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The Chesapeake Reopens

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The long, loooooong dormant Chesapeake restaurant at Charles and Lanvale finally reopened for dinner last night. The revived eatery boasts new owners, a new menu, and — so they claim — lower prices (but the burger’s $15, so they must be adjusting for inflation pretty hard.)

New Martick’s Restaurant and Speakeasy to Open in August

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It’s a good time to celebrate the Roaring 20s. Director Baz Luhrmann has remade “The Great Gatsby” movie. WC Harlan in Remington is one of Baltimore’s hottest bars. And now the former Martick’s Restaurant Francis is about to be remade into a modern-day speakeasy when it reopens in August.

Speakeasies were hidden bars where in-the-know customers could enjoy a cocktail during Prohibition. It will still be called Martick’s, in honor of the late Morris Martick, the restaurant’s long-time owner, but there won’t be a sign at the Mount Vernon restaurant — just like its predecessor. If the light is on, it’s open. If not, you’re out of luck, says co-owner Brooks Bennett. Another co-owner is Alex Martick, Morris Martick’s brother.

Swinging Swamies Tonight at Belvedere Square

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The Swinging Swamies play an eclectic mix of jazz and world rhythms. From 1930’s jazz to 1970’s funk and everything in between, it is the band’s goal to present to listeners a wide range of popular as well as lesser-known music.

The Green Spring Station Farmers Market is Back!

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Take advantage of the fresh produce, local baked goods and specialty foods at The Green Spring Station Farmers Market.  The GSS farmer’s market continues every Saturday through November 23 and features some of the best locally grown products, baked goods, confections and other delectable items from around the region. Yum!

Participating vendors of the Green Spring Station Farmers Market:

Baked Goods

Quite A Stir – Pound cupcakes

Robin’s Nest – Cookies, pies, breads and more

Scotty’s Goody’s Cookies – Fudge, and container plants

The Breadery  – Breads and baked goods

Farms

Albrights Farm  – Chicken, beef, veggies and fruit

Galloway Farm  – Veggies and fruits grown organically

Grand View Farm  – Free range eggs, chicken, and pork

Charm City Cook: Ice Cream Shop to Open in Hampden

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Local, local, local. I’m all about it…you probably are, too. And in Baltimore, we’re getting more and more great local restaurants, bakeries, breweries and more…and now a new ice cream spot! The Charmery ice cream shop is opening soon in Hampden, hon, and earlier this week, I got a sneak peek!

Rick Dempsey Signature Ties: A Fashion Hall of Fame Run?

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Orioles Hall-of-Famer Rick Dempsey has teamed up with Fashion Hall-of-Famer Christopher Schafer — the Baltimore custom clothier — to create the Rick Dempsey Tie collection.  If your man’s a fan of  baseball, sports, or natty neckwear, he’ll appreciate one of these special ties.  American-made, by hand, and in array of glorious colors, the ties have been made with silk Mr. Dempsey personally selected and convey the baseball superstar’s knack for mixing a traditional look with a dose of personality. The 1983 World Series MVP’s new career as a sportscaster has put his focus on fashion, where he has proven to have stand-out style!  See what he has to say about his newfound fashion philosophy below.

Bonus: By purchasing one of the ties you’ll benefit Mr. Dempsey’s charity, Cool Kids CampaignClick here to order online.

Check out more details about the Rick Dempsey Tie Line here:  Rick Dempsey Ties at Christopher Schafer Clothier

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Christopher Schafer Clothier is located at 1400 Aliceanna Street.

For more information, visit www.Christopherschaferclothier.com

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide from Samuel Parker Clothier

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Tradition abounds this Father’s Day at Samuel Parker Clothier.  Check out what’s in store: Ivory bucks, made in America. Seaward and Stearn London handmade silk neckwear. Alligator belts with exquisite detail, made in USA. Bridle leather wallets made by hand in Italy for Ralph Lauren Purple Label in a variety of fun colors. A dresser caddy by Turnbull & Asser, Jermyn Street. You’re sure to find something for dad.

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And there’s more, like soft and light Ralph Lauren signature cable knit cashmere crew necks in soft blue, pink, royal, navy and more wonderful spring/summer colors…

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a large selection of dress shirts and neckwear by Polo Ralph Lauren, and…

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Peruvian mercerized piques knits by Ralph Lauren in vibrant summer colors.

