Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some local Baltimore Chefs recommend their favorite cookbooks

I have had the wonderful opportunity to interview local Baltimore Chefs. One of my favorite questions to ask is "What is your favorite cookbook?"

Check out some of their picks



Check out the interviews with local Baltimore Chefs

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Restaurant 101: 100 things every foodie should do in Baltimore

Back in October Elizabeth Large posted on her blog Dining@large post about 100 things every foodie should do in Baltimore.


So my curiosity took hold and I wanted to see of the 100 how many I have done. So I started to run through the list and see what I can mark off. Check out the list below to see what I can cross off. Then don’t forget to check back as I cross more off. Feel free to comment with your accomplishments!


Here is what I can cross off:

  • #4 Drink a Natty Boh
  • #5 Snack on a Berger's cookie
  • #6 Put marshmallow on your snowball
  • #8 Serve sauerkraut with your turkey
  • #9 Get a chicken box (fried wings, western fries, dinner roll) from a Baltimore City public market
  • #16 Take a Sunday morning stroll through the JFX Farmer's Market
  • #17 Thrasher's french fries from the boardwalk in Ocean City
  • #19 Chow down on a pit beef sandwich at Boog's during an O's game
  • #21 Have a soft crab sandwich on white bread
  • #23 Order a Tio Pepe sangria (red). It contains fruit, so it counts as food!
  • #26 Fisher's popcorn downy ocean, hon!
  • #29 Eat the pumpkin appetizer at the Helmand
  • #32 Savory muffins at Red Canoe in Lauraville
  • #33 Try some of the special flavors from Taharka Bros. (formerly Sylvan Beach) ice cream
  • #49 Have lunch on the patio at Sanders Corner overlooking the Loch Raven Reservoir
  • #57 Wander aisles of exotic produce - lychees! jackfruit! Indian eggplant! - at H Mart or Lotte Plaza in Catonsville.
  • #58 Go to a bull/oyster roast or crab/shrimp feast at any number of Baltimore venues as long as you go to at least one at a V.F.W. hall, American Legion, Steelworkers Hall, fire hall, state park, etc
  • #64 Pit beef from anywhere without a door
  • #65 Late night dinner at the Bel-Loc Diner
  • #68 Eat anything on the menu at Andy Nelson's
  • #69 Gravy fries
  • #74 Buy a crepe at Sofi's and enjoy it while watching a movie at the Charles
  • #77 Italian cold cut sub at Pastore's in Towson
  • #78 Wockenfuss candies
  • #85 Coffee from Zeke's
  • #89 Have Old Bay on things other than seafood. For instance, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw
  • #95 Sip a Bloody Mary with an Old Bay rimmer
  • #97 Eat the Berger cookie pie at Dangerously Delicious Pies in Federal Hill
  • #99 Eat sushi in Towson

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

$15 for $35 worth of American favorites at The Reserve

For $15, today’s Groupon gets you $35 worth of drinks and American fare at The Reserve in Federal Hill.

Click here to get the deal for $15 for $35 Worth of American Favorites at The Reserve

Highlights of The Reserve
  • Fine dining in a neighborhood bar atmosphere
  • More than 12 beers on tap
  • Numerous TVs around the dining room and bar

The Reserve
1542 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Don't forget to sign up for the Groupon emails plus right now get $10 in Groupon Bucks when you buy any two seperate deals before midnight on January 3rd. Credit applies to deals ordered from December 28th, 2009 through January 3rd, 2010. $10 credit to be added to your account by January 5th, 2010.

Delivery.com- a new way to order from local restaurants

I was surfing the web and found a new site to Order food online from local restaurants and you can get Get 1,000 Bonus DeliveryPoints with your first order!

Delivery.com provides fast, easy and convenient online ordering from local restaurants, caterers and other merchants across the nation.

