The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore: You are invited to the launch party

The Food Lovers’ Guide to Baltimore has its launch party on Thursday, February 7th 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at Chazz : A Bronx Original with a special extended Happy Hour offering discounts on drink and food selections. Come meet and greet the authors, Neal and Kathy Patterson (aka food bloggers and cooks extraordinare – check out )

Read the full story and interview HERE

Paulie Gee’s Pizza from Jersey to Brooklyn and Brooklyn to Baltimore

Paulie Gee's
Fior di Latte, Italian Tomatoes, Berkshire Sopressata Piccante and Parmigiano Reggiano

You know me; I always start at the beginning and do a Seinfeld finish at the end. I’ve been missing on the scene since the beginning of January. My father-in-law passed away at 91 years of age, a long time Medfield resident – the neighborhood just north of Hampden on Falls Road. The memorial service was at Burgee-Henss funeral home in Hampden. Attendees were invited back to the Redman’s Hall on Hickory Avenue, a quick walk through the alley behind the funeral home for a mini-wake. Cousin Kim says as we’re walking, “Have you heard, Redman’s Hall has been sold and it’s going to be a restaurant?” She states, "Will Bauer (aka Lou Catelli) is involved in some way."

Read the full story HERE

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Restaurant Week: New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia & more

Tis the winter season for Restaurant Week(s) in numerous cities and counties. It is where restaurants promote and create special menus and dining deals to lure you in to taste their wares or come back once again for discounted dining. Notably, Washington DC has a later date this year, probably because of the inauguration and the restaurants accommodating an additional one million people to the city.

So whether you are staying home around the Baltimore area or traveling to the Big Apple, Alexandria, Virginia or Annapolis, I have you covered with dates and links to the respective Restaurant Week pages

Check out the entire list HERE

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Easta La Vista and Buca di Beppo open in Baltimore

Easta La Vista and Buca di Beppo are not tongue twisters they are new restaurants in Baltimore County.

Easta La Vista, opened in the heart of Pikesville on 1330 Reisterstown Road caddy corner to the old Fields Pharmacy and on the corner of the Alley Shops. The former Strapazza Italian Restaurant location has gone through numerous permutations but none had been Kosher (Star K) nor middle Eastern cuisine.

Read the full story, watch the video and slideshow HERE

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Watch the Baltimore Ravens, feed yourself and help 'Team Ravens'

On Sunday where are you watching the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis for his first game back since his injury and notably his last at M&T Bank Stadium? Are you open to suggestion?

You can choose an open buffet featuring Chef Nancy Longo’s Pierpoint Restaurant cuisine plus your first beer or wine for a small donation. Sounding good? You’ll also have a chance to bid on Nancy’s signed Ravens Memorabilia that she personally acquired over 17 years as the Baltimore Ravens’ representative at Taste of the NFL. And over the same years, Chef Longo has been the driving force behind raising money for Team Ravens Kick the Hunger Challenge that benefits the Maryland Food Bank.

Read the full story and get the Baltimore Ravens Purple Egg Recipe HERE

Friday, January 04, 2013

Ray Day Celebration - Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis

Kooper’s North welcomes all Ravens fans to a unique and exclusive event on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 starting at 7:30 AM

Kooper’s North invites you to celebrate the legacy of the greatest linebacker in the History of Football in his last ride. The 10-time All-Pro, 13-time pro-bowl linebacker, Superbowl XXXV MVP and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is for us the symbol of passion, hard work and generosity. We look forward to seeing all our patrons, friends and family in their #52 Jerseys!

Get all the details HERE

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Full blown food whore

And it all began.  Thought that might catch your attention.  When was that defining moment when I went from a picky eater to a full blown food whore?  The defining moment was when I was a wee child, and I mean wee. Both my sister and I looked liked we came from a 3rd world country; tiny and skinny.
My mother decided that others saw us as underfed and undernourished. Coming from a Jewish household, that was never the case but it was her Jewish mother guilt. Now that you understand my mother’s state of mind, here was her remedy to fatten us up.

Read the full story HERE


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