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This Week’s Ticket Winner to the Baltimore Seafood Festival is…

2 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 2:00pm

We are excited to announce the first winner to the Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival Dinner!  Commenter ChemJim is our lucky random pick of the week!  We will continue to select a winner from the comments each week, up to the festival.    If you love seafood, you won’t want to miss this.  Purchase tickets today, and/or comment below for a chance to win tickets in next week’s drawing.  Good luck!

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from the event website: 

Baltimore loves their seafood, that’s for sure! Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make this city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit. Why the Baltimore Seafood Festival? Baltimoreans are so proud of their crab cakes, crab soup, shrimp salad, local oysters, and of course, Maryland blue crabs. It seems fitting to host a waterfront festival showcasing some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants serving their signature seafood dishes! Toss in refreshing drinks, live music by Strykers Posse (reggae band) and Super Bueno (cover band), cooking demos, and an area for families with toys, games, face painting and more, and you have the Baltimore Seafood Festival – the only large scale seafood festival in Baltimore City.

Join B Scene Events & Promotions for the Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival taking place Saturday, September 20th from 12pm to 6pm at the Canton Waterfront Park.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. The event is expected to sellout in advance as space is limited.

Get ready to experience Baltimore’s best seafood - purchase tickets today!

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Moveable Feast – Dine out all over Baltimore for a great cause

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 2:05pm

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Moveable Feast’s annual Dining Out for Life — an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations — is happening in Baltimore on September 18.

Dining Out For Life, now in its 21st year, is an annual fundraiser that encourages local residents to dine at participating restaurants and eateries who agree to donate at least 20 percent of their check total to Moveable Feast…some even donate 50percent!  (LOOK! Gertrude’s, Woodberry Kitchen, Clementine, The Brewer’s Art – love them!) Last year, 57 restaurants participated to raise over $91,500 for Moveable Feast programs and service. This year, the goal is to raise $100,000.  Read More →

Food & Drink, Wine School

Burgundy: The Subtle Wine

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 12:05pm

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The baby, who has learned at last to fall asleep mostly on her own, who only takes a mere nine minutes of tossing to settle in versus her previous two hours of picking up and putting down, is now quiet and the crickets are composing outside. Something died behind the refrigerator in the kitchen, a mouse I think, and I am in no mood to deal with that so I go to the living room to read and write and sip on my glass of Tuscan wine instead. My husband is conducting a Burgundy tasting for some staff up the street and all is quiet for a little while.

The social media updates and posts and nonsense to which my phone constantly alerts me let me know that somebody I used to know well has published opinion articles regarding recent celebrity deaths, democrats, and the tragedy of Ferguson, Missouri. He writes that “#liberalswillruinthiscountry.” He uses his personal site to publicly decry the President, who is by all counts his boss. He is, in short, an unimaginative clanging gong, a loud and presumptive man whose voice is too loud for his intellect and whose opinions reflect not introspective reflection but whoever he hears the clearest, whatever extreme suits his current uniform. I am distressed by his blatancy, by the obviousness of his very existence. It is so crude.

 

My husband is at a Burgundy tasting. If there is one thing Burgundy isn’t, it’s overt. People who are sworn Pinot Noir drinkers shy away from the stuff; it is often too subtle, too high in acid, too loftily intellectual to drink too warm on a porch or from a stemless glass smeared with greasy fingerprints from the bag of potato chips it accompanies. Chardonnay drinkers expecting a dramatic, lactic, oaky syrup are instead introduced to Burgundy’s whiter side, a streamlined, often mineral-driven wine that may never have seen wood and instead showcases its power not in brawn but in its crystalline persistence.  Read More →

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A Review of the State Fair’s Deep Fried Cream Cheese Worm Balls

1 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 10:23am

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Deep-fried Twinkies? How 2007. At the 2014 Maryland State Fair, you can get deep-fried Berger cookies… or deep-fried cream cheese larva balls. Yes, larva as in edible worms. “By the time you’re 30, you’ve already eaten 20 bugs in your sleep anyway,” Brian Shenkman, the dish’s creator, told Baltimore Magazine. Hmmm.

