Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Food Lingo

Friday, October 31, 2008

Restaurant Lingo:
Comp - To give something away free. Usually done by owners or managers to get brownie points from important customers. Also used to smooth over problems. i.e. "Table 12's chicken was raw!" "Comp the whole table desserts and coffee!"

Diner Lingo:
B & B: bread and butter

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Power of a Cupcake

The Baltimore Cupcake Company

1433 East Fort Ave

Baltimore, Md 21230

410-783-1600

www.baltimorecupcakecompany.com


I was out and about last weekend showing some out of towners around Baltimore and after taking them by Charm City Cakes we all we hungry for something sweet to we drove through the harbor and on over to The Baltimore Cupcake Company.

When you walk into this place you are greeted by pink walls and plenty of girly atmosphere! They have some cute accessories and other stuff for sale. Then once you move past the extras you see the cupcakes!

Since we to there at closing time on a Saturday night they offered them to use at 2-for-1… Yummy but bad for my diet! Most are normally $3 each.


My Husband requested something with peanut butter (we called the men for the exact address on the way there). So I got him 2 Peanut Butter Cup and 1 Malted Milk Ball. The Peanut Butter Cup actually had a huge drop of peanut butter on top plus half of a min I peanut butter cup.

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I got my self a Key Lime, Toasted Almond and Pumpkin Amaretto. These things are so dreamy and yummy! They are also very tall and hard to put your mouth around but so worth it! I will admit they were best the day I bought them but they were still good the next day, etc.

If you check out the website you will find all the flavors they have each day and all of their other specialties. We all said that the store made us feel like a little kid- Cupcakes make us all young at heart! When do I get to go back?

Baltimore Cupcake Company on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

James Joyce Annual Wine Tasting

Date: Nov 05, 2008 (Wed)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $10/ person


Place:
The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
616 S. President Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Help them choose their newest wines! For $10 you can enjoy sampling wines from different Maryland Distributors, a few Hors D'Oevres, and Wine Education. You will be given a grading sheet upon arrival on which you can keep notes on the different wines and let them know your thoughts. We will take your information into consideration when choosing our newest wine list. If you enjoy wine, friendly company, and Irish Hospitality - Join them on November 5th from 6-8pm for the Annual James Joyce Wine Tasting. Tickets are available in advance by calling 410-727-5107, or stopping by in person. Reservations are recommended!

* I would go if anyone wants to go with me :)

Tuesday-Today in Food History

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Today in food history:
  • National Chocolate Day
  • In 1846 (Georges-) Auguste Escoffier was born. Escoffier was called "the emperor of chefs" and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. He modernized and codified the elaborate haute cuisine created by Marie-Antoine Carême, and developed the ‘brigade de cuisine,’ system of kitchen organization. Escoffier was chef at the Carlton Hotel in London, the Grande National Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland, the Grand Hotel in Monte Carlo, the Savoy in London and the Ritz hotels in Paris and New York City. His books include 'Guide culinaire' and 'Ma Cuisine.'
  • In 1919 The Volstead Act was passed, which enforced the 18th amendment, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. It went into effect on January 16, 1920.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pairing Wines with Holiday Food

Join wine experts from QuarryWine & Spirits for a wine presentation and tasting of a selection of wines that pair perfectly with traditional holiday foods.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Lakeshore Clubhouse
Quarry Lake at Greenspring, Quarry Lake Drive

$10.00 per person | Tickets available at the door

For more information and to reserve a space call 410-637-3266 or www.cleocomm.com\QuarryHolidayWine

All proceeds benefit Turnaround, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals
and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse, through counseling, education, support services and advocacy. Sponsored by Beazer Homes Quarry Lake at Greenspring.

Quarry Wine & Spirits on Urbanspoon

A NIGHT OF GREEN CELEBRATION

Enjoy Food and Wine While Learning about Energy Efficiency

What: Green Harvest Celebration at Woodberry Kitchen

When: Tuesday, October 28, 6-8:30 PM

Where: Woodberry Hall at Woodberry Kitchen,
2010 Clipper Park Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

Attend the Green Harvest Celebration and enjoy delicious locally sourced dishes paired with a variety of sustainable and organic wines. Prepare your home for the upcoming fall and winter seasons by meeting TerraLogos’ green energy experts who can make your home more energy efficient. TerraLogos is able to find and fix hidden energy leaks by performing specialized home energy inspections. They then offer cost effective solutions that will reduce energy bills and make your home a healthier and more comfortable place to live.

