May 25, 2012
The cops surely picked the wrong place to drink after work -- their chief's favorite morning hangout, Miss Shirley's, especially since they were in partial police uniform. But here's the other question this raises -- what were they drinking? The upscale eatery with locations in Roland Park and at the Inner Harbor doesn't have beer on the menu. Now, cops aren't limited to beer, but still, some of these drinks come with umbrellas. The “Wet your whistle” page offers the $5.99 Miss Mimosa - the classic champagne and fresh-squeezed orange juice, garnished with pulp, and a $7.99 Spicy Shirely, a Bloody Mary with pickled okra, Jalapenos and lump crab.
December 15, 2011
More than 20 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 40 million are in the early stages of the disease. Managing diabetes can be a challenge all year long, but the holidays can pose special problems. All those extra treats, meals and drinks can add up to extra pounds and higher glucose levels. But a little planning, and will power, can keep diabetes in check, according to Susan Steinweg, a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator. She's also the coordinator of Carroll Hospital Center's Diabetes Center.
September 20, 2011
The Harford County Liquor Control Board has to do better, and usually does, than the nonsense it perpetrated last week. The Mallet, a Fallston restaurant and bar, which so far has apparently followed the rules, shut down its lower level last Wednesday night and rented it out for a private birthday party. The party, hosted and paid for by a prominent Harford County developer as a surprise for his wife, featured a performance by Bret Michaels, an international rock star who in recent years has become just as famous for his reality TV presence.
July 28, 2011
Five establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Harford County failed a recent compliance test run by the county's liquor control board by allegedly selling alcohol to a minor who was working undercover for the board. The five alleged violators included two golf clubs, a hotel, a restaurant and an American Legion post, according to a liquor board news release. Twenty-two Harford County licensed alcohol locations were randomly tested on July 23 by using personnel from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, an underage employee from the Liquor Control Board's undercover program and an inspector from the Harford County Liquor Control Board, according to the news release.
July 15, 2011
O, Milan! You rascal! Milan is on the docket of the Board of Liquor License Commisioners hearing for Thursday, July 21. Here's what for: [Note that interested parties should call 410-396-4385 the day before the hearings to verify that a particular case is still scheduled.] Christopher Whetstone & Gavaskar Sharp, Suites @ Milano, LLC T/a Milan, 1000-04 Eastern Avenue - Class “B” Beer, Wine & Liquor License - Violation of Rule 4.10(a) “No licensee shall purchase alcoholic beverages except from a duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler; nor shall any licensee sell to any other licensee any alcoholic beverages; and no licensee shall, at any time, keep or permit to be kept upon the licensed premises, any alcoholic beverages unless purchased in accordance with the Rule” on June 6, 2011 (Re: Forty three (43)
November 22, 2010
Faster than you can say, "Irish coffee," the powers-that-be clamped down on the sale of juice-flavored alcoholic drinks infused with caffeine last week. The Food and Drug Administration has labeled the caffeine in drinks like "Four Loko" to be an unsafe additive, and the manufacturer of that particular product has already pledged to stop using it. Rarely has an alcoholic beverage — one that can be fairly easily duplicated by mixing vodka with a typical energy drink and that has been on store shelves for eight years — received such harsh and universal condemnation.