Some benefits of ordering from Delivery.com are:

  • Save favorite orders and restaurants for easy reordering
  • Maintain a complete history of past orders
  • Save money on exclusive specials
  • Earn prizes, cash and airline miles through Delivery Points accrued with each order

Monday, December 28, 2009

Baltimore magazine 2010 best restaurants reader's poll

It is that time of year again for Baltimore magazine's "2010 Best Restaurant Reader's Poll"

They're mixing it up this year with categories—and the number of winners. Just like the Olympics, they'll be awarding gold, silver, and bronze to the top three. Vote now! The deadline is 11:59 pm on January 15.

So let your foodie opinion count but don't forget to follow these simple rules: One entry per person. You must vote in at least 8 categories for your form to be valid. They reserve the right to toss out ANY forms they suspect to be ballot-stuffing.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baltimore restaurants with New Year's Eve specials part 3

Looking for a great night out on the town to celebrate New Year's Eve? Then check out this building list of local places offering special menus and deals. Don't forget to check part 1 and 2.
  • RA Sushi (Harbor East- Asian) extended sushi bar hours until 1 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Other delicious drink specials include the Countdown Shot ($5), the Ball Dropper ($6), and the Midnight RA-tini ($8). Specialty rolls include the Resolution Roll ($7) and the Year of the RA Roll ($9) No cover or reservations required
  • Restaurant Sabor (Lutherville- Continental) 5-course prix-fixe menu offered from 5-10pm ($65/person)
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baltimore (Downtown- Steak) Ring in the New Year with a special menu, Champagne toast & party favors at midnight!
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pier 5 (Inner Harbor- Steak) Ring in the New Year with a special menu, Champagne toast & party favors at midnight!
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pikesville (Pikesville- Steak) Ring in the New Year with a special menu, Champagne toast & party favors at midnight!
  • Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baltimore (Downtown- Steakhouse) Four-course prix-fixe menu. Freddie Steven's Band from 7:30-12:30. 4pm-6pm ($49/person); 7pm-midnight ($79/person)
  • To read more click here

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Baltimore restaurants with New Year's Eve specials part 2

Looking for a great night out on the town to celebrate New Year's Eve? Then check out this building list of local places offering special menus and deals. Don't forget to check out part 1 too

  • Diamond Tavern - Hilton Baltimore (Downtown- American) 3-course prix-fixe menu & bottle of Champagne ($85/couple). Regular menu also available.
  • Donna's - Charles Village (Downtown- Mediterranean) Special New Year's 4 course dinner for $38. They will also be serving their regular menu, plus fun and favors and great things to drink.
  • Donna's - Columbia (Columbia- Italian) Special New Year's 4 course dinner for $30; $40 with matching wines. They will also be serving their regular menu, plus fun and favors and great things to drink.
  • Elkridge Furnace Inn (Elkridge- French) Special New Year's 3 Course $70.00; 4 Course $75.00; 5 Course $80.00 4 Course with Chef’s Wine Selection $100.00 (3 oz wine pour) or “Top of the Inn” New Year’s Eve 2009 $150 per person including tax and service, $225 per person to have meal paired with wine
  • To read more click here
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Calling all teachers- Teavolve Cafe Teacher Twitter Tuesday

By day I am a teacher and was so excited to find out that Baltimore City Schools will be closed again on Tuesday, Decemeber 22, 2009 again because of this past weekened's snow storm. Of course I was tweeting my excitement and mention that I was going to go out with a fellow teacher but wasn't sure where to go... here is the response I got:

RT @teavolve: @BmoreRestaurant just inspired me to do a Teacher Twitter Tuesday -Mention this tweet and receive 10% off final bill 2morrow (Tuesday, Decemeber 22, 2009)

The Dogwood reopens

The Dogwood reopened on December 17


With the reopening there are some changes also:

  • a community table that anyone can sit at
  • a new Oyster Bar serving four varieties of locally grown and caught oysters
  • will only be open for dinner and no longer serving lunch


Their menu will still change with the growing seasons and offer local and sustainable food.

911 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211
410.889.0952

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Click here to find out more!

“12 Days of Cheesecake”- Cheesecake Factory gift card giveaway

The Cheesecake Factory is to celebrating the holidays this year by giving gifts during the “12 Days of Cheesecake.”

