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Wacky Wednesday: Skate N Bowl

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Skate n bowl What:Skate N Bowl

Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore


This Wacky Wednesday lets throw it back to our roller rink days! Step into the disco light and pull out your best skates! Skate N’ Bowl is the place to be. They offer skating almost everyday (minus Tuesday). Skate N’ Bowl offers Monday’s for private parties, so grab your best friends and have a party! Don’t have your own skates? No worries, they offer rental skates for just $3, so basically nothing can stop you from skating. Enjoy the classic arcade when you take a moment to rest your legs.
I highly suggest skating but incase you’re not up for it, bowling is always an option at Skate N’ BOWL!
Stop by, book a party and skate your heart out!
Click here for prices!

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Tourism Tuesday: Festival of Trees

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MdTrees What: Festival of Trees

Where: 2200 York Rd

When: Nov 27-29, Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

We are nearing the Holidays! Of course we have to get through our delicious turkey dinners first though! But, lets get started by going to the Festival of Trees running November 27th thru 29th. It’s a festival comprised of all your favorite holiday things; ginger breads, toys and other holiday treats!
It all started on December 8, 1990, thus making it 25 years! It started in the Convention center located downtown; it was a big affair! Now there have been many additions making it an absolute wonderland! Santa is a big player now, kids get to sit on his lap, mail him letters, and even get a ride in his special sleigh pulled by “reindeer”. It really brings the north pole to you. Over the years it has grown to be the largest holiday festival on the East Coast!
So when and Baltimore stop the Festival of Trees to start the holiday cheer!

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Museum Monday: Port Discovery

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

PortDisco What: Port Discovery’s Children’s Museum

Where: 35 Market Place, Baltimore

When: Tuesday-Friday 930am-430pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Museums are fun! Especially… Port Discovery, your ultimate, and family-friendly children’s museum. Open almost all day on the weekends, it is perfect for entertaining your little ones. This museum is huge, like three floors high huge! I think you could pack in loads of fun into that! They have over 13 interactive exhibits for you and your children to explore. These exhibits range from KidWorks where you can explore through a three-story tree house (count me in!) to The Oasis where you can take a breather, relax, and read a book. Everyday there are special and unique events you won’t want to miss out on, such as Circle Time where you can enjoy an interactive story. Port Discovery hosts field trips and Birthday parties too!
Come visit Port Discovery for a fun inside acitivites as our days become colder!

Click here for more information!

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Food Friday: Grano Pasta Bar

Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GranoPastaBar What: Grano Pasta Bar

Where: 1031 W 36th St., Baltimore

When: Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sundays 12pm – 9pm

I am no stranger to Grano Pasta Bar, in fact, I love the pasta bar. Its intimate setting is a great place for you to get your favorite pasta with your best friends. At Grano, you pick your favorite pasta and favorite sauce and whatever else suits your fancy. I am personally the biggest fan of Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce, simple I know, but absolutely delicious! Their vodka sauce is to die for! They have plenty of options from farfalle to penne and all the sauces your heart desires. Along with bread and many other options, maybe a cannoli or three after dinner? Then you are set for a great evening with great food! Don’t have time to sit down? That’s cool just do take-out, I promise it is just as good!

Check out their facebook page! Grano Facebook page!

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Theater Thursday: Mythbusters

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Myth What: Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed

Where: Hippodrome Theater

When: November 21, 2015, 7pm

The Mythbusters we all love and know are jumping out of your TV’s and on to the stage, to be specific, The Hippodrome stage. Featuring your favorite guys, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage! They will be doing some really cool and surprising on-stage experiments, and telling some really cool stories about the show. Their show, by the way, was featured on Discovery has been Emmy nominated and has been on the air 12 years!
Go to the show, and if you’re lucky enough you will be able to volunteer on stage with Adam and Jamie!
These guys are a dynamite duo that you do not want to miss out on!
Visit their site here, to find out more info about the tour and get tickets!

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Wacky Wednesday: The Pink Flamingo

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Allison Langley

cafehon What: Cafe Hon’s Pink Flamingo

Where:1002 W 36th Street, Baltimore

When: Monday- Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm

What is wackier than a HUGE pink flamingo on top of a restaurant? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can come up with anything else!
Café Hon hosts the HUGE pink flamingo! It’s a delicious café and popular spot in the town of Hampden. Café Hon boasts out-there wigs and great food. Denise Whiting opened it in 1992, but our favorite flamingo wasn’t introduced until 2002. Unfortunately, in 2009 our big guy went into “hibernation” for a little but he came back better than ever in fiberglass form! Café Hon has also been featured on a popular Food Network show!
Stop by, get some great food and take a million pictures of this wild flamingo!

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Tourism Tuesday: The George Peabody Library

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GPL2What: The George Peabody Library

Where: 17 East Mount Vernon Place

When: Tues. – Thurs. 9am-5pm , Friday 9am-3pm

One of the most beautiful spots in Baltimore is The George Peabody Library. Done perfectly with black and white tile it looks like everything you would imagine a library to be. It boasts of much grandeur and many, many books. There are five extraordinary tiers! Opened in 1878 the library now contains over 300,000 volumes, mostly pre-war. Their books are centered on British art and architecture, British and American literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography and exploration, including maps. It is also famous for hosting beautiful weddings!

Next time you are in Baltimore catch up on your reading at The George Peabody Library!

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Museum Monday: National Museum of Dentistry

Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Allison Langley

NationalDentistryMuseum2What: National Museum of Dentistry

Where: 31 S. Greene St, Baltimore

When: Open by appointment only

There really is a museum for everything, and luckily for Baltimore there is the National Museum of Dentistry! It is located near the Inner Harbor on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is a deep history in dentistry and this is the place to learn about it! It opened in 1996 and now hosts 40,000 objects including dental instruments, furniture and artwork. One of the coolest bits and pieces the museum has on display is George Washington’s ivory denture! Neat, right? Also check out Queens Victoria’s personal dental tools, and a very cool collection showing the progression of toothbrushes from the 1800’s to 2015.
Admission cost $7 for Adults, $6 for seniors and students with ids. They also host school groups! Call 410-706-0600 to book an appointment/click here to see this very educational and interesting museum!

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The Debate of the Decade

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayShould college athletes get paid?

It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.

Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.

However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.

College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.


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Food Friday: Dooby’s Cafe

Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Doobys What:Dooby’s Cafe

Where: 802 N. Charles Street

When:Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-5pm

While out and about in Mt. Vernon one must visit Dooby’s Café. I would be confident in describing it as a hipster-modern destination with great food and drinks. The inside is inviting with a modern design and rustic tables. Dooby’s Café serves absolutely delicious food! Get a filling Steak & Egg Sandwich, made with cheddar, gochujang aioli, and caramelized onions. Or, go big with the Homestyle Breakfast, featuring two over-easy eggs, chicken sausage, bacon, hash and toast. They also serve sandwiches like the Korean BBQ Cheesesteak, and yummy noodles. After stuffing your face with Dooby’s delicious entrees, dive into their Damn Good Pie, consisting of Brûléed buttermilk tart with a chocolate cookie crumble crust! Two please! They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options!

Stop by Dooby’s for a filling café experience and more! Click here to read the full menu!

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