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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The root beer float is celebrated every Aug. 6 with its own special food holiday - National Root Beer Float Day. Basically a combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream, the effervescent soda-fountain treat is known in some regions as the black cow. We could go for one right now.  Johnny's   in Roland Park is offering complimentary floats from its menu from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday with a $10 purchase. A&W Restaurants nationwide are giving away free root beer floats from 2 p.m. until closing on Wednesday.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The roadside root beer stand's orange contours memorialize this venerated shrine to a different era. Its fans make pilgrimages to this Stewart's franchise on Pulaski Highway, a truck-battered stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore County, to recall the food experiences of their youth. This is the place where it seemed a little cooler in the days before broiling city neighborhoods such as Highlandtown or Canton had air conditioning. Suburban Rosedale was the summer destination when the sun was bright, the humidity was high and school was a distant notion.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The roadside root beer stand's orange contours memorialize this venerated shrine to a different era. Its fans make pilgrimages to this Stewart's franchise on Pulaski Highway, a truck-battered stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore County, to recall the food experiences of their youth. This is the place where it seemed a little cooler in the days before broiling city neighborhoods such as Highlandtown or Canton had air conditioning. Suburban Rosedale was the summer destination when the sun was bright, the humidity was high and school was a distant notion.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The root beer float is celebrated every Aug. 6 with its own special food holiday - National Root Beer Float Day. Basically a combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream, the effervescent soda-fountain treat is known in some regions as the black cow. We could go for one right now.  Johnny's   in Roland Park is offering complimentary floats from its menu from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday with a $10 purchase. A&W Restaurants nationwide are giving away free root beer floats from 2 p.m. until closing on Wednesday.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN FOOD EDITOR | March 9, 2005
No one would mistake Pappy's Homemade Rootbeer with that of the big names like A&W or Old Dominion. And that's just fine with maker Robert "Pappy" Taylor. He mixes his root beer in a 15-gallon crock that once belonged to his grandfather and seals it in bottles using a temperamental bottle capper that has been in his family for generations. Look carefully and you might see slight differences in the amount of root beer in each bottle. And the label on the 14-ounce container says it serves eight.
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By Bob Verdi and Bob Verdi,Chicago Tribune | January 16, 1995
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Switzer steadied a can of root beer in his hand so as to avoid spillage, then reached for stage props."This is all I did," said Switzer, banging his left hip into an innocent bystander. "I'm looking for flags, and there are none. So I went up to the official and demonstrated what happened. Comical. It was comical."Alas, that's how it ends for world champions. With their rookie coach doing curtain calls before strangers in a soggy, losing dressing room. Switzer's right.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | September 30, 2006
Leonard Martin passed an icy mug through the window of Stewart's Root Beer to a customer waiting in a car, then called in the food order: six hot dogs. Since March, Martin and his wife, Dorie, have cooked chili dogs, Old Bay wings and cheese fries seven days a week at their restaurant, a half-century-old institution on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. Now, they are about to scrub down the kitchen, hang plastic over the windows and head down to Texas for a few months. But before they close for the season, they will offer one final treat.
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By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 24, 2002
You may have noticed some unfamiliar labels near your favorite beer at the liquor store. In the past year, there's been an explosion of malt beverages called "malternatives," aimed at folks who are looking for a new taste in alcoholic drinks. Like beer, these beverages are brewed from malt, although the percentage of malt is lower than in beer, so the liquid doesn't darken and brewers can add other colors and flavors, says Ray Klimovitz, a Baltimore native and owner of Klimovitz Brewing Consultants Inc. of Chippewa Falls, Wis. Malternatives come in a variety of flavors ranging from raspberry to root beer, orange to iced tea. Some manufacturers add the flavors of various liquors to mimic the taste of cocktails.
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June 14, 2002
William Adolph Barq, 79, a third-generation president of Barq's Inc., maker of the nation's top-selling root beer, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday in Biloxi, Miss. In 1962, Mr. Barq took over as president of the family soft drink business. Barq's root beer was first bottled in 1898 in Biloxi by his grandfather, Edward C. Barq Sr., a sugar chemist by trade. In 1976, John Koerner and John Oudt acquired the company from the Barq family and moved the headquarters to New Orleans while the syrup continued to be made in Biloxi.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | December 1, 1996
150 years ago in The SunDec. 7: Root Beer -- Pat Dorsey, alias Root Beer, was arrested by officer Bardall, charged with assaulting and beating John Dunnigan, with a loaded whip.100 years ago in The SunDec. 2: The system of informing the public of the presence of infectious disease by means of placards placed before houses where such diseases prevail, as is practiced in Washington, where a number of cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever have recently occurred, has been discussed by many Baltimoreans interested in the general welfare of the city.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
The Milton Inn   is running a Lobster, Champagne & Chocolate prix-fixe dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays through September. For $32, guests get a 1-1/2 pound Maine lobster with a choice of two sides from the a la carte menu, along with one glass of Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut and a chocolate truffle. Call 410-771-4366 for reservations. Corner BYOB   in Hampden has a new $25 three-course prix-fixe menu every Monday. On tonight's menu are things like seafood corn bisque, port marinated grilled beef heart, herb-infused lobster and corn risotto, pan-seared trout fillet, and beer-braised pork belly.
