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Top Stories: Authorities Investigate Icy Crash Involving Tanker; UB’s Langsdale Library Sheds Skin; Unique Renovation of Riverside Rowhome

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Last Saturday’s spot of winter weather led to a horrific crash on I-95 in which a Carroll Fuel tanker slipped over the edge of I-95 near Caton Avenue, killing the driver. Our readers were most interested this week in reading about investigators’ search for information on what led to the tragic accident. While authorities are still investigating, they did reveal today that the driver was Clinton Lamont Worrell, Jr., a 31-year Baltimore resident. “Clinton was an outstanding employee during his 2.5+ years with Carroll,” company president John Phelps said in a statement. “He will be sorely missed for his dedication to the job and his friendship.”

Here were our other most well-read stories during the week of Dec. 17-23:

Baltimore County Council OKs Construction of Royal Farms Near Downtown Towson

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A sign for Royal Farms in Hampden

Lawmakers in Baltimore County have approved construction of a brand new, 16-pump Royal Farms gas station just north of Towson’s downtown epicenter, much to the distaste of local residents.

Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Raps in This RoFo Ad

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Like most convenience store commercials that feature an NFL star rapping into a chicken leg, Justin Tucker’s new Royal Farms TV ad is pretty weird.

Royal Farms Robber Tries to Use Uber as Getaway Car

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Royal Farms in Parkville.
Royal Farms in Parkville.

A man who robbed a Parkville Royal Farms didn’t have a getaway car handy, so he turned to Uber.

Woman Sues Royal Farms Over Charging for Air at Gas Station

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airIt’s one of those contradictions we don’t bother to question: There’s no charge for the air you breathe, but the price goes up once it’s compressed and fed through a tire hose. Well, according to a new lawsuit, that’s not supposed to be the case in Baltimore City — legally speaking.

Charm City Cook: Local Chefs to Compete for the Best Fried Chicken in Town

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Do you fry your chicken? Or…is it too messy…not on your diet…or maybe you don’t eat meat? Well, none of those things apply to me. Not one. I love to eat and try new things and well, I just can’t diet when I write this little blog. Too much great food in this great city.

As for making fried chicken at home…I tend to do it like my mom.  A few years ago, she gifted me her old cast iron skillet. I think I cried. Not only would I use it all the time, I’d think of her. And my grandmother. They ‘fixed’ fried chicken in very similar ways – simple, classic dredging in flour and fried in bacon grease. (Sometimes oil when she was low on bacon grease in the fridge.) She’d fry it on top of the stove, skin side down (crispy skin = deliciousness) in the skillet in batches and then finish in the oven. She was feeding a family of eight (five serious eater boys in that group) so she’d fry up two whole chickens. She also lugged TWO FULL carts of groceries twice a week – if there was ever a person who could’ve used COSTCO back in the day, it is Peg Langrehr. And her fried chicken? Like many people’s moms, it was delicious and I can remember how it tasted.

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I do make fried chicken at home from time to time…but I really love having someone else make it even more. It can be as simple and fast as Royal Farms. Oh, geez, the glorious smell. You’ve smelled it. It makes my car just pull on in there – and it is always good. Love a thigh and a leg. The Western fries, not so much.

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So, a while back when I was at PABU, in between cocktails, happy spoons and those ridiculous chili-glazed ribs, I told Chef Jonah Kim, “We should have a fried chicken throwdown!” And his face lit up. (SMILE.) He loves to tinker with fried chicken. Tinkering is fun for most chefs, no? I’m not even a chef and I love to tinker…my salted caramel brownies came out of multiple tinkering sessions, you know.

Enter the “Fry My Chicken Smackdown” – a culinary battle to find the best fried chicken in town. Competing chefs include Opie Crooks of Shoofly Diner, Chad Gauss of The Food Market, Chris Amendola of Fleet Street KitchenJordan Miller of the Lord Baltimore Hotel (formerly of The Chesapeake) and of course, Jonah Kim of PABU. Who will reign supreme?

Fry My Chicken
Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30pm
PABU / Four Seasons / Harbor East

More info and tickets: Fry My Chicken Smackdown

SEE YOU THERE, HON!

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RoFo Told to Cough Up $838,000 to Bengies Drive-In

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Bengies Drive-In was awarded $838,000 in a lawsuit contending that light from the Royal Farms across Eastern Boulevard was detrimental to his business. This means — unless the verdict is overturned on appeal — that Bengies owner D. Edward Vogel will get to build the massive, 800-foot wall he says he needs to protect the drive-in from the light.

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