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A Turkey Story

Once you kill the turkey, you don't get to like, relax and maybe drink a beer while watching "The Daily Show" and hours later be like, "Oh shit I never put that away" like you do after coming home from Whole Foods. You have to move on the dead turkey situation. One can't sit around and think to...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Use a delicious cookie crumb crust for your pie

Anyone that utters the phrase "[something something] is as easy as pie" has almost certainly never actually baked a pie. Because, um, kudos for the the enthusiasm and all, but anyone who has ever...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Cranberry Orange Relish

It seems that "old family recipes," and even more so old family holiday recipes, will often have at least one component that is processed or pre-packaged. And this makes perfect sense,...

A new high-end food market is set to open in Mount Vernon

If the Time Group and development director Dominic Wiker have their way, the 15,000 square feet of empty space on the first floor of the newly renovated 520 Park apartment building will transform into...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Last-minute green beans

So, I've known this for weeks, but I'm on for making the green beans for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I haven't really prepared, other than to pick up some beans at the grocery store last weekend....

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Parsnip Cakes

So first things first, what exactly is a parsnip? If you mentally pictured an albino carrot, count yourself as part of a very small minority. If you recounted a mildly sweet flavor, a celery-with-...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Foraging for a Thanksgiving side dish

The first Thanksgiving was far from the holiday of golden-lit HGTV perfection we strive for nowadays. (Ok, maybe not you, but me, and Martha Stewart, and—or at least I like to think so I don't...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

The thing about Thanksgiving food is you can't fuck with it. When people are expecting green beans drowned in condensed soup and onions from a can, and they get lightly steamed green beans and...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Rum Cake

There's an old aphorism about the road to the bar being paved with good intentions (or something like that) and we have to admit, it's sort of true. We have a reputation of making stupidly overzealous...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Gluten-free stuffing that doesn't suck

Those of us living the gluten-free life, whether by choice or medical necessity, are used to either settling for so-so substitutes or just skipping baked goods entirely. Because, face it&...

City Cafe offers brunch every day, and we're hung up on its breakfast burritos and Huevos rancheros

It's not a scoop to say that City Cafe has good fucking brunch. But what you may not know is that they now serve brunch as part of the lunch menu every day, until 3 p.m., because they know that...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Beef and red-wine stew

Here at Baltimore's Hungriest Alternative Weekly, we've whipped up some Thanksgiving recipes that are not your grandma's holiday standard. Look for them here in the Feedbag blog as we count down the...

Get a taste of wheat whiskeys Wednesday night at Johnny's Restaurant

For those of you that don't venture up to Roland Park often, it may be news that Johnny's Restaurant holds a monthly Whiskey Wednesday, and this month's is a doozy, featuring the rare world of wheat...

An introduction to Hangover Helper, our guide to brunch. Up first, The Food Market

We here at City Paper always find brunch to be a beast of its own, and in the City That Drinks, we know it can be a critically important part of your weekly diet. So as a service to our readers we'...

Is Shell Raiser, the new craft beer brewed by Heavy Seas for Greene Turtle, actually good? Shell yeah it is

Since City Paper is Baltimore's Most Cynical Newspaper (sorry, Brew, you're not a newspaper), expectations weren't exactly elevated when we arrived at the Arundel Mills Corporate Park on a cloudy...

Dangerously Delicious Pies comes back to Hampden for round two

As reported earlier today

Angelo Pizza announces Angelo's Pie In the Sky restaurant, to open by Thanksgiving

Important BREAKING PIZZA NEWS: Documents have been delivered to the City Paper Pizza Desk, announcing the imminent opening of a new restaurant in the star-crossed Grandview restaurant space, high atop...

Happening today: Enjoy oysters at Union Craft Brewing's OyFest

We don't know about you, but when the thermometer starts to dip we start to yearn for strong beers and briny mollusks to help take the edge off. If you're like us, then Union Craft Brewing and The...

The City Paper staff reviews Flying Dog's Otterbein's beers

Here at the City Paper offices in The Baltimore Sun, we get tons of free stuff: books, movies, CDs, and other tchotchkes, everything sent to us with the hope we'll write about it. Most of it has...

Leon's Leather Lounge goes steampunk(ish)

Walking up W. Chase Street the other night, we noticed that Leon's Leather Lounge was now called Steampunk Alley. Actually, we noticed a few days ago that there was a sign up for Singer's, which is...

Clementine takes diners around the globe with its new Twirl Around The World Tuesdays special

We usually don't write about weekly specials—there are plenty of good ones around the city—but it recently caught our eye that the Hamilton restaurant Clementine has supplanted its popular...

Fleet Street Kitchen announces new executive chef

The chef shake-ups keep on coming: In addition to the ...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for making hoppy honey butter

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Flying Dog announces cookie-inspired beer collaboration with Otterbein's Bakery, tasting party in Baltimore

We here at City Paper weren't big fansĀ of Flying Dog's Old Bay-flavored beer,...

A diner's guide to Baltimore Beer Week

The sixth annual Baltimore Beer Week is set to kick off tomorrow, and although the focus is on America's favorite frothy beverage, there are...

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que scores liquor license, to open by July 2015

It was recently reported from The Sun

New Baltimore brewing company, Monument City, to launch in October

Baltimore was once a mecca of brewing: German breweries and beer gardens lined North Avenue and names like Gunther, Brehms, Wiessner, Globe, and National were synonymous with beer in the city. Since...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for Downy Ocean Salt

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Blue Pit BBQ unveils full BBQ menu

Starting tonight, Blue Pit BBQ—the increasingly popular cocktail and whiskey bar in Hampden/Woodberry—will finally be serving, as its name implies, a full BBQ menu.

A look inside the inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival, happening this Saturday

Many of the best new restaurants in the city will descend on Canton Waterfront Park, along with many established favorites, to serve up some seafood dishes at the first Baltimore Seafood Festival on...

Bond Street Social entices with a sneak peek at its new menu

On Tuesday night, Bond Street Social in Fells Point (901 S. Bond St.) previewed items from its new dinner menu for the Baltimore Area Concierge Association (BACA). This equated to a networking happy...

Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open in the old Nevin's space tonight

Bookmakers Cocktail Club, the long-awaited restaurant and cocktail bar set to replace Federal Hill's beloved karaoke institution...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for Berbere Pickled Quail Eggs

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Former owner of John Steven Ltd. hopes to open a new bar, The Penny Black

The former owner of John Steven Ltd. in Fells Point is hoping to bring the space back to its former glory under a new name, The Penny Black. Chuck Doering, who opened John Steven Ltd. and owned the...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for Briny Old Bay Beans

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Rosina Gourmet opens a new location in Fells Point

Just celebrating its 15th year in downtown, serving three square meals a day, Rosina Gourmet is opening its third location, at 1300 Thames St., this week. It is housed just next to Waterfront...

A new distillery hopes to open in the Broom Factory

Max Lents, a manager at Joe Squared, had long been working on plans to open his own bar. Then, he says, he grew increasingly passionate about distilling and, with a business partner, Ian Newton, he...

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