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Bryan Voltaggio’s Pitching a Series


Last night’s MPT half-hour program, Obsessed with Everything Food: A Living Magazine, featuring the 2009 Top Chef contestant and Frederick chef Bryan Voltaggio, will be used as a pilot for national series following Chef Voltaggio across America in search of regional favorites.

The special showed the chef performing his cooking magic at his Frederick restaurant VOLT and touring some of his favorite culinary spots across the state. On the program, he visits a local food farm, experiences steamed crabs prepared Maryland watermen’s way, and prepares a recipe for Chesapeake Bay blue crab rolls. He also makes a stop at Flying Dog, Frederick’s own micro-brewery.

If you missed last night’s MPT program you can still watch the trailer on our video landing.


Marine from Frederick Asks Out the First Lady


She still has eleven months to change her mind, but last week First Lady Michelle Obama replied with a tentative “yes” to Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Leeks’ request that she acompany him to the Marine Corps Ball next November.

The native Marylander says he asked Michelle Obama, the wife of his commander-in-chief, to be his date as a way of saying “thank you” for her personal support of military families.

Apparently, asking celebrities to the ball is not unheard of — Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake were among the attendees last month. But inviting, in Leeks’ words, “your boss’s boss’s boss’s wife?” That’s got to be a first.