Hearing about the deep-fried cream cheese worm balls put me in an odd position. I really, really wanted to know what they tasted like, but I also really, really didn’t want to eat them. Lucky for me, Baltimore Fishbowl correspondent Justin Getka is a man of adventurous tastes. He went to the fair last night, ate the worms, and lived to tell the tale. This is his report:

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Rosé tasting with Chef Galen Sampson at Farmstead Grill

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 2:05pm

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Farmstead Grill‘s new Wine, Beer & Spirits Club is all about tasting wine and learning more about it – all while having fun. On the second Tuesday of every month, you can join them and taste something wonderful, paired with tasty bites from Chef Galen Sampson. The cost per person is $29. Read More →

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What Guy Fieri Thinks About Baltimore

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 10:53am

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You may know Fieri from his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives–or from the famously bad review his Times Square restaurant got in the New York Times. He’s also the man behind the flagship restaurant at Baltimore’s just-opened Horseshoe Casino.

The obvious selling point of Fieri’s new restaurant is Fieri himself. Maybe that’s why they named the place (no kidding) “Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar.” At GFBK&B you can get Guy Fries, Guy-Carb Dippers and Guy-Talian Deli Salad, as well as a host of other menu items that you may be too embarrassed to say out loud (The Off-Da-Hook Original Burger; Brutha’s Badass Caes-Uh Salad; Righteous Rojo Rings).
Fieri has been promoting the restaurant by giving interviews about how much he loves Baltimore. Here’s what Fieri appreciates about us, according to a recent Daily Record interview:

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Restaurant Week Rain Check at The Food Market

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 2:05pm

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Leave it to the creative folks at The Food Market to come up with this. Another Restaurant Week…with a very good looking menu!

 

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A Brit Chef + A Baltimorean = Deliciousness at The Corner Pantry

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 25, 2014 2:05pm

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A few weeks ago, I attended a media dinner at The Corner Pantry, the new cafe and bakery in Lake Falls Village, the small shopping center at the corner of Falls Road and Lake Avenue. The cafe space had previously been Banksy’s Cafe and I felt bad that I never had a chance to go there. For many years, it was Glazs Cafe and I always liked that place, which was run by The Classic Catering People.  Read More →

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The Unexpected Downside of Maryland’s Grain Alcohol Ban

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 25, 2014 9:27am

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Earlier this year, Maryland enacted a ban on grain alcohol. Considering the epidemic of binge drinking on college campuses, the ban seemed like a pretty good idea. At least if college kids were getting wasted, they could no longer use something that was one step away from rubbing alcohol to do so.

But it turns out that the grain alcohol ban isn’t just affecting college kids mixing up dorm room jungle juice. As the Washington Post reports, there are other people bemoaning the ban–and it’s not who you’d expect.

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Local chefs and foodies gather at #Instafact 2.0 at Artifact Coffee

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 2:05pm

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Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting #instafact 2.0 at Artifact Coffee with my friend Jess Mayhugh of Baltimore Magazine and once again, it was a packed house! We had actually planned to be outside in the courtyard behind Artifact, but the skies and weather reports forced us to move it in, but everyone had fun all the same. This time around, Chef Opie Crooks of Woodberry Kitchen recruited some of his friends from the local chef community to cook for the crowd – and they did not disappoint. Everything from amazing pork buns from Dooby’s to Hennessy ice cream from The Charmery, was available for tasting and these talented, generous chefs fed us well. Big, big thanks to these wonderful chefs and to everyone who came out for event. Thank you, also, to Katie of Petal & Print for the gorgeous flowers. And, Spike Gjerde – thanks for hosting us at Artifact – I love that place! Read More →

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