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Hersh’s Bartender Ali Dryer, Quietly Making Some of Baltimore’s Best Drinks
1 year ago

Hersh’s Bartender Ali Dryer, Quietly Making Some of Baltimore’s Best Drinks

I’d seen Ali Dryer there at Hersh’s behind the bar a million times. She’s quietly charming and always happy to make me her favorite new cocktail, tell me about …
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Navigating Restaurant Week 2017 Preview: The Steak Edition
1 year ago

Navigating Restaurant Week 2017 Preview: The Steak Edition

Baltimore Restaurant Week is a funny thing. Some people use it to try new places, some do lunch for a change, some to afford a fancier place, some just …
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Paris With Eyes Wide Open
1 year ago

Paris With Eyes Wide Open

Lia is my best friend. We met in middle school. She was from Perry Hall, I was a country kid from Kingsville. Beginning in 7th grade, we knew each …
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Dansko love and not being a girly girl
2 years ago

Dansko love and not being a girly girl

A dozen red roses? No. Chocolates, diamonds…chocolate diamonds? No.

I’m a different kind of girl. Not really very girly. I grew up with five older brothers, pretty rough and …
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Wit & Wisdom’s Julie Dalton on the food + drink scene in Baltimore, the rise of Riesling and the journey to advanced sommelier
2 years ago

Wit & Wisdom’s Julie Dalton on the food + drink scene in Baltimore, the rise of Riesling and the journey to advanced sommelier

 

Julie Dalton discovered her passion for wine while waiting tables in college at Texas A&M University.  While holding a full-time job in the biotech industry, she continued to …
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Breakfast with Trends on Trends and noosa yoghurt
3 years ago

Breakfast with Trends on Trends and noosa yoghurt

I recently attended a breakfast with other writers, photographers, entrepreneurs at Maketto in DC. I had been invited by one of my most favorite people, Sue-Jean Chun (part of the …
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Skipping School and Chewing The Fat With Chef Brigitte Bledsoe of Miss Shirley’s Cafe
3 years ago

Skipping School and Chewing The Fat With Chef Brigitte Bledsoe of Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Chef Brigitte Bledsoe of Miss Shirley’s Cafe was supposed to be in school.

But, no. She was busy working at Ocean Pride in Lutherville. And that’s where it all …
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Glendalough Irish Whiskey – Ireland’s First Craft Distillery
3 years ago

Glendalough Irish Whiskey – Ireland’s First Craft Distillery

When you’re me and you love cocktails and spirits, and someone writes you to ask if you’d like to have drinks with an Irishman who makes craft whiskey? Well…you go. …
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Fortessa Tableware and The Food Market Come Together To Support The Maryland Food Bank
3 years ago

Fortessa Tableware and The Food Market Come Together To Support The Maryland Food Bank

In an effort to raise awareness of their tableware AND the restaurants where it’s being used, Fortessa Tableware is hosting an influencer campaign Eat Good, Do Good. For the campaign, …
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Soft-Shell Crab Celebration:  Downtown Chefs Create Signature Dishes Starring Local Seasonal Favorite
3 years ago

Soft-Shell Crab Celebration: Downtown Chefs Create Signature Dishes Starring Local Seasonal Favorite

I used to be weirded out by soft crabs. I wrote about it.

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I’m a Baltimore kid, so I’ve been eating steamed blue crabs as long as I can remember. I am a very skilled crab picker. I worked at a crab house when I was a teenager – Bill’s Seafood in Perry Hall – and on occasion, I steam my own crabs at home. Crabs are probably my favorite thing to eat. Sitting around a picnic table in your backyard is so communal – you sit for hours and hours. Your hands are so messy, you definitely can’t grab your phone every five minutes (that’s a bonus.) Slowing down is something I think we all need a lot more of, don’t you? Read More

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