March 29, 2013
Tribeca Coffee is open in Mid-Town Belvedere. "We are here!" said owner James Jeon. Jeon said he wants to attract students from the nearby campuses of the University of Baltimore and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He also wants to draw in coffee enthusiasts and develop some new ones, too. You can tell Jeon's serious. He's brought in beans from PT's Roasting Co. of Topeka, Kan. and he's invested in top-notch equipment like a Mahlkonig grinder, a Synesso espresso maker and a Diedrich roaster for in-house roasting.
March 28, 2013
Artifact Coffee, Amy and Spike Gjerdes' follow-up to their acclaimed Woodberry Kitchen , has been growing on me. In the span of eight days, I had two of my favorite restaurant entrees of the past year at Artifact Coffee. The first night was a 12-hour braised pork shoulder with rigatoni, tossed with roasted turnips in a pesto made from sharp-flavored ramps, the early spring vegetable sometimes called wild garlic. Another night was a sublime stew of chicken, carrots, parsnips and kohlrabi bathed in red wine.
March 26, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will hold a community forum at the Double T Diner, 4140 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall, this morning, Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 10 a.m. The session, dubbed "Coffee with Kevin," will run for an hour and be open to the public. No registration is required. "We've held these community forums in the Lansdowne and Parkville areas and it was very valuable for me to have an unscripted opportunity to talk with people about what's on their mind," said Kamenetz. "I look forward to a really good exchange of information and ideas.
March 20, 2013
Sunni Gilliam does, in fact, know how to read the tea leaves. In late 2005, when a Starbucks seemed to be popping up on every block, Gilliam opened Tea-ology, an "urban tea house" in Fells Point. The name was soon changed to Teavolve, and a few years later, she opened another, larger Teavolve in an up-and-coming area called Harbor East. "We were here before Legg Mason. We were here before Four Seasons. We were here before Chazz," Gilliam said. Now, Gilliam and her fiance, Del Powell, plan to open a new Teavolve in the Hopkins BioPark in the next two months.
February 4, 2013
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too. RUNNING IT BACK The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, to win their second Super Bowl title . ... Joe Flacco, your Super Bowl MVP, is going to Disneyworld . ... With a pair of big plays, Jacoby Jones also made a claim to be Super Bowl MVP . ... The Ravens defense hung on for a wild win . ... Ray Lewis was victorious in his final NFL game , but Ed Reed once again said that this was not his last ride . ... All season long, these Ravens just kept finding a way to win . ... The Ravens will hold a championship parade in Baltimore on Tuesday morning.