Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve at Waterfront Kitchen

There’s no better perch on the harbor than Waterfront Kitchen on New Year’s Eve. This year, in addition to a fabulous view, the restaurant will offer a feast in the form of a five-course menu, with or without wine pairings, at two seatings. The second seating includes a Champagne toast and fireworks.

6:30 p.m.          $100 or $135 with wine pairings
9:30 p.m.          $125 or $160 with wine pairings

For reservations, call 443-681-5310 or visit Open Table. Waterfront Kitchen is located at 1417 Thames Street in historic Fells Point.

Chef’s Amuse
o    A trio of Caviar on a Saffron Blini, Crème Fraiche
o    Osetra, American Sturgeon, Salmon Roe

Second Course
o    Sweet Corn Bisque with Poached Lobster, Quail Egg, Corn Bavarois and Pickled Baby Corn
o    Rutabaga Gnocchi with BUGS Micro Beet Greens
o    Roasted Golden Beets, Brussels Sprouts, with Mushroom Jus Reduction and Mustard Oil
o    Foie Gras Torchon with Cocoa Quince Chutney and Brioche Toast
o    Evermore Farms Pork Belly Rillons with McCutcheon Apple Butter, Pirate Blue Cheese and Rye Crostini
o    Local Beef Two Ways: Traditional Tartar & Black Truffle, with 154° Egg Yolk
o    Black Pepper Crusted Carpaccio with Olive Oil Preserved Mushrooms

Third Course
o    Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Crispy Mushrooms and Rosemary Jus
o    Marchot Farms Veal Two Ways: Braised Breast with Spiced Pear Stuffing  and Crispy Sweet Breads, with
o    Red Wine Braised Onions, Brussels Sprout Leaves and Veal Reduction
o    Pan Roasted Chesapeake Bay Rockfish with Saffron Risotto, Caramelized Fennel, Citrus and Fennel Fronds
o    A Study of Root Vegetables: Salt-Crust Roasted Celery Root, Oven-Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Sweet Potato ‘Cream’, Braised Wheat Berries and Parsnip & Thyme Crumble
o    Whole Roasted Black-Footed Chicken for Two, with Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic, Creamed Swiss Chard and Dark Chicken Jus

Fourth Course
o    Baby Spinach, Dried Figs, Pirate Blue Cheese and Walnuts with Port Wine Vinaigrette
o    Endive & Escarole with Orange, Candied Red Onion, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
o    Fire Fly Farms Goat Cheeses with Apricot Compote and Brioche Toast
o    Chapel Creamery Bay Blue & Mountain Top Blue with Candied Pecans, Sweet Plums and Raisin Bread Toast

To Finish
o    Zupaca Rum infused Fall Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Dried Fruit Compote and Candied Walnuts
o    Ardberg & Honey Poached Pears with Ardbeg & Oats Whipped Cream, Cardamom Crumble and Burnt Honey Anglaise
o    Salted Dark Chocolate Fudge with Orange Basil Semifreddo, Grand Marnier Custard and Candied Citrus Zest
o    Bacon Maple Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Brittle, Bacon Fat Powder, Smoked Pumpkin Seeds, and Hennessy Cognac Caramel
o    Twenty-Hour Apple Galette with Cinnamon Cream Anglaise  and Taharka Brothers Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Waterfront Kitchen offers sweeping harbor views and a seasonal menu of spirited American cuisine, with ingredients sourced as locally as possible from urban farms, including its own greenhouse and gardens. The restaurant is located in Fells Point at 1417 Thames Street in Baltimore, 443-681-5310. It is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday, and brunch on Sunday. Reservations are recommended. Valet parking is available for weekend dinners. The restaurant may also be reached by Water Taxi, at stop #8.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ring in the New Year with B&O American Brasserie's 2 events

Ring in the New Year with B&O American Brasserie, a Kimpton restaurant! B&O American Brasserie will be the last stop on the 2013 train offering a special New Year’s Eve 3- and 5-course dinner menu and offering pairings.The restaurant's Hangover Brunch returns to help cure all New Year’s ailments!To make reservations, call 443-692-6172 or visit

New Year’s Eve at B&O
Dec. 31, 2013
Seatings at 6:008:00 and 10:00 p.m.
3-course dinner ($65) plus pairings for an additional $20
5-course dinner ($90) plus pairings for an additional $30
Complimentary glass of champagne for all dinner guests

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will host a night of food and fun. Enjoy your choice of a 3- or 5-course menu along with wine pairings at an additional cost. All dinner guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations are encouraged.

Hangover Brunch
Jan. 1, 2014
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greasy, greasy menu items; bottomless mimosas and 
Bloody Marys for $10; hair of the dog cocktails

After ringing in the new year, guests can roll out of bed and join B&O American Brasserie for Hangover Brunch, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Brunch will include a menu featuring some of the greasiest dishes around in addition to the restaurant's a la carte brunch menu. Diners can bring the Advil and the restaurant will provide the bacon and home fries! Hand crafted hair-of-the-dog cocktails and bottomless mimosas and/or Bloody Marys will cure any hangover so guests can start the new year off right. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rusty Scupper Hosts Annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Boasting some of the best views of the Inner Harbor and the city’s fireworks, Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar will host its annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

A four-course dinner with a champagne toast at midnight, the New Year’s Eve party will feature music, dancing and great views of the fireworks from the restaurant’s third-floor deck.   The dinner will include a variety of Chesapeake-inspired dishes including cream of crab soup, Maryland crab soup or tomato basil bisque (choice of one); Rusty Scupper field greens salad; char grilled filet mignon, Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, cold water lobster tail and crab cake or salmon Chesapeake (choice of one); and for dessert Smith Island cake, sweet potato cheesecake, or chocolate indulgence cake (choice of one.)

Rusty Scupper New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar
402 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

$100.00 for general seating
$115.00 for premiere window seating (based on availability)
Price does not include tax and gratuity

Reservations for the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza are required. This is a prepaid event so payment will be made when the reservation is made.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call (410) 727-3678.

About the Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar
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 at11:30 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 visit  The Rusty Scupper can also be found

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fresh Market Seeks Creative Kids to Enter Its 2014 "Design Our Bag" Challenge

Think you have what it takes to design The Fresh Market’s next reusable shopping bag? The company is on a nationwide search for a fun new design for its 2014 bag, which will benefit Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry®” campaign! Last year’s inaugural “Design Our Bag Challenge” winning bags have raised over $50,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America. Now a year later, The Fresh Market is excited to showcase more children’s artwork on its limited edition reusable shopping bags.  The Fresh Market will donate 50% of the retail price of each bag sold to No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000 in 2014.

Children ages 15 and under who have a love for both food and art can submit a drawing of their favorite product sold at The Fresh Market stores. The top two artists, voted on by The Fresh Market employees, will have their designs printed on reusable shopping bags, which will be sold in The Fresh Market stores across the country in 2014.

In addition to having their drawings featured on the company’s reusable shopping bag, the winners of the Design Our Bag Challenge will each receive a $200 gift card for The Fresh Market, a kid-friendly goodie bag filled with an artist kit and other edible treats, and accolades via The Fresh Market’s social media channels. In addition, each of The Fresh Market’s stores nationwide will award their stores’ top two finalists a $50 gift card.

January 1, 2014 – January 28, 2014

WHERE:        The Fresh Market’s 151 store locations nationwide
For local store information, please visit:
For official rules and prize packages, please visit:

Monday, December 23, 2013

MISSION BBQ Donates 10% of Holiday Gift Card Sales to Wounded Warrior Project

Tis’ the season to be giving at MISSION BBQ.  The restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ and dedication to honoring uniformed American Heroes, today announced its holiday gift card campaign. For every holiday gift card purchased through New Year’s Day, MISSION BBQ will donate 10% of the total dollar amount to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“The holiday season is a time of giving, and we are honored to give back to the Wounded Warrior Project through the Get a Card – Help a Hero gift card program,” says MISSION BBQ co-owner Bill Kraus. “While most businesses offer a discount for shoppers after spending a certain amount, we offer customers a chance to give a great gift while at the same time supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.”

