Friday, September 27th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: 5713 Harford Rd, Baltimore MD 21214
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11:30 am – 9 pm
You don’t have to huff and puff to get some top notch barbeque in the Charm City. This local restaurant has a variety of bbq sauces on different meats, multiple types of ribs and even a specialty sandwich, the “Big Bad Wolf” which features pulled pork, beef brisket AND hickory smoked bacon. Three delicious meats coming together on one ultimate sandwich.
Check out All Menus for their full menu. Prices are reasonable and the barbeque is real.
Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Rachel
5911 York Road
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am -7pm
Sofi’s Crepes is the greatest way to enjoy a bit of France without flying across “the pond.” With great prices, multiple locations and delicious sweet and savory crepes, what’s not to love? The closest Sofi’s is conveniently located on York Road at Belvedere Square. But they have locations across Baltimore. Whether you prefer yours smothered in Nutella or bursting with bacon, turkey and cheese, Sofi’s has the crepe you crave!
Check out their website for all the delectable flavors they offer!
Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Federal Hill, Fells Point, and Little Italy Neighborhoods
Charm City Food Tours provides a unique experience by combining history, architecture, culture, and local cuisine from family owned restaurants and shops in the area’s historic neighborhoods. Guests can visit some of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods, like Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Jonestown, and Mt. Vernon! The company also hosts tours to Lexington Market and the Cross Street Market. Guests will be able to sample both some Baltimore classics and cutting edge cuisine from some of the city’s most brilliant chefs. The Food Tours and Culinary events both pay homage to Baltimore’s indigenous food while simultaneously embracing progressive techniques and styles practiced by local chefs. The company also hosts private tours and pub crawls for groups and private parties! Prices range from $53 to $58 and reservations can be made Thursdays to Sundays!
For more information, visit Charm City Food Tour’s website or call (800) 979-3370!
Friday, August 9th, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Can Company – 2400 Boston Street
It’s summertime, and the living is easy—especially at The Can Company, Canton’s premier shopping and dining destination. Every Thursday through August 29th, enjoy live outdoor music, happy hour specials from restaurants and retailers, and other one-of-a-kind events. The Can Company, situated in the heart of Canton, is filled with great restaurants, boutiques, shops, and bars that guarantee to be a great time for all. You can shop the best, designer clothes, settle your electronic needs, and pick up a bottle of wine all in one place. The Can Company has food options ranging from Mongolian to Italian to Ice Cream, so you’ll be sure to find something you like. Plus, the live music series is free and open to the public. Looking for something to do? Reconnect with family and friends and head on down to The Can Company for Summer Thursdays, you’re sure to have a “Cantastic” time!
For more information, visit The Can Company’s website.
Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Maryland Zoo
Breakfast with the Animals has quickly become one of the Maryland Zoo’s most popular events this year. This experience, which is perfect for the whole family, allows guests get up close and personal with their favorite animals and the keepers who care for them! This experience is one of a kind featuring meals next to exhibits, special keeper chats, education stations, unlimited photo opportunities, and great takeaway gifts for all to remember this early morning experience. Some specific days in the series include Breakfast in Africa, Breakfast with the Chimps, and Breakfast with the Penguins. Tickets are also good for general admission to the Zoo following the morning activities. The price is $65 for general admission and free for children 2 and under. This event promises to be a fun time for the whole family!
For more information, visit the Maryland Zoo’s website.
Friday, July 26th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Beneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga Streets
Being that I’m from a relatively rural area, I love farm fresh produce. I believe a fresh tomato or ear of corn tastes better coming right from the farm instead of a supermarket shelf. A few weeks ago I introduced you all to the Govanstowne Farmers Market which operates Wednesday afternoons. However, there are so many other great markets so you can eat farm to table, every day! Every Sunday until December 22nd from 7AM to Noon, you can visit the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar. This weekly gathering is held under the Jones Fall Expressway and has tons of local food and goods vendors. Plus, new this year, the Baltimore Farmer’s Market is featuring vendors who practice urban farming. Visitors can shop all their produce and grocery needs with vendors who sell everything from avocados to eggs and bananas to beef. Plus, the market features vendors that sell jewelry, art, and other crafts. And, weekly there are food concessions too so if you get hungry while you’re shopping, you can get yourself a little snack. The market accepts SNAP and Debit, too!
