Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Here's an upcoming event for a very worthy group. The $50 per ticket will not only get you some yummy food from places like Clementine and Bosphorous Bistro, you'll also assisting I Am O'Kah with empowering youth toward economic independence.

I Am O’Kah!’s Be AMAZING! Awards Gala May 17 To Support Youth 
Entrepreneurship in Baltimore

Baltimore children and their families who are fighting against socio-economic barriers to success will be beneficiaries of I Am O’Kah! Inc.’s Be AMAZING! Awards Gala and Silent Auction. This Creative Black-Tie preferred celebration will take place Saturday, May 17, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, at the Maryland Historical Society (201 W Monument St., 21201).

This year’s theme is “Unlock Your Inner Art,” in honor of local champions who have shown their commitment to creativity in their service to the community. With over 300 guests expected, the event will feature live interactive art, music by Marc Avon Evans and VOR Music Group, cocktails and food tastings by Clementine, Tapas Adela, Plates, Diablo Doughnuts, Pho Towson, Bosphorous Bistro, Land of Kush, and Dessert Fantasies as well as a silent auction and guided tours of Maryland Historical Society exhibits. Hosted by Brandi Proctor of Baltimore's FOX 45 & Walter Maxfield Jones of the Sweet Spot, an awards presentation will recognize the following honorees for their innovative approach to serving the community:

▪Outstanding Community Leader of the Year - Joseph Manko of Liberty Elementary School
▪Outstanding Woman of the Year - Kate Williams of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance
▪Outstanding Man of the Year - Teddy Coates of Black Professional Men
▪Outstanding Educator of the Year - Deana Frank of Elijah Cummings Youth Program
▪Outstanding Organization of the Year - Sarah Hemminger of Incentive Mentoring Program
▪Outstanding Artist of the Year - Brian Kirhagis of Brik Art
▪Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year - Taharka Brothers Ice Cream Co.
▪Outstanding Student of the Year – Lindsay Bottos, MICA

Tickets at $50/person and event sponsorships can be purchased online at www.iamokah.eventbrite.com. All event proceeds will benefit I Am O'Kah'!'s Financial Rockstar Academy and the Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership.

For more information about the Be AMAZING! Awards Gala or I Am O’Kah! Inc., contact the foundation’s executive director, Aisha DaCosta, at 443-468-6402 or aisha@iamokah.org, or visit www.iamokah.org.

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

The Winter 2014 edition of Baltimore County Restaurant Week starts today, January 10th, and runs until January 26th. More than 50 restaurants are participating, including the newly opened Cunningham's, in Towson.

Check out menus and more at http://baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com/.

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Openings and Closings

Milton Inn Chef Brian Boston's second restaurant, The Highland Inn, has finally opened in Howard County!
12857 Highland Road
Highland, MD 20777

Trattoria Alberto, a favorite Italian restaurant in Glen Burnie, has closed.

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

December Book Signing

We'll be signing copies of Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore one more time in 2013:

Friday, December 6th
Greetings & Readings
Hunt Valley Towne Center
118-AA Shawan Rd
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
(410) 771-3022

We hope to see you there. Remember, books make great gifts!

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Restaurant News

There's lots of new restaurant news in Baltimore!

Coming this Friday, 10/11, Spike Gjerde's new diner, Shoo Fly, will be opening in the old Crush space in Belvedere Square. Patrick "Opie" Crooks, formerly of Roy's, will be the chef there.
510 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21212

Ryleigh's Oyster is opening a second location in Timonium, on the site of the old Gibby's restaurant. The opening date is scheduled for November 8th.
22 W Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093

The Bagby Restaurant Group will open Cunninghams, at Towson City Center, in late November.
1 Olympic Place
Towson, Maryland 21204

Popular Brooklyn NY pizzaria Paulie Gee is opening a branch in Hampden. They've had some technical difficulties occur when their imported pizza oven was damaged in transit but still hope to open soon.
3537 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Milton Inn Chef Brian Boston is opening a new restaurant in Howard County. The Highland Inn has been a work in progress for a while, but should be opening within the next few months.
12857 Highland Road
Highland, MD 20777

Former Dogwood owner Galen Sampson is opening the Farmstead Grill and a companion Farmstead Shack at the Shops at Canton Crossing in the Spring of 2014.
3501 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Best of Baltimore!

Our other blog, Minxeats.com, has been named Baltimore's Best Food Blog 2013 by Baltimore Magazine. We're thrilled and honored!

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Restaurant Weeks

Baltimore's annual Summer Restaurant week starts up July 26th and ends August 4th. It's a great way to try out a restaurant that might ordinarily be out of your budget, or just to try something new. Food Lovers' Guide favorites like Aldo's, Langermann's, and Sotto Sopra are participating, as well as new spots like Maggie's Farm and Gordon Biersch. For a list of participating restaurants and their menus, go to the Baltimore Restaurant Week Web site.

Just when Baltimore's Restaurant Week is winding down, Baltimore County's is starting up. Fifty or so county restaurants will be offering special menus from August 9th to the 25th. What a great excuse to check out the Oregon Grille, the Milton Inn, Tark's, Peerce's, and Linwood's! Check out the list of Baltimore County participants on the Baltimore County Restaurant Week site.

Let's not forget that Howard County has a Restaurant Week as well. Starting yesterday, July 17th, and running to August 5th, several dozen great Howard County dining spots are offering special fixed price menus. Find the list of participants here.

Posted on Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore.