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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Friendly’s Ice Cream CEO kicks off risk-free dining initiative

The 100% risk free dining initiative which went into effect on Monday, April 28th at Friendly’s Ice Cream is a brand-wide implementation of the Great Memories Guarantee. It is a promise that will be fulfilled at the brand’s 340 restaurants.

“When I think about Friendly’s, I recall the memorable visits that I had as a child dining at my local restaurant with family and friends,” said Maguire. “Our goal is to provide current and future generations with the opportunity to enjoy our great food and ice cream treats while creating new memories of their own in an environment that’s both warm and welcoming.” 

Read the full story and learn about the details of the 100% risk free dining at Friendly's HERE. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

B & O American Brasserie's new spring menu: Food and drink

Whether it is their oven Roasted Bone Marrow with pickled fiddlehead ferns or their Pork Tenderloin with ramp butter smashed potatoes Chef de Cuisine Matthew Kane of B & 0 American Brasserie knows how to put spring on your plate.  

A handful of us media folks we’re invited to the B & O American Brasserie to meet the new Chef de Cuisine, Matthew Kane, to taste his vision of spring on the plates from starters down through the brick oven, salads, mains and through dessert.   Chef Kane has been with the B & O American Brasserie since it has opened earning his culinary stripes and now, finally got to design his own new menus.

Check out the slideshow and full story HERE.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Horse racing’s Triple Crown viewing parties

Where as we, here in Baltimore, have access to going to Pimlico Race Track for the Preakness Stakes, there are few of us who will go to Louisville, Kentucky for the Kentucky Derby or Elmont, New York for the Belmont Stakes.  You can enjoy the adrenaline of these races, the dressing up; men in fitted suits, bow ties, pocket squares and a fedora and the ladies in the best and biggest hats to accompany their sun dresses, and comestibles/libations reflecting each region. Where you ask? Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley in Timonium has partnered with Sagamore Racing and Maryland Horse Radio to create 3 viewing events, each specific to the Triple Crown races.

What you can expect is live performance call to race, best dressed contest with exclusive prizes from Sagamore Racing and incredible fare by Chef Patrick Morrow themed to each race’s region. 

Get all the details and watch the video HERE.

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.

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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.


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