Tag: Father’s Day

Hot Plate: Openings all over the city, World Cup viewing spots, Father’s Day whiskey and meat, and more

Korean-American fusion restaurant Jazz + Soju opened in Anthem House in Locust Point last Thursday.

This week has a little bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers, from wine to whiskey to…goat cheese. Plus, there’s plenty of red meat in honor of Father’s Day. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned.

Ladew Gardens Announces Line-up for Annual Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series June 18 – August 6, 2017


Ladew Topiary Gardens is pleased to announce the 2017 Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert series, which includes 8 family-friendly concerts beginning on June 18th and continuing through August 6th.

“I Knew You Loved Me Then”: The Story of My Father



In time for Father’s Day this Sunday, University of Baltimore MFA student Elisa Estrella recounts her heartbreaking–but meaningful–relationship with her dad.

I remember once you were washing black car grease off your forearms at the kitchen sink and you smiled at me; once you bought me a doll that could walk if I pulled her arm—you laughed that the doll was bigger than me; I loved you most then; you always dressed in leather wingtip shoes, wool pants, cotton shirts, and a leather jacket when it was cold; you had thin black hair you combed to one side; you were hairy but clean-shaven; I remember you wore Old Spice; you smoked Parliaments; you drank Miller when you watched the New York Mets play; you quit smoking when you developed a cough; you drank Chivas Regal on special occasions; you tried to quit drinking, but no one liked you sober so you went back to drinking; you jogged when you gained weight—and you lost it.

Groovin’ in the Grass at Ladew Gardens



catch of the day fish (2)Ladew Gardens is always a great place to spend some time. It’s by far one of the region’s most spectacular green spaces. The gorgeous grounds are renowned around the world for their amazing topiary scenes. But locals know that attending one of Ladew’s many events makes a visit even more special. This Father’s Day, take dad down to the garden’s Groovin’ in the Grass concert series. It’s a great way to spend some time outside, soaking up the warm evening air, and some of the great live music that Dad loves.

    Get Up & Go! It’s Father’s Day Weekend!



    There’s plenty to do this Father’s Day Weekend, whether you’re celebrating with Dad or not. From festivals to food, crafts to craft beer, there’s tons going on this weekend– for the whole family, or the single shopper.

    Today, hop out of bed and head down to the Charm City Craft Mafia’s Pile of Craft— the amazing summer craft fair that features all of our favorite local (and non-local) artists!

    If Dad (or you, or anyone else, really) loves wine, you can hit up Baltimore Wine Fest for wine from around the world and craft beer galore. There will also be live music, cooking demos, and more!

    The Science Center is hosting a Solstice Party to honor the longest day of the year. But this is no kids’ affair. Enjoy dancing and cocktails with your fellow science-loving adults as you dance the shortest night of the year away.

    Still in search of a place to take Dad for brunch? The Mt. Washington Tavern has all Dad’s favorite menu items, along with a free bottle of Maker’s Mark Barbecue Sauce for all dads dining there that day.

    Or, if you’re spending Sunday morning without Dad, you can head over to lululemon athletica for their in-store yoga class in Harbor East. It’s a great way to pack some summer fitness into your weekend. And then maybe hit the brunch tables.

    Father’s Day at the Mt. Washington Tavern



    catch of the day fish (2)Few spots in Baltimore scream “dad” quite as much as the Mt. Washington Tavern. With its hearty menu, great drinks, and classy old fashioned atmosphere, the Mt. Washington Tavern is pretty much any dad’s dream. Where else can they go all year round for mind blowing burgers, prime game watching, and of course, spectacular happy hours? This is the place where dad was watching Ravens games, March Madness, and the Belmont when you thought he was just pulling some overtime. No need to call him out on it, of course. Instead, meet him halfway by showing him you know what he likes. Make your reservations for Father’s Day brunch today. Or bring him in for lunch. Or dinner. Or all three. But seriously, you can’t beat this brunch.

    The Gift: Clay Monster Pottery


    The Gift

    What It Is: Totally unique (and bizarrely adorable) handmade pottery from local artists Cat Audett Holt and Rich Holt. These two artists make everything from mugs to cookie jars to sponge holders, and each one adds a lot of fun and flair to any space. The Holts are some of the local artists featured at the rigorously juried Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, which comes to the Maryland State Fairgrounds next weekend. So you can browse their Facebook page online, and then see their amazing work in person at the festival! Prices vary. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

    It’s Perfect For:

    Friends Who Live Alone: A monster-shaped mug or cookie jar is so much less responsibility than a pet, or even a houseplant. But having those big bulging eyes looking at you everyday does actually give one the feeling of company, and not in a creepy way– we swear. Having one of these creatures in plain view is a great way to bring a counter or dining room to life– no food or water necessary.

    Father’s Day: Is dad himself a monster before his morning coffee? A mug with fangs and a furrowed brow might just be the perfect tongue-in-cheek reflection of his not-totally-awake-yet self. But then, these monsters are as lovable and endearing as they are fearsome– just like growly old pre-coffee dad.

    That Nature Show: Happy Father’s Day



    This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

    Sunday June 15 Father’s Day. It is also known as The Day After My Birthday, When I Eat Leftover Cake for Breakfast. Although I could talk about how leftover cake is a divine breakfast, let’s talk about fathers.

    My dog Sugar’s sire was a Bichon show dog with the name on his papers as Valiant Sir Wizard or something ridiculous, but the breeder called him Biscuit, and said he was “happy” and “good with children” which has translated in his daughter, my dog Sugar, as an appalling lack of stranger anxiety.

    Fathers in nature run the gamut. And I’m not just talking about the dads at KOA campsites, trying to set up camp on a family camping trip. Mine emphatically does not camp. What he does is read King Lear  in an easy chair. My dad is an English professor. “Elizabeth,”  he says, “Did you read that article in The New Yorker?” And when I say no, I was doing the laundry, or driving the suburbs looking for towel sales, he’s says, “Focus.”