Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Health and Fitness

Turkey Trots Abound on Thanksgiving

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 3:00pm

Turkey Trot

catch of the day fish (2)Alright. If people want to throw tomatoes at us for recommending a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, fair enough. We’ve personally spent enough Thanksgiving adamantly rejecting the suggestion that we do anything but alternate between lying on the couch and feasting. So sure, if the idea of exercise on that particular day offends you, feel free to skip it. But if you’d like the opportunity to get your blood pumping (and build up a hearty appetite before the feast) signing up for a little 5K walk or run may just be the ticket. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured, Food & Drink, Wine School

Wine School: Cider in Season

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 12:30pm


One thing I heartily look forward to every harvest season is the arrival of apple cider at the farmers’ market. Admittedly, I seldom make the trip in the pre-dawn hours my husband does, but almost always there’s a quart of that copper nectar waiting in the fridge on Saturday morning. Even the baby loves it. Read More →

The Week in Review

Week in Review: Baltimore on Fieri, Running Man Attacked

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 5:51pm

Running Man

Running Man

Come for the food, stay for the unexpectedly nuanced views of danger in Baltimore. It’s the Week in Review for Nov. 16-21: Read More →

Federal Hill, House of the Day, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Classy Park-Front Townhouse in Federal Hill

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 4:10pm

345 Warren Avenue, Federal Hill
3 bedroom(s), 3.5 bathroom(s)







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Featured, Shop Girl, Shop Local

Shopping Report: No Sleep ‘Til Black Friday

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 3:00pm

Shopping Report

By Kit Waskom Pollard

The big story this week is Thanksgiving but there’s plenty going on outside the kitchen as stores gear up for the holiday shopping frenzy.

  • Get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Friends School Parents Association’s 29th annual Holly Fest, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • During November, Urban Threads is offering 10% off blanket purchases with the donation of a gently used, clean blanket. Collected blankets will be donated to Mutts Matter Rescue, Grassroots and other local shelters.
  • Through December 7th, receive 20% off select merchandise, during South Moon Under’s Holiday 2014 event. For online purchases, use the code HOLIDAY20.


On Black Friday, November 28th, stores all over the region will go crazy with extended hours and sales. Here’s just a taste of what’s happening around town:

  • Harbor East shops will feature extended hours and sales – don’t miss Sassanova’s deep discounts on shoes, clothing and accessories.
  • Stop by Nouveau in Belvedere Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Black Friday/Moving Day celebration complete with live music, refreshments, a martini bar and – of course – discounts.
  • Towson Town Center shops will open as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Catch of the Day, Food & Drink, Hampden

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies from The Charmery

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 1:22pm

Charmery Pie

catch of the day fish (2)Sure, a few days ago we said we wouldn’t trust our Thanksgiving dessert table to anyone by Dangerously Delicious Pies. And we still stand by that…kind of. But how were we to know that our top fave locavore ice cream shop, The Charmery, was offering their own version of a Thanksgiving pie delight? What began with us investigating their ice cream offerings in preparation for serving our own pies a la mode quickly spun out of control as we discovered The Charmery’s Thanksgiving special: a pie made from spiced pumpkin ice cream with a salty caramel topping and graham cracker crust. Can we possibly resist? Read More →

Harbor East, Shop Girl, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Making Spirits Bright at Sassanova

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 12:00pm



Be sure to follow SassanovaofBaltimore on Facebook and Instagram, and shop Sassanova on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for special treats including an in-store scavenger hunt and a special gift with purchase!

That Nature Show

Birds of A Feather Flock Together

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 11:00am

Twitcher photo via Wikipedia

Twitcher photo via Wikipedia

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

I’ve become a birder (in British English the pejorative is a “twitcher.”)  The kind of person for whom “the very mention of some exotic avian delight, a purple Peruvian rock thrush for example, sends them into paroxisms. They literally twitch; hence “twitchers.” I set out seed every day during the winter and it has been really wintry recently and I watch the birds from the bay window of the house eating and flocking with the kind of rapt attention Husb. has for Battlestar Galactica.  Read More →

Catch of the Day

Not too Late for Dangerously Delicious Thanksgiving Pie Orders

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 1:13pm


catch of the day fish (2)We always start out with big ambitions for Thanksgiving. We’ve got recipes clipped from magazines, other people’s best dishes favorited on Instagram, and a well-planned schedule for how we’re going to get it all done with room in the oven to spare. And yet, as the big day draws nearer, some of those plans tend to drop away. The several Martha Stewart side dishes we’d planned to make have dwindled to one or two, and we’re delegating responsibilities left and right. But you don’t want to farm out the oh-so-important task of pie-making to just anyone. After all, pie is generally delicious, but Thanksgiving is its biggest day of the year, and can absolutely steal the show when you get a good one. So be sure to leave your guests wanting more (and with lasting memories of the most delicious Thanksgiving ever) with at least one pie from Dangerously Delicious Pies– the only people we’d trust our dessert course to.

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Featured, Lifeline, My Real Life Modern Family

What’s for Dinner? (One Mother Confesses)

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 9:50am

overworked momWhen University of Baltimore MFA student Melinda Cianos suddenly realized she’d never shown her family how to serve themselves dinner, she felt called to instruct.

My father worked at Bethlehem Steel for 20-some years and my mother never finished high school. There weren’t conversations around the dinner table, or elsewhere in the house for that matter, about how and why I should attend college, so I didn’t. I started a family at 22 years old; I had more than enough to keep me busy so I don’t how not having a degree found its way in to start gnawing at me, but it did. I looked away from it until I was 34, at which time I thought, “I’m ready.” What I didn’t realize was that I might be the only one in my household who was. Read More →

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