Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Maryland Live! celebrates Thanksgiving with delicious deals at The Prime Rib and Live! Buffet

Maryland Live! Casino will offer savory Thanksgiving Day specials at two of its acclaimed restaurants, THE PRIME RIB and the LIVE! BUFFET, on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style at the Zagat-rated #1 Steakhouse, The Prime Rib. In addition to the restaurant’s award-winning menu, guests can enjoy a special three-course “Prix Fixe Fall Heritage Menu,” which features the flavors of the season paired with a glass of Roederer Brut Champagne or George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

This delectable meal begins with a choice of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Mizuna & Butter Lettuce Salad, or Oysters-on-the-Half Shell. The Main Course includes choice of Chef Michael’s Herb Roasted Heritage Turkey or Butter Poached Cod Loin, served with a selection of sides, including Oyster Stuffing, Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans with Crispy Leaks. Each course is paired with a glass of Roederer Brut or George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau.

Top it off with a choice of Pumpkin Cheese Cake, Carmel Pecan Bar with Pumpkin Ice Cream, or a 16-Layer Chocolate Cake with Eggnog Ice Cream.

The Prime Rib’s award-winning menu and Thanksgiving specials can also be enjoyed outside on the heated Patio, which features a glass fire pit in an elegant garden setting.

The Prime Rib dining room will be open 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling(443) 445-2970 or online at Dress code applies.

The multi-station Live! Buffet will feature a Fall Heritage Buffet full of traditional Thanksgiving favorites; plus, a selection of offerings from the popular Snow Crab & Seafood menu, for $35.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The wine selection for the evening will be Beaujolais Nouveau for $20 per bottle. Seating is first-come, first-served and regular buffet hours apply.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Greenhouse dinner parties with Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy

The BUGS Greenhouse is a picture-perfect setting for Waterfront Kitchen’s brand new Greenhouse Dinner Parties, an intimate series of tasting dinners hosted by Moët Hennessy. Each evening will feature tastings of LVMH’s renowned brands, from superb Newton Vineyard wines to festive Domaine Chandon bubbly, expertly paired with a four-course meal by Chef Jerry Pellegrino. Special guest speakers will talk about the wines. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot early.

Place                BUGS Greenhouse
  802 S. Caroline Street
  Baltimore MD, 21231

Cost                  $150 per ticket

Reservations   Call 443.681.5310 or email for reservations. Seating is limited and by reservation only.

November 21 Newton Vineyard Large Format and Unfiltered Wine
Special guest: Newton Vineyard viticulturist Raymond Reyes

December 5 Holiday Bubbles, with Domaine Chandon étoile Rosé and étoile Brut
Special guest: Domaine Chandon brand ambassador Kristen Brott

February 6 Valentine’s Bubbles, with Domaine Chandon étoile Rosé and étoile Brut
Special guest: Domaine Chandon winemaker Tom Tiburzi

March 6 Sparking Spring Cocktails by Domaine Chandon
Special guest: Domaine Chandon senior wine ambassador Ellen Flora

April 3 Newton Vineyard Current Vintages and Unfiltered Wine
Special guest: Newton Vineyard regional ambassador Rebecca Robinson

Monday, November 18, 2013

Rusty Scupper offers Thanksgiving feast for the whole family

Instead of slaving away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, those who want to spend time with friends and family can let Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar do the cooking. Rusty Scupper will host a Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, November 28, between 12:00 and 6:00 PM.

The menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes such as carved roast turkey, carved honey-glazed ham, herb-crusted roast prime rib of beef, mashed potatoes and pan gravy, candied sweet potatoes, sausage and sage stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green beans, apple sauce, cranberry orange relish, pumpkin pie and apple crumb pie. Some non-traditional menu items include roasted salmon with crabmeat and a dill cream sauce, sautéed Prince Edward Island Mussels with a white wine reduction, sauerkraut and sausage, oyster stuffing, succotash, a raw bar with fresh oysters, spicy peel and eat shrimp, asparagus and red pepper salad, rock shrimp and orzo salad, assorted fruits and roasted vegetables. Assorted cheeses, breads and smoked seafood are also included.

The Thanksgiving Day Feast is $44.95 per adult and $19.95 for children under 10 years old. The price includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, apple cider, coffee, tea, soda and iced tea. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Reservations for the Thanksgiving Feast are required. For more information about spending Thanksgiving Day at Rusty Scupper and to reserve a table, visit or call (410) 727-3678.

Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar is located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the Inner Harbor Marina (402 Key Highway).  In 2012, the restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary and features contemporary American seafood dishes and seasonal cuisine by Chef Mark Miranda. Lunch is available Monday through Saturday starting at 11:30 AM; dinner is served seven days a week; and a Live-Jazz brunch is on Sundays from 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM.  Happy Hour specials at the bar are offered Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  A complimentary shuttle service is available to guests within the city limits Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM to close.  There are several private dining areas for groups of a variety of sizes.  For more information on the Rusty Scupper, call (410) 727-3678 or  The Rusty Scupper can also be found at

Friday, November 08, 2013

Mission BBQ and Charm City Cakes are cooking up something for Veterans Day

 MISSION BBQ, known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism, will partner with renowned Charm City Cakes to thank, honor, and salute our country’s veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day, November 11. Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes will specially-create four WWII Memorial replication cakes (one for each MISSION BBQ location), standing approximately three feet wide, and serving 300-400 slices each. A dedicated World War II Veteran will cut the first slice of cake at each restaurant following a live rendition of the National Anthem. In addition, MISSION BBQ will serve complimentary turkey, pork, and brisket sandwiches along with a slice of cake to all veterans and active military all day, starting at noon, while supplies last.

“We are honored to team up with Charm City Cakes and tip our hats to all of our American Heroes this Veterans Day,” says MISSON BBQ co-owner Bill Kraus. “Freedom isn’t free. These brave men and women protect, serve, and save our country and this is our opportunity to thank them for all that they have done.”

Keeping with its mission to “Proudly Serve Those Who Serve,” MISSION BBQ will open its first location outside of Maryland in York, Pennsylvania in mid-November, bringing its total number of restaurants to five. The patriotic fast-casual BBQ restaurant continues to rapidly expand throughout the Mid-Atlantic with a targeted goal of opening 40 restaurants nationwide by 2018.

About Mission BBQ:
MISSION BBQ first opened its doors on September 11, 2011, on the tenth anniversary of the day that changed the world forever. Owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton opened the restaurant with a mission to give back to American Heroes, who protect, serve and save.  They traveled across the country, from Texas to Kansas City, to the Carolinas and St. Louis to master America’s greatest contribution to culinary arts: BBQ!  A few favorite menu items include Bay-B-Back Ribs; North Carolina Pulled Pork; and Jalapeno and Cheese Sausage. Each MISSION BBQ location supports and donates proceeds to numerous military charities including the Wounded Warrior Project, USO, Toys for Tots and the Honor Flight Network, as well as the many local police, fire and first responder charities in each of their communities. Every day, at exactly 12 noon, the entire restaurant halts to honor our country by saluting the flag, standing at attention and singing our National Anthem.  MISSION BBQ offers customized catering for parties of all sizes, small and large, and has an authentic deuce and half military truck outfitted with a fully operational smoker that can roll in and feed your army.  For more information about MISSION BBQ, please visit Follow Mission BBQ’s latest news at  and

About Charm City Cakes:
Charm City Cakes was founded in 2002 by Chef Duff Goldman, an innovative and boundary-pushing baker. The Baltimore based establishment’s popularity grew and Duff and staff were approached by the Food Network to star in Ace of Cakes. The show ran for ten seasons in six years and is still wildly popular not only in reruns, but in over 40 countries worldwide. The twice nominated James Beard Foundation baker expanded the business in 2011 with a west coast shop, Charm City Cakes West, in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

J. Paul's launches new cold weather specials and cocktail

J. Paul’s, the only raw bar on the waterfront in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, has launched a number of new cold weather, seasonal specials, which highlight autumn and winter ingredients. These specials launch today at the restaurant’s Harborplace location and will run through early 2014.
 “The Inner Harbor is typically thought of as a place to enjoy when the weather is warm and the sun is shining, but we want our guests to enjoy the harbor all year round,” said Sarah Conlin, Area Director with Capital Restaurant Concepts, who owns and operates J. Paul’s. “Although it may be getting colder outside, both locals and visitors to Baltimore can enjoy our new warm, heartier dishes while experiencing the same beautiful view of the water that you get in summer months.”  