Through Tuesday, December 29, The Cheesecake Factory’s “12 Days of Cheesecake” promotion will run on Twitter. Twelve lucky “followers” of The Cheesecake Factory’s Twitter page will be selected daily to win a $25 gift card, plus a “Slice of Joy” card, which is redeemable for one complimentary slice of cheesecake from 12/26/09 to 3/30/10. To enter, you must become a follower of The Cheesecake Factory’s official Twitter page, www.Twitter.com/cheesecake, and must “retweet” The Cheesecake Factory’s daily “tweet” about the promotion. Twelve winners will be selected at random each day during the 12-day promotion.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Weekly wrap-up: Baltimore restaurants held their own on Twitter during the blizzard

With the Blizzard of 2009 past us I hope you have survived! Our little dog got lost in the over his head snow. Check out the local Baltimore dining scene for this last week of yummy things and those yet to come and the local restaurants held there own during the Blizzard of 2009 on Twitter.

Local restaurants held there own during the Blazzard of 2009 on Twitter- check out some of their tweets:

  • BmoreRestaurant: got a few restaurant coupons in my inbox that are only good this weekend to lure ppl in during the snow storm- ? how do u get there to use? (9:57am, Dec 19)
  • TheReserveBalt: Good crowd in here! Daytime blizzard drinking (1:50pm, Dec 19)
  • RyleighsOyster: We ARE open today and tonight! Come in for a cocktail or some great specials if you are in the neighborhood! (1:55pm, Dec 19)
  • teavolve: Two more hours left for the free glass of mimosa or bloody mary with a Brunch entree. We will be closing at 4pm today (2:18pm, Dec 19)
  • talarabaltimore: WE R OPEN! Storm We are offering 1/2 off alcohol portion of ur bill 2night only! Mention this tweet for discount-Nick (5:19pm, Dec 19)
  • brewersart Yes, we're open tonight! Trek on in and warm up with some drinks before making snow angels! (5:20pm, Dec 19)
  • bad_decisions: Open for business. The hot cocoa and cider are ready! (5:22pm, Dec 19)
  • bad_decisions: sold about a gallon of my hot coca. only about a gallon left! come and get it before its gone! (7:44pm, Dec 19)
  • Spoons_Coffee: grabbing the snow shovel & rallying the troops. Doors should be open at 9AM. We might not be 100% fully staffed (7:43am, Dec 20 )
  • @teavolve: Yes, we will open at 9am for Brunch...Who's hungry???!!! (8:37am, Dec 20)

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

80% off at Restaurant.com

80% off at Restaurant.com: Don't forget their gift certificates are click to print and make great last minute gifts!

Customers save 80% off on all gift certificate and dinner of the month club purchases. Customers can purchase a $25 Gift Certificate for only $2!!!

Don't delay! Offer ends December 25th.


Save 80% off Restaurant.com $25 Gift Cert. orders! Use code SANTA and Pay $2 thru 12/25/09.

Save 80% Off Dinner of the Month Club only at Restaurant.com. Use code SANTA thru 12/25/09.


Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Winners of 3-month Dinner of the Month Club

Congratulations to the winners of the Just in time for the holidays giveaway- win a 3-month Dinner of the Month Club

  • Marney K.
  • Stephanie L.
  • Jennifer

Recipient gets a $25 gift certificate via email every month. Recipient then chooses restaurant. Redeemable at more than 13,000 restaurants nationwide! $75 value


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Friday, December 18, 2009

Baltimore restaurants with New Year's Eve specials part 1

Looking for a great night out on the town to celebrate New Year's Eve? Then check out this building list of local places offering special menus and deals.

