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 …

9/17: “Hops for Housing” fundraiser at Union Craft Brewing

The Women’s Housing Coalition (WHC) is hosting an Oktoberfest-style event called Hops for Housing on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Union Craft Brewing in Hampden. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hopsforhousing.com before the event for $25, or at the door for $30. The event ticket includes a brewery tour, …

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 …

Eventbrite Hometown Hunt: Thames Street in Fells Point, Baltimore

You know Eventbrite, right? It's basically where you buy tickets for pretty much anything. (You can create your own site to sell tickets to your own event, as well!) They're hosting a  Hometown Hunt where bloggers get to share their favorite places in their hometowns. My favorite place isn't one place, but a whole street. When …

Dunkin’ Donuts brings back Black-Eyed Susan donuts for Preakness

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the return of the Black-Eyed Susan donut, which will be available through May 17, at participating Baltimore-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. The limited-time Black-Eyed Susan donut recognizes Maryland’s official flower. The donut is a yeast shell, frosted with yellow icing and topped with chocolate sprinkles and a dollop of chocolate buttercreme. Dunkin’ Donuts will …

#for30more giveaway #4: Four (4) tickets for Tours & Crawls Baltimore or Annapolis

I'm so excited about today's #for30more giveaway because I'm actually doing the Tours & Crawls tonight! Steve and I are catching up with my fantastic friends Jes and Rachel of Intrinsic Events and going on a haunted pub tour in Fells Point. (Keep an eye on my Instagram/Twitter/Facebook accounts for the play-by-play.) While there are several options, …

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 …

5 things Friday: Cheerios, Heart After Dark, new concealer, CF, and Facebook vs. Princeton

TGIF, my friends. Here are five things getting me through the week: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under-eye concealer: I was using a great Benefit concealer but I noticed that it was sinking into my fine lines (ahem, evil aging process) by the end of the day. I needed something lighter and had heard good things …

Review: I can’t believe I’ve never told you about Uber and Lyft

How have I been blogging for months now but haven't reviewed Uber and Lyft, two of my very favorite services?? If you're living under a rock (or outside of a city), Uber and Lyft are ride-sharing services. Both have been in Baltimore for about 6 months (Lyft) to over a year (Uber). Here's a little …

5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

This Saturday, shop for the quintessential gentleman in your life—and be pampered!

The Quintessential Gentleman, Baltimore's answer to, "Where can dapper guys shop?" is hosting a ladies' day this Saturday. Complimentary spa treatments are available while shopping for the guy in your life. Plus, my co-worker. Chris, did a photo shoot with them and is featured on their website! (Check him out under 'The Office,' smokin' a …

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

uberX has arrived in Baltimore! I'm obsessed with Uber, the car service where you get a fancy-schmancy car/SUV sent to pick you up wherever you are. I take it to the airport, train station, dinner, etc, It is a little pricier, though, so uberX provides a more cost-effective option. If you have the app, just slide …

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 …

Adventures in House Hunting: We bought a home!

After the heartbreaking realization that we couldn't (intelligently) afford the house that we had hoped to put an offer in on, Steve and I set our sights on saving more money and being more realistic about the house that we would ultimately purchase. (No idea what I'm talking about? See my other house hunting posts here and …

Adventures in House Hunting: The first heartbreak

After finding a realtor and making our needs/wants/perks list, Steve and started the house hunt. We quickly realized that we would have to be a little more flexible with our list. It seemed like if there was parking, there was no basement. If we got an open kitchen, the living room was closed off or the bedrooms were …