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Outdoor Festivals

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Beautiful weather has finally descended upon Baltimore and
you know what that means… Of course, it’s time to take our eating and drinking
outdoors. There are tons of great spots for outdoor dining and drinking in
Baltimore, but if you’re looking for a little twist on your al fresco adventures,
there are lots of great outdoor events on the horizon all around Charm City!

Waterfront Fiesta

A hybrid celebration of the 16th Annual
Kinetic  Sculpture Race and Cinco de
Mayo, this festival at Pierce’s Park on Pier 5 is serving up food from local
joints alongside margaritas, beer, and ...

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Take-Out Baltimore

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Being the food lovers that you are, I’m sure that, like me, you usually have some pretty good grub on hand at home in the fridge, or know exactly where to go to get what you want when you are out and about. But how about those nights that it just seems like a chore to hold a spatula and you’d rather starve than throw on pants that actually zip in order to leave the house? Maybe you’re sick, maybe the weather is miserable, or maybe after the week you just had you deserve to be attached to your couch ...

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Eat and Drink for A Cause

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Eat And Drink For A Cause

 

Well, here we are, Baltimore, in that long stretch of the tail end of winter that sometimes seems so devoid of the kind of food, beer, and wine festivals that spring and summer will bring. However, the next few months actually have some exciting inside events that will not only tempt your palette, but also support some top charities around Baltimore. Get rid of those winter blues by chowing down, drinking up, and getting out to some of these charitable festivities!

 

 

The Second Annual Oscars Baltimore Celebration Benefiting MICA, March 2, ...

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Get Your Warm and Cozy Fix this Winter

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Brrr… Get Your Warm and Cozy Fix in This Wintry Weather

 

Baltimore, you don’t need me to tell you, but I’ll say the same thing everyone on your Facebook news feed is reminding you of: It’s darn cold out there! While you may want to hunker down with your blanket on the couch and catch up with your DVR many nights, you can’t spend all of the winter neglecting your dining and drinking needs! So where should you go to get warm, comfy and social around town in this brutal weather? Here are a few ideas…

 

Wharf Rat

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Whip Up Some New Food Knowledge In The New Year

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Whip Up Some New Food Knowledge In The New Year

 

It’s that time of year again when New Year’s Resolutions abound. Your local gym is packed with newcomers and the produce section seems a little busier than usual as people try to adhere to their personal vow to take better care of their bodies. But amidst all of the hustle and bustle of trying to create a better physical lifestyle, what about resolving to help build your brain (and palate) too?

 

In the ongoing food revolution in Baltimore, from inventive cocktail programs to new ways of preparing and ...

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Holiday Food Finds

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Holiday Food Finds

 

For many right now, ‘tis the season for carols, lights, decorations and all things merry and bright. However, while Hampden is lit up brighter than the Griswold family’s house, and kitschy Christmas Story style leg lamps abound in bars and homes alike, it can seem much less “merry and bright” when the perfect gift ideas seem fa la la la far from your mind’s grasp.

 

Who truly wants a new sweater adorned with bells or reindeer? And, really, no one needs yet another tie or pair of pajamas. Fortunately, Baltimore is full of local vendors ...

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Indulge in a Tour of Decadence

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When someone recently asked me if I like chocolate and wine, I nearly laughed (heartily) in response. Chocolate? Check. Wine? Check. Little did I realize that I was going to be fortunate enough to be invited to enjoy both, together, for an entire afternoon of indulgence on a wine and chocolate tour.

Organized by Vino 301 Wine Concierge, the first part of the tour began at Parfections, a chocolate shop in Cockeysville. A quaint end of group boutique shop, Parfections beckons passersby to enter with its gorgeous window display of decadent chocolates.

Upon arrival, tour guests received the menu of ...

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Baltimore’s Culinary Touring Scene

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Alright, Baltimore food lovers, let’s all confess. We adore and savor our food, and we can’t get enough of the ever-growing food scene in Baltimore, from farm to table concepts to food truck gatherings to the top notch cocktail program trend, but…? We get stuck in a rut sometimes. The duck fat fries at that favorite happy hour spot, the creative cocktails at the hip spot up the street, or just favorite comfort foods at our favorite dive sound their siren song, and we find ourselves once again attached to bar stools or table seats that, were they cushioned, would ...

