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Category: Whining and Dining

Who Doesn’t Like a Free Festival?

Whatsup Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore neighborhoods with large-scale light installations, performances, music, and innovation. It kicked off on March 31 and continues through April 8.  Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, […]

Facial Recognition Software Meets Fast Casual Dining

Open for Biz UFood Grill, a fast/casual restaurant specializing in healthy food, opened at the Owings Mills Metro Centre. The menu features a nutritious and delicious (that’s the company tagline) menu that includes lots o’ organic ingredients in its breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes as well as vegan and gluten-free options. The restaurant doesn’t serve […]

Saying Goodbye to One of the Good Ones