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Is The Chemical Used to ‘Decaf’ Coffee Safe?

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 1:00pm

Shade-grown coffee is usually farmed by small scale farmers.

Shade-grown coffee is usually farmed by small scale farmers.

This article is part of the series, Beneath the Surface: What’s in Everyday Consumer Products. Articles in this series will examine how prevalent synthetic chemicals are in everyday products, and the consequences of their use to our health and our environment. 

I drink at least 48-ounces of brewed, organic and buzz-free coffee each day. I’m a heavy decaf coffee drinker which is why I’m often asked if it’s safe to drink decaf. This safety question lingers because every few years an article surfaces questioning the toxicity of methylene chloride – the chemical most-oft used to extract caffeine from coffee beans. Methylene Chloride is currently listed as a possible carcinogen, and its primary use is as a paint solvent.

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Featured, Food & Drink

“Consider Baltimore the Next Brooklyn,” Says USA Today

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 9:46am

Woodberry kitchen 1

Baltimore’s burgeoning food scene is not news to locals, but the word is finally getting out. Case in point: This feature in USA Today, highlighting the city’s “culinary renaissance.” Read More →

Fells Point, Food & Drink

A Chain Comes to Fells Point’s Main Street

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 9:17am

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In a world with an ever-increasing number of chain restaurants, those streets that still emphasize the small and local can feel like a special treasure worth protecting. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Hot Plate: Bun Shop and Food Market Expand, Chefs and Breads Do Battle

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 22, 2016 5:37pm

Seared tuna is one of many dishes that will pop up on The Corner Pantry's newly expanded dinner menu

Seared tuna is one of many dishes that will pop up on The Corner Pantry’s newly expanded dinner menu

This week brought with it tons of new restaurant news, with openings, expanded menus and seasonal cocktails – and next week promises to be just as exciting, with a long list of collaborative efforts and fundraising events. Here’s what we have to look forward to in and around Baltimore next week: Read More →

Food & Drink

The Gathering is Back For Another Season

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 3:56pm

The Gathering

catch of the day fish (2)One more sign of spring: the food trucks are circling up. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Money & Power

A Focus on Local Beer Kicks Natty Boh Out of Camden Yards

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 8:25am

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Photo by Austin Kirk.

Having come of age in the Alanis Morrissette era, I am never whether I’m using the word “ironic” correctly. All I’ll say is this: there’s something very “ten-thousand-spoonsy” about this Camden Yards-Natty Boh saga. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Diamondback Brewing Moves Its Operation to Locust Point

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 10:09am

McHenry Row in Locust Point will be the site of Diamondback Brewing Company’s new 6,800 sq. ft. brewery and tap room. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Hot Plate: The Emporiyum, Manor Tavern’s Oyster Festival Headline Weekend Menu

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 15, 2016 5:07pm

The Local Oyster at The Emporiyum

The Local Oyster

Happy Tax Day! Or, as is the case this year, happy last hurrah weekend before Tax Monday.

This might not be anyone’s favorite time of year for financial reasons, but at least the sun is shining – and we have plenty of opportunities this week to eat, drink and be merry. All the better to distract ourselves from matters involving the IRS.

The weather this weekend looks gorgeous, which is great news, since there are fabulous food events taking place all over town (and beyond).

Here’s what’s happening in the Baltimore restaurant world this week: Read More →

Food & Drink, Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon Marketplace Burglar Sought by Police

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 3:35pm

IMG_2068A relatively new destination for Baltimore food lovers was targeted in a burglary this week. Baltimore police reported a break-in at the Mount Vernon Marketplace early Wednesday morning.  Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink

Maryland Historical Society Sues Local Brewery

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 9:38am

Photo of Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford at the opening of Peabody Heights Brewery, via Flickr/Maryland GovPics

Photo of Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford at the opening of Peabody Heights Brewery, via Flickr/Maryland GovPics

A picture is worth much more than a thousand words, according to the Maryland Historical Society. Read More →

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