June 4, 2011
In promoting his book, "States of Confusion: My 19,000-Mile Detour to Find Direction," author Paul Jury put up a video on the Internets that stereotypes every state in the country in less than two minutes. The video already has more than 1.2 million views on YouTube. What was Maryland's stereotype? For our fair state, Jury positioned himself on a couch in comfortable-looking living room, holding a glass of red wine. He said, "Have Jeeves bring the lobster boat around.
January 14, 2010
A Jessup seafood processor that had been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration to stop operations because it wasn't complying with federal safety laws will resume normal business Thursday with a new food handling plan. The agency said Congressional Seafood Co. Inc. did not document that fish were refrigerated at correct temperatures, failed to keep fish species separate to avoid cross-contamination and did not keep sanitation records. The company delivers seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington.
February 8, 2012
Meet your anglers. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host its second Bounty of the Bay event, a five-course dinner celebrating the state's seafood and watermen, on Feb. 28 at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis. The event is designed in part to give the public a chance to bring watermen, the public and DNR staff to the same table. Here's a video from the first Bounty of the Bay dinner, which was held last March. "We want to remind people that even during the winter months the bay continues to provide us with ample fishing opportunities and plenty of amazing seafood options," said Steve Vilnit, the DNR's fisheries marketing director.
August 8, 2012
Yawn, dear readers, Today, Aug. 10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column, and read on.....yawn. Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 67th anniversary of several important historical events from World War II. August is Peace Month. On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bob was dropped upon Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a second atomic bomb dropped upon Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. By Aug. 14, 1945, Japan surrendered.
September 2, 1998
* Item: Washington Quality Batters and Breaders* What you get: Enough to coat 3 to 6 pounds of vegetables or seafood* Cost: About $1.89* Preparation time: Just minutes to mix and bread, three to five minutes per item to fry* Review: Washington brand muffin mixes have been staples in many pantries for years. Now the Ellicott City-based company has added four seafood and one vegetable batter to its line. The tempura batter is easy to mix (just add cold water) and offers a great alternative for vegetables.
April 2, 1992
After three years of controversy, the Towson Commons mixed-use complex in Towson made its debut quietly yesterday, as a seafood restaurant opened its doors. Meanwhile, the project's developers continued to fight a weak market in trying to lease the eight stories of office space.L&N Seafood, a division of Mobile, Ala.-based Morrison Inc., opened a 162-seat restaurant that Morrison executives say will be ready to compete with local restaurants in a seafood-loving town."We want to be the seafood experts," said Peter J. Donovan, regional director for L&N, a 10-year-old chain known for mesquite-grilling its fish.