December 6, 2012
On Tuesday, servers and bartenders at multiple locations of the Greene Turtle throughout Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will pool their tips to purchase toys for local Toys for Tots drives. "Tips for Tots," as the annual event is known, began in 2006 at the Greene Turtle in Salisbury, when bartender Corlie Brice came up with the idea after arriving for her shift and noticing that a neighboring business had been designated as a Toys for Tots drop-off site. She and another bartender ended up collecting $700 for toy purchases that night.
October 23, 2012
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille introduced a new limited-time-offer menu featuring seven new "hearty season" food and drink selections on Monday. Through Dec. 9, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local food banks in each state where the chain operates. The Greene Turtle is calling the fundraising effort "The Big Helping. " The new menu includes comfort foods like country fried chicken, shepherd's pie, chili, and a special twist on potato skins featuring bacon and bleu cheese, as well as specialty items like cedar plank salmon, a wild turkey wrap and a pumpkin pie milkshake.
May 26, 2012
Those trying to celebrate what is traditionally considered an annual rite of summer - catching crabs to feast on - are reminded that those tasty critters typically can be found in the same waters as the state's reptile, the diamondback terrapin. That's why officials from the Department of Natural Resources and the National Aquarium are asking recreation crab pot owners to include turtle excluders in their pots. Without the excluders, the equipment can accidentally trap and drown the diamondbacks.
May 23, 2012
Today is World Turtle Day, created by the animal-lovers at American Tortoise Rescue as a day to celebrate and protect turtles and their habitats. As someone who lives with one turtle (a box turtle named Yertle) and is about to inherit a red-slider this weekend, I feel compelled to weigh in on the idea of turtles as pets. Here's what I think: Turtles should not be pets. Yes, you may think, as I once did, that a little land turtle is a nice, low-maintenance friend for your child.
April 3, 2012
State health officials are warning Marylanders that baby rabbits, turtles, chicks, ducklings and other animals popular around the Easter holiday can spread salmonella and other harmful bacteria to people. Since September 2001, six people in Maryland have contracted bacterial infections from baby turtles, or those with shells less than four inches wide, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Five of the cases required hospitalizations. U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules don't allow the sale of baby turtles, but in three of the cases the turtles were bought from a neighborhood baby turtle vendor.
April 2, 2012
Note: There is random "Hunger Games" plot spolier in this post about a bracket-style burger competition at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille. The March Madness-inspired stuffed burger competition at the Greene Turtle is over and we have a winner. Bacon & Cheddar will be added to the Greene Turtle's permanent menu. Stuffed with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese, and topped with sauteed mushrooms, crispy onion straws, A-1 steak sauce and a creamy horseradish sauce, Bacon & Cheddar bested the The Spicy Jack, The Pep & Cheese and The Ham & Cheese in a bracket-style competition determined by ... us, the fans.