Baltimore's long and at times fraught efforts to bring gambling to the city finally succeed with the Horseshoe Casino opening on Tuesday. Observers will watch how it does in an increasingly saturated casino marketplace.
Pit beef is a long-standing Baltimore tradition but making a business model work hasn't been easy. For a while, the stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore and Baltimore County was known as "pit beef row," with Chaps, Big Al's and Big Fat Daddy's calling the strip home. Chaps is still there — and is a Baltimore legend.
Scott Walker started his term of service as executive director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance focused on the annual Chocolate & Candy Festival, and he ends his term four-and-a-half-years later with the festival.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced on Thursday that it will be returning its Pride cruise liner to the port of Baltimore in March, after new technologies helped it meet federal environmental regulations that threatened to drive up costs.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Thursday that Bonefish Grill, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Hanabi Japanese Restaurant and the Bobby Flay-inspired Bobby's Burger Palace, as the four newest future tenants of Towson Square.
Seton Keough High will hold its annual Homecoming Festival this Saturday at the school on South Caton Avenue where, for the second year, classes will build floats made of donated canned food, a school press release said.
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles. We managed to persuade Goldman to take a break from cake to share his favorite sweet spots around Los Angeles.
The 2013 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 5 took place Aug. 17 in the front parking lot of Sam's Club, located in Laurel. The 2013 Grand Champion Award went to The BBQ Guru from Fort Wayne, Ind., and The 2013 Reserve Champion Award went to Aporkalypse Now from Springfield, Va.
The Elkridge Adult Athletic Association (EAAA) and the Howard County Dept. of Recreation and Parks (HCRP) host the fifth annual Rockburn Open Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m., at Rockburn Branch Park, Montgomery Road entrance.