Tickets are limited and available at either: The Wine Source (410-467-7777) or Woodberry Kitchen (410-464-8000), and cost $50 per person.

Woodberry Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hot Chocolate Bar at Home

Want to make Hot Chocolate at home? Check out this video by Giada De Laurentiis.

Here is another video by Quick Bites

On the hunt for GOOD Hot Chocolate

So I am constantly craving GOOD hot chocolate. So lend a friend a hand and help me find the places that have top notch hot chocolate. Comment or email me about where you have found it!



hot chocolate marshmallow Pictures, Images and Photos

Fresh, Flavorful --Flexible!--Food for Fall

Wednesday, November 12; 6:30 - 8:30PM at Hunt Valley Wegmans

Dress it up or dress it down. Make it simple or perfect for a night on the town. Sean Patrick Curry, brand new executive chef at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel will show you how to create Fresh, Flavorful--and Flexible!--Food for Fall. Join us for this demonstration of four recipes, with tastings, plus receive a gift bag to take home. The cost is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 410-773-3900

An Intresting Twist part 2

So I had a previous post about the Starbucks Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate and how I was a little leery of it. Now since I tend to think of myself as adventurous when it comes to trying new things I of course tried it. I must I enjoyed it- in fact it has made me crave Hot Chocolate none stop now- everywhere I go I look. I am not talking about water with mix (you make at home)- I talking about fresh made with milk and so forth!

It wasnt overly sweet or tart from the type of chocolate used. It was creamy and pleasant. You could taste a slight saltiness and the Carmel mixed in. I always ask for a swizl stick to mix the ship cream, carmerl on to, etc before I drin kit.

Since my first post I have read about a few others post about it such as Dining@Large.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blue Sea Grill Winter $29.95 Menu

Blue Sea Grill Winter Menu Special

$29.95 Three Course-Menu

Available Monday-Saturday Eve
Choose from Lobster Bisque or Chopped Saladto begin with then choose from a variety of Entrees: Fisherman Seafood Stew, Whole Fresh Fish of the Day, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Mahi Filet or Shepherd's Pie then finish with a delectable Apple Pie.

Blue Sea Grill on Urbanspoon


"A Taste of Tradition" beer tasting

Morton's, The Steakhouse (Baltimore) is hosting "A Taste of Tradition" beer tasting featuring Chimay Belgian Trappist ale along with  signature hors d'oeuvres on 

Friday, November 21 from 5:30 - 7 p.m

Cost to attend the event is $45 per person, with $5 from each ticket sold benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.For reservations, call 410-547-8255.  

The tasting includes three of Belgium's finest brews, crafted by the Trappist Monks of the Abbey de Scourmont-Chimay Premiere, Chimay Grand Reserve, and Chimay Cinq Cents.  These are then paired with  signature hors d'oeuvres, including tuna tartare canapés, petite filet mignon sandwiches, sliced smoked salmon, and their Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. 

Chimay Pictures, Images and Photos

Fellow Baltimore Blogger going for The Next Food Network Star 5

So I was excited to hear that fellow Baltimore food blogger Green Lite Bites is trying out for The Next Food Network Star 5.  Go check out her video and leave a comment on it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Food Lingo

Friday, October 24, 2008

Restaurant Lingo:
Commis - An apprentice. A cook who works under the Chef de Partie to learn the station and responsibilities.

Diner Lingo:
Angels on horseback: oysters rolled in bacon on toast

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free Tacos for America!

Since a base as been stolen during a game during the 2008 MLB World Series, we now get free tacos. Go to any participating Taco Bell between 2 pm and 6pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 to get 1 FREE Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco.

Where's the beef? Pictures, Images and Photos

Taco Bell on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Foodbuzz 24: 24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs

Cupcakes for a Cause

Help sweeten a child's life. Visit a participating bakery from October 20–26 to treat yourself & your friends to yummy cupcakes while supporting CancerCare for Kids. Or you can even send an e-cupcake.

