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Late 20 something professional who loves Baltimore and all it is and can be.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This Saturday

This weekend, What's to Eat Baltimore? may be at the Darlington Festival on Saturday, 10/4, 10-5PM.

Instead...I will be at Horst & McCann Indoor Gun Range in Bel Air, MD from 8:30 to 11:30 learning how to shoot a gun and then off to a solar energy tour. This is a free seminar offered to teach folks firearm safety and handgun safety.

More info on the solar tour can be found here and ASES National Tour About page.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Repost: Wine Festival-Sunday

Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants has made a post about a lovely wine festival in Mt. Washington this Sunday.

Metromix has address information here.

There will be wine, local jazz, and cheese. Its free and from 11-6 PM this weekend! I love wine festivals. Plus there will be activities for the little kiddies, including face painting. I am already very busy this weekend so I may not be able to attend. I am going out tonight and for a girl's evening tomorrow!

And even more info here!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Theater For Rent: 4 Short Comedies

Some friends are having their last performance of comedies this weekend! My sister said it was great. Check out the information below...

So Tender and True,
Four Short Original Comedies

Images for each of the four plays in So Tender and True

Though unrelated in subject matter, these four comedies capture Theater for Rent's performance style with a healthy mix of scripted and improvisational content. Each of the plays follows its characters as events move farther and farther away from reality and into the realm of the absurd.

The plays being presented in So Tender and True (in performance order) are as follows:

The National Investigator, Phineas Gage, The Bigfoot, and

Key Party

Ticket Prices

Student: $10

General: $15


September 19th - 21st

  • Friday, Sept. 19
  • Saturday, Sept. 20
  • Sunday, Sept. 21

September 26th - 28th

  • Friday, Sept. 26
  • Saturday, Sept. 27
  • Sunday, Sept. 28

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Wine Purchases

A food and wine blog tipped me off to a GREAT wine tasting in Laurel, MD on Wednesday evening sponsored by KidsPeace.org:

What: KidsPeace 3rd Annual Wine Tasting
When: September 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Corridor Fine Wines, 3321 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724
Phone: (301) 617-8507

At the entrance, I picked up a 'passport' and carried it from table to table to receive a stamp. The tables had inexpensive to expensive whites and reds. Different areas of the world were featured. 30% of my purchases went towards the fundraiser. We had 'hor douvres' which mounted to cheese, crackers, fried chicken, fruit, and meatballs. Cookies and cupcakes were interspersed throughout the aisles. First 100 guests received a gift bag.

Below is my list of purchases:

Villa Lanata Barolo Lo Zoccolaio 2000 $39.99

Wine Spectator – 90 points

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy- “Loads of plum, coffee and light tart on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Very nicely balanced. This is consistently outstanding.”

Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99

South Africa- Intense flavors of sweet dark cherries, plums and cassis are interwoven with firm tannins and subtle oak aromas of vanilla and toffee. Crafted from 100% hand harvested Cabernet of select vineyards this wine sees 15 months of oak aging. Pair with red meats or hearty pasta.

Terra Buena Malbec $12.99

Mendoza, Argentina- This medium-bodied Malbec is fresh and vibrant showing dark violet hues with a spicy nose and complex palate filled with black fruits and blueberries ending in a simple yet tasty finish. This Argentine classic is a perfect pair for grilled meats, pastas and pizza.

and a Nebbiolo wine.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Free Wine Tasting Tomorrow!

Marylanders Wake up!

What: KidsPeace 3rd Annual Wine Tasting

When: September 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Corridor Fine Wines, 3321 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724 Directions: (301) 617-8507

Click on the link above to see the wine list.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Art Crimes in the City

Read more here about the golden chain link fence in Mt. Vernon and Man/Woman in front of Penn Station!

Quite an enjoyable read.

Market Shaken, Not Stirred

Merrill Lynch sells itself to Bank of America for $50 billion.

Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy.

American International Group seeks financial help.

More can be read here.

What is the Stench of your Digital Exhaust?

No More Secrets an article explores the loss of privacy

What are your buying habits, online vs. non-online, credit vs. cash?

Where do you go and do you care if others know?

Do you watch what you say and do?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Daily Morning Commute

For the past two years I have been commuting in from Edgewood to DC on a daily basis. Its a long, tiring commute. Yet thousands of people from Delaware, Philadelphia, Cecil County and Harford County commute from their homes to DC or around the DC area to support their families, go to school, and advance their careers. I am one of these commuters. I wanted to taste what DC was like as a city.

Monday night, 10 to 10:30: make lunch, check tickets, have all things packed to go. shower.
Monday night in bed by 11:15 PM.

6:00 AM: wake up
6:16 AM: out the door and on the road to the Edgewood MARC station
6:47/8 AM: pull into lot and run down steps and up steps to catch train as one of its last boarders
Around 8 AM, the MARC pulls into Union station.
8:02 AM: I am on the platform walking to the Red Line Metro to my destination.
8:09 AM: Just having bought The Economist, I continue on to the Metro stop.
A train arrives as I am going down the escalator and I jog to board.
8:27 AM: Red Line arrives and I get off at my station on the outskirts of DC.
8:35 AM: In the office, after having stopped off at Starbucks.

This is the extent of my morning commute. Let's see how the evening pans out...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Dining for Life

Thanks to Baltimore Snacker!

Dining out for Life will be on Thursday, September 18th. Some restaurants have elected to donate up to 50% of profits to local HIV/AIDS charities.

Brewer's Art and Chameleon Cafe are on the top of my list for now.

Any other suggestions?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Harford Friends School Wine Tasting

Quaker education is one of the best there is out there. I am a proud product of one such institution. I have connections to this one though...

Harford Friends School

A Taste of Excellence

Sunday November 9, 2008 from 2 to 4:30 PM, there will be a wine tasting at the Bel Air Armory in Bel Air, MD.

Food will be provided by Laurrapin Grille. (SCORE! They serve amazing food in Havre de Grace.)

Tickets are $35 in advance.

This should be a rather nice event...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Baltimore Babe Share