The MISSION BBQ reloadable gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount and are available at all five MISSION BBQ locations including Glen Burnie, Perry Hall, Canton and California, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania. It is the perfect stocking stuffer for the BBQ lover in your life.

Lucky gift card recipients can enjoy MISSION BBQ favorites such as Texas Inspired Beef Brisket; Jalapeño and Cheese Sausage; and the bestselling North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich topped high with Cool Slaw and accompanied by an array of homemade secret sauces.  Favorite made-from-scratch side servings include Maggie’s Mac-N-Cheese; Baked Beans & Brisket; and Green Beans & Bacon.  Desserts include an assortment of homemade Southern seasonal sweets.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Looking to host a Holiday Party?

If you are looking for somewhere host a Holiday party here is just a few suggestions...

The Zagat-rated #1 Steakhouse at Maryland Live! Casino offers many options for gusts to enjoy the holidays in style with its many distinct areas. The enlarged 75-seat bar/lounge area, including a terrace that opens out to the casino floor, is the perfect spot for casual and lively holiday cocktail party.  The Patio at The Prime Rib is a stunning, 76-seat open-air lounge with a retractable roof and large glass fire pit, where friends can gather for holiday cocktails, or dine on the full Prime Rib menu. The unique, 14-seat Private Dining Room, dramatically encased by more than 800 bottles of premium wines and champagne, is perfectly suited for a formal sit-down holiday dinner.  

Nestled in the heart of Maryland’s horse country, the romantic 19th century stone farmhouse turned award winning restaurant has a lot to offer in terms of hosting special events and gatherings. For the past 15 years, this Baltimore staple has boasted four unique dining rooms, each with a fireplace for the cozy, romantic atmosphere that is perfect for a holiday gathering. The Golf Room holds up to 12 guests, The Patriot Room up to 15 guests, The 2nd Floor up to 50 guests and The Fox Den on the third floor up to 32 guests. Guests can step away from the dining room and enjoy the outdoors on the beautiful bluestone patio of the historic farmhouse that transports you back in time. The Oregon Grille has dinner, lunch and brunch party menus, in addition to butlered hors’doeuvers and dessert menus. With over 500 fine wines to choose from, members of the wait staff can assist in wine selection for the party. For more information about hosting a party at The Oregon Grille.

Looking to host your holiday party at the office or at a residence? MISSION BBQ caters to parties of any size, from ten to 50,000 people. The BBQ restaurant offers customized events, and their team will set up the whole array of delicious BBQ favorites and serve it to guests. Customize with various items from the Meat Market such as brisket and pulled pork and an array of sides including Maggie’s Mac-N-Cheese and cool slaw, or choose a pre-designed Pick Up Pack. MISSION BBQ now has five locations including Glen Burnie, Perry Hall, Canton, California, MD, and York, PA. 

With 19 unique, beautiful rooms, the Grand Historic Venue is the perfect location for a corporate holiday party in Downtown Baltimore. The venue offers an in house catering team, in addition to an on-site event planner who can turn your holiday party into a festive, winter wonderland.  Those who are traveling out of town can stay at the adjacent, newly renovated Embassy Suites Baltimore Downtown. To book your holiday party at the Grand Historic Venue call 443-573-8444.

Throw a rockin’ holiday party or just gather with family and friends at Hard Rock Baltimore this holiday season.  Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore is the perfect event space for local companies and organizations to host customizable holiday parties for groups of 20-300. The Hard Rock team will work with you to create a personalized holiday spread for an unforgettable holiday bash. To book your holiday party at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore call (410) 347-7625

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