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Screen Time

May, 2020

DINNER AND A MOVIE IN FREDERICK JUST GOT EASIER Walking into the lobby of Warehouse Cinema in Frederick will feel more like entering a craft beer pub or farm-to-table restaurant than a typical theater. The kitschy, ’80s-patterned carpets and neon lights we’ve come to expect with moviegoing are conspicuously absent, replaced with corrugated metal, rustic […]

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Hands On

May, 2020

By: Diana Friedman (SPOILER ALERT: DON’T KILL THOSE DANDELIONS!) Beekeeping has always been popular in Maryland, but each year more homeowners, concerned about rapidly declining bee populations, have started to tend bees. According to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, more than 800 new beekeepers have registered in the state since 2009, bringing the total number […]

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Legal Age

April, 2020

Honey made Michael Cullison News from Annapolis Let Mead be Mead Is the honey-based beverage wine or beer? Mead—known as the nectar of the gods, consumed from a horn by the mighty Vikings, and believed to be the most ancient of intoxicant libations—can trace its existence back more than 10,000 years. Yet recently, the honey-based […]

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Sibling Restaurants in Howard County Welcome Local Booze

April, 2020

By: Ryan Detter   SIBLING RESTAURANTS IN HOWARD COUNTY WELCOME LOCAL BOOZE I’m sitting in a dark, opulent bar hidden behind a large wooden door and a towering glass wine cellar, sipping on a negroni made with Frederick’s own McClintock Distilling Co. gin, when I realize I’ve completely forgotten where I am. This could easily […]

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Moonshine on the Horizon

December, 2019

TROPICAL MOONSHINE Puerto Rico is known for rum. The island is, after all, called “The Rum Capital of the World,” and some 70 percent of the rum consumed in the U.S. comes from our territory in the Caribbean. Much harder to find on the mainland is pitorro, or moonshine rum, a potent, flavor-infused spirit beloved […]

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Baltimore’s Vintage Victuals

December, 2019

LOST RESTAURANTS OF BALTIMORE Maryland Sip and Savor contributor Kit Waskom Pollard and Suzanne Loudermilk, both veteran food writers, have teamed up on Lost Restaurants of Baltimore, a book that profiles 35 beloved Baltimore restaurants that are no more. The authors tell the stories behind 19th century institutions like Thompson’s Sea Girt House and 20th […]

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Local Distilleries Mix Things Up

December, 2019

News from Annapolis: Cocktail Hour A new law means distillery tasting rooms can offer mixed drinks By: Michael Cullison   With the passage of House Bill 549 by the Maryland General Assembly, distilleries around the state are now able to serve cocktails made with the spirits they produce. Ryan Vierheller of Blue Dyer Distilling Co. […]

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News from Grow & Fortify

September, 2019

HEAVY SEAS BEER EARNS TOP HONORS AT MARYLAND CRAFT BEER COMPETITION Pounder Pils named “Best in Show” in Brewers Association of Maryland 2019 compeittion Pounder Pils from Halethorpe’s Heavy Seas Beer was announced as the best beer of the 2019 Maryland Craft Beer Competition. In front of a crowd of more than 300 craft beer […]

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Bombastic Bites

September, 2019

Make Marinade as the Sun Fades By David Martin It’s a quintessential Fall day. The sky is clear, the sun shining through the stratos at that candid Fall angle that makes Golden Hour last for three, and the refreshing breeze is revitalizing to your dormant senses. It’s euphoric. But this idyllic weather and paradisiacal picture […]

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Omnibibulous

September, 2019

Ginned Up Drink martinis where Eleanor Roosevelt dined Let the adventure be-Gin! That’s the playful way veteran bartender Brendan Dorr likes to describe his new venture: the gin-focused cocktail bar Dutch Courage debuting soon in Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood. He and his partner Eric Fooy have been shaking and stirring behind bars together for some […]

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