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By Evan Siple and By Evan Siple | October 8, 2013
Let's face it -- you need more dessert cocktails in your life. Generally underrepresented in bars and restaurants, these post-meal libations always aim to please the palate with sweetness and strength. They are long thought to aid in digestion and further throw your stuffed face into a food coma. So why not, while you're at it, combine the classic taste of a root beer float with some booze? Locust Point newcomer Sweet Caroline's (not associated with Neil Diamond) has done such a thing and the results are pretty devilish.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
A handful of new food trucks are circling Baltimore's streets. We're catching up with them in advance of A Taste of Two Cities , the big June 23 Baltimore vs. D.C. food truck rally. Here's Hula Honey's Hawaiian Shave Ice . Billed as "Charm City's littlest dessert truck," Hula Honey's vehicle was designed by and custom-fabricated for owners Momi and Ramsay Antonio-Barnes on a Bajaj auto rickshaw (known in India as a tuk-tuk , and similar to the Piaggio Ape of Italy)
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By Lou Boulmetis, hippodromehatter@aol.com | November 24, 2011
The bright red and yellow-orange leaves on 8-foot trees were my first clue that a clump of sassafras trees had taken root in a drainage ditch. Once I spotted the mitten-shaped leaves, I knew it was just a matter of time before I'd be sitting next to a fire with a home-brewed cup of sassafras tea in one hand and a gardening book in the other. I first learned about sassafras tea as a Boy Scout. American colonists first learned about it from native Americans who used it mostly to relieve pain and fever.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
Pieter Schneider's research and planning paid off every time his boat hit the finish line. The 7-year-old had studied pictures of fast boats in magazines to design his catamaran, made of four aluminum cans and two plastic cups, with a paper plate sail. His model took first place in the Root Beer class of the Chesapeake Outdoor Group's 12 oz. Regatta Saturday. The fundraiser, held at the Port Annapolis Marina, drew more than 40 racers Saturday who had designed sailboats using 12-ounce cans — Budweiser or Bud Light for adults, and root beer for anyone below legal drinking age. The event, which has run for eight years and raised thousands of dollars for local charities, grew out of a serendipitous moment during an Outer Banks vacation.
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By Sean Varner, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Atlantic City Food Network's Food and Wine Festival Food Network personality Guy Fieri is coming to Atlantic City. And he's hosting the "Cheese Steak Battle. " It's all part of the Food Network's Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday. Fieri isn't the only one coming to town, however. It's the whole Food Network bunch: Pat and Gina Neely will be there. So will Sunny Anderson of "Cooking for Real" and Robert Irvine of "Kitchen Impossible.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2002
The black cows were my brother Tom's idea. Four years ago, my parents, three sisters, two brothers and assorted spouses and children - 18 people in all - took a family vacation on the Jersey shore. We were staying in a huge Victorian gingerbread house that was painted yellow and was fortuitously located one block from the ocean. We rotated shopping and cooking duties, and the day that Tom drew the grocery shift, he returned with extras no one had thought to request: vanilla ice-cream, root beer and, best of all, straws - the bendy kind.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
Three fifth-grade students at Rodgers Forge Elementary School were charged yesterday with attempting to poison their teacher by lacing his root beer with rubbing alcohol, ammonia and bleach, Baltimore County police said.The boys -- two of them 11 years old and the other 10 -- were arrested about 2:15 p.m. after being questioned by school authorities about the attempted poisoning of Richard William Jones during Wednesday's recess period, police said.They have been charged as juveniles with attempted poisoning, a felony, said police Sgt. Michael D. Schwanebeck.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | September 30, 2006
Leonard Martin passed an icy mug through the window of Stewart's Root Beer to a customer waiting in a car, then called in the food order: six hot dogs. Since March, Martin and his wife, Dorie, have cooked chili dogs, Old Bay wings and cheese fries seven days a week at their restaurant, a half-century-old institution on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. Now, they are about to scrub down the kitchen, hang plastic over the windows and head down to Texas for a few months. But before they close for the season, they will offer one final treat.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN FOOD EDITOR | March 9, 2005
No one would mistake Pappy's Homemade Rootbeer with that of the big names like A&W or Old Dominion. And that's just fine with maker Robert "Pappy" Taylor. He mixes his root beer in a 15-gallon crock that once belonged to his grandfather and seals it in bottles using a temperamental bottle capper that has been in his family for generations. Look carefully and you might see slight differences in the amount of root beer in each bottle. And the label on the 14-ounce container says it serves eight.
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