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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Award-winning Soul Food Junkies at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is showing Soul Food Junkies, a 64 minute documentary by filmmaker Byron Hurt on Sunday, April 6th at 2 p.m.  The film looks at the past, the present and the future of soul food from its origins in West Africa to the American South. It’s impact on the health crisis in the modern American diet and the low cost of calories to the high cost healthy options.  Soul Food Junkies is the 2012 Winner Best Documentary, American Black Film Festival.

Get all the details HERE. 

Lose weight with bacon, new to the market BaconTrim

J&D’s Foods known for everything bacon from  POWER Bacon Deodorant™, Bacon Sunscreen™, Bacon Shaving Cream™, Bacon Lip Balm™ and baconlube™ are now bringing you bacon and brown gravy diet drinks and reduced calorie brown gravy.  Who wants a chocolate protein shake when you can have bacon or a gravy flavored one? 

Read the full story HERE.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Apropoe’s restaurant and lounge unveils April 1st at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel

For months now the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront has been undergoing major renovations to their lobby, dining and beverage spaces. The goal is something more interactive and social allowing guests to work, play and interface. The renovations open the lobby up like a great room with nooks and crannies for drinking, socializing, lounging, grab and go food, dining and even a private dining room and executive meeting lounge. Plenty of 42 inch plasma televisions, WiFi and electrical outlets and USB ports at the bar stay in tuned to the conveniences the public is demanding.  

Let me interject a little personal experience right here. I’m just back from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs conference in Chicago.  We stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel right on the Miracle Mile, a grand dame of hotels. They were amazing; service, the room, banquets BUT they had no lounge space what-so-ever in the lobby. There were no couches or chairs except a handful near the side entrance. We seemed forced into the Michael Jordan lounge or Starbucks if we wanted to interact and socialize.  In the past, the lobby has always been where conference goers interacted before events, after dinner. A salute to Baltimore Marriott Waterfront’s keen eye to spend the millions to revamp  this not so old hotel and make it more social, like home. 

Read the full story and slideshow HERE.

Brunch is now being served at Chazz

Entering the brunch ring today for the first time in Harbor East is Chazz-A Bronx Original. Known for its coal-fired oven pizzas, signature veal meatball and Italian fare, Chazz goes forward into the Saturday and Sunday brunch arena starting today at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the same hours on Sunday. 

Get all the details HERE. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blend your own Bordeaux wine dinner at the Fork & Wrench

A little bit different than most wine dinners but a lot more fun is Canton’s Fork & Wrench  “Blend your own Bordeaux” interactive food and wine event.  On Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ginny Murphy, CSW with Trinchero Family Estates, Fork & Wrench’s Executive Chef Cyrus Keefer-City Paper’s 2013 Baltimore Best Chef and Shana Leachman, Fork & Wrench’s mixologist/bar manager invite you to this intimate (16 guests only) gathering.  Chef’s multi-course family style meal, Trinchero’s Napa Valley wines and the pièce de résistance – the guests’ creation of a Bordeaux blend create a memorable evening. Prizes will be awarded after a blind judging by Ms Murphy-CSW, Chef Keefer and Ms. Leachman of the participants’ Bordeaux blends. This entire experience is $75 per guest plus tax and gratuity. 

Get all the details, full story and video HERE.


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