Tag: special occasions

An In-the-Know Real Estate Pro Gives Us Her Restaurant Picks

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I have a secret weapon in Nicky Keelty. She’s a dear friend who knows more about Baltimore restaurants (and hotels, shops and salons) than anyone I know. Nicky can conjure up the perfect restaurant for any occasion on cue, and follow it up with an impsossible-to-get Saturday night reservation, all with one swift call. Nicky is connected.

Why is the mother of two on the inside track? It’s her job. As a Senior Vice President, Principal at Cassidy Turley, she leases space downtown. It’s her business to know what, where, when and why.

She’s so genuinely likable and fun, it’s easy to see why any restaurant would happily move her name to the top of the resevations list.

Home cook assessment: Do you consider Durkee onions and Campbell’s mushroom soup legitimate ingredients or cheating?
Cheating, you need to start from scratch. And how would you make those onion things or that soup? I just avoid those ingredients all together.

Saturday night with the husband: Where do you book? What do you order?

Ambassador. Patio table. Chicken tikka masala.
The Ambassador Dining Room

Charm City Cakes’ Summer Collection 2012

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Who knew there was a “Summer Collection” for cakes?  But when you’re Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes, the originator of the fashionable cake, you have to stay a step ahead of the competition.  The collection, according to the bakery’s website, “was inspired by Carmen Miranda, Frida Kahlo, and many other images, textures, prints and fashions.” Gorgeous.

 

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