New specials include two new appetizer dishes including the Virginia Beef Chili ($7), which combines Virginia ground beef with smoked beef short rib and chili spices, and is topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. The Baked Oyster ($14) is topped with applewood bacon, smoked gouda cheese, scallions and garlic butter. The new Winter Salmon Salad ($15) highlights winter ingredients and tops mixed greens with grilled salmon, roasted potatoes, dried cherries, apples, hazelnuts and apple cider vinaigrette.

A variety of new entrees, or Harbor Classics, include: the Crab Cake Platter ($26), which pairs J. Paul’s signature Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with charred corn mac and cheese with smoked gouda and applewood bacon, alongside a Winter Salad; Chicken Marsala ($17) served with buttered fettucini, goat cheese, wild mushrooms and asparagus; and Grilled Salmon ($22) topped with honey BBQ glaze and served with oven-roasted potatoes, buttered asparagus, toasted pecans and brown butter balsamic reduction.  

In celebration of the Baltimore Ravens, J. Paul’s new menu includes the Ravens Nation ($10) cocktail, a purple-colored concoction composed of Bacardi Razz rum, black raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, lime, a splash of soda, and served with a sugar rim.

In addition to the restaurant’s new cold weather specials, J. Paul’s will also be a part of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Maryland Crab and Oyster Celebration. From October 25th-November 3rd, J, Paul’s will be offering a special menu that highlights crab and oysters from Maryland including: Crab Cake Appetizer ($14), a Maryland jumbo lump crab cake over a boursin-stuffed fried local tomato with corn relish and cherry pepper remoulade; Fried Oyster Po' Boy ($14), local fried oysters in an amoroso roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion and tarragon mayonnaise; and Crab Cake Salad ($15), mixed field greens, tomato, onion, corn, red and green bell peppers and cucumber tossed in peppercorn ranch topped with a Maryland jumbo lump crab cake.  J. Paul’s will also be serving Maryland crab and oyster specialties during the Beer & Urban Oyster Tasting event, which will take place on October 23rd at 5:30pm in Center Plaza, located at the intersection of Charles St. and Fayette St. For more information, visit

Since 1997, J. Paul’s has been a part of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, serving true American style cuisine to tourists and locals enjoying the waterfront. A part of Capital Restaurant Concepts, J. Paul’s Harbor Place reopened in June 2012 after closing for renovations, and now features a nautical theme that highlights the stunning views of the Inner Harbor, a new raw bar, and an expanded waterfront patio bar. Diners can choose from a diverse menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees during daily lunch and dinner service. J. Paul’s Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and happy hour specials are offered weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Joe's Crab Shack raises $1 Million to help end childhood hunger in America

Team members at Joe’s Crab Shack’s 135 locations worked tirelessly to raise nearly $1.1 million during the month of September for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Share Our Strength estimates that Joe’s donation will help provide more than 10 million meals to children who are struggling with hunger in this country.

“Joe’s set a goal of raising at least $1 million to fight a crisis that threatens our nation’s future,” said Jim Mazany, Joe’s Crab Shack president and 2013 chair of the Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Advisory Board. “Our team and our guests answered the call in a huge way, exceeding our goals and touching the lives of millions of children across America.”

As a national partner and leading fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, Joe’s rallied communities, guests and team members all month long to join in the fight against childhood hunger. Guests donated in increments ranging from $1-$10 in exchange for coupons redeemable for various menu items. Local general managers added to the fun – demonstrating their 100% Shore attitude – with fundraising events ranging from crab boils, beanbag-toss events, dunk tanks and more. Joe’s locations throughout the country held more than 200 fundraising events in September in hopes of ending childhood hunger in America. A longtime supporter of the cause, Joe’s has raised more than $3.3 million for No Kid Hungry since 2008.

“We want to thank Joe’s amazing team of passionate staff who worked hard to spread the No Kid Hungry message and their devoted guests who gave so generously to the effort. Their dedication to our goal of eliminating childhood hunger is inspiring,” said Share Our Strength founder and Chief Executive Officer Billy Shore.

