Baltimore's own Food Network star, Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes and his sweet treats from his Charm City Cakes is joining the ever growing culinary lineup at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore scheduled to open its doors August 26.
Making the announcement official today, Chad Barnhill, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's Senior Vice President and General Manager joined Duff Goldman at Charm City Cakes located in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood. Goldman’s bakers at Charm City Cakes, known world-wide for their creativity and artistry, created a giant slot machine cake to kick off the announcement.
Read the full story and watch the slideshow HERE.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
|Jack Dwyer, Woody Harrelson, Dimitris Spiliadis, David Blaine, Chrissa Carlson|
Monday, July 28, 2014
The inaugural Italian movie and dinner is this coming Thursday, July 31st when guests enjoy an amuse bouche of Italian popcorn, salad, entrée and dessert along with a wine pairing for $35.00 (excludes tax and gratuity). The first movie The Godfather kicks off the follow schedule:
8/14 - The Big Night
8/28 - Cinema Paradiso
9/11 - Johnny Stecchino
9/25 - Godfather Part II
10/9 - 8 1/2
10/23 - Divorce Italian Style
11/6 - Godfather Part III
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
There are just some days and in my case the past couple weeks that inspiration is hard to come by for a food based story. Press releases come in; new food items, a wine dinner or a very worthy charity event and it all feels so old and tired. Where is my muse? Enter Mario Batali.
Back in December, 2011 Batali told Robin Leach known for his television series Life Styles of the Rich and Famous, that he was starting his own on-line TV Network Via Alta Productions. If you know your Italian you will know that via alta translates to high road, hence the name of the series, High Road with Mario Batali. The Batali series launched the first of its 10 to 15 minute episodes June 12, 2014 on Hulu featuring numerous celebrity friends from all walks of life. The first episode was George Stephanopoulos and earlier this morning, like every Thursday morning, a new episode became available, this one the Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon (episode seven).
Read the full story HERE.
Monday, July 21, 2014
|Crab Trio - Old Salty's, Hoopers Island|
A recent trip to the often overlooked, driven through Dorchester County unveiled numerous stories of land and waterways; generations of watermen and farmers, a revitalized community and rich history. Other than a pit-stop, fast food quick bite on the go or picking up produce at a farm stand most travelers to Maryland’s eastern shore drive through Dorchester County on their way to Ocean City. My advice, slow down – take time to partake of all the entire county is offering.
From my first morning’s stop at the new Cambridge bakery Elliott’s Baking Company to my final stop at Layton’s Chance Vineyards and Winery in Vienna the day after, a few things were crystal clear; two days were insufficient to encompass everything that should be seen and enjoyed in Dorchester County. And the sense of community and working together with the folks I met was preeminent.
Check out the slideshow and full story HERE.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Local entrepreneurs and hospitality experts Bill Kraus and Steve Newton will be opening up their 8th MISSION BBQ in Columbia, Maryland located in Howard County where they call home. Since I last covered their opening in Canton Maryland they have opened up further south in Richmond, Virginia and Wilmington, North Carolina.
So many choices on BBQ and what regions’ cue you like there is something for everyone’s taste. Back by popular demand is the 9 oz smoked brisket burger, beer soaked–bbq smoked still in the husk corn on the cob or a taste of home banana pudding. Now Howard County can experience traditional favorites done the MISSION BBQ way, such as Texas Inspired Beef Brisket; Jalapeño and Cheese Sausage; and MISSION’S own North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches accompanied by an array of homemade secret sauces.
Get all the details HERE.
Monday, July 07, 2014
The international specialty food business puts on the Fancy Food Show; the winter version in San Francisco and the largest one at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City in the summer. I don’t believe I’ve missed either attending or working the summer version in over 20 years. Larger than ever with a new conventional hall at the Javits Center added just last year it is impossible to see everything in one day, in fact, I spent almost 2 whole days and know there were booths I missed.
When walking the show my focus is on savory items, items that are a little bit different and limited sweets. I’m always looking for that “different” item – something that would have never crossed my mind and bazinga, in the first row I found two. One was Teriyaki Tuna Jelly with cooked tuna and mentaiko that is used with sushi or a condiment with finger food and what looked liked green olives but were baby peaches that you pop in your mouth whole, so sweet and tender you even eat the pit.
What was big this year, what had an overpowering presence was cheese, ever kind of cheese – so many vendors, distributors and international companies. Lots and lots and lots of cheese – everywhere you turned.
Watch the slideshow and read the full story HERE.