  • Aida Bistro & Wine Bar (Columbia- Italian) AIDA Bistro's Best of 2009, annual New Year's Eve prix-fixe menu. Enjoy live Jazz from 9p to Midnight. Complimentary Champagne to bring in the New Year.
  • Aldo's (Little Italy- Italian) Special 4-course prix-fixe menu including favorites from standard a la carte menu, plus complimentary glass of champagne. $100/adult
  • alizée (Downtown- Contemporary American) Ring in the new year with chef Christian deLutis' 4 star cuisine, free valet parking, live music, 5-course pre-fix menu ($60), wine pairings ($30), & a room for 2 ($59).
  • Artful Gourmet Bistro (Owings Mills- Fusion / Eclectic) New Year's menu, featuring stuffed lobster, complimentary Champagne, & live music in our bar with Damion Wolf.
  • To read more click here

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Holiday gift from local restaurants- give something get something

Stuck on what to get for that certain some one for Christmas? Then here are some great last minute holiday gifts from local restaurants:

  • Purchase $50 worth of Amicci's Gift Cards this Holiday Season, and receive a coupon for a FREE Pane Rotundo! Pane Rotundo is a round Italian loaf of bread, toasted with garlic butter and filled with jumbo shrimp scampi. Gift Cards can be purchased in any denomination, and you can receive one FREE Pane Rotundo coupon for every $50 worth of Gift Cards you purchase!
  • Now at RA Sushi through December 31, for every $50 in gift cards you purchase, you'll receive a $10 bonus card* for yourself. $10 bonus card can be used from 1/2/10 – 3/31/10
  • Glory Days Grill, Bertucci's, Denny's and Buffalo Wild Wings is offering Buy $25 Get $5 Back with their gift cards
  • Applebee's will give you a FREE $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in Gift Cards

Check out some other great Holiday Guide information

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just in time for the holidays giveaway- win a 3-month Dinner of the Month Club

Who doesn’t love to get free stuff let alone eat a good meal? Well here is your chance to win one of three 3-month Dinner of the Month Club from Restaurant.com.

To get your chance to be randomly picked to win a 3-month Dinner of the Month Club here is all you have to do…

For a chance to win you need to become a fan of Jessica Lemmo- Baltimore Restaurant Examiner on Facebook and/or BmoreRestaurant on Twitter - once you have done one or the other (or both) leave a comment in the entry box below with your Facebook name and/or Twitter name (entries are made private)

Recipient gets a $25 gift certificate via email every month. Recipient then chooses restaurant. Redeemable at more than 13,000 restaurants nationwide! $75 value

*Be sure to read all offical rules





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Fast food even cheaper- new $1 deals

Fast food chains are always looking for ways to lure customers to come either to dine in or use the drive through. Check out some of the new ways below:

  • McDonald's plans to unveil a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January
  • McDonald's also will have the Mac Snack Wrap, which has Big Mac's ingredients rolled into a tortilla. At $1.49, it's half the price of a Big Mac.
  • Burger King has $1 double cheeseburgers
  • Burger King is testing other $1 items- Little Enormous Sandwich, made with egg, sausage, cheese, hash browns and bacon, $1 chicken sandwich, and is testing its BK Breakfast Muffin, which sells for $1
  • Click here to read more

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kids Eat Free- Qdoba introduces kids’ meals

Qdoba Mexican Grill has introduced its Kids Meal options.

To celebrate this they are having a "Kids Eat Free” weekend Dec. 19-20, offering one free kids’ meal to any child 12 or younger, with the purchase of one regular entree.

To learn more click here

Monday, December 14, 2009

The weekly wrap up- holiday fun has begun

The holiday fun has just begun around here in Baltimore. So many great things have been going on and are coming up. Check them out:

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Friday, December 11, 2009

See a living Terra Cotta Warrior at P.F. Chang’s Friday & Sunday plus FREE starter or dessert

2,000 years ago, thousands of life-size clay figures were buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, into the afterlife. Their discovery 1974 is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. National Geographic Museum is host Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, an exhibition featuring treasures from the tomb complex including 15 life-size figures, weapons, armor, coins, and more.