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at

About Joe's Crab Shack
Founded in Houston in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack brings its fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern flair to more than 135 locations in more than 30 states. Joe’s menu is “100% Shore,” featuring more than 25 crab items in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. The company supports causes in every neighborhood it serves and is a national partner in Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign, which is working to end childhood hunger in America. Joe’s is a member of the Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:IRG) portfolio of restaurants. For more information, go to

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Miss Shirley's premieres new Fall menu

Sampling of new items

Miss Shirley’s Café is kicking off the season with a NEW Fall menu and a fresh website design! Delicious innovative dishes and returning fan favorites join house specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors. Additionally, the new website boasts a sassy southern tone and scrumptious photography.

New mouth-watering Fall items include Pimento Bacon Deviled Eggs, Potato Zucchini Pancakes, Applewood-Smoked Bacon Cinnamon Roll, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Grilled Salmon Florentine Benedict, Sassy Shirley-Feller, Autumn Steel Cut Oatmeal, Sunrise Omelet, Chicken Corn Chowder with Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Can’t Beet this Power Greens Salad, Bistro Steak Salad, Blackened Turkey Burger, Born on the Bay-O Po' Boy, Crab Cake &  Club and Southern BBQ Grilled Cheese.
Some past favorites have been revamped for their return. The Gulf Coast Skinny and the Winter Garden Omelet are brightened with seasonal veggies, the Autumn Steel Cut Oatmeal is infused with Fall flavor, the Pimento Bacon Deviled Eggs add a savory flair, and the Cornmeal-Encrusted Fried Oysters get a burst of flavor with Tabasco Bacon Onion Jam.
With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and creative dishes, seasonal changes offer an exciting opportunity to make dining at Miss Shirley’s a special experience. Miss Shirley’s Café features southern inspired, eclectic breakfast, brunch, and lunch with a Maryland twist. We do not accept reservations so it is suggested to arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon! For additional information, please visit the revamped website at You can also become a ‘fan’ of on Facebook and follow it on Twitter!

Sampling Items from photos:

  • Corn Cowder with Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Pimento Bacon Deviled Eggs
  • Potato Zucchini Pancakes
  • Fried Green Tomato
  • Cornmeal-Encrusted Fried Oysters
  • Beet this Power Greens Salad
  • Chesapeake Trio of Sliders
  • Southern BBQ Grilled Cheese

Miss Shirley’s Café, Roland Park, Inner Harbor & Annapolis
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. & Sun. - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Roland Park
513 W. Cold Spring Lane • Baltimore, MD 21210 •  410.889.5272 • Fax 410.889.5270
Inner Harbor
750 E. Pratt Street • Baltimore, MD 21202 •  410.528.5373 •  Fax 410.528.5370
1 Park Place  Annapolis, MD 21401  410.268.5171  Fax 410.268.5170

Monday, November 04, 2013

The Prime Rib introduces private dining room for groups

Whether it’s celebrating a birthday, hosting a business dinner or leading a meeting, The Prime Rib now has dining space that can accommodate private events.

The private function space evokes the feel of the elegant supper clubs of 1940’s Manhattan with leopard print carpet, leather seats and candlelight dining.  Guests booking events in the private dining room will be able to enjoy The Prime Rib’s traditional menu items and first-class service in an exclusive atmosphere.

“The Prime Rib has always been a destination for special events and corporate functions,” said Brad Black, General Manager at The Prime Rib.  “In addition to great food and impeccable service, the private dining room is another element of The Prime Rib experience.”

For more information about the private dining room, call (410) 539-1804 or visit

The Prime Rib was founded in 1965 by famed restaurateur Buzz Beler who later opened restaurants in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.   Over the years, The Prime Rib has earned numerous awards including Best of Baltimore by Baltimore magazine, a Zagat rating as the #1 steakhouse in Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia, one of the top five romantic restaurants in the U.S. by Food and Wine magazine, and an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.  For more information about The Prime Rib or find the restaurant on Facebook at

Celebrate Black Friday in the red at RA Sushi with extended happy hour

On the busiest shopping day of the year, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is giving weary deal hunters a reason to take a break and relax. Escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds on Black Friday for some "RA Retail Therapy," and enjoy extended happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Friday, November 29.

Celebrate Black Friday in the red at RA Sushi with a choice of more than 30 appetizer, tapas and sushi selections ranging from $2.75 to $7.75, plus a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $7.75. Popular happy hour dishes include the Tootsy Maki, Viva Las Vegas Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings and creative cocktails such as the Blushing Geisha, Dragon Bite, or Sake Sangria.

