Food Fridays


Food Fridays: The Lemon Stick

Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Lemon Stick What: The Lemon Stick

Where: Mt. Vernon Park Baltimore, MD

When: May 1st- May 2nd// 11:00 am- 8:00 pm

Spring has finally arrived here in Baltimore, and that means lemon-stick season has, too! A Baltimore tradition since its first appearance in Charm City in 1911, the lemon stick makes its annual debut at the Mount Vernon FlowerMart. The ingredients are quite simple, really. All you need is a peppermint stick and a lemon. As you suck on the peppermint stick, you’ll taste the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Of course, you could make your own lemon stick on any given day, but there’s something about kicking off the season with a lemon stick from the FlowerMart that makes Spring in Baltimore that much sweeter! You know what they say, “When life give you lemons,” grab a peppermint stick and treat yourself to a taste of Charm City! Learn more about the lemon stick here!



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Food Fridays: The Gathering

Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Gathering What: The Gathering

Where: Baltimore Museum of Industry

When: April 17th-September 27th

Charm City has a lot to brag about, especially its array of Food Trucks! You’ll find them scattered about the city from day to day, around this time of year, they come together for The Gathering! With 20 different Food Trucks, The Gathering is your opportunity to see why Baltimore takes so much pride in their Food Trucks. From BBQ to Mediterranean cuisine to, tacos to cupcakes, the eclectic mix of tastes at The Gathering is all you can ask for and more. All you need to bring to the gathering is a ticket and an empty stomach. Find dates, locations, and tickets here!

 



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Food Fridays: The Emporiyum

Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Emporiyum What: The Emporiyum

Where: Former H&S Bakery Distribution Center at Fleet Street and S. Central Avenue

When: April 18th- 19th, 2015

Food, food, and food. Did I mention food? That’s what it’s all about at The Emporiyum– Food! Some of the countries best vendors gather at this food market, all with the hopes of leaving you with some happy taste buds and a full stomach. With all the delicious menus to order from, goods to purchase and take home, and samples to taste, The Emporium is the perfect place to spend your day, exploring the marketplace and your palette! The artisans who bring their goods and recipes to the food market are extremely talented chefs, bakers, and ice-cream makers, so don’t miss your chance to pay them a visit while they’re right here in Charm City! The event is a sell-out every year, so get your tickets while they’re hot!

 



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Food Fridays: Soup & Serenity

Friday, March 20th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Soup & SerenityWhat: Soup & Serenity

Where: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland

When: Wednesdays// 12:15-1:30 pm

We’ve all found ourselves needing a moment to stop what we’re doing, put everything down, and just breathe. Sometimes, it’s not easy to find the time for that, and even if we do, allowing ourselves to relax and distracting ourselves from all of our stresses can be nearly impossible. If you’re feeling that way right now, drop everything, and sign up for Soup & Serenity! The Kadampa Meditation Center holds a half an hour guided meditation class every Wednesday, followed by homemade soup, salad, and bread, served in the World Peace Café. It will give you a midweek break that will make the next couple of work days seem much less frustrating, and you’ll learn how to relax your mind when it just wants to keep running! Plus, who doesn’t love some hot soup? Namasté! Get your tickets here!



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Food Fridays: Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant

Friday, March 13th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

SláinteWhat: Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant

Where: 1700 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231

When: March 17th// Opens at 6:00 am

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without some authentic Irish grub? If you don’t feel like cooking your own corn beef and hash, and Guiness from you fridge doesn’t seem to have that foamy-dark appeal, make your way down to Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant for some delicious and traditional food and drink specials! They will open at 6:00 in the morning for this special occasion, so you can start celebrating bright and early! Baltimore Sun deemed it the “Best Irish Pub of 2013″; why be in any old Irish Pub on St. Patrick’s Day when you can be at the best?  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Find out more about Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant here!



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Food Fridays: Papermoon Diner

Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Papermoon Diner 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!



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Food Friday: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival

Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival 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!



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Food Friday: Kooper’s Tavern

Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Kooper's TavernWhat: Kooper’s Tavern

Where: 1702 Thames St. Baltimore, Maryland 21231

When: Monday-Sunday// Hours Vary

Kooper’s Tavern, located in Historic Fells Point, is a great place for a night out, a quick, delicious bite to eat, or even to host your own private party! The restaurant is named after the owner’s family pet, Kooper, a Yellow Lab who suffered from Parvo, a very difficult disease to overcome, but still lived a wonderful 12 years. The restaurant now prides itself in Kooper’s name for its great food, fun atmosphere, and generous support of charities such as the Maryland SPCA, Lab Rescue, Autism Speaks, and more! With a versatile menu, including a B.Y.O.B (I’m talking about burgers here, people) option, fresh seafood, and mouth-watering starters, this reasonably priced, but delicious menu, will be the perfect place to chow down! Find out more about Kooper’s Tavern and their partner restaurants here!



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Food Fridays: Valentine’s Day at the Rusty Scupper

Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Rusty Scupper What: Valentine’s Day Dinner

Where: Rusty Scupper Restaurant

When: February 13th- 15th

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a romantic setting, a hot date, and a delicious dinner. That’s why the Rusty Scupper is the perfect location to spend your Valentine’s Day! Overlooking Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, your date will surely be impressed by your selection. What will really make your Valentine’s heart throb though is the Rusty Scupper’s featured Valentine’s Day menu! Despite the higher end prices, which will really show your Valentine that you care, hefty portions and delicious meals, including options such as Surf and Turf, Imperial Salmon, Filet Mignon, or Canadian Lobster Tail, will make for a couple of satisfied bellies and tingling taste buds. The lovely atmosphere and the mouth-watering food is the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend! Learn more about the menu and how to make a reservation here!



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Food Fridays: Coffee and a Cause

Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

gingerbread+latter What:  Coffee & A Cause

Where: 31 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223

When: Saturday, December 6th, 2014// 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Nothing says “holidays” like coffee, brunch and giving. Coffee & A Cause is all that and more! Enjoy waffles, artisan breads and cheese, mimosas, and coffee by Zeke’s while listening to live music by Grammy nominated artist, Karter Jaymes. Meanwhile, bid on artwork from local artists, sports memorabilia, and more in the silent auction! All proceeds will go to CUPs Coffeehouse & Kitchen, a non profit organization devoted to employing struggling youth in Baltimore. Don’t miss the chance to give you your community while enjoying a delicious brunch! Learn more on the website!



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