Saturday, February 28th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
NASCAR just turned into an Ashton Kutcher comedy down in Morrow, Georgia as Team Xtreme Racing driver Travis Kvapil is left saying, “Dude, where’s my car?”
Kvapil’s No. 44 car was in a trailer in a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia in preparation for this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At 5:34am, the trailer, with the car and spare parts inside, was stolen.
Team Xtreme now finds themselves without a car for the race this weekend, and had to withdraw from the race Friday morning.
Kvapil reported the theft through Twitter while keeping a good sense of humor about him.
“Wow. Anyone near Atlanta find my stolen Cup car let me know! Unreal,” Kvapil first tweeted at 9:13am.
He then followed up with the tweets, “I bet when whoever has it, opens the trailer and is going to be like ‘oh snap’,” and my personal favorite, “Dang…I’m wishing we had LoJack or something on it!”
The car and its parts are going to be hard to sell off without police noticing, seeing as the car itself has giant Golden Corral decals all over it and the number 44 plastered on.
In all seriousness, the contents of the trailer are worth around $400,000, meaning finding this trailer is important to Team Xtreme and owner John Cohen.
“I just feel bad for my guys,” Cohen said. “They were really proud of this car….I want the car back. That was my favorite car I had in the shop. I called that car ‘Old Faithful,’ because you could run that car anywhere and it would do good.”
Kvapil shared similar feelings on the situation when asked about it on Friday at the track.
“”It’s really a crazy story,” Kvapil said. “I feel bad for the guys, John Cohen and the team…they worked so hard the last couple of days and a lot of hours to get us here, and to have it kind of just pulled out right from under us…I just can’t believe it….For the team’s sake and John Cohen’s sake, hopefully the parts and pieces can be recovered or it will be a really huge setback for the team.”
Hopefully this crazy story can end just as well for Team Xtreme as it did for Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott in Dude, Where’s My Car? The comedy of the story just became very real.
Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Papermoon Diner
Where: 227 West 29th Street Baltimore, MD 21211
When: Sun.-Thurs. (7:00 am- Midnight) (Closed Tues.)// Frid. & Sat. (7:00 am- 2:00 am)
The Papermoon Diner sets the bar high for eccentric restaurants with its technicolor atmosphere and an eclectic menu full of unique options that will satisfy any and all cravings. When it’s midnight and your boring, same-old, frost-bitten bowl of ice cream is just not cutting it, surprise your tastebuds with a Kaptain Krunch Milkshake from the Papermoon Diner! Perhaps you just woke up and you need a nutritious pick-me-up that will leave you ready for the day to come? Try a Breakfast Quesadilla. For those who have a bit of a sweet tooth and want to spoil themselves, Vanilla Custard French Toast is just the thing to satisfy you! No matter what you’re hungry for (or when you’re hungry for it), the Papermoon Diner will surely enlighten your senses! Find their full menu here!
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: The Addams Family
Where: Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia
When: February 6th- April 19th, 2015
What’s creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, and all together ooky? That’s right, The Addams Family! A live performance of our favorite classic is one thing, but a live performance of our favorite classic and a delicious meal? What could be better than that? From February 6th until April 19th, Toby’s Dinner Theatre is bringing to you all of your favorite characters with a slightly new musical spin! Voted Best in Baltimore by the Baltimore Magazine, Toby’s Dinner Theatre offers a fantastic night out with a scrumptious menu, including Roasted Chicken Gomez and Morticia’s Baked Fish, and more, followed by a wonderful performance! Toby’s brings dinner and a show to a whole new level! Check out more here!
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Winter Jamboree with preZerve
What: Artifact Coffee
When: Friday, February 27th
There’s nothing more fun than trying something you’ve never done before. That’s why special guest, Cathy Burrows, is coming to Artifact Coffee to teach you the art of canning! We all have our favorite types of jams and jellies, unless you’re one of those kids who only ate peanut butter sandwiches as a child, in which case, this is the perfect opportunity to broaden your palette! Not only is Artifact Coffee offering an evening full of delicious food, drink and games, but you can learn a new skill! There’s a lot more to canning jams than you might think! Check out more here!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Fridays After Five
Where: The National Aquarium
When: 5:00-8:00 pm
Planning a trip to Baltimore can become a costly endeavor, but great deals like The National Aquarium’s Friday After Five deal will help you get more bang for your buck! Every Friday, the aquarium offers a cheap $12.00 entry from 5:00 until 8:00 at night, and lets you explore until 9:30! That means you can squeeze in that trip to the aquarium that you were hoping for and still afford dessert at one of the delicious Baltimore Food Trucks! The National Aquarium has over 17,000 species, beautiful coral reefs, and tons to learn about Earth’s incredible underwater life; a deal like this is too good not to take advantage of! Enjoy a trip to the National Aquarium this friday by clicking here!
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Justin Thomas
After an announcement on Thursday from the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, we learned that there are three NFL teams considering the move to Hollywood from their current cities.
These three teams are the St. Louis Rams (which we already knew about), the Oakland Raiders (which we assumed), and the San Diego Chargers.
The Rams began pursuing a plan to possibly move to LA a little over a month back, but the Raiders and Chargers just sprung this on the NFL world.
Chargers fans and the people of the great city of San Diego are shocked and slightly betrayed by this news, especially since San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer created a task force with the sole purpose of finding ways to keep the Chargers in San Diego. (more…)
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: The Party & The Pendulum: A Poe Masquerade
Where: Maryland Historical Society
When: February 28th// 9:00 pm- 1:00 am
Enjoy a night of music, dancing, and poetic remeniscence at the Poe Masquerade! Hosted by the Maryland Historical Society, The Party & The Pendulum: A Poe Masquerade will be a lively celebration of the life and talent of Edgar Allen Poe, one of Baltimore’s many claims to fame. With an open bar, great food, including the Chef’s special, hors d’oeurves, and exhibits of Macabre artifacts open to party-goers, this night will surely be a memorable one! Plus, how often do you get to dress up in fancy ball gowns or tuxedos and sport a mysterious masquerade mask? Learn more about this fantastic event here!
Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds
When: March 13th-14th
60 Beers, 40 types of Bourbon, and tons of delicious BBQ? What more could you ask for? The Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival is coming to Baltimore, and if you have a craving for “All-You-Care-To-Taste” sampling of beer and bourbon, some of the most mouth-watering BBQ vendors around, and non-stop live music, this is the place to be. Don’t hog all the fun, though! Bring your friends and family to enjoy great food, music, and drinks, and be sure to get over to the game area where warm-weather activities like corn hole and other competitions will be going on all day. This festival will be just what you need to hold you over until summer for backyard chillin’ and grillin’. To buy your tickets and learn more about the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival, click here!
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
Where: The Hippodrome Theatre
When: March 2nd- March 8th
Roxie and Velma are coming to Baltimore! Don’t miss your chance to see Bob Fosse’s 1975 masterpiece, Chicago! From March 2nd to March 8th, The Hippodrome Theatre is bringing to you all the razzle dazzle that Chicago is! This hot, jazzy show features seduction, murder, and “All That Jazz”, and the iconic, sexy choreography has won the show several awards, making the show a must see! To get your tickets while they’re on sale, click here!
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes
What: 8th Annual Sword Swallower’s Day
Where: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
When: February 28th
Ever wonder how people manage to swallow swords without puncturing something or choking? The phenomenon is a jaw-dropping one, and on February 28th, Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill will be performing live at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Not only will they be presenting their sharp skills, but they will also be explaining the science behind sword swallowing and what made them decide to take on the daring talent! Oh, and did I mention the show is free? Come and be shocked at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!