September 26, 2012
The Maryland Food Bank said it handed out food Wednesday to hundreds of families affected by the mass layoffs at Sparrows Point. About 2,000 workers lost their jobs after RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in late May and idled the Baltimore County steel mill. The property since has been sold to owners who are trying to find a steelmaker to restart operations but will liquidate the mill and redevelop it if they can't. The food bank, which also handed out food on Tuesday to laid-off steelworkers and others buffeted by the shutdown, said it expected to distribute more than 60,000 pounds to more than 1,700 people between the two days.
April 17, 2012
Miss Shirley's was awarded the prize for Maryland's favorite food truck and The Brewer's Art was awarded Craft Beer Program of the Year on Monday night at the Restaurant Association of Maryland's 58th Annual McCormick Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. The food truck and craft beer categories were new this year. Award winners in other categories were: Maryland's Favorite Restaurant 2012- Baldwin's Station , Sykesville Maryland's Favorite New Restaurant 2012- de Lazy Lizard, Ocean City Restaurateur of the Year- Matthew Milani - The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant , Ellicott City 2012 Chef of the Year- Jeff Smith - The Chameleon Cafe 2012 Favorite Bar or Tavern - Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grille , Ocean City Wine & Beverage Program of the Year- Mr. Rain's Fun House Honorees included: Allied Member of the Year- MICROS - Represented by, Henry Pertman The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award- William & Julianne Gibbs - Dough Roller The Otto Schellhase Award- Randy Marriner - Victoria Gastro Pub The McCormick Cornerstone Award Recipients- Glory Days Grill, Silver Diner, Ryleigh's Oyster, Brew River Restaurant & Bar, CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling Co. Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor - Fitzgerald's Shamrock Restaurant, Dean's Restaurant, Olney Grille, Holly's Restaurant, Rip's Country Inn Maryland...
April 11, 2012
Two partner organizations dedicated to ending hunger in Maryland for more than 20 years have merged. The Maryland Food Bank and Food Resources of Hagerstown have united to form the Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch, a facility that will become a central distribution point for a network of more than 120 soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other community-based organizations in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The merger allows Food Resources to broaden services to the entire Western Maryland region and the more than 52,000 residents who are struggling to provide food for themselves, the groups said.
March 29, 2012
The Maryland SPCA Food Truck Rally in Hampden on March 23 was a huge success, raising over $5,000 for the SPCA. Aileen Gabbey, Executive Director of the Maryland SPCA, said the good weather helped the popularity of the event. Additionally, the food trucks' loyal followers spread the word on social networking sites such as Facebook, resulting in a crowd of more tha 1,000 people. "The biggest hit of the night was the dogs on parade in their little blue 'adopt me' capes," Gabbey said in an e-mail.
October 18, 2011
When the staff and contributors at the Jewish Museum of Maryland were putting together the new exhibit "Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity," they knew better than to try and tell people what is Jewish food and what is not. If a matzo ball is pretty clearly Jewish food, does a low-fat version with chives still count? Is falafel Jewish? Is hummus? Can sushi be Jewish if it's served at Jewish weddings? Where does lo mein fit in? According to curator Karen Falk, questions like those, and the way they are linked to larger conversations about religious, ethical and cultural values, are at the heart of the exhibit, which opens Oct. 23 and runs through September 2012.
May 19, 2011
Wine, woods, and weather that sounds like it should be just wonderful. With all that to offer, organizers of this weekend's Wine in the Woods festival wonder why anyone would opt to hang out with a bunch of horses and a centaur named Kegasus when they're offering such a refined alternative — and with alcohol as well. Not that there's all that much overlap between the tipsy revelers in the Preakness infield and the wine connoisseurs who will be making their way to Columbia this weekend.