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Hot Plate: Helmand Kabobi Opens, County Restaurant Weeks, Wine Events & Tickets for The Supper

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:15am

Wit & Wisdom Chef Zack Mills will defend his title this year at “The Supper,” a fundraising event for St. Agnes Hospital. Tickets are on sale now.

There’s no such thing as mid-winter doldrums in the restaurant world – at least not this week. With openings, new hours and tons of events, Baltimore food lovers have plenty to keep them busy this week.

Here’s a look at what’s happening around town:

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Switched Your Energy Supplier to XOOM? You May Be Eligible for a Refund

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 12:30pm

If you switched your home’s energy supplier to XOOM Energy anytime between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014, the rebate information below applies to you. Hurry, though: you only have until next Monday to get your refund paperwork to XOOM.

Those who switched their home’s energy supplier should check to see if they are overpaying for electricity. Though the purchase of switching is regulated to some degree, the pricing part of changing energy suppliers in Maryland is 100 percent “buyer beware.” At least $137 million has been sucked out of Marylanders’ checkbooks into energy suppliers’ vaults. That’s a shame, since energy choice is a good idea — in theory at least.

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Local Hot Sauce Maker Partners with Local Farmers and Artists

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 1:33pm

Huckle’s Hot Sauce, made in Baltimore.

Need some warming up in this winter weather? Sure, you could reach for the old staples like Sriracha and Tabasco, but isn’t trying something local more fun? Read More →

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Urban Landscape: New Housing and Offices for Midtown; Henslee Conway Gets a New Name; Attendance Up at Pandora Ice Rink; Janet Marie Smith Honored

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 12:12pm

The first block of East Mount Royal Avenue was once home to the movie star Francis X. Bushman, a Baltimore native who played Messala in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur and lived in the penthouse of what is now the Towne Building. The Zell Motor Car Company, a Packard dealership, occupied the building’s first level and advertised with a large sign on the roof.

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Why So Blue? Mt. Vernon Townhouse Wants $589K, And Living Room Paint

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 11:50am

Hot House: 17 W. Chase Street, Baltimore, 21201

Free-standing Victorian townhouse, circa 1900, with storefront. Brick construction, with slate mansard roof. Four bedrooms, three full baths over four stories and 2,685 sq. ft., with back deck and side patio. Unfinished basement. Large, high-ceiling rooms, original architectural features. Gourmet designer kitchen with cherry cabinets, top grade stainless appliances, granite counters. Living room, dining room, two carved marble fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Three upstairs bedrooms.  Master bath has separate whirlpool tub and sauna. Forced air heat and central a/c. Parking for two cars: $589,000 (recently reduced) Read More →

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Hot Plate: Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week, Cask & Grain Opens, Trinacria Menu Reboot

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 13, 2017 11:15am

Wet City, in Mid-town Belvedere, has recently started lunch service – including soups, salads, sandwiches and some heartier fare

Less than two weeks into 2017, Baltimore restaurateurs seem to have recovered from the busy holiday season. This week brings tons of new restaurant opening news, several excellent events, and the beginning of Baltimore Winter Restaurant week.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town over the next few days:

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Are You Overpaying For Electricity?

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 2:04pm

BGE’s new bill format is clearer. Green circle is electricity supply and delivery charges. The blue circle is natural gas.

Research suggests that while 83 percent of us are interested in our utility bill, only 17 percent understand our  bill. The average BGE customer pays $2,100 a year for electricity and gas. It turns out many needlessly overpay for home energy for two reasons: poor electricity and natural gas supplier switching choices and inefficient leaky homes.

Do you know how much a BGE kilowatt costs these days? Have you switched your electricity and natural gas suppliers? If you have switched suppliers for electricity or gas, are you getting a good deal? If you switched, are you inadvertently paying variable energy rates? If so, that can be risky because your rates are tied to energy markets. 

Grab your BGE bill, or better yet go online, and check out the tips below to help you read your bill. You may find some cash saving opportunities. Figuring out if you’re a heavy user may inspire you to check out energy efficiency ideas.  Save money, save energy, save the planet.

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Local Artists Team with Craft Brewery to Offer Art-Filled Happy Hour

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 1:46pm

local design team Baltimore Print Studios teams with Tröegs Brewery

If your New Year’s resolution is to drink less this January, then you can ignore this post. But for everyone else, especially craft beer lovers, lean in. Read More →

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Joe Poodles Historic Pool Hall and Boxing Gym, Sexily Renovated and For Sale In Canton

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 1:00pm

Hot House: 831 S. Milton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Brick townhouse, circa 1900, former pool hall and gym. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,240 sq. ft. over two stories, no basement, new rubber roof. Read More →

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