This Friday and Saturday you can meet Chi Chang at one of the following local P.F. Chang’s plus get a complementary photo with Chi Chang

  • Friday, December 11, 2009- P.F. Chang’s Inner Harbor from 12:15 to 3:15
  • Sunday, December 13, 2009- P.F. Chang’s Columbia from 12:00 to 4:00

Dine in any of the 9 DC area P.F. Chang’s restaurants, and receive a special code for $2.00 off any full price ticket.

All attendees of the exhibit can redeem their ticket at any P.F. Chang’s nationwide for a complimentary Chang’s Lettuce Wrap starter or Banana Spring Roll dessert with the purchase of any entrée*.

P.F. Chang's will present a free family-friendly Chinese New Year Festival at National Geographic on February 6th. PF Chang's will be offering complimentary tickets to the exhibition that day.

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Santa Brunch at Baldwin's Station

















Santa Brunch at Baldwin's Station

Sunday, December 13, from 11am-3pm

Traditional brunch items including:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Maple Infused Sausage
  • Hash Brown Potatoes
  • Country Style Pancakes
  • Stuffed French Toast
  • Fresh Fruits & Danishes
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Fresh Maryland Rockfish
  • Beef Kabobs
  • Full Omelet Station
  • Delicious Pasta
  • Soda, Tea, Coffee & Juices
  • Desserts for every tastde

Adults $21.95

Ages 6-12 $12.95
5 & Under eat FREE

Call Baldwin’s Station today at 410-795-1041 to make your reservations

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

A guide to food and Wine pairing event

Here is a perfect event for the holiday season that was in my inbox...

Matching the right wine with the right dish is an invaluable skill. They'll explain which wines pair best with which cuisine, and why. Use your new skilss when you dine out or cook at home. Tickets are $39

December 12th, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bin 604 Wine Sellers
604 S. Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ruth's Chris holiday hours and lunch specials

Just in time for the holidays- Ruth’s Chris is offering specialties for lunch throughout December.

The Greater Baltimore locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses will step outside of their regular evening hours to feature a special lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, beginning December 8 through December 24.

The lunch menu features a variety of prime “lunch” bites, sizzling steaks, entrée salads and seafood selections and desserts, along with premium sandwiches, wraps and Kobe burgers starting at $8.95.

A fivesome of $5 prime “lunch” bites includes Seared Ahi Tuna, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Signature Crab Cake, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, and Mini Kobe Beef Burger.

The luncheon specialties span the scrumptious spectrum from New York Strip, Ribeye with Bleu Cheese Crust and Braised Short Ribs to Flat Iron Pork, Barbecued Shrimp, Crab Shrimp and Pasta, and Pasta Bolognese. All luncheon specialties are served with a choice of Steak House Salad or Louisiana Seafood Gumbo.

There are entrée portions like the Harvest Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chilled Shellfish Salad, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. The popular Chicken Caesar Wrap is also the lunch menu, as are heartier selections like the Kobe Burger, Sliced (New York Strip) Steak Sandwich, Classic Crab Cake Sandwich, and Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

Four delicious desserts are highlighted by the new Carrot Cake in addition to Cheesecake, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, and Chocolate Sin Cake – all for $4.50 per serving.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at these participating locations.

Ruth’s Chris in Baltimore at Restaurant Row
600 Water Street
(410) 783-0033


Ruth’s Chris in Baltimore at Pier 5
711 Eastern Avenue
(410) 230-0033


Ruth’s Chris in Annapolis
301 Severn Avenue
(410) 990-0033

Check out some other holiday restaurant happenings

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Restaurant 101: Baltimore restaurants on Facebook part 2

I have already shared a list of local Baltimore eateries on Twitter now I am sharing a list of restaurants and bars I know of on Facebook. Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook also! So if you belong to Facebook stop by and friend them! Click here to see part 1 (Don't forget to check back for part 3)