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Fall Flavors

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When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change in Baltimore, there is no denying that most urbanites are ready to trade in their shorts and O’s tees for jeans and Ravens jerseys. However, the seasonal change doesn’t only inspire a clothing metamorphosis. The cool air seems to transform locals’ food and drink cravings, as well. While we may never really be ready to put down the crab mallet, it is the time to ask: where are Baltimoreans going to get their autumnal food fixes?

 

It is certainly no secret that any good fall day can be ...

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Event Recap: Flip Flop Festivus 2013

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September 20, 2013, marked the annual Flip Flop Festivus, otherwise known as Baltimore’s Best Football Party, at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel. This event is put together by The Life and Breath Foundation to raise funds for Sarcoidosis research, a fibrotic lung disease that does not yet have a lead diagnostic test in place.

 

At the start of the outdoor VIP reception everyone was welcomed with a warm, mild autumn evening and the soft sounds of a jazz band under the gazebo. I started with a Van Gogh Very Berry Punch, a blue-, black-, and raspberry cocktail. ...

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B’Eat More Pie Fest: Celebrating Baltimore’s Pie Culture

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Everywhere you look, Baltimore is going through a food revolution. We leave no dish unturned. This month, celebrate both sweet and savory pies with B’Eat More Pie, a Baltimore-based pie festival and competition.

 

Founded in 2011 by Elena Rosemond-Horr (of the lovely Biscuits and Such), B’Eat More Pie spread both the word and love of pie throughout Charm City. Last year, Elena moved to beautiful North Carolina, but not before naming Rachel Kassman her pie-successor. I got the opportunity to interview Rachel, right before the 2013 festival.

 

What is the inspiration behind B’Eat More Pie? Was ...

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Dining with Dogs in Baltimore

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There are a lot of search results for “kid-friendly” restaurants in Baltimore, but what about those of us that have furry dinner dates? Sure, you can bring your pup to almost any restaurant with outdoor seating, but if you’re looking for service that will personalize your experience, look no further! I’ve compiled at least one restaurant for each major neighborhood in Baltimore (and there were a lot more than expected!). Have a suggestion for a pup-friendly restaurant that I didn’t list? Leave it in the comments!

 

On the Hill Café (Bolton Hill) – Yeah, they have outdoor seating for ...

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Back to School Bites

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Welcome to Baltimore, new college students! Still not sure of the best restaurants near your college? Let me help you.

 

Towson University (Towson, MD)

Bread and Circuses – This adorable bistro is located in an old 1920’s haunt. You won’t be disappointed by their incredible American-style menu. Sit in their gorgeously-decorated dining room, or on their lovely rooftop deck for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

S&J Crab Ranch – If you haven’t had real Maryland crab yet, be sure to grab one on your first trip to S&J. They serve crab cakes, crab soup, crab salad, and you can crack ...

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Restaurant Review: Helmand

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As much of a foodie that I am, I surprisingly usually stick with American-style food. For instance, I can tell you where the creamiest mac & cheese or the most flavorful veggie burger is in the city, but that is pretty much it. Over Restaurant Week, I ventured out to Helmand with some friends and was completely blown away. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from Afghan food; I didn’t even really know what it consisted of, other than naan (although, warm bread is always a good start). We shared two appetizers as a table and then each ordered ...

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B’More Disloyal

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Six local coffee shops have recently come together to release Baltimore’s first Disloyalty card. This card is a free pass to try every single cup of coffee in Charm City. While that may be an overstatement, these six coffee shops – Pitango Gelato, Sidewalk Espresso Bar, Lamill Coffee, High Grounds Coffee Roasters, Charmington’s, and Dooby’s – are working toward getting residents to love coffee as much as they do. Go to any of the locations to pick up a card, and while you’re there, go ahead and purchase a “qualifying beverage” (which, as we gather, is any beverage with coffee ...

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CASA’s Sunsets and Safe Harbors Event Recap

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 Baltimore Eats had the pleasure of attending the Maryland CASA Association’s Sunsets and Safe Harbors Fundraising Gala at the Penthouse at Silo Point. This event was in its second year, to raise funds for high-risk children in foster care. With the help of CASA, these children have a voice and have higher chance of finding safe, permanent homes. The turnout was incredible, so it is evident that this organization has many generous supporters.

 

We brought our appetites, knowing that the menu included a Maryland-style surf and turf, so upon checking in and receiving our ...

