Tag: gourmet

Gourmet Popsicles from KarmaPop



catch of the day fish (2)Wow. Just when you think you’re ready for summer to be over and thinking that maybe it’s time to let the cool weather roll in, there’s a new reason to crave the heat. And the one we just discovered is KarmaPops. They’re pretty much the freshest thing going, in that they’re both new (the Kickstarter that made them happen only closed last month) and also, truly, truly fresh. As in, they freshly juice everything that goes into their pops. They don’t use anything artificial, fake, or from concentrate. And then, as though they couldn’t get any more loveable, they ride them around not in a food truck, but in a tricycle. Yes, they are Baltimore’s first (and so far, only) tricycle-based food vendor. Could we love them any more?

Strip Mall Favorite Trattoria Alberto Closes Its Doors



Photo courtesy the Trattoria Alberto website.
Photo from the Trattoria Alberto website.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Trattoria Alberto, the Glen Burnie strip mall restaurant famous for exceptional northern Italian food, is closing its doors after nearly 30 years.  Since it opened in 1985, food lovers from all over the city have driven to the restaurant’s unlikely location on Crain Highway for some of the best Italian food in the region. It was consistently ranked in Zagat’s among the best restaurants in Baltimore.

Personal Chef Service PlateDate to Launch in Baltimore


Courtesy Bmore Media – A personal chef service is launching in Greater Baltimore in January, promising customers five-star dining in their own home.

PlateDate currently serves Howard County and Washington, D.C. Myranda Stephens, PlateDate’s communications manager, says the company is still identifying which areas of Greater Baltimore it will serve, but it will likely include a stretch from Annapolis to Bel Air, as well as Baltimore City. 

The "F" Word

I’m not the biggest fan of the word foodie. Yes, I’m pretty sure I am what people would call a foodie [hellouuu, I write a food blog and keep chickens] but I really just think of myself to be someone who really loves good food. Eating it, preparing, sharing it. 

Don’t get me wrong, I like foodie things. I shop at my local farmer’s market every Saturday. I’ve participated in a weekly CSA for years. If I had the chance to go to one of these amazing Outstanding in the Field dinners, I would go. I would run, actually.

One of my strongest food memories was made when I visited Dan Barber’s fabulous NYC restaurant Blue Hill several years ago — possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Tons of courses, interesting and unique ingredients, amazing wine, the freshest of everthing. The folks from Blue Hill also run the Stone Barns Center, a wonderful farm in West Chester County where they raise everything from vegetables to livestock. It’s all about sustainability (ah, there’s that word…) and having the very freshest food possible. Love that. 

And…my taste in food varies — doesn’t yours? People who say they only eat this or would never eat that…that is so not me! One night, I might have a meal of local and organic stuff like roast chicken, bibb salad or maybe some homemade soup. Then, another time, I want something super simple (and greasy) like a grilled cheese sammie. And I must add, that to me, grilled cheese means just “normal” cheese, no fancy bread, with butter in the pan. Yum. 

Speaking of CSAs, did you know that Clementine has a meat CSA? Check it out! (I’m hoping to split a share with a friend.) 

Life’s short. Dig in. And don’t take yourself too seriously.