January 23, 2013
Harold Lauer from Spearfish, S.D., was looking for a recipe for the Coney dog sauce that was served at many A&W drive ins in the 1960s. John Van Meter from Dickeyville sent in a recipe for the sauce that was given to him by his late sister. He said the recipe is attributed to Hank's A&W root beer stand in Wabash, Ind. He sent the recipe to me exactly as it read, but he thought it needed a little tweaking, which I did without much difficulty. I tested his recipe on a day when my house was full of hungry football-watching boys, and it was a resounding success.
November 29, 2012
What's new at Antrim 1844? Not much, really. If it wasn't your thing then, it still won't be now. But If you enjoyed coming up to Taneytown for your 30th anniversary dinner at the Smokehouse Restaurant, you won't regret the drive up to northwest Carroll County for your 40th. For one thing, the fixed price for six-course meal is $68.50, which is only $8 more than it was in 2002. The dining rooms, set on a lower level of the 1844 mansion, are as you remember them, formally set with pretty china and glassware, but cool and comfortable.
November 26, 2012
Over the years I have always found the letters to the editor to be at times informative and at times uninformed. It's a credit to The Sun's editors that often they allow both sides of an argument to be heard, and I believe most readers appreciate this effort. Personally I've always limited myself to reading the letters and either nodding my head in agreement or shaking my head in disbelief. However, this morning I found myself rereading two or three times a letter titled "Here's to the venomous secessionists" (Nov.
November 19, 2012
The sour Skittles are coming out of the woodwork, and I'm finding them increasingly harder to swallow. I am both surprised and amused to learn that all 50 states have turned in pleas (or petitions) to secede from the United States ("Petitions call for secession and dance session," Nov. 15). I'm curious where all this venom and extremism was before the election. Do they realize that if their states were to successfully secede, they forfeit their rights to claim baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet as their mantra?
October 26, 2012
St. Mary of the Mills' Christmas bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 114 St. Mary's Place. Shop at Granny's Attic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include Kelley's Jellies and home-baked goods table. Enter a raffle or auction or participate in children's activities. Start off at the Christmas Cafe for a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and more, and take a break for lunch with chicken wings, salad, nuggets, hot dogs and other foods. For information, call 301-725-3080.
October 5, 2012
Starting Friday, Stuggy's delivers. Operating under the name Willow Presents Stuggy's Delivers, the Fells Point hot dog shop will deliver to addresses in Fells Point and Harbor East, from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. The service will not only deliver Stuggy's specialty hot dogs but a selection of house-smoked wings, chorizo burgers and pizza, too. There's a $20 order minimum and a flat $5 delivery fee. It gets better. Stuggy's can also bring you a bottle of Bulleit rye or Kettle One vodka, or a bottle of Malbec or a six-pack of National Bohemian beer.