Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Masks For Good Helps Liberian Children Talk About Ebola

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 3:43pm

photo courtesy Masks For Good

photo courtesy Masks For Good

Masks may hide an actor’s face, but Tara Cariaso believes they can draw out true emotions.

“People put on a mask, and they’re so much freer than when they’re not with a mask,” she says. “There’s this level of abandon they can achieve when they have a mask on versus when it’s just your persona and your face — and you’re expected to be you.” Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Baltimore Chefs Come Together To Mix Cocktails For ‘No Kid Hungry’

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 2:05pm

patio snip
We are pretty darn lucky here in Baltimore to have several lovely places to dine and drink with a water view. Now that the temperatures are rising, one of my favorites — Wit & Wisdom — is officially opening for the season this Wednesday, April 22. But this is not just any old opening. Oh, no. That would just be too boring. Executive Chef Zack Mills will host six local guests chefs for “Chefs Behind Bars” – and the chefs will all be making cocktails! (I love cocktails, did you know that?) Read More →

Featured, Fells Point, Food & Drink

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Fells Point Opening Delayed Till Fall

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 10:22am

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

The original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Photo via tripadvisor.com

Baltimore Business Journal reported last August that beloved biker- and blues-themed barbecue chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was looking to open its first Maryland location in Fells Point. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Featured

The Former White House Florist Talks!

0 Written by: | Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 2:11pm


Laura Dowling, who just recently departed as the White House florist, spoke at a nearly sold-out lecture and luncheon, A Spring Day in Paris, at the Walters Art Museum, sponsored by the Women’s Committee.


Several hundred women, and yes, it was almost all women, came out to hear Laura talk about her unexpected appointment as White House Florist nearly six years ago. She addressed her recent departure graciously, saying she appreciated the opportunity and looked forward to new opportunities, never confirming nor denying reports that she clashed with the first lady’s staff.  Of course, the crowd was too polite to press her on the details. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

The View From Halcyon Farm: The Easy Cocktail Party

0 Written by: | Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10:30am

We have found that people are reluctant to host cocktail parties anymore because of any number of reasons, but we say DO IT! It’s not that hard! Really.

Think of the old adage: KISS. Keep it Simple, Silly! It’s you your friends are coming to see, and maybe your house, but it’s really not for the food and drink. They can get that anywhere. How often do they get to spend an evening with you?

Invitations are simple. Either use a service like Paperless Post where you can customize one of their selections by Kate Spade, J. Crew or the fabulous Oscar de la Renta. If you’re old fashioned, you can pick up cards by Crane and design your own. Get them out at least three weeks before the party and ask for RSVP’s the week before the party.

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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

Get Up & Go: Fests, Fests and More Fests!

0 Written by: | Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10:00am


When it rains, it pours. Or maybe more accurately: when it’s warm and sunny, suddenly there’s tons to do. Get out this weekend for some of spring’s first great festivals and enjoy all that the weekend has to offer. Read More →

Featured, Fells Point, Food & Drink

The Horse You Came In On is Maryland’s Most Iconic Bar, says Thrillist

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 3:17pm

horsecameThe esteemed listicle compilers over at Thrillist endeavored to name the most iconic bar in every state (and DC). They sought to narrow it down by using three criteria: (1) open since 1990 (but really the older the better), (2) famous and (3) still loved. In the end, Maryland’s winner was Fells Point’s The Horse You Came In on Saloon. Read More →

Chewing the Fat, Featured, Food & Drink

Chewing The Fat with Chris Scanga of Petit Louis Bistro

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 10:10am

Every once in a while, I meet a Baltimore chef who’s actually from Baltimore. That’s nice. They already know the city, understand the vibe. It has to be hard to come into a city you’re not from and really understand your audience…that takes some time. Chris Scanga of Petit Louis had a leg up. He grew up here and went to Calvert Hall College (you know, that “Where’d you go to school question…) and then onto CIA. He knew he wanted to be a chef.

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Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home, Station North

Don’t Worry About the Yuppies, Station North Developer Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 9:58am

via LSC Design

via LSC Design

A lot has been going on in Station North in recent months–even if the WaPo still doesn’t get it. And if you needed any further confirmation that the burgeoning neighborhood is definitely gentrifying, now you’ve got it: Developers are planning Station North’s first apartment/retail complex, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Read More →

Featured, That Nature Show

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 8:30am

macarons-flavors11_PayardThis 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.

My paternal grandmother (I called her Nana) died of Alzheimer’s when I was in college. In the ten agonizing years before her death, she became mentally lost, increasingly drifting like a seaweed and as sentient. It was horrible. Read More →


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