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1,600 Sq. Ft. Cottage In Roland Park: A Renovation Opportunity


Hot House: 216 Oakdale Road, Baltimore, MD 21210


Stone and shingle, English style cottage, circa 1894, in need of full renovation. Three bedrooms, two baths over 1,588 sq. ft. Semi-circular stone front porch, 50-year architectural shingle roof, unfinished full basement, and attic. Hardwood floors throughout, living room with fireplace and French doors to sunroom, separate dining room, kitchen. Extra room on second floor with potential for master bath or office. Landscaped front garden with stone walkway. Flat, sunny backyard with driveway and garage foundation: $335,000

Final Weekend! Order your Thanksgiving Pies now



Order pies for your Thanksgiving table now! It’s your last weekend to order, so don’t delay. This year, we will be offering five different flavors:

Tony Foreman, People Person: Big Fish Q & A With Baltimore Restaurateur


Tony Foreman

Tony Foreman has changed the face of Baltimore’s food scene. In 1995, when he moved back to Baltimore to open the restaurant Savannah (with his then wife, still business partner Cindy Wolf) the top restaurants in town were Tio Pepe and The Prime Rib — both of which had been around for nearly 30 years.

Since then, Foreman Wolf has opened six restaurants — Charleston, Petit Louis Bistro, Pazo, Cinghiale, and Johnny’s in Baltimore, and a second Petit Louis in Columbia – all of which they own. Along the way, they have churned out a few Baltimore food stars — Charm City Cakes’ Duff Goldman and Josh Hershkovitz of Hersh’s Pizza & Drinks to name a few — and countless trained waitstaff, raising the bar for Baltimore’s restaurants.

Enjoy Christmas Eve at Johnny’s in Roland Park


DSC_2757It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially when someone else is cooking the holiday meal. What’s more festive than a dinner out, with great food, in a fantastic space? This Christmas Eve, skip the stove and start your celebration with a leisurely dinner at Johnny’s in Roland Park.

Johnny’s is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The new a la carte menu will be available in its entirety and the bar will feature festive drink specials, including hot toddies, boozy cider and “grown-up” eggnog for $5.

The restaurant’s Western-influenced flavors, fabulous desserts and top-notch drinks  are the stuff holiday dreams are made of. For traditional diners, meals like the 16-ounce t-bone steak will be just right, while the more experimental types might go for one of Johnny’s intensely flavored fusion dishes, like the Korean-style short ribs or pulled duck in mole sauce.

With about 50 wines and 17 different whiskeys available in addition to the holiday specials, dinner is sure to be full of cheer. Plus, Johnny’s coffee program – one of the best in the city – will give everyone the fuel they need to finish last minute, late-night wrapping before Santa’s arrival.10569008_526634057436875_7830911244619378864_n

Johnny’s basement space feels as cozy and festive as a warm sweater – but it’s also large enough to accommodate big groups, coming together to celebrate. So gather up the family but put away your apron. Instead of making dinner, make a reservation at Johnny’s.

Johnny’s is located at 4800 Roland Avenue in Roland Park. For reservations, call 410-773-0777or visit www.johnnysdownstairs.com


Magic and Mind Reading at Johnny’s


Joe Riggs Magic

catch of the day fish (2)“He blew my mind!” That’s a quote from acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino about entertainer and mentalist Joe Riggs. For someone like Tarantino (who himself makes a living blowing minds) to offer such an endorsement has to mean something. And if you’ve ever been to see a mentalist (or deductionist or psychological entertainer, as they’re sometimes called) you know how truly astounding it can be. But Joe Riggs is at the top of his game. Raised by psychic readers (how many of us can say that?), Joe quickly saw through their methods and grew into a riveting and intense Mental Specialist. Attendees will be able to interact with Joe one-on-one in a very special appearance Thursday, Sept 4th at Johnny’s Downstairs.

Possibly the Best Date Idea in Town? Whiskey Wednesday at Johnny’s

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Some of the small batch whiskeys sampled at Whiskey Wednesdays retail for between $50 and $60 a bottle.

Looking for a great way to spend the evening that isn’t just the usual dinner and a movie? In this heat, we’re kind of crossing most outdoorsy options off the list, but what makes for a great night out that is more than just the usual “wanna grab a drink?” Johnny’s, the latest from restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf, has the answer. Every other Wednesday at Johnny’s, you can attend Whiskey Wednesday—an event sure to excite anyone who’s already a fan of fine whiskeys, and to convert anyone who isn’t (yet).

New to whiskey?  What to expect is explained on your placemat.
New to whiskey? What to expect is explained on your placemat.

Every Whiskey Wednesday features a flight of four different high-end whiskeys, and each flight has its own theme. On the evening we attended, the theme was Jim Beam style bourbons—we weren’t even sure what that meant going in, but soon, all was explained. Our host for the evening was the affable and uber-knowledgable Sam Massa of Bin 604 Wine Sellers. There are a few different hosts who rotate week to week, but Sam told us he’s pretty much there for every event, just because he loves tasting the whiskeys. He also gave us plenty of fun facts about each whiskey we tasted—not just the usual “hints of citrus, port undertones” kind of thing, but actual whiskey history and trivia, which gave the evening an extra sense of fun—this wasn’t just about tasting a nine year-old beverage, this was American history!

Johnny’s Ice Cream Cart is Open!


Johnnys Ice Cream Cart

catch of the day fish (2)Summer—as far as we’re concerned—is ice cream season. There are those who enjoy scoops and cones year round, but for us, ice cream was clearly meant to be enjoyed on hot days only—preferably outside, in the sun, sitting on a bench or the grass. And we’re sure if we took a poll of local schoolchildren, they’d agree. They, like us, would also probably be grateful to anyone who’s still peddling homemade ice cream and keeping it real with classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and their other traditional-flavor brethren. Where to go for such a thing? Well, as of a few days ago, the Johnny’s ice cream cart is open, and will be every sunny day this summer. Here’s hoping there are lots of them.

Whiskey Wednesday at Johnny’s


Whiskey Wednesday

catch of the day fish (2)We here at Catch of the Day are so ahead of the curve that we’re not talking or thinking about our weekend plans today. Sure, TGIF and everything, but we’re already looking forward to (and making our reservations for) next Wednesday. Some might call this the opposite of being present in the moment, but we call  it being prepared. And isn’t that something that the Boy Scouts (pretty good role models, we’d say) are always advocating? Plus, we’ve got good cause to look forward: Wednesday, May 1st will be Whiskey Wednesday at Johnny’s.