  • Julianna's Bar & Grill
  • Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon
  • Kooper's Tavern
  • Lagers Pub
  • Langermann's
  • LaPalapa Grill N Cantina
  • La Scala Ristorante Italiano
  • Last Call Baltimore
  • Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group
  • Ledo Pizza
  • Liberatore's
  • Little Havana
  • Lucy's Irish
  • Magerk's Pub
  • Marie Louise Bistro
  • Max's Empanadas
  • Max's Taphouse
  • MELI: Patisserie & Bistro
  • Mex Baltimore
  • Milton's Grill
  • Morton's
  • Mothers Grille
  • Mr. Yogato-Fells Point
  • Muggsy's Bar
  • Mustang Alley's
  • Nacho Mama's
  • Nick's Fish House
  • No Idea
  • One-Eyed Mike's
  • Ottobar Baltimore
  • Owl Bar

Don't forget to checkout part 1 and back for part 3!


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Monday, December 07, 2009

New Year's Eve at Elkridge Furnace Inn

New Year's Eve is a few weeks away but reservations and tickets are going fast at local places. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is offering two options. Check back later for more New Year's Eve specials at other restaurants.

New Year’s Eve 2009 Prix Fixe
3 Course $70.00; 4 Course $75.00; 5 Course $80.00
4 Course with Chef’s Wine Selection $100.00 (3 oz wine pour)
Prices do not include tax & gratuity

SOUPS
Pumpkin Soup
Topped with bourbon croutons and nutmeg cream
Wild Mushroom Consumee
Finished with a black truffle oil crouton
Cream of Baltimore Soup
Topped with jumbo lump crab meat

APPETIZERS
Piquillo Peppers
Stuffed with goats cheese, sultanas and pine nuts, served with micro greens tossed in Spanish olive oil and a sherry vinegar reduction
Escargot Bleu de Bresse
Served with garlic, shallots, cream and melted blue cheese
Foie Gras
Served with a spiced apple bread pudding and a calvados and currant sauce
Marinated Seared Scallops and Shrimp
Served with saffron onion s, micros, and cilantro oil
Venison Sausage & Roasted Chestnuts
With fresh pumpkin bread, sweet and sour pear preserves and spiced pumpkinseed oil

SALADS
Wild Boar Bacon Salad
Crisp wild boar bacon served over baby greens with balsamic marinated cipollini onions, marinated artichokes, and roasted tomatoes
Tuscan Salad
Mesclun greens with ricotta salata, marinated olives and tomatoes on a sourdough crouton with a warm shallot vinaigrette
Spinach & Oyster Salad
Baby spinach topped with pan fried oysters, marinated baby tomatoes, and mignonette dressing
Bundled Caesar Salad
With croutons, parmesan cheese, Beefsteak tomatoes, delicate white anchovies and quail eggs

ENTRÉES
Portabella Mushroom & Roasted Vegetable Napoleon
Layered portabella, roasted eggplant, roasted peppers, white bean and walnut hummus and wilted spinach, served with a basil and tomato coulis
Seared Duck Moullard Breast & Confit Leg & Thigh
With Brussel sprouts, a shallot and pancetta faro pilaf, and a Marsala wine sauce
Braised Pork Shank
Over creamy, cheesy polenta with baby carrots, cipollinis, and a bourbon molasses sauce
Venison Cutlettes
With a dijonaise sauce, wilted Swiss chard, and a root vegetable and potato ragout
Sautéed Shrimp and Scallops
Over tarragon risotto with a Marseilles sauce and braised fennel bulb
Roasted Halibut Filet
Served with a lemon beurre blanc, baby carrots and a tarragon risotto
Prime NY Strip
Cooked to order, topped with Affine blue cheese and served with a galette of potatoes dauphinoise, wild mushrooms and a demi glace sauce
Veal Scaloppini Grenobloise
Served with a Grenobloise sauce made of lemon, butter, capers and brown sauce, creamy polenta and wilted spinach
Lamb Tenderloin
Served over a ragout of baby potatoes, artichokes, roasted peppers, olives and feta cheese with a rosemary bordelaise sauce

DESSERTS
Any Selection of a House Made Dessert or Assorted Cheese Plate


“Top of the Inn” New Year’s Eve 2009
$150 per person including tax and service
$225 per person to have meal paired with wine
* You must call 410.379.9336 to reserve the Top of the Inn*

