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Origins at Artifact Coffee, Hosted by Chef Spike Gjerde: Internationally-Known Food Historian William Woys Weaver

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Origins: A Speaker Series

A speaker series about food, its sources, and how we eat. Our seventh installation of the Origins Speaker Series is a conversation with William Woys Weaver, Ph.D., Director of the Keystone Center for the study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism, author of As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine, and founder of the Roughwood Seed Collection, which houses over 4000 varieties of heirloom plants. Hosted by Chef Spike Gjerde. The evening includes dinner, drinks, conversation, and a signed copy of Dr Weavers book.

$80 per person. For reservations, call us at 410-464-8000.

Artifact Coffee’s Secret to Making the Perfect Cup

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The perfect cup of coffee!

Each morning, 80 percent of us start our day with a cup of Java that brings us joy and caffeine. With one-third of us getting our coffee from a single-cup brewer, or Keurig-type machine, this super-convenient habit is getting ‘sputtered on’ for generating too much trash, harboring mold, and not dripping the tastiest cup of Joe.

Home Coffee Workshop at Artifact

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catch of the day fish (2)First, we all had the classic Mr.Coffee drip machine. Then, the more sophisticated of us upgraded to French press. A few holdovers stuck with their grandmothers’ percolators. Meanwhile, home espresso machines totally became a thing– followed by two opposite ends of the spectrum: the Keurig and the pour over. And where does that leave us we now? Well, mostly just ordering our usual at the coffee shop, rather than trying to figure out how we should be making our coffee ourselves. But thankfully, there are people out there who’ve got it all figured out. And they’re not just keeping it to themselves. Artifact’s Coffee Director David Anderson will be sharing all his tips and tricks this week for making the perfect cup of coffee at home.

Counter Culture Coffee Cocktail Party

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Cocktails

catch of the day fish (2)Oh, how we love our cocktails. But winter time doesn’t exactly make you pine for a gin and tonic or a mint julep. We like feeling toasty as we sip our classy beverages in February, thank you. Add a little pick-me-up effect, and we’re extra grateful. That’s why we’re oh-so-excited for Artifact Coffee’s upcoming cocktail party featuring the Counter Culture Coffee DC team, who’ll be preparing fabulous cocktails featuring Buziraguhindwa natural sundried coffee. There will of course also be pairings with delicious Woodberry Kitchen pastries and savory small bites throughout the evening as well.

Roots & Leaves Natural Dying Class

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Drift Lab Textile Co.
catch of the day fish (2)We hope that by now you know all about MAKE TRIBE. They’re the super cool pop-up-craft-skill-share-dinner-curator-mavens who’ve been bringing amazing food and really cool workshops to together for a while now. They’ve got their nimble fingers on the pulse of the craft and DIY world, and never cease to amaze with awesome offerings. The only catch? You’ve got to act fast to nab a spot in some of these much sought after classes. So when they announced they’re taking reservations for their upcoming Roots & Leaves class (to be held Tuesday, February 17th), we didn’t waste any time.

Blacksauce Comes to Artifact

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Whole Hog

catch of the day fish (2)We love it when two of our favorite things come together. In this case, it’s a (weekend-long) marriage of Artifact Coffee (one of the best spots in town for a cup of joe and something to nibble on) and Blacksauce Kitchen (you know the mile-long line at the farmers market for their biscuits?). And not only have the two teamed up for what promises to be a delicious and unique dinner concept this weekend, but they’ve done it right at the peak of the holiday season. Translation: one meal that we don’t have to cook ourselves. One night when we will not have to wash one dish. One night that we can sit and be served food, rather than chasing after the kids to make sure they’re not throwing theirs all over the floor/couch/guests. In other words: perfect timing.

STARTS HERE! The Ivy Bookshop Reading Series Tonight at Artifact Coffee

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Starts Here! At Artifact Coffee

THE IVY BOOKSHOP AND ARTIFACT COFFEE

Monday, August 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Jen Michalski hosts the August installment of our Starts Here! series. The evening will feature readings by Michael Kimball, Sarah Pinsker,Matthew Zingg.

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By The Author

Michael Kimball is the author of seven books, including GalagaBig Ray, and Dear Everybody. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and featured on NPRs All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as in The Guardian and Bomb.

Sarah Pinsker‘s novelette In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind, won the 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Baltimore City Paper, and more, and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce Family, and The Future Embodied. She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show.

Matthew Zingg’s work can be found in Blackbird, Muzzle, Sink Review, The Madison Review, The Awl, HTML Giant, 32 Poems, The Rumpus, The Paris-American, and Everyday Genius among others. Originally from Tennessee, Zingg now lives in Baltimore, where he hosts the Federal Dust Reading Series.

 

New England Seafood Takeover at Artifact Coffee

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Blue Bellies

catch of the day fish (2)Here in Baltimore, we like our seafood. It’s a strong source of local pride, and every out-of-town guest is always treated to at least one meal that shows off the best the bays have to offer. Summer means crabs and grilled fish, and cookouts that feature all manner of maritime delicacies. But there are other people, in other states who also somehow claim seafood as their “thing.” People even travel to these other states for the opportunity to try some. It’s strange, we know. But it happens. And if you’ve ever wondered what they could possibly be up to up north with their lobsters and crabs that could be so great, you can skip the trip up 95 and just head straight to Artifact Coffee this week when Blue Bellies food truck takes over one of our favorite cafes, bringing New England style seafood to our shores.

The Asylum of the Heart: An Interview with Maud Casey

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Maud Casey’s latest novel, The Man Who Walked Away (Bloomsbury, 2014), is the real life-inspired tale of the nineteenth-century Frenchman Albert Dadas who, in the first documented case of fugue, wandered Europe in a mysterious state of amnesia. After Casey’s character Albert Dadas meets the imaginary asylum doctor (named “Doctor”), the novel becomes an irresistible study in contrasts. The Man Who Walked Away has been praised by The Washington Post and NPR.  Casey will read along with authors D. Foy and Joseph Riipi at the Ivy Bookstore’s Starts Here! reading series at Artifact Coffee on Monday, April 28th at 7:00 pm.  
 
Starts Here! cohost Sandy Fink talked with Casey about The Man Who Walked Away and the connections between pathological wanderlust and the search for “home.”

Sandy Fink:  It is a pleasure to welcome you to Starts Here! on April 28, 7:00 at Artifact Coffee in Baltimore.  You teach at the University of Maryland, so I assume you’ve been to Baltimore…

Maud Casey:  I lived in Baltimore for three years, from 2002-2005.  I was writer-in-residence at Gilman School for a year, and then was hired by the University of Maryland to teach in the MFA Program.

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