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Thanksgiving Ideas, recipes & hints to make the day perfect

Just want to say that's an AWESOME idea for storing pies (on your grill)!! Love all this creative use of space.

Oct 30, 2012
isabellacat in Home Cooking

Eat good food, then drink/schmooze in Baltimore?

The bf and I often sit at the bar at the B&O and eat dinner. The drinks are fabulous. You can linger as long as you want.

Oct 25, 2012
isabellacat in Washington DC & Baltimore

Do you dread Thanksgiving?

Like Janet, I think it is way too much work for very little payoff. I think the meal is boring to cook but at the same time it is incredibly labor intensive. My mother refuses to be invited anywhere because she claims that my dad doesn't like to eat other people's food...but she stresses out to an absolutely INCREDIBLE degree over serving Thanksgiving dinner to the four of us. It is very depressing. This year I gave up and am going to the boyfriend's house.

I have highjacked Christmas, however. I invite my parents, brother, stray aunts, and friends who want to get away from their families...lots of booze, food that I like to cook and eat, tons of desserts, and lingering conversation at the table. It's a good time.

Oct 23, 2012
isabellacat in Not About Food

Baltimore: Looking for the Grit and Soul of the City

Saw him at Eddies around Christmas.

Jun 14, 2012
isabellacat in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore: Looking for the Grit and Soul of the City

Would like to put in another vote for Trinacria. Amazing Italian deli and the smell is exactly like my Italian grandmother's house used to smell. Check the hours, though...I think it's closed on Sunday.

May 31, 2012
isabellacat in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore's Newest Restaurants

Hi--long-time lurker here. Saw this post and had to respond. I went to Waterfront Kitchen on Sunday for brunch. Food was pretty good and inexpensive--a huge club sandwich with a grilled chicken breast and yummy spread, and a nice BLT on ciabatta--but the service was awful. We broiled in the sun for an hour and a half while our server disappeared for extended periods of time. Tables also very close together; I crashed into the people at the table next to me a couple of times while moving my chair. I don't think I'll be back. However, the view is divine...too bad about the service.

May 22, 2012
isabellacat in Washington DC & Baltimore