butcher off Garrison Boulevard, our purchases wrapped in butcher’s paper instead of today’s purchase from local supermarkets which are hermetically sealed on a styrofoam container. In those days of yore the butcher knew your name and your children’s names – they were knowledgeable on the best ways to prepare your cuts of meat. Well the days of yore are back.

Watch the video and read the full story HERE.

Friday, April 18, 2014

City Dining Cards: A deck of culinary delights



I don’t like City Dining Cards, I LOVE City Dining Cards and you will too.  The concept is local dining, at local independent restaurants, fifty of them plus two bonus wild cards for a full deck offering $10 off a $30 purchase of food* - simple. No screwy blackout dates or crazy restrictions -they are good every day at the restaurants in Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Capital Region, Chicago, London, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Rochester and Syracuse. Each city has its own deck of delicious dining.  The cost to you for a City Dining Card deck is $20 – just pick your city. Let’s calculate how much you can save:

50 restaurants X $10 off per restaurant = $500 less the $20 for the deck (you can save more with multiple purchases) plus your two bonus wild cards of freebies.

Get all the details on the City Dining Cards HERE.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ramone has left the building: Ethel’s Creole Kitchen is now open

Mt. Washington Ethel & Ramone's is gone, closed when its partners Chef Ed Bloom and Jeff Berkow bought the building this past summer, home to the restaurant since 1994. The goal, to create a larger space; open kitchen, veranda, balcony seating, bar, larger dining rooms, event seating and most of all, being true to their “Maryland Creole” cuisine.

Get all the details HERE.

4th Annual Decanter: Horses, wine, music and art



Come to ole Pimlico Race Course for a day of live turf and dirt horse racing for The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Wineries Association'S 4th annual Decanter event. Don your fanciest chapeau, put on your finest spring frocks and bring  gelt for betting.  It is this weekend, April 12-13 at the Pimlico Race Course -5201 Park Heights Avenue from 12 pm- 6 pm both days.  The event allows guests to sample wine from over 20 Maryland wineries, browse wine and equine focused art and crafts, listen to live music, dine on local fare and experience live horse racing from the prestigious 2nd Floor Grandstand area. 

Get all the details HERE.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The 2014 Stars of the Restaurant Industry Awards Are Announced!



After 25,000 votes, the Restaurant Association of Maryland announced the winners of the 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards. The Gala Celebration and Awards presentation took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland.  Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals.

Check out the winners HERE.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Who is AK Stout and why did I have lunch with her?



 
Don’t let me being a senior fool you; I’m all over the social media thing. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogger plus a couple other sites.  It seems everywhere I turn in Social Media lately I see the name AK Stout (@akstout18) giving excellent advice on the latest trends and tribulations in social media. A Towson/Timonium gal, I like her style, the way she explains everything in an easy to understand format and wanted to meet her. What better way, than over food. AK was game; I guess a free lunch with me isn’t so terrible.  She picked one of her favorite restaurants, McFaul’s Ironhorse Tavern out on Cromwell Bridge Road by Loch Raven Reservoir for our tête-à-tête. 

Read the full story, interview and watch the slideshow HERE.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Wit on the Water is back: Come to the party



I just might be biased being a Baltimorean but I love our harbor view. Probably one of the best is from the Four Season’s Wit and Wisdom Tavern, especially at night as the colored lights and the sunset reflect on the water, a view not to be missed. Even better is their al fresco bar and dining, Wit on the Water.  

To formally kick off this season’s reopening of Wit on the Water, Wit & Wisdom will host a launch event with Audi Hunt Valley to unveil the new 2015 Audi A3, a compact car breaking ground in its class. This one-time event on Wednesday, April 9, beginning at 4 p.m. will feature live music, light fare, a photo booth and an exclusive chance to preview the new A3 model.

Get all the detail and mark your calender to attend HERE. 

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