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Four Seasons Food Truck Tour hits Baltimore!

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 4:15pm

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This is pretty fun. The Four Seasons Food Truck was started last year so that the hotel could bring the deliciousness to the communities they are in – you know, bring the food to the people. And – next week – the food truck is heading into town for its second tour down the East Coast this fall and the truck will spend one week in Baltimore. See the schedule below for some really fun (and philanthropic – love it) events! Read More →

Culture, Featured, Food & Drink, Money & Power

John Oliver Reads The Helmand’s Yelp Reviews on Nat’l TV

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 8:38am

John Oliver Reads Helmand's Bad Yelp Reviews on TelevisionIn the middle of a bit on HBO’s Last Week Tonight about Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s America-dissing farewell address, John Oliver fired back. He noted that the former president’s brother Qayum Karzai “owns a restaurant in Baltimore” and proceeded to read negative Yelp reviews of Mt. Vernon’s beloved Helmand. Read More →

Food & Drink

A Whole Different Kind of Snowball, Hon

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 2:05pm

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This is Baltimore. We are a traditional town. The classic summer treat in Charm City is the snowball. Not snow cone, not shaved ice, not anything else. My fave of all is egg custard flavored topped with marshmallow sauce. (See above…) To me, it is perfect.

However, (big HOWEVER) yesterday I had the chance to check out a new kid in town, Fresh Bites Snow Domes. Super duper fresh, in-season, organic ingredients in a light, icy treat. The flavors are kinda fancy pants (grown up…but not boozy) like, Concord grape with French thyme, apple pie with Mouth Party caramel sauce, whipped cream and graham cookie, pink grapefruit and mint, strawberry hibiscus and more.

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Photo by Kenilworth Farmers Market

Check out their website – they’ll bring their truck to you!

 

Food & Drink, Mt. Washington, Sponsored Post

Sunday Football: Panthers Vs. Ravens – MWT Game Day Tavern Specials

0 Written by: | Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 11:00am

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Are You Ready for Some Football?  The Tavern sure is!

Sunday Football:  Panters Vs. Ravens – MWT Game Day Tavern Specials
Available every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Football Thursday nights

Drinks:
$3 16 oz Natty Boh cans
$7 Goin’ Deep – Deep Eddy Vodka Double
$4 Blue Moon Drafts

Grub:
$8 Chicken Quesadilla
$10 Jumbo Lump Crab Dip
$8 Slow Roasted Buffalo Wings
$10 Loaded Tots

All Mt. Washington Tavern Football specials offered in the bars only.

Food & Drink

Farm to Chef at AVAM – a fab party to benefit Days of Taste

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 2:05pm

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This is one delicious party.

On Monday, September 29th, the American Institute of Wine & Food hosts the 5th Annual “Farm to Chef” Culinary Competition—Maryland’s most unique and exciting experience for food enthusiasts. Local Baltimore chefs are partnered with local farms to create innovative recipes for the event’s 350 guests. The AIWF Baltimore chapter is proud to present this one-of-a-kind event that benefits Days of Taste, a discovery-based program that brings together farmers, chefs and community volunteers – to introduce elementary school children to the basic elements of taste and to teach them how their food travels from farm to table. How cool is that?

In addition to the amazing food, top mixologists from The Baltimore Bartenders Guild will be mixing up the creative cocktails for the evening. Brendan Dorr, BBG President says, “We are so excited to be part of the AIWF’s Farm to Chef event. The bartenders of the BBG, like the chefs, will be using the freshest produce from the best local farms to create delicious, seasonal cocktails.” Judges have the coveted task of tasting all of the Chef’s creations and choosing the tastiest and most creative dishes in three categories: sweet, savory and vegetarian. A People’s Choice award will be based on the guests’ votes. The evening will also include an amazing food-lovers raffle that includes culinary classes, wine dinners and a YEAR OF DINING –where 12 of the best restaurants in town each offer a $100 gift certificate! And not only do guests get to enjoy the tastiest event in town, they will go home with a special Hometown Swag Sack filled with local goodies. (p.s.  I was a judge last year and man, was it a hard job – so much talent in that room!)

