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  • Maryland Renaissance Festival's must-eats on a stick

    Maryland Renaissance Festival's must-eats on a stick

    Fair foods are an attraction themselves, with many of Revel Grove’s booths boasting a variety of savory, sweet and fried foods known to festivals. But walking and eating with a fork at the same time can be a challenge even for the hungriest of Rennfest attendees. Luckily, you can indulge in an...

  • Baltimore bistro B3 now open in Fells Point

    Baltimore bistro B3 now open in Fells Point

    B3, a new restaurant in Fells Point, has opened in the former Bad Decisions space on Fleet Street. Opening day for B3, which is short for Baltimore Built Bistro, was Aug. 24, said owner/chef Anthony Lanasa. The first week of business saw many customers from the neighborhood come in, according to...

  • Baltimore Whiskey Co. announces distillery September opening date, new name

    Baltimore Whiskey Co. announces distillery September opening date, new name

    With a new name, the Baltimore Whiskey Co. — now known as Baltimore Spirits Co. — will open its new distillery inside Union Collective on Sept. 15. Founded in Remington in 2015 by friends Max Lents, Eli Breitburg-Smith and Ian Newton, the brand announced plans to move in June 2017 to the new manufacturing...

  • Milk & Honey Market coming to Station North and Pigtown

    Milk & Honey Market coming to Station North and Pigtown

    New locations of Milk & Honey Market will be coming to Station North and Pigtown — the former this fall months, and the latter next spring. The coffee shop and cafe, previously located in the Mount Vernon space now occupied by Cafe Fili, will open in Station North’s Nelson Kohl apartments, a project...

  • Magdalena chef compiling a calendar of Baltimore's black women in the kitchen

    Magdalena chef compiling a calendar of Baltimore's black women in the kitchen

    Imagine a spread of freshly-prepared meals on a table, Catina Smith says. She points to one. “Can you tell out of this lineup of food that a black woman cooked this or a white man or an Asian woman or whomever?” she asks. The answer is the inspiration for her forthcoming project — a wall calendar...

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  • Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Nobody asked me — because I'm still abstaining from eating crabs — but … Apparently, the 2015 harvest has picked up. "Considerably," said Robert T. Brown, Sr., president of the Maryland Watermen's Association. "I'm not going to be able to put a percentage on it yet, but it's up quite a bit, especially...

  • With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Father's Day looming, consumers' appetite for steamed crabs is growing. But restaurants are paying $50 to $60 more per bushel for crabs than they did at this time last year — and consumers are paying $2 to $15 more per dozen, according to local restaurateurs. Though locally caught crabs are...

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  • Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded from last year's perilously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there could be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer — though at what price is anyone's guess. Despite a frigid winter that killed nearly one in five...

  • Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    DOVER, Del. — Fish and wildlife officials say Delaware's commercial horseshoe crab fishery is set to close as its quota nears. The commercial fishery will close at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. After that, officials say, it will be unlawful to harvest horseshoe crabs this year. Under the management plan...

  • Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah Winfrey put her love for Pappas crab cakes on the photo-sharing site Instagram on Tuesday. "Had my favorite Baltimore's Best crab cake delivered. You can too. Worth it!" the famous former Baltimore resident said in her Instagram post. The original Pappas restaurant opened on Taylor Avenue...

  • Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Here’s a thought for Maryland seafood lovers to sink their teeth into: A survey has found that more than a third of the crab cakes tested at Maryland and Washington, D.C., restaurants were not local blue crab as advertised, but imported crab. Crab cakes at Baltimore and Annapolis restaurants had...

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