|Date:||Oct 04, 2008 (Sat)|
|Time:||11:00 AM - 8:30 PM|
|Place:||Ridge Road Park|
21155 Frederick Road
Germantown, Maryland 20876
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
- National Mulled Cider Day
- 1861 William Wrigley, Jr. was born. William Wrigley Jr. started out as a traveling salesman at the age of 13, selling soap for his father's company. He had a series of sales jobs, one which gave chewing gum as a premium. Customers liked the gum better than the product, so he was soon marketing his own gum, Juicy Fruit in 1893, and later that year Wrigley's Spearmint. He was an advertising genius, and his company became one of the largest advertisers in the U.S., and the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world.
- 1958 The Frisbee was patented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.
- 1962 The United Farm Workers union is founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
- 2004 California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that bans the production and sale of foie gras beginning in 2012.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Entertainment will be provided by jazz artists, Coldspring Jazz Quartet, Rumba Club and Greg Hatza.
Mt. Washington Tavern is having a German Beer and American Football Garden- Steamed Shrimp, Grilled Bratwurst, Pit Beef, and Buffalo Wings.
There will also be a children's area featuring games, face painting, balloons and the Oriole Bird. And don't forget the antique cars, a Gumbo eating contest and much more.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The organic wine from Viña Lomas de Cauquenes, the first vineyard in Chile to receive Organic Certification. All the grapes they use are produced organically and they do not use any agrochemicals, pesticides or other chemical additives in the process of growing the grapes. All sulfite levels are comparatively low and meet Organic standards.
- 1869 Mary Mallon was born. 'Typhoid Mary' was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914. She was immune to typhoid herself, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.
- 1880 Sir John Boyd Orr was born. A Scottish scientist and nutrition expert, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger.
- 1969 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies is #1 on the charts.
Monday, September 22, 2008
OK so this post isn't about food but the Library Media Specialist in me wants you to know about... then again some food related authors will be there!
September 26-September 28
Friday: 5 - 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
Baltimore, Maryland, in historic and picturesque Mount Vernon Place
The closest landmark is The Walters Art Museum at 600 North Charles Street, 21201
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Check out the best tailgates, view featured recipes from our partner, McCormick, and order tickets online.
A 90-count bushel is $166.50, a 45-count half bushel is $83.25, a dozen is $22.20 and singles are $1.85 each. Pre-order whole or half bushels up to the day of the event by calling the Catering Department at 410-773-3909.
|From Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants|
Friday, September 19, 2008
Register as a Preferred Diner and from September 1st - 30th, 2008 you can get an additional $2 for rating your dining experience.
During the entire month of October, you can also earn a special $3 bonus on your first meal at any of almost 9,000 participating restaurants (dine between 10/1/08 and 10/31/08 with a minimum purchase of $30).
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
And, starting October 1, it will also include a wine component - an option to order "A" by Acacia Pinot Noir or Kenwood, Sauvignon Blanc for $33 a bottle. Anyone interested in getting the special card to use to order the Steak and Seafood meal should go to www.mortons.com/steak to register.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"We will be GIVING AWAY LUNCH & DINNER THIS WEEK! (September 16 -19)
Here's how it works: During lunch and dinner hours we will pay the ENTIRE BILL for anyone who places an in-person order during a randomly selected half hour window between 11am and 2pm or 5pm and 9pm.
What's the catch? You won't know which lunch and dinner we'll choose, but if you're at the cash register at the randomly selected time, you'll EAT FOR FREE!!!
Come celebrate our 3rd year with us...You may eat for free!"
- National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
- 1380 Charles V of France Died.
* It was Charles V who commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, 'Le Viandier'.
* Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign
* Some believe that he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms.
- 1630 Shawmut changed its name to Boston. If not for this, we might be eating Shawmut Baked Beans and Shawmut Cream Pie today!
- 1919 Marvin P. Middlemark was born. He invented the TV 'rabbit ear' antenna, and among other minor inventions, a water powered potato peeler.
- 1947 The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals 'Reynolds Wrap' goes on sale.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well I was reading today on CNN an article called Welcome to my party- Now pay up! that talks about going out as a group under certain circumstances and being stuck with a large bill or providing for yourself.