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Gingham check or floral swimwear (or running shorts) are perfect for the pool or  the beach.

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Hand-tailored sport jackets by Samuelsohn are designed especially for Samuel Parker Clothier. Rich patterns on light-weight fabric make them a summer favorite.

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Bench-made footwear by Alden New England and Crockett & Jones, offer good-looking comfort and quality that will last.

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Silk ties in playful summer patterns show dad you don’t think he’s too stodgy.  Combine them with a classic shirt for a stylish look.

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Visit Samuel Parker, 6080 Fall Road, for your dad’s Father’s Day gift.  Hours: M – F 10 – 6, Sat – 10 – 5, Sun – closed.  For more information, visit the Samuel Parker website.

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Suprise Your Dad with the Perfect Gift From Sprezzatura

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Personal, Unique, Loves A Story- Sprezzatura has your perfect gift!

Imagine sterling cuff links made with the gym floor of your Dad’s favorite team, or a bottle opener made with an authentic Orioles bat handle.  You will find it at Sprezzatura.  Plan to spend a while taking in all of the beautiful offerings, each hand selected from around the world by the owners.  From sexy European colognes, not easily found locally, to stainless steel spiked dog bowls (a perfect gift FROM Dad’s best friend) you will find something unique to surprise him.

Stop by where you can sip & shop as we’re offering wine, local cider and craft beer with hors d’oeuvres Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm.

 

Greatest car book ever! (see cool video about the book that makes auto enthusiasts drool at http://youtu.be/rMOpI8Ufra4)  – paired with one of our fabulous new men’s all season scarves.

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Kale and Potatoes: Baltimoreans Embrace Vegetarian Cuisine

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Kate St. John and husband Aaron Ross, do-directors of the Humane League. Photo by Steve Ruark.
Kate St. John and husband Aaron Ross, do-directors of the Humane League. Photo by Steve Ruark.

It hasn’t always been easy being a vegetarian in a meat and crab cake town like Baltimore.

“Twelve years ago, you’d be lucky to find maybe one soy milk in the grocery store,” says Baltimore vegan Aaron Ross. “Now even chain stores have choices — sometimes even whole aisles dedicated to vegetarian options.”

Along with the growing number of choices for the herbivore consumer, Ross points to more evidence that vegetarianism is gaining currency: Baltimore City last month became the first “Meatless Monday” public school system in the U.S. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of the partners in the effort.

Baltimore’s soul may still be made of meat and crab cakes, but the city has seen more vegetarian-friendly restaurants, groups, and activities springing up around town. They include Liquid Earth in Fells Point, Mount Vernon’s Land of Kush and One World Cafe in Charles Village.

Father’s Day Shopping Ideas

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Father’s Day is next week and it’s the perfect weekend to browse about for that special gift.  Whether your Dad goes more for the traditional or loves to be surprised, you’ll find some great ideas from our local shops.

 

Sharp Dresser and Sports Enthusiast with Rick Dempsey Ties

Baseball Hall of Famer, Rick Dempsey, teamed up with Fashion Hall of Famer, Christopher Schafer to create the Rick Dempsey Tie line.  Any man interested in baseball, sports, or just plain gorgeous neckwear will appreciate one of these beauties.  American hand-made with silks Mr. Dempsey personally selected, these ties speak for themselves.  They’re not just ties…they’re cool.  Bonus:  By purchasing one of these beauties, you will benefit Mr. Dempsey’s charity, Cool Kids Campaign. Click here to order online.

 

 

Traditional Gifts at Samuel Parker

 

For the traditional man, consider Samuel Parker Clothier in Lake Roland.  Not only is owner Ken Himmelstein a great resource for putting together the perfect outfit for any occasion, but his shop is chock full of quality accessories and interesting accents to make your favorite father feel special.

 

 

Personal, Unique, Loves A Story- Sprezzatura has your perfect gift!

Imagine sterling cuff links made with the gym floor of your Dad’s favorite team, or a bottle opener made with an authentic Orioles bat handle.  You will find it at Sprezzatura.  Plan to spend a while taking in all of the beautiful offerings, each hand selected from around the world by the owners.  From sexy European colognes, not easily found locally, to stainless steel spiked dog bowls (a perfect gift FROM Dad’s best friend) you will find something unique to surprise him.  Stop by where you can sip & shop as we’re offering wine, local cider and craft beer with hors d’oeuvres Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm.

 


 

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