Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: Roller Skating
When: Friday Nights 6-10pm
Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore Md 21217
Are you hitting that point in the semester where the only thing you have enough energy or money to do is sleep until finals are over? Did your midterm reports destroy a small part of you? Hopefully we can help. For only $10.00 every Friday, Shake and Bake Skate provides admission, skate rental, and all you can eat pizza! Without breaking the budget, you can enjoy four full hours of skating and pizza with friends. Nothing shakes off the tension of a hard week like dancing (maybe not well) while on roller-skates. Join the party and shamelessly sing, dance, and as much pizza as your heart desires to get the weekend started off right.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Artifact Coffee
Where: 1500 Union Ave
When: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm
Looking for a cute and cozy place to pass your Sunday at? Then you need to go to Artifact Coffee, located right on the border of Hampden and Woodberry. Partnering with local farms and businesses, this coffee shop puts an emphasis on serving local food. These local foods include various types of soups, sandwiches, and salads so there’s a something no matter what mood you’re in. Wash your food down with one of Artifact Coffee’s unique drinks. Serving all types of coffees and teas, there’s plenty of cafe drinks to choose from: my favorite is the King Crimson iced tea.
In addition to having great, local foods and drinks, Artifact Coffee has a great staff. The workers here are all friendly and helpful when you can’t make up your mind a bout what you want. Also, be on the look out for cool events like Sunday Brunch and free coffee days. No matter whether you’re here for the food, the events, the drinks, or just the rustic vibe, Artifact Coffee has it all!
Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B. Doughnut’s first anniversary party!
When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: 3528 Chester Ave., Baltimore
Any day is the perfect day to get a hand-crafted artisan filled doughnut from B. Doughnut, but this upcoming saturday is an extra special day. Celebrate B. Doughnut’s one year anniversary anytime from 8-1pm, the first 25 people in line will even receive a free doughnut. The flavors available change daily, and sell out quickly. This saturday the featured flavors will be: vanilla bean creme, chocolate creme, berry jam, lemon curd, pumpkin pie, and birthday cake. Be sure to get there early before your favorite doughnuts sell out.
If hand-made doughnuts aren’t enough for you, B. Doughnut offers other breakfast favorites with doughnut-y spins. Enjoy a doughssant or try something a little different with an everything bagel doughnut. Find something new to help you get your day off to the perfect start this saturday. Happy one year anniversary, B. Doughnut!
Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Pizza and art
Where: The Arthouse (1115 W. 36th Street)
When: Monday-Thursday, 4-10pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Hidden within all of Hampden’s great food options is The Arthouse, a cute little pizzeria with an artisan twist. This restaurant offers various brick oven pizzas from the classic Margherita to the interesting blueberry and brie. Known for their perfect crust, The Arthouse has mastered the brick oven pizza, which is being raved about all over Baltimore. With some amazing artisan pizzas (and some other foods if you don’t like pizza but who doesn’t like pizza) as well as amazing staff members this place will have you coming back for more.
If the great food wasn’t enough to keep you coming back, then the vibe sure will. With the perfect lighting and furniture to make you feel cool and comfortable, you’re dining experience is about more than just the food. The Arthouse also showcases local artwork up for sale, making it dinner with a view. At The Arthouse, it’s all about the artisan helping the artist, but with some great food too!
Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Bake goods
Where: 239 West Read Street
When: Everyday, 7am-3am
Looking for a cool new study spot? Then check out the The Bun Shop! Serving coffee until 3am, this cute cafe is that perfect place to pull off your late night studies. The Bun Shop sells buns of all different styles. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, they have a bunch of options to choose from baked fresh every day. If the many food options aren’t enough, they also have several amazing coffee drinks and ton of tea.
If the food isn’t reason enough to visit this cafe, then the adorable set up is sure to win your heart. With ables and couches, there’s some great options of where to sit and enjoy your coffee or bun. Not to mention the couches are definitely great for sitting there and doing homework for hours. There electric collection of antique pieces will have you feeling at home the second you walk in. So come out and find your new home (and studying place), but with better coffee and food!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Pinch Dumplings
Where: Mt. Vernon Marketplace
When: Everyday from 9am-10pm
Hand made, hand pinched, and organic, Pinch offers some of the best dumplings you can find in Baltimore. Primarily located in Mt. Vernon Marketplace, this restaurant is perfect to go to when all your friends are in the mood for something different. So while your friend gets a boring old sandwich, you can taste a piece of Northern China.
Dedicated to authenticity, Pinch captures that attitude in their food and service. By using locally grown organic products to create a traditional Chinese dumpling, the food not only tastes authentic, but also delicious. They keep it simple: several combinations of fillings for their dumplings like beef and carrots, or traditional pork, or vegan options, perfecting each dumpling.
Pinch has several locations throughout Maryland, but only they are only at Mt. Vernon in Baltimore. They sell at various marketplaces which you can find here and also deliver via OrderUp. So whether you get them from Mt. Vernon, delivered, or at a Maryland marketplace, Pinch’s dumplings will have you coming back for more!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B.A.M.F. Cafe
Where: 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore
We know what you’re thinking, and it’s not that kind of B.A.M.F. Books, Action figures, Movies, Friends are all things you can find (or bring) to B.A.M.F. Cafe in Baltimore. This not-so-typical cafe features everyone’s favorite sci-fi series, comic-con characters, and cult classic movies, all whilst serving up themed cappuccinos, hot pressed paninis, and vegan desserts. B.A.M.F. Cafe offers a variety of in and out of store events throughout the year. Swing by and grab a Captain Americano and discover what adventures are coming up around the city.
Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Papermoon Diner
Where: 227 W 29th St
Funky. Eccentric. Delicious. That’s the best way to do justice to the Papermoon Diner. Full of color and strange decorations, like doll heads, this place is Baltimore’s take on diners.
Cool decorations aren’t the only appeal though. This diner has amazing food ranging from brunch to nachos to pasta to milkshakes (pictured above). With food for vegans and meat-lovers alike, this is a diner for everyone. The only negative about Papermoon is that it takes forever to decide what you want! I would recommend something to you, but even I can’t make up my mind as to what’s the best. Check out their menu here and stop in to pig out.
Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Where: Sandy Point State Park
When: September 10th and 11th
Nothing screams Maryland quite like crab, so why wouldn’t you want to go to this amazing seafood festival! Featuring the 26th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off as well as local seafood vendors, come out and eat for hours. BUT there’s so much more than just great food at the festival! Make the forty minute drive from Baltimore to this beautiful state park for some great views, contests, activities, and music. From a corn on the cob eating contest to live bands to zip lining, the $15 entry price is well worth it. Buy tickets and check out the whole event schedule at http://www.mdseafoodfestival.com!
Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: 60 cent Cannoli
Where: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop
When: May 12 9am to 10pm
I don’t think this Food Friday needs too much advertising, if “60 cent Cannoli’s” doesn’t grab you then I don’t know what will. I can’t help you. No one can help you.
These amazing, fabulous, decadent, carefully made cannoli’s are now going to be available every 2nd Thursday for the rest of the year! Buttt you can’t go into this lovely pastry shop and clean them out! Only two per person, which I think is very fair, I would be fine with half a cannoli for 60 cents, plus… incase you didn’t know… these bad boys are large.
So head on down! Get yo cannoli’s!!!