Here are the local ones for Maryland:

CakeLove
935 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring MD 20910

Couture Cupcakes
Potomac MD 20854

The Baltimore Cupcake Company
1433 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore MD 21230

Cupcake Pictures, Images and Photos

Flowers in the shape of a Cupcake

So I was wondering around on the web and came across this cute new thing from 1-800-FLOWERS. They now have flowers in a cupcake shape and real cupcakes... I know this has nothing to do with Baltimore food or events- But hey don't you have a friend in Baltimore who may need some flowers or cupcakes sent to them to cheer them up or just because? :)

Check out the blog I found it on Cupcakes Take the Cake

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday-Today in Food History

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Today in food history:
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • In 1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King's kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.
  • In 1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tater Tots?!?!

Ale Mary’s

1939 Fleet St


Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 276-2044

www.alemarys.com

I was out with a friend this past Thursday for the Baltimore Magazine VIP Shop Crawl in Fells Point and after we did our shopping (I bought a purse hook and great ring) we wanted to get something to eat. So she started telling me about this place that had tater tots in 3 different ways. Who doesn’t love tater tots (I haven’t had them in years)? So off to Ale Mary’s we went!

You walk in and greeted with you typical nice local bar establishment with about 10 (give or take) tables in the back for dinner (there was also outside seating). We ran into some friends she knows dining at the bar so we pulled up at a high top table in the bar. The feel of the place is nice! She actually ran into more people she knew- a lot of local go there. Behind the bar there was a nice stack of board games and 2 friendly gals who played waitress and bartender. I sort of felt it had the feeling of Cheers. If you are into beer they either have on tap or serve micros, Europeans, your typical domestics, and some Brewer’s Art beer and their own Mary’s Heavenly Pale Ale.

I was impressed but how much the menu had to offer! I had a hard time making up my mind what I wanted. I got stuck between the mussels, a few different sandwiches or pasta dishes. My friend recommends a certain sandwich so I followed her lead.

We both ordered The Thankful Turkey Sandwich ($7.95) - stuffing, roasted turkey and cranberry on a roll. It is served with lettuce, tomato and chips. However, we paid an extra $2 for tater tots with 3 chesses ($1.50 with no cheeses). The size of the sandwich was very generous and I wasn’t sure how I was going to get my mouth around it. The flavors were good but it had a down fall- It was dry. Think of Thanksgiving Dinner with no gravy- it needed the gravy or something to help with the dryness! They need to work on that one- Flavor is WONDERFUL but it’s dry.

Based upon the other people she knew there a lot of the other food was good (Shrimp Bisque, Sheppard’s pie, etc). Now I was to full but I heard the Krispy Cream Bread Pudding is to die for! I wish I had known about it before I finished off my sandwich so I would have saved room!

The service was average- we did have to chase down our check however. If I lived in this area it would be a nice local place I would find myself at a lot for the atmosphere and food. So if you down in the Historic Fells Point area and want to try something that not on the main drag head over here!


Ale Mary's on Urbanspoon

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Food Lingo

Friday, October 17, 2008

Restaurant Lingo:
Chef de Partie - Station chefs. In the brigade system, these are the line cook positions, such as saucier, grillardin, etc.

Diner Lingo:
Angel: sandwich man

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Not what we remember

Della Rose’s

8153 A Honeygo Blvd

Nottingham, MD 21236

410-933-8861

www.dellarosestavern.com

My Husband and I were out for a quick bite to eat. He wanted to go to Della Rose’s since we hadn’t been there in over a year. The last time we were their sandwich sizes were very large. It wasn’t very busy but then again none of the wait staff was just standing around. It looks like your typical place that has a sports theme with all the sport memorabilia hanging around. On the bar side there are plenty of TVs with either the news or sport on.

Recalled from the last time we were there we loved the Crab Dip. So we started with the Crab Dip ($10.99) that is served in a bread bowl and lightly toasted pieces of bread and topped with melted cheese. We were slightly disappointed with the size. We both said we thought it was bigger last time (for $10.99 I would thin it would be). It wasn’t overly small it could just use a bit more to it. However we still both agreed that is one of the best Crab Dips we have had (besides the one I make LOL).

For my main course I had the Southwestern Chicken Panini, which had grilled chicken with jalapeño pesto, chipotle mayo and Pepper Jack cheese. It is also served with a sided of fries. The flavor of the Panini was ok- I was expecting a much bigger kick- in fact I didn’t feel any heat form the spice or peppers. I also felt that it was on the greasy side from the butter they used on the bread (or whatever they use). Not sure if I would get it again. On the other hand, ILOVE their fries!

