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Hot Plate: Bluebird Cocktail Room Opens, The Charmery Turns Four, Restaurant Week Starts

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 21, 2017 9:45am

El Bufalo Tequila Bar + Kitchen will celebrate National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24.

Happy Artscape, Baltimore! (And happy hottest weekend of the year.) Baltimore’s food scene is offering plenty of reasons to venture outside of your air-conditioned house this week.

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Inner Harbor

Greenlaurel: Check Out the Super-Cool Inner Harbor Kayaking Tours on Sundays

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 1:08pm

Another round of house guests this month? Kids getting underfoot? Looking to try something new in town?

Here’s a fun outdoor activity to consider if you’re looking to see Baltimore from another vantage point: Kayak around the Inner Harbor on a summer Sunday morning or afternoon. Get some exercise and enjoy some cooler breezes while taking in what our harbor has to offer. Plus, you can learn why and how our harbor is finally getting cleaned up.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Jimmy’s Reopens, Beer & Mojitos at Birroteca, Artscape Action

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 10:10am

Ejji Ramen is one of many local food companies that will be at Artscape, which starts July 21.

It’s hot out there, Baltimore, but it’s even hotter in the kitchen. It’s a good week to go out.

This week is busy one for restaurants, too, with tons of news, from expansions and reopenings to beer dinners, restaurant yoga and all the festivities surrounding Artscape.

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

Greenlaurel: Did you Know you Can Recycle Foam Food Containers in Baltimore City?

3 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 4:39pm

Better yet, bring your own mug or container and avoid foam food containers.

Foam food containers and “styrofoam” box packaging seem to be everywhere. If expanded polystyrene (white plastic foamy product sometimes called by the brand name, Styrofoam) isn’t clogging our garbage or our waterways, it’s often littering our streets.

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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

Hot House: Inside The Legendary Wyndhurst Co-Op, One Apartment Quietly Asks $875K

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 11:40am

Hot House: 2 Wyndhurst Avenue, Apt. #1W, Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 21210

Grand apartment on first floor of historic Italianate building, circa 1924. Two bedrooms, three baths, 2,500 sq. ft., with separate entrance to 1.7-acre private walled gardens. Original architectural detail: hardwood floors, moldings, cabinetry, two fireplaces. Large living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, den.  Central air, security system. Two one-car garages included: $875,000 (HOA fee of $1,812/mo includes taxes, maintenance, water)

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Clavel Expanding, haenyo Pops Up, Bastille Day Celebrations

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 07, 2017 10:05am

The French Kitchen in the Lord Baltimore Hotel is one of a couple local places hosting Bastille Day celebrations later this week.

The muggy days of midsummer have arrived in Baltimore, but the restaurant scene is still as vibrant as ever. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned, and have announced, this week:

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Money & Power

Greenlaurel: The Skinny on Eco Grants Funded by those Pretty Bay License Plates

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 11:41am

Chesapeake Bay license plate owners also get lots of discounts through the “plate perks” program.

Has your group or organization been considering a “greening” project, but wondered where the cash will come from?

Consider attending the how-to-apply-for-grants summer workshops offered by Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The workshops are designed to bring you up to speed on how to write a competitive design and environmental and water quality grant. All those $20 Chesapeake bay license plates and stormwater fees are helping to make Baltimore cleaner and greener. Maybe your group will be part of the solution?

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Featured

The Return of Tracy Beth Richardson

10 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017 8:04am

A couple of months ago, as we were stuffing our blocks into the cubbies after a yoga class, a woman I saw frequently but knew only as “the short one with the beautiful blond hair” introduced herself. Alex Hewett is one of the producers of the Baltimore/DC chapter of Mortified, a show where adults present diaries, letters and other archival materials from their childhoods. She wondered if maybe I, or some of my students, would be interested in performing. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Links, My Real Life Modern Family

The Little Cloud that Cried…Or How to Chill in July

1 Written by: | Monday, Jul 03, 2017 12:00pm

image via pinterest

image via pinterest

University of Baltimore MFA grad Sue Loweree remembers her ice-skating contest/identity crisis. It’s such a cathartic read, especially in the Baltimore summertime, you’ll likely shiver.

The Omaha Convention Center is a big, cold building with ceilings as high as our new two-story house. I follow Mom and Miss Darby, the skating coach down the hall listening to them talk about Thursday night lessons. Read More →

Garden Show

How Does Your Garden Show: Garden Memories

2 Written by: | Friday, Jun 30, 2017 2:01pm

Garden  

by Kathy Hudson

Each day, early and late,

I sit on a chipped brick step,

the lichen-covered bench or chair,

surprised to be here

in this house, in this city.

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