Chef’s Amuse
Sauterne Glazed Foie Gras-Served with brioche and white grapes
Appetizer
Citron Vodka Cured Scallop Carpaccio-Paper thin cured with pickled red onion, chives, herb oil and an orange peel vinegar gastrique
Poisson
Mustard and Crab Crusted Halibut Filet- Served with quinoa and a lemon thyme beurre blanc
Salad
Duck Proscuitto Salad- With winter greens, shallots, shaved fennel and cranberries with a champagne vinaigrette
Revele
Beef Filet- Cooked to order and served with a demi glace, roasted garlic pommes duchess, haricot verts and truffle paté on a crouton
or
Petit Beef Filet and a Petit Lobster Tail- With a demi glace, tarragon lobster whipped potatoes
and haricot verts
Dessert
Crêpes Suzette with Crème Patisiere- Prepared tableside by Executive Chef, Daniel Wecker

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Weekly wrap up in Baltimore restaurants

Christmas Comments

Life gets busy and I havent done a Weekly Wrap Up in a few weeks- but it is back so check out what great things happened and still are in the Baltimore restaurants:

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Friday, December 04, 2009

15 for $30 Worth of Fine American Cuisine at Blue Hill Tavern

A great deal I am passing on to you...

For $15, you get $30 worth of fine, slideshow-worthy American cuisine and drinks at the contemporary Blue Hill Tavern. Located in the heart of Brewers Hill, this modestly upscale "beacon of refurbished sleekness" masterfully merges a classically conditioned menu with an un-snooty atmosphere and complimentary valet parking. Your Groupon can't be used on Saturday evenings or to gain backstage entry to the Flying Wallendas reunion tour.

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Brunch with Santa at Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill

Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill will reopen on Saturday, December the 5th at 9:00am.

They invite you and your family to Santa's Workshop for this 6th Annual Fells Point Olde Tyme Christmas! Enjoy their delicious Caribbean Brunch and get an opportunity to take a photo with Santa who will arrive by Tugboat ! Woody's Rum Bar is also a great place to view the Lighted Boat Parade and all of Fells Point Olde Tyme Christmas Events!

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Restaurant 101: Baltimore restaurants on Facebook part 1

I have already shared a list of local Baltimore eateries on Twitter now I am sharing a list of restaurants and bars I know of on Facebook. Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook also! So if you belong to Facebook stop by and friend them!

  • Abbey Burger Bistro
  • Aida Bistro
  • Alexander's Tavern
  • alizée boutique bistro and wine bar
  • Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue
  • B&O American Brasserie
  • Bartenders Pub
  • Blue Agave
  • Blue Hill Tavern
  • Captain Larry's Bar & Grill
  • Celie's Waterfront-Inn
  • Chick-fil-a Owings Mills Square
  • Cookers Baltimore
  • Dangerously Delicious
  • Elliott's Pour House
  • FrankandNics West End Grille
  • Grumpies Pour House
  • Hudson Street Stackhouse
  • Joe Squared
  • John Steven Fells Point


Check out Baltimore eateries on Twitter:

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Restaurant 101: Where can I go for seafood in Baltimore, MD?














The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to show case the natural flavors of the sea without over powering them and not overdoing the seafood itself. Check out these seafood restaurants in Baltimore to try out.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Wine Wednesdays at Crossroads Restaurant

Passing on this FREE and fun wine event:

Starting this Wednesday, December 2, the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys will launch its inaugural “Wine Wednesday” in the Crossroads Lounge. Basignani Winery will be the first featured vineyard. The new weeknight event is an extension of the hotel’s social events that are made available to guests and the community for free.

Wine Wednesdays will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. and the kick-off event on December 2 will feature three select wines from Basignani Winery and appetizers from the new farm-to-table menu at Crossroads Restaurant. Guests will be able to taste Basignani’s 2007 Piccolo, 2007 Chardonnay, and 2009 Riesling.

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