Review: Iron Rooster’s adult pop-tart and more

Restaurant: Iron Rooster Neighborhood: Canton (at Canton Crossing) Architecture/Ambiance: Iron Rooster occupies the former Farmstead Grill space, which is open with soaring beams and a nice whitewash. Service: It was a media event, so I'm sure it was turned up a notch, but they were quick, friendly, and up for a little bantering. Food, food, food: Pro tip: …

Nacho Mama’s opening in Towson

Restaurateurs Jackie McCusker and Phil Gelso announced today plans to open their award-winning Tex-Mex restaurant, Nacho Mama’s, in downtown Towson. This is Nacho’s second site and will be located on the corner of York Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. The 6,700-sq.-ft. restaurant will feature casual seating, outdoor tables, a welcoming bar, and private dining space. “Opening …

News & reviews of the Baltimore restaurants scene

Things are happening in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here's a little recap: New dinner/cocktail menu at B&O American Brasserie B&O Is one of my favorites for delicious food from the acclaimed Mike Ransom and amazing drinks from the mind of bartender extraordinaire, Brendan Dorr, so I was excited to check out the new menus at …

#for30more giveaway #2: $25 gift cards to Blue Hill, Shiso, and Tavern on the Square

$4K in three days?? That's phenomenal! You're all rocking #for30more. Ready for another awesome giveaway? The amazing team at Blue Hill Tavern (which I reviewed way back in '09), Shiso Tavern, and Tavern on the Square donated SEVEN (7) $25 gift cards to each restaurant, so today's giveaway will have SEVEN winners! Each winner will …

Five things Friday: Foodie happenings in Baltimore

There is a lot happening right now in the Baltimore food scene! B&O's Champagne and Oyster happy hour is back. From now through Sept 30 from7-10pm,  B&O AmericanBrasserie is reviving their popular TuesdayVeuveday promotion: A glass of Veuve Clicquot and a half-dozen oysters during the 7 p.m. hour for $7 each A glass of Veuve Clicquot …

Save 10% on Baltimore’s inaugural seafood festival!

Get ready for the first annual Baltimore Seafood Festival! The festival will debut on Saturday, September 20 from 12- 6pm at the Canton Waterfront Park. AND I'm offering a promo code! Participating restaurants include: Aggio, Bond Street Social, Barcocina, Langermanns, Café Gia, Farmstead Grill, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Ryleigh’s Oyster, Captain James Landing, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Blue …

Head to B&O American in August to try its throwback menu

B&O American Brasserie celebrates its 5th anniversary in August and invites the public to try its initial menu that started it all! I've frequented and written about B&O many times over the past five years and highly recommend that you check out this Baltimore gem. $5 Cocktails (Flight of all 3: $14) Horsecar (My favorite!!): Dorothy Parker …

4 tips for acting like a socialite* while maintaining your sanity

I consider myself someone who loves to be social but also appreciates a good night on the couch. Most weeks, I have 2-3 things going on after work/on the weeks, but I try to balance it with plenty of nights in. Last week, though, I was a crazy busy socialite* with back-to-back events. On Tuesday, …

5 things Friday

It's been a busy week! I'm pretty much exhausted, but from really fun, important things. Here are five things that I'm reading/loving/wanting this Friday: Homemade, natural pet repellent: We have a new couch and two new rugs—and our one cat, Jack, loves them. Love to scratch them, that is, and the store-bought sprays work well, but they're …

Currently loving …

  The Foreman Wolf duo. Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf are restaurant powerhouses in Baltimore. They're making plans to open their sixth restaurant—the first outside of Baltimore City. Situated on Columbia’s Lakefront, the restaurant will occupy almost 7K-sq-ft. Can't wait to hear about the concept and try the food! Elnett hairspray. Oh, this hairspray is magical. I never …

Fan of “The Bachelorette” and Bond Street Social? This event is for you!

On Monday, Bond Street Social will play host to former contestant, Chris Bukowski (Emily's season) during a live screening of "The Bachelorette." There is no cover and there will be light apps and two drinks at no cost. Be sure to RSVP! I'll be there and hope to see you there, too. Related articles "The …

What/where I’ve been writing

I’ve been writing a lot recently, which makes me happy. In case you missed the memo via my Tumblr name, I like to write. Here are a few recent posts/articles: BMoreMedia Restaurants rise from the rubble in historic buildings Dishcrawl eyes Hampden, Fells Point, and Baltimore County for its next culinary adventure CBS Baltimore Best …