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Vegetarian Dining at Camden Yards

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I’ve read a lot of outdated articles about meatless food that is served at the ballpark, but the menus seem to change every year and that can cause some confusion (related: I walked around for almost an hour at a game last season searching for a veggie dog that doesn’t exist). We are about halfway through the 2013 baseball season, so hopefully you’ve already staked out your favorite ballpark eats. If not, here are some of the best meatless treats inside of the ballpark.

 

Veggie BurgerDempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant

Dempsey’s is a newer restaurant on Eutaw ...

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Quick Bites at Artscape

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Artscape is billed as the largest free arts festival in America, so hopefully you’ll make your way out to Midtown this weekend to enjoy it! There are always bunch of street food vendors, but if you’re not one for chicken-on-a-stick, funnel cakes, or fried-everything, there are plenty of other great places to grab a quick bite in that immediate area. Here are a few I suggest:

 

Two Boots –  1203 W. Mt Royal Ave 

This is where I ate last year for Artscape because of their food & their central location (they’re right off of the Light Rail stop). ...

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Celebrating the Farm-to-Table Movement

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The farm-to-table movement is one that has been on the rise for years, particularly noted by the growing number and popularity of farmers markets and organic food stands in cities across the country. For restaurants, the option to buy local products means not only improved ingredients, but also the ability to help the local economy and farming industries. With the vast number of farms in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay in our backyard, Baltimore is now working to unveil the true potential of this movement in our area. And in a lively attempt to showcase all the incredible products Maryland ...

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Hotel Dining in Baltimore

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There are so many restaurants in Baltimore that sometimes hotel restaurants tend to get overlooked. While they usually run on the more pricey side, there are still quite a few hotel restaurants that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

 

Wit & Wisdom – Four Seasons
200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202
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Wit & Wisdom, while the most expensive restaurant on this list, is one of the highest quality ones as well. They are always hosting events (currently, they have a Fourth of July Celebration, Wit on the Water event and a Wine Tasting event listed on their ...

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Tasting Dinner at Fleet Street Kitchen

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Getting invited to taste food at a newer energetic restaurant is always exciting. It’s even better if that restaurant values local and fresh ingredients, as Fleet Street Kitchen does. This week, FSK hosted a five-course tasting dinner that was as welcoming as it was delicious. You may remember my recent interview with Dave Seel, the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bagby Restaurant Group, as Fleet Street Kitchen welcomed Chef Chris Amendola as their new Executive Chef. The tasting dinner was my first time to sample and review Chef Amendola’s crisp and creative culinary style. Not only ...

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Baltimore’s Often-Overlooked Cafes

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Baltimore is well-known for its seafood, its sports bars, and its new food truck revolution. Something that you may not consider about Baltimore’s dining scene are the locally-owned, endearing hole-in-the-wall cafés that we have in Charm City. There are so many, and each neighborhood has its own distinct locally-owned cafés. Here are a few that have been on my radar lately:

 

On the Hill, Bolton Hill (1431 John Street)

This café is unassumingly tucked into Bolton Hill, but once you step in, you’ll realize why it’s one of my new favorites. They boast a delicious and diverse ...

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Event Recap: The Gathering in McHenry Row

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A warm evening breeze filled the air as I approached Locust Point’s McHenry Row for my very first Food Truck Rally. As I made my way to find my friends, people seemed to fill the entirety of the street, with dogs on leashes, drinks in hands, and food in cones, on sticks and in baskets- a sure sign of summer nearing in Baltimore City.

 

The Gathering of Food Trucks has been a Baltimore favorite since its start in 2011. Sharing flavors from around the world with Baltimore’s neighborhoods, The Gathering partners with over 20 different food trucks and features ...

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Taste of Two Cities – Baltimore vs. DC Food Truck Competition

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Taste of Two Cities, the second annual Baltimore vs. DC food truck competition hosted by The Gathering, was held this year on June 1, 2013. Despite the 90-degree heat, hundreds of hungry foodies showed up to sample everything from lobster rolls to gourmet grilled cheese from the 30+ food trucks parked side-by-side along Rash Field in Baltimore.

This year there were a few modifications from their inaugural event last summer. This year, The Gathering introduced an entrance fee ($5-8 for entry, and $30-50 for entrance/gift/drink packages, none of which included the cost of food). Additionally, partial proceeds from Taste ...

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