My husband had the Hot Beef Sandwich, which was open faced roast beef sandwich smothered in gravy. He got he fries smothered in gravy also. The first he said to be when he got it was “Where is the Beef?” In fact were lucky 3 slices of beef and there was 2 larges slices of white bread cut in halves under it. They did a good presenting it so it looked fuller with meat. He said the taste was good but needed a bit more meat.

We sat at a booth along the divider of windows that separated the bar and the dining room- I noticed one thing that really put me of- DUST. It looked as though it hadn’t been dusted in weeks or more. I ran my finger over it and gazed at how dirty my finger was- I am glad I didn’t have a white glove on for that test! The area I wiped stuck out like a sore thumb after I swiped my finger. They need to get on that!

Now if I am going to rate it out of 5 stars I honestly would give it a 2 ½ overall. Now if I break it down in other area and not a general aspect certain things would get lower than 2 ½ and other would get higher. For example, portions sizes would get lower but the crab dip taste would get higher.

Della Rose's Avenue Tavern on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Crabs for a Cure"

Baldwin's Station is hosting a dinner to raise funds and help families deal with Breast Cancer.  The dinner is being held on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $40 (plus they are asking for an additional $20 for Crabs for a Cure).

The dinner consist of 6 courses of gourmet fall themed cuisine prepared by Chef Eric Yeager,  Each course is paired with a CA wine in "flight" size and information on each wine and its pairing.

Check out the flyer for more information.  

Breast Cancer Awareness Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Scoops for Voters


Ben & Jerry's wants to thank you for voting by giving you a free scoop of ice cream! Come to participating scoop shops on November 4th from 5-8pm, show us you voted and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream

Ben & Jerry's on Urbanspoon

An interesting twist

Last night I met up with someone at a local Starbucks for coffee.  I like coffee but I don't make it at home unless we have company- and I rarely ever order it when we go out.  But I like or I should say love is Hot Chocolate.  

Now normally I am not much of a chicken to try new things (most of the times) but last night I was a little leery of trying a drink at Starbucks called Salted Carmel Signature Hot Chocolate.  It consists of a sweet and salty combination with their Signature Hot Chocolate and the flavors of buttery caramel and smoked sea salt. It is then topped with whipped cream, a swirl of caramel and a sprinkle of our sea salt topping - a combination of artisan sea salt and Turbinado sugar from Hawaii.

Now I love things like Take 5 bars and Chocolate covered pretzels that combine sweet and salt- but I was just a little leery over this.  So I came home and read about it on their website.  Now I need to go back and try it...

Starbucks on Urbanspoon

Tuesday-Today in Food History

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Today in food history:
  • National Chocolate Covered Insect Day
  • National Dessert Day
  • In 1834 Henry Blair received a patent for a corn planter. He was the first African American to be granted a patent.
  • In 1926 'Winnie-the-Pooh' (the honey loving bear) by A. A. Milne is published.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Foodbuzz Publisher Community Launches


LAUNCH OF GLOBAL FOODBUZZ BLOGGER COMMUNITY  

LEVERAGES REAL-PEOPLE, REAL-TIME POWER OF FOOD PUBLISHING    

 

San Francisco – October 13, 2008:   Foodbuzz, Inc., officially inaugurates its food blogger community with more than 1,000 blog partners, a global food blogging event and an online platform that captures the real-people, real-time power of food publishing in every corner of the world.  At launch, the Foodbuzz community ranks as one of the top-10 Internet destinations for food and dining (Quantcast), with bloggers based in 45 countries and 863 cities serving up daily food content.  

“Food bloggers are at the forefront of reality publishing and the dramatic growth of new media has redefined how food enthusiasts access tasty content,” said Doug Collister, Executive Vice President of Foodbuzz, Inc.  “Food bloggers are the new breed of local food experts and at any minute of the day, Foodbuzz is there to help capture the immediacy of their hands-on experiences, be it a memorable restaurant meal, a trip to the farmers market, or a special home-cooked meal.”    

Foodbuzz is the only online community with content created exclusively by food bloggers and rated by foodies. The site offers more than 20,000 pieces of new food and dining content weekly, including recipes, photos, blog posts, videos and restaurant reviews.   Members decide the “tastiness” of each piece of content by voting and “buzz” the most popular posts to the top of the daily menu of submissions.  Foodbuzz currently logs over 13 million monthly page views and over three million monthly unique visitors.       