RA Sushi’s happy hour is typically available from 3 to 7 p.m., but on November 29, happy hour specials will be extended from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop in to RA Sushi for some Retail Therapy at Harbor East. For more information, call the restaurant at 410-522-3200, or visit

Friday, November 01, 2013

Relay Foods’ locally sourced produce and everyday groceries are now available for pickup at the MAC’s Timonium location

Relay Foods is kicking off an exciting partnership with the Maryland Athletic Club (MAC) by expanding the startup’s popular online grocery service in Baltimore with a new pickup site at the MAC’s Timonium location. Both Relay Foods and the MAC are committed to making healthy living easier and starting this week customers will be able to order their fresh, locally sourced foods and everyday groceries online at and conveniently pick them up from the MAC on Wednesdays from 4-7 pm.

Relay Foods’ mission is to make eating healthy local foods as convenient as possible – and the MAC is Baltimore’s community leader in wellness programs and services, with a knowledgeable staff that helps members to achieve their goals and foster an active lifestyle. Beyond just providing a convenient local place to get fresh groceries, Relay Foods is partnering with the MAC on their Healthy Start program and other campaigns to provide added nutritional guidance and expertise. Together, Relay Foods and MAC are working to make healthy living as easy and convenient as possible for the Baltimore community.

"We are very excited about this partnership with Relay Foods. Here at MAC we are advocates and conduits to living a healthy lifestyle and our members know that good nutrition is as important as exercise to achieving their goals,” said Sharon Nevins, VP of Marketing for the Maryland Athletic Club. “Relay Foods is a wonderful resource for our members seeking healthy nutrition options.”

The MAC is Relay Foods’ 6th grocery pickup location in the Baltimore area. This latest expansion comes just as Baltimore farmers’ markets are closing for the season – providing customers an easy alternative to find many of the same local producers of sustainably grown foods all year long, as well as a full selection of grocery staples.

By combining cutting-edge online shopping technology with the quality of farm-fresh food and the convenience of local pickup or home delivery, Relay Foods is rapidly changing the way people get their groceries. This location at the MAC joins Relay Foods growing list of Baltimore pickup sites and their robust home delivery service already serving the area.

“We know how hectic life can get and how many other things are on your to-do list, so by joining forces with the MAC on this grocery pickup location as well as some of their wellness programs, we hope to make living healthier easier for residents in Timonium and all across the Baltimore.” said Relay Foods’ Jen Hawse, Baltimore Sales Manager. “We have had such success in the this area because there is a real demand for convenient and healthy food choices, and Relay Foods is an innovative service that brings both locally sourced sustainable foods and everyday staples right to our customers.”

Relay Foods is incredibly simple– it works like this:
  1. Customers visit and fill their virtual cart with unique local food products and the same everyday essentials they’d find in a bricks-and-mortar supermarket.
  2. Orders are put together at a local distribution center and delivered in Relay’s trucks packed in temperature-controlled totes; orders must be placed before midnight on the day of pickup.
  3. Customers can either stop by their local pickup spot to retrieve their groceries at no extra charge, or have their fresh, sustainable groceries delivered right to their doorstep.
Founded in 2009 and based in Charlottesville, Relay Foods works directly with local farmers, growers and merchants, selecting the highest quality sustainable products to offer its customers – while also giving customers access to exhaustive inventory of items regularly available at the supermarket. Currently serving communities all across Baltimore, DC and Virginia, Relay Foods is continually expanding to keep up with growing demand.

More information about the two pickup site launches is available on Facebook and Twitter or by visiting

About Relay Foods:
Relay Foods is an innovative grocery delivery company with a mission to conveniently bring the best in local produce, sustainable foods and everyday groceries directly to our customers. With simple online ordering and convenient delivery or free pick up, Relay Foods is changing the way people get their groceries, simplifying the process and raising the standards for local quality.

By collaborating with over local farmers, artisans and stores, Relay Foods is able to deliver high quality locally sourced food products as well as everyday staples right to you – with just a few clicks. The process is easy: simply log on to, browse their huge selection and then place your order and receive next day home delivery or free pick-up at a variety of locations around town.

Launched in Charlottesville in 2009, Relay Foods has quickly grown to serve much of Virginia and the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro area including: Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg, Staunton, Lynchburg and Fredericksburg, Va.

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