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Sitting on the Top of the Bay

August, 2018

On the Road: A Cecil County Sojourn Includes Wild Animals and Waterfront Eateries Traveling north on Interstate 95 isn’t anyone’s idea of an idyllic car ride. But take a detour just before the Delaware border to begin a relaxing road trip through Cecil County. The drive will take you through historic small towns, scenic wineries and […]

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Food Wisdom for Kids

August, 2018

Nick Bailey, who owns Grand View Farm in Harford County, loves to show off his operation to school children. But when they visit the farm, he says, “They certainly don’t want to just hear us talk for an hour.” Instead, he engages kids. “They help us collect eggs from the nest boxes out in the […]

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Past Meets Present On The Eastern Shore

August, 2018

On the Road: Rum, Rambles and Rigs Along the Bay The route from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to the Blackwater Reserve is about 37 miles and will take under an hour by car. Unless you stop along the way, which you should. For gourmands, the trip could take days. For time traveling historians, centuries. […]

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Crafting Legislation: News from Annapolis

August, 2018

Competing House bills left taprooms high and dry In the last year, there was a lot of buzz about proposed craft beer legislation in Annapolis. Two competing bills brought about some confusion. To understand the fracas, we need to go back to House Bill 1283, passed in the 2017 legislative session, which quadrupled the barrel […]

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Backwoods Beer

July, 2018

1812 Brewery is way out there. And way worth a visit. By Brennen Jensen                           To reach the 1812 Brewery in the mountainous wilds of Allegany County, slip off I-68 just outside Cumberland and follow serpentine blacktop across a one-lane bridge and past […]

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Checkerspot Brewery Spreads its Wings

July, 2018

What, you didn’t know we have a state butterfly? By Brennen Jensen Checkerspot co-owners Steve Marsh, Rob Neff and Judy Neff (who is also the brewer) at their new South Baltimore brewery, named in honor of Maryland’s state butterfly.    Checkerspot Brewing 1399 S. Sharp Street, Baltimore, MD www.checkerspotbrewing.com The beautiful black and gold butterfly known as […]

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Forget the Fireworks: In Maryland, the Fourth of July is all about the food

July, 2018

Get Cooking By Andrew Michael Woods  Maryland’s Fourth of July celebrations are best experienced through the fog rising from mountains of crabs caked in Old Bay and the charred scent of meats and vegetables rolling from grills across the region. Cold beer and hot food define the day–ideally with a little music and lots of […]

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Gertrude’s Spirit

June, 2018

MISCellaneous Distillery launches a rye nod to the family matriarch Dan McNeill, who runs Mount Airy’s MISCellaneous Distillery with partner Meg MacWhirter, says his maternal grandmother was a bit of a pistol. “She was known to drink whiskey and smoke cigars at family functions,” he recalls. “She was dainty and polite, but she also had […]

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Something Epoch

June, 2018

Baltimore Whiskey Company releases its new Epoch Rye (We’re pretty sure these guys are loving all the wordplay) We stopped at the Blue Pit BBQ in Woodberry the other night to try some of Baltimore Whiskey Company’s Epoch Rye–the first rye to be distilled in Baltimore City in 75 years. That sounds pretty epic. The […]

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Dine Under the Stars

June, 2018

Picture yourself Living in Marthaland If you crave a sunset meal in an idyllic country setting, here are some suggestions. Ah, those photo spreads in Martha Stewart – a rustic wooden table set up under a tree; black-eyed Susans and Queen Anne’s lace in canning jars; an eclectic collection of wood and caned chairs dragged […]

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