“Our goal is to be the number-one online source of quality food and dining content by promoting the talent, enthusiasm and knowledge of food bloggers around the globe,” said Ben Dehan, founder and CEO of Foodbuzz, Inc. 

The Foodbuzz blogger community is growing at a rate of 40 percent per month driven by strong growth in existing partner blogs and the addition of over 100 new blogs per month.   “The Foodbuzz.com Web site is like the stock of a great soup.  The Web site provides the base or backbone for bloggers to interact as a community, contribute content, and have that content buzzed by their peers,” said Mr. Dehan.  

Global Blogging Event

Demonstrating the talent and scope of the Foodbuzz community, 24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs offered online food enthusiasts an international, virtual street festival of food and diversity.  The new feature showcased blog posts from 24 Foodbuzz partner bloggers chronicling events occurring around the globe during a 24 hour period and included:

·       Mid-Autumn Festival Banquest (New York, NY)

·       The "Found on Foodbuzz" 24-Item Tasting Menu (San Francisco, CA)

·       Aussie BBQ Bonanza – Celebrating Diversity (Sydney, Australia)

·       The Four Corners of Carolina BBQ Road Trip (Charleston, SC)

·       Criminal Tastes – An Illegal Supper (Crested Butte, CO)

·       From Matambre to Empanadas: An Argentine Dinner (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

·       A Sweet Trompe l’oeil (Seattle, WA)

 

            24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs” captures the quality and unique local perspective of our food bloggers and shared it with the world,” said Ryan Stern, Director of the Foodbuzz Publisher Community.  “It illustrates exactly what the future of food publishing is all about – real food, experienced by real people, shared real-time.”                

About Foodbuzz, Inc.      

Based in San Francisco, Foodbuzz, Inc., launched its beta Web site, foodbuzz.com, in 2007.  In less than a year, Fooduzz.com and its community of over 1,000 exclusive partner food blogs have grown into an extended online property that reaches more than three million users.   

* Being part of Foodbuzz.com has been great!  I have met some great people and experienced a lot!  Thank you foodbuzz.com

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bloggers Hit the Town- Woodberry Kitchen

Woodberry Kitchen
2010 Clipper Park Rd
Baltimore, MD
21211
(410) 464-8000

So I headed for a Bloggers Night on the Town with some fellow Bloggers to the Woodberry Kitchen. The Woodberry Kitchen is known for its seasonal ingredients from local growers and its organic meats.


You are greeted with a very modern and crisp atmosphere and perfect surroundings. The menu is ever changing based upon the seasons and what is in season. The online menu offers just a sample of the menu. There are too many wonderful sounding things and it was very hard to pick something.


I started with the Orchard Pears that were roasted with olive oil and seas salt ($5.00). The pear were perfectly cooked and not mushy or to hard. The salt gave it a nice taste helping pull out the natural juices and sweetness.

For my main course I had the Lamb Burger ($15.00) that ha d nice spiciness to it. Now I have had lamb in the past but never in burger form. I ordered it medium well and it came perfectly cooked (I tend to like my meat medium but when it comes to burgers I like it medium-well to well).

For dessert I had the Autumn Sundae with candied pumpkin and other fall themed toppings. I could eat this dessert a million times over.

If you are into mixed drinks try some of their drinks- I wasn’t drinking that night but I could had a nice time with some of those drinks.

The following bloggers were in attendance:

Jake Slagle Unique Culinary Adventures

Renee Shuman-Powell “Wine.Bread.Cheese

Courtney Bartlett “A Side of Cheerios

Liz and Nathan Stambaugh “What’s to Eat Baltimore

Lauren Brown and her Boyfriend “athlEAT

And of course me- Jessica Lemmo “Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants



Woodberry Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Welcome to the world of Afghan Cuisine

The Helmand
806 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-0311

The other week I headed out for the Bachlorette Party of a friend. We started at The Helmand The Helmand serves Afghan Cuisine. When you walk in you are welcome by a warm feeling with colorful main dining room that is festooned with festive Afghani clothing and tapestries. Every dish is a careful composition of cumin, coriander, mint and other spices. for dinner.

We started our dinner by ordering a couple orders of the Kaddo Borawni which is Pan fried and baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce. I never would have thought of putting some of those ingredients together. However, it made for a perfect appetizer. It had a sweetness that was over powering and the garlic gave it a nice bite that wasn't too much. The texture was very smooth and the pumpkin was perfectly cooked.

