When the temperature starts dropping, you have two choices: Stay inside, crank up the heat, and huddle under the covers… or venture outside in search of one of Baltimore’s many restaurants and bars with cozy fireplaces. Here are a few of our favorite places to warm up around town: Read More →
Baltimore Magazine reports that Pazo server Claudia Parodi was found murdered at her apartment in Fells Point on Monday night. “Claudia Parodi was a bubbly, vibrant, gracious and intelligent young woman,” Foreman Wolf, owners of Pazo, said in a statement. “We were blessed to have known, and worked with her for three years. Claudia was a very popular server and beloved team member. We are incredibly sad and will miss her greatly.” Read more here.
It was a mere four months ago that the Huffington Post decided Baltimore was a great place to visit. I guess they felt as though people didn’t get the message, because they’re at it again, with a list of “10 reasons why Baltimore should be your next weekend getaway.”
I am so glad Baltimore magazine brought this list of “The 10 Most Hipster Campuses 2014″ to my attention. I may have otherwise never had a chance to read these opening sentences: “Hipsters appreciate more than rocking flannel and chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon. They also appreciate skinny jeans, bands you never heard of and, above all, a place of higher learning where they’re able to find like-minded individuals.”
Remember, people, hipsters are not just about the flannel and Pabst! They’re also way, way about the jeans! (It’d have to be about more than flannel and PBR, or else most of my Northern New York redneck relatives — whom I adore — would qualify.) Read More →
Confession time. We are avid watchers of all those competitive cooking shows. Chopped, Hell’s Kitchen, Cupcake Wars, you name it. And it’s not just because of the mouth watering offerings that contestants come up with. It’s also because whether they’re seasoned professional chefs or just obsessive amateurs, every contestant knows more about food and technique than we thought there was to know. And thanks to chef Nancy Longo at Pierpoint Restaurant, some of these sought after skills can be yours when you sign up for one of Pierpoint’s awesome cooking classes. Read More →
Baltimore, this is the best restaurant news I’ve heard in a long while. The biker- and blues-oriented barbecue chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is finally venturing south of New Jersey. And Fells Point is going to be its first location!
When you think of great American barbecue, you probably don’t think of Upstate New York, but you should! The original Dinosaur location in Syracuse was crowned America’s best barbecue by Good Morning America in 2009. And as crazy as that may sound, it is not undeserved. In fact, it was a long time coming. I can tell you from experience that their ribs, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, salmon fritters, and fried green tomatoes are all show stoppers.
According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the 8,295 square-foot space at 1401 Fleet Street will seat 251 (including 19 at the bar). The restaurateurs will meet with the liquor board on Sept. 4.
Bricklaying is a predominantly male profession; that was even more true 40 years ago, when Baltimorean Barbara Moore got her start. “It was kind of rough at first ’cause, you know, a lot of the older guys didn’t think I should be there and I was taking a job from a man,” Moore said in an NPR StoryCorps interview with her daughter, Olivia Fite. “But I believed that I could do that job.”
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So, we thought we should let you know about this weekend’s Cardboard Tube Fighting Tournament. Just your regular old Sunday afternoon activity, right? Sure, you probably get your cardboard tube battle in regularly, but it’s not everyday there’s a full-on tournament. Oh, and just in case your usual cardboard tube is in the shop, they’ll be happy to provide you one on site. So there’s really no excuse not to come and battle your heart out. To be honest, we’re not exactly sure how one decides who wins in a cardboard tube battle. First one to draw blood from a paper cut? Hard to say. But whether you want to throw down or just ogle, the rest of the city’s cardboard enthusiasts will surely be happy to see you at the square on Sunday. Read More →
Remember when we told you a few months ago that Woody Harrelson is now a co-owner of the Inn at the Black Olive? At the time, we fantasized about hanging out with the guy, and now’s our — and your — chance! He and his co-owner are having a dinner on July 27 to benefit Great Kids’ Farm. See the details, below! – The Eds.
From Citybizlist – At The Inn at the Black Olive, corporate social responsibility comes in a “benefit corporation model” — where putting people before profits feels good, is earth friendly — and tastes great. On July 27 at 6:00pm, the eco-friendly, all-suite, Inner-Harbor view property with ultra-organic menus will be the site of a charity event dinner to benefit Great Kids Farm. It’s a chance to enjoy inventive and healthful fresh food and wine, and support entrepreneurship with a social mission. Read More →
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