For more information, and to sign up for the market’s newsletter, check out the market’s website.
Friday, July 19th, 2013 by Chris Furino
1711 N. Charles Street
First opened in 2001, Tapas Teatro exudes Spanish culture by creating delicious tapas using seasonal and fresh products. For those who don’t know, Tapas are a collection of small plates and appetizers, often served with beer or Sangria. This Baltimore staple, located in the heart of Station North Arts and Culture District, combines all sorts of international flavors to provide meals that satisfy nearly any patron’s palette. This restaurant also boasts “one of the best wine lists in town” and a large selection of beers on and off tap. Plus, the restaurant has a special house-made Sangria that patrons rave about. The restaurant is also situated immediately next to Baltimore’s Historic Charles Theater and could certainly be the beginning of a perfect night on the town.
For more information, and a sample menu, check out Tapas Teatro’s website or call (410)332-0110. The restaurant does not take reservations.
Friday, July 12th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Carroll County Farm Museum – 500 S. Center St. Westminster, MD
Come out July 20th to enjoy a Maryland State favorite, surf and turf. The Carroll Country Farm Museum is proud to present the Surf and Turf Summertime Fun Festival for another year running from 2-7pm. This event will be sure to satisfy your seafood craving with some of Maryland’s famous crabs. Food and drink will be provided, and beer sales will be held my the Knights of Columbus. The event will also feature various craft vendors, a horseshoe competition, farmhouse toys, classic car displays, and old-fashioned children’s games, among other things. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids ages 7-18 and adults ages 60 and over, and free for children 6 and under. This will surely be a fun and relaxing summer event.
For more information, check out the Carroll County Farm House’s website.
Friday, July 5th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Baltimore Restaurant is perhaps one of the most exciting weeks of my year. That’s because its literally a week of the best food imaginable throughout the entire city, at really great prices. Many of the greatest restaurants in the city offer specially crafter three-course meals all for $30.13 or $20.13. Some participating restaurants also offer special lunch menus for $15.13. In nearly any part of town imaginable, you’re sure to find a participating restaurant. Participating restaurants include Blue Agave, Ra Sushi, Tapas Adera, The Food Market, and Petit Louis Bistro. During the last restaurant week, I went to La Tasca in the Harbor and had some of the best tapas imaginable. I certainly plan to get the most out of this delicious week. This week is really a great time to experience great and new restaurants in the city at a really affordable price. Just make sure to make your reservation early, as all restaurants will be booked full this week.
For a list of participating restaurants and more information, visit Baltimore Restaurant Week’s website.
Friday, June 28th, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Avenue – 816 W. 36th Street
Now, I might be killed by fellow WLOY staffer, Nicki Doster, for sharing this secret cafe heaven, but everyone should check out Common Ground Cafe in Hampden. I recently discovered this cafe, cozily situated on the Ave while in Hampden for HonFest and immediately fell in love with it. With bagels, pastries, and other goodies made fresh daily, Common Ground is the perfect breakfast heaven. All products are made with fresh and high quality ingredients, and the cafe offers many gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. On top of all that, they create their own spin on everyone’s favorite candy bars and often get a little quirky when mixing up muffins (the other day I had a peanut butter, banana, and Captain Crunch muffin). Perhaps my favorite part is the eclectic collection of delicious, New York style bagels. To top everything off, the cafe also displays works of many local artists and advertises them for sale! Common Ground Cafe is the perfect getaway for delicious food and great art!
For more information and a menu, check out Common Ground Cafe’s website.