For my dinner I had the Mantwo which is homemade pastry shell filled with onions and beef. Served on yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split peas and beef sauce. The dish was prepared perfectly and had a nice spiciness to it. These could become a new comfort food for me. As you ate it the feeling was a warm one that made you feel at home. I must admit I was a bit optimistic about the dinner but I will say now I look forward to trying other Afghan food.

Of course after eating and sharing some bottles of wine we presented the Bride with some typical Bachlorette gifts for her wedding night (we got the attention of the wait staff and the surrounding tables). The owner then presented us with Champagne on the house.

The experience was wonderful and I can not wait to go back again. Part of the party then did journey to the 13th Floor for some dancing while the rest of us had to go home to bed (It was a Thursday night and I do have to teach those kiddos).

Helmand on Urbanspoon

George Duran @ Wegman's

So last week I headed up to Wegman's to see George Duran.  It was a blast- he is very funny and gives a great show.  He even blind folded people to do a taste test (just like on his show "Ham on the Street").  He was promoting his new cookbook called "Take this Dish and Twist it"

One of the dishes he made was a Granny Smith Guacamole- that was a basic guacamole recipe and he added pieces of Ganny Smith Apples.  It was very nice and the pieces of apple added a nice crunch to it!

He also made a Caesar Salad Summer Roll, which is basically, a regular Caesar Salad you eat with your fingers because you roll it up in rice paper.  They can be messy but it was fun to eat it that way!

He also showed use a quick and fast dessert- take oranges and section them and break up a chocolate bar (he used dark chocolate) and then sprinkle the chocolate pieces over the slices and serve.  It is very tasty together and cleanses the palette.  

Saturday, October 11, 2008

For all those faithful readers

I know I am so behind on some posts of places I have gone but I have them all typed up and ready to go except for pictures. Well we got new cameras and they are professional grade and the pictures are so big it takes forever to upload with Comcast. I dont want to make it smaller to upload because I dont want ot loose quality. Well today we are getting FIOS and we paid extra for the highest speed internet. Well they say it takes 4-6 hours to install and they are due today between 8-12. So once all is set up and good to go I will putting up my post and hoping I don't have upload problems anymore. It was taking FOREVER to upload pictures on here before.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Food Lingo

Friday, October 10, 2008

Restaurant Lingo:
Can't cook his/her way out of a paper bag - someone who can't cook, usually applied to describe someone thats a terrible cook/chef but thinks that he or she is the greatest.
The origin of this phrase is used for many different things. A good expanation of some is found at here

Diner Lingo:
All hot: baked potato

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The New Up & Coming of Baltimore

Oz. Chophouse will open their second location at the Ritz-Carlton Residences this fall. The popular restaurant from Fulton, MD will feature custom-cut steaks and an upscale-casual dining experience.

Asiatique Restaurant will open this fall at the historic Cadillac Building on 12 South Calvert St. The French-Asian fusion restaurant will serve a full lunch and dinner menu, as well as an Afternoon Tea with a wide array of tea and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Top Blog for Maryland- I got a Honorable Mention

SearchMaryland is a go to site for all things Maryland. They also have a Blog Directory at SearchMaryland.com. SearchMaryland.com has just named its 2008 Top Blog Awardees and I am happy to say that this blog got a Honorable Mention


Sooo Cute!

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I found this and had to share with all!

Drum Roll for the Now Open...

Café Mocha opened its second location October 1- at Railway Express Building, 1501 St. Paul St. The café offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee.


Diamond Tavern is open at the Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel at 401 W. Pratt St. The restaurant and bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.


Holliday C-Mart is now open at 234 Holliday St. Located in the Breco, the store offers typical convenience items to residents and the surrounding area.


Luckie’s Tavern is now open at 10 Market Pl. in Power Plant Live! The 7,000 square foot restaurant offers 16 beers on tap, live music, and outdoor dining.


Park Avenue Grill is now serving at 8 Park Ave. Locally-owned, the restaurant offers a full menu for dine-in, as well as deli take-out.


Scoops & Froots is now open at 231 East Baltimore St. A combination of a traditional ice cream shop and a smoothie stand, the store specializes in hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, iced cappuccinos, and fresh fruit smoothies.


Tapabar has opened its doors in Little Italy, at 413 South High St. The independently-owned restaurant and lounge uses only locally-grown ingredients for its authentic Spanish and Argentinean tapas menu.


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