Food & Pairings

Learn how to make the most of your Maryland experience–from small and comfortable Hampden bars to funky farm-to-table restaurants, to elegant award-winning establishments run by some of Maryland’s most established chefs.  We will help you plan your craft beer, wine and spirits experience.

January: Savor the Sweetness

January, 2019

SAVOR THE SWEETNESS Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum is the Maryland Wineries Association’s opportunity to showcase the best of Maryland’s award-winning wines. The 2019 event is set for January 25. Attendees can meet and chat with winemakers and owners, munch on hors-d’oeuvres and enjoy live music. While you are tasting Maryland’s finest wines, […]

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January: Make a Pact with Yourself

January, 2019

The new year feels like a fresh start: an opportunity for do-overs of whatever went wrong last year or a chance to experiment with something new. Try the Maryland Sip and Savor 2019 cocktail, or head to the B&O Museum to sample picks from local wineries. Or get to work on those resolutions, whether it’s […]

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November: Your Thanksgiving Table

November, 2018

In November, the celebration season begins to move quickly.  If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll want to order your turkey, plan the wine and think about table settings.  If you’re considering a farm-raised heritage turkey, check out recommendations from Lucie Snodgrass in her 2010 book, Dishing Up Maryland (which remains a favorite and is […]

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Introducing Sip and Savor’s Celebration Series

November, 2018

You know how parties work. You schedule a gathering for, say 7. Things get rolling at 9. By 11, you’re exhausted and you can’t wait to get everyone out the door. That’s about the time the last trickle of guests shows up. They bring friends you’ve never met and maybe a bottle of something strong. […]

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When Crab is the Condiment

August, 2018

John Shields has traditionally drawn his inspiration from the foods of earlier times. He named his Baltimore restaurant, Gertrude’s, after his grandmother Gertie—who’d roast a plump chicken every Sunday to feed a dozen or so family members (and repurpose the leftovers throughout the week). And the recipes Shields has shared over the years—in his numerous […]

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Make it a Meal

August, 2018

Old Line On the Rise: Local Single Malt Whiskey Feels Right at Home at a Chic Baltimore Hotel Sitting on the top floor of the Hotel Revival, you’re surrounded by Baltimore—literally and figuratively. Windows on three sides reveal views of Mount Vernon Place, including the iconic Washington monument to the east. The View north captures […]

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Saucy Startups

August, 2018

Maryland likes it hot—and the heat just keeps coming as Baltimore joins zesty locales like Austin, New Orleans and Albuquerque. B’more Saucy is the newest addition to the city’s piquant producers, taking its place alongside Huckles, Snake Oil and a host of other artisan fiery condiments. Hot sauce is, after all, a sizzling industry, accounting […]

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Forget the Fireworks

July, 2018

In Maryland, the Fourth of July is all about the food 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 […]

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A Chef for All Seasons

May, 2018

Kerry Dunnington’s passion for home cooking and entertaining shines on every page of her new cookbook. The Seasonal Kitchen is the most recent offering from Artichoke Publishers, the company she started in 2014. The Baltimore-based personal chef, caterer and food writer encourages home cooks to source local produce in season and support local farmers whenever […]

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Do Try This at Home

May, 2018

Chad Gauss, chef and owner of Baltimore’s The Food Market, is spilling his secrets. He wants you to have access to the time-tried and popular recipes of his The Food Market (Hampden) and La Food Marketa (Pikesville). And he’s also sharing his experiences running kitchens and delivering hospitality–along with a few other life lessons. Photo:  […]

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