Here’s the list of chefs and farms…

RESTAURANT / CHEF / FARM
Aida Bistro / Nina Swartz / Catoctin Mountain Orchard
Atwater’s / Nona Nielson-Parker / P.A. Bowen Farmstead
Baldwin’s Station / Dustin Heflin / Kilby Cream
Beej Flamholz LLC / Beej Flamholz / Granova Poultry Partners
Birroteca / Melanie Molinaro / Prigel Family Creamery
B&O American Brasserie / Matt Kane / Gunpowder Bison & Trading Company
Chef’s Expressions / Trey Massey / Rumbleway Farm
Classic Catering People / Therese Harding / Love Dove Farms
Clementine / Bill Buszinski / Prosperity Acres
Copper Kitchen / Kevin Miller / Springfield Farm
Corner Pantry / Neill Howell / Ollie’s Fresh Picked
Dooby’s /Timothy Dyson / Brickhouse Farm (Sassafras River Beef)
Elkridge Furnace Inn / Daniel Wecker / One Straw Farm
Gertrude’s Restaurant / Doug Wetzel / Cherry Glen Farm
Heavy Seas Alehouse / Scott Hines / All Saint’s Farm
Herb & Soul Gastro Café / David Thomas / Bupperts Doran’s Chance Farm
Hersh’s Pizza / Josh Hershkovitz / Gravel Springs Farms
Jesse Sandlin / Private Chef Jesse Sandlin / Deer Meadow Farm
Langermann’s / Neal Langermann / Flying Plow Farm
Laurrapin Grille / Bruce Clarke / The Contented Rooster Farm
Portalli’s / Keith Holsey / Milburn Orchards
Richardson Farms / Ben Simpkins / Richardson Farms
Slainte Irish Pub / Chris Marquis / Level Farm Beef
Stratford University / Eric Yeager / Shepherds Manor Creamery
Ten Ten American Bistro / John Hufnagle / Crow Farm and Vineyard
The Charmery / David Alima / BaltimOrganic
The Nickel Taphouse / Daniel Jacinto / Brad’s Produce
Zia’s Cafe / Daniela Troia / Arnold Farms

Date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
6:30-9:30 p.m.
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Cost: Advance Online Sales: $85 / After Labor Day $95 / Day of Event $120
Purchase Tickets: www.FarmtoChefMD.com

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured, Food & Drink, Lifeline

Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season. I Think.

1 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 12:30pm

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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. 

The pumpkin spice latte is baaaack, and  “it’s pretty polarizing.” Here’s how to make one at home if you are in Camp Pumpkin Spice 4-Ever, as I am.

If the words “pumpkin” and “spice” are being bandied about it’s officially fall. That means I plug in my light box in the mornings from now until March because I am seasonally affected by this feeling that I call,  I-wish-I-could-hibernate-through-the-holidays-like-a-badger.

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Food & Drink, Mt. Washington, Sponsored Post

Thursday Night Football: NY Giants Vs. Washington – MWT Game Day Tavern Specials

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 4:00pm

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Are You Ready for Some Football?  The Tavern sure is!

Thursday Night Football:  NY Giants Vs. Washington – MWT Game Day Tavern Specials
Available every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Football Thursday nights

Drinks:
$3 16 oz Natty Boh cans
$7 Goin’ Deep – Deep Eddy Vodka Double
$4 Blue Moon Drafts

Grub:
$8 Chicken Quesadilla
$10 Jumbo Lump Crab Dip
$8 Slow Roasted Buffalo Wings
$10 Loaded Tots

All Mt. Washington Tavern Football specials offered in the bars only.

Food & Drink

My New Favorite Baltimore Restaurants

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 2:05pm

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If you read my blog or follow me on the Insta, you know that I had a definite favorite restaurant in PABU, Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga’s fabulous Japanese izakaya at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Sadly, it closed earlier this year. Coming in November is its replacement, Azumi, from Ouzo Bay owner Alex Smith.

In the meantime, there are a few new places that I have fallen in “like” with – and here they are. Read More →

Food & Drink, Wine School

Questions From My (Imaginary) Wine Advice Column

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 12:20pm

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I don’t have an advice column, partially because I’m pretty ill-equipped to solve other people’s problems, but also because an advice column on people with wine-related personal problems is a bit of a niche market. (That said, if anybody wants to send me wine-and-life related questions, by all means send them to me. I’ll try my darnedest. Email editor@baltimorefishbowl.com.) But if I did, my hope would be the questions would look something like this:

Dear Katie:

I’m trying desperately to impress a girl I’ve just started dating and I accidentally told her I was great at wine. Can you be great at wine? Can I be great at it? How can I pretend to be great at it without doing all the work?

Signed,
Hopeful

First, who lies about being good at wine? Where did that phrase even come from? Second, yeah, you can fake it, but the easiest way would be to sign up for some sort of Saturday afternoon wine 101 class like this and try not to act surprised when you realize the differences, nuances, and interesting parts of the basic wine world.  Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Schools

Tailgating Not Banned at Towson

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:19am

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Yesterday, Towson University officials rejected a controversial ban on student tailgating, to the relief of Student Government Association president Kevin Kutner. “Yes, there are some issues we needed to address, but at the end of the day, the university needs to trust their students. I wish students would be able to have more freedom with this kind of thing,” Kutner told the Baltimore Sun. Of course, for the administration to trust students, students need to prove that they can be trusted.

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