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, May 10, 2016

Taste of the Town at Baltimore County Public Library Towson branch

No secret password for this speakeasy, the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) kicks off their 5th annual Taste of Towson with a roaring 20’s theme at the BPCL Towson branch at 320 York Road on Saturday, May 14th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   Sample food and drinks from some of the Baltimore County’s finest restaurants and caterers, enjoy live jazz music and bid in a fun, eclectic silent auction, all for a great cause! Tickets are on sale now at $75 per person, and can be purchased at any BCPL branch, online at

Participating local restaurants include BB's Cafe, Bill's Seafood, Cafe Troia, Charles Village Pub & Patio, Jake's New York Deli, Kathmandu Kitchen, La Cakerie, Kooper's North/Kooper's Jacksonville, McFaul's IronHorse Tavern, Nando's Peri Peri, Noodles & Company, Prigel Family Creamery, Truffle Butta Bistro and Wegmans Hunt Valley.

This year's event will be hosted by local authors, Gregory and Nicole Priebe, the "alcohologists" behind A History of Drinking, the cocktail blog that pairs random and often obscure historical events with appropriate cocktails. Active in the national and online cocktail communities since 2009, they have created custom cocktails for Hiram Walker, Crown Royal and many other brands. Gregory and Nicole will demo one of their favorite Maryland cocktails, and each guest/couple will receive a complimentary copy of their book Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Free State. The Priebes will be signing books at the event. There will also be signature cocktail for the event.

The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library provides additional resources to enrich the Baltimore County Public Library’s commitment to empower the citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect. The Foundation funds important early childhood literacy programs like the Read Rover bookmobiles, Summer Reading Club and both Storyville early learning centers, as well as many other vital programs such BC Reads in Baltimore County. For more information, visit their website at

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