I have been out to dinner plenty of times with a group and say let’s just split it down the middle or we pay our share. The biggest problem I find is when you pay your share not everyone includes taxes, and all that and I ended tossing in more because others hadn't paid their share (I don’t mind if its a few bucks but over but $5 bothers me). Now this doesn't happen often. A lot of times I think its best to take the bill with taxes and tip and just split it among all if everyone basically spent the same amount give or take.
However I have never been in a situation like the article on CNN. How does a meal for 8 people come out to $3,450? What do you think?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The offer includes 2 single cut filets, each person gets a choice of a seafood item (Shrimp Alexander, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, or Broiled Sea Scallops), each person gets a choice of a salad (Caesar or Morton’s), 1 signature potato to share, 1 fresh vegetable to share, and you each get a choice of a dessert (Hot Chocolate Cake or Key Lime Pie).
When you walk in you are greeted by a romantic and masculine atmosphere and smiling hostess. Then the charming Maître de walks us to our table that is crescent moon shape- his whisks the table out so you may walk in to sit side by side. Once your drinks are ordered you are then presented with a menu presentation with live lobster and all. They explain all the cuts of meat pointing out each one and show you the different fresh vegetables they use.
We ordered one of each of the salads. The lettuce was very crispy and cold. In fact I had never had lettuce that was so cold when you bit into it. It made the salad and lettuce seem very fresh and not get soggy from the dressing. The Caesar salad dressing was peppery. The Morton’s salad had a Blue Cheese dressing. Overall, with the quality of lettuce both salads were pleasant and crisp.
For our seafood choices we picked the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and the Broiled Sea Scallops (wrapped in bacon with apricot chutney). The crab cake was sweet and had hardly any filling and was almost all lump crab meat. My husband believes it was one of the best crab cakes he has had. The scallops were perfectly cooked and weren’t tough or rubbery.
The Filets were very flavorful, juicy and tender. My Husband had is cooked medium-well and they butterflied it so that it wouldn’t become charred. I ordered mine medium, however, it was served more towards the medium-rare side but still was very good and not extremely underdone. All of their meat is USDA prime-aged, Midwest grain-fed beef, shipped directly from
We picked the Grilled Jumbo Asparagus with a balsamic glaze and the Hashbrown Potato. The asparagus was cooked perfectly and very fresh. The potatoes were served with butter, sour cream and bacon if you wanted to add them.
For dessert we both had the Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake which had to be ordered with the rest of our meal because of the 30 minute preparation and cooking time. AS soon as you cut into the center of the cake a gooey molten liquid chocolate oozed out. It was served with Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream. With each bite you would combine a piece of cake, ice cream and molten chocolate and enjoy a mouthful of bliss. It was very rich but for all those chocolate lovers out there it was Heaven!
The wait staff was very friendly and pleasant. This experience is not a rushed affair so for your next special occasion or romantic night on the town this would a nice place to dine. The current Steak and Seafood for Two ($99 for two) is a great value for a high end steakhouse experience (Hurry because it ends September 30th, 2008).
Friday, September 12, 2008
September 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Corridor Fine Wines
3321 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, MD 20724
KidsPeace is gearing up for their 3rd annual wine tasting, hosted by Corridor Fine Wines in Laurel. Proceeds will benefit innovative KidsPeace initiatives like The Money Club, a program that teaches Maryland and D.C. children in foster care about budgeting, credit card use and abuse, and the importance of smart money management. What we want for our children is no different than what any parent wants for a child: to have happy, healthy childhoods followed by successful adulthoods. The main focus is to help local youth in foster care develop important skills for independent living. Sadly, far too many youth “aging out” of the foster care system find themselves jobless and homeless as young adults, unprepared for the challenges of life. Help prevent kids from becoming statistics by supporting these grass-roots programs. You can make a real difference!
“Our goal with the money clubs is for our children to leave the system with a different view of money and to be able to have enough money to put a deposit on an apartment, purchase work clothes, or just have an emergency fund,” says Diane Sancilio, District Manager for KidsPeace Foster Care and Family Services.
Admission is free and the wine tastings and light refreshments are complimentary. Eight tasting stations will feature exciting wines from Spain and Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and Austria, Australia, South Africa, South America and California. Wine experts will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, there will be a silent auction, a prize raffle, and goody bags with purchases. Thirty percent of all wine sales and all silent auction proceeds go directly to KidsPeace to fund life skills programs for youth in foster care. So come enjoy yourself. Feel good while doing good.
- Brigade System - the kitchen organization system instituted by Auguste Escoffier. Each position has a station and a set of well defined responsibilities.
- A stack of Vermont: pancakes with maple syrup
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Dining Out for Life in Baltimore
Dine out on September 18, and 20% of your bill will be donated to Moveable Feast, Baltimore area’s sole provider of meals for people living with HIV/AIDS and breast cancer.
Find and book a table here
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Today in food history:
- National Steak au Poivre Day
- 1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain.
- 1995 Orville Redenbacher died. Founder of gourmet popcorn company.
The special lunch menu consists of Morton’s renowned steaks, lobster, seafood, and chicken, as well as sensational salads and delicious side dishes and desserts, including Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake.
“This is a rare chance to enjoy Morton’s signature menu at lunchtime, especially for those guests who are not able to join us in the evening for dinner,” said Ron McNeill, General Manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse in Baltimore. “We hope that our ‘Six Days of Morton’s’ will become a holiday tradition for downtown workers and visitors to the Inner Harbor to savor the holiday season.”
Monday, September 08, 2008
Baltimore, MD 21214
So some fellow teachers and parents at school kept talking about this place- so I thought I would finally check it out. Not only does it serve wraps, sandwiches, coffee and muffins but it also a bookstore.
The menu had a nice selection of unique choices. I choice to go with the Red Canoe Wrap ($6.75)
with fresh roasted turkey sliced with craisins, pesto, and fresh greens and also served with a bag of chips. The wrap was very unique and delicious. My only thought would to be to have more pesto or something to give it a bit more dressing. I must say I might just be addicted to it! The combination and flavors were very satisfying.
Now I didn't try a muffin but they said they are fresh baked and they looking very tasty! There were plenty of other daily specials and wraps/sandwiches to try- I can't wait to taste them all!
Plus the bookstore and local handmade jewlery are nice to check out also!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
- Chef Stefan Sabo, new executive chef of The Oregon Grille, will be presenting "Wild, Wonderful Mushrooms" on Wednesday, September 10, from 6:30-8:30PM . The evening will include a demonstration of four recipes, with tastings and a gift bag to take home. The cost is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 410-773-3900.
- Monday, September 29; 6:00PM at Hunt Valley Wegmans- George will demonstrates some recipes from his new cookbook, Take This Dish and Twist It--Comfort Foods with New and Unexpected Flavors. He’ll also be signing copies of his book after the demo. It will be available for purchase the night of the event for 20% off ($15.96)! Don’t miss your chance to meet George; pick up tickets at the Service Desk before they run out! This one is FREE.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Located just off
My Husband and I both tried what is claimed to be the best Italian Cold Cut sub in
We also tried 2 meatballs and Italian sausage in sauce. Both meats were very tasty and not greasy. The sauce was one of the best I have had!
For desert we had a cannoli and key lime pie which were both good.
The only thing we had we weren’t a fan of was the Chicken Caesar Pasta salad. Texture was fine but no flavor. We said next time we would give another salad a try.
They also have a nice selection of Italian groceries and deli meats. So I really suggest to you to stop in and try it out!
So Bravo to another Baltimorian for making it on TV! Now I just need to try me a pie!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Join the Elkridge Furnace Inn for a interactive murder mystery night. Preceding the murder, guests will be invited to enjoy a sumptuous buffet. We know someone will be dying to undertake the mission that awaits; so after dinner, the search for the killer will begin. Throughout the manor home, clues will be hidden as to the identity of the murderer. Will you and your team be the first to solve the puzzle? Will someone else fall prey to mysterious mischief? You'll have to wait to find out, as the villain for the evening's crime will be revealed over dessert and coffee. Join the fun and excitement.
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$56 per person inclusive of service and tax
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Today in food history:
- National Blueberry Popsicle Day
- 1666 The Great Fire of London began in the shop of the King's baker. After burning for four days, more than 13,000 buildings had been destroyed.
- 1973 J.R.R. Tolkien died. Author of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Food and hospitality play important roles in both.
- 1985 The wreckage of the British luxury liner 'Titanic' was located 73 years after it sank. This inspired a new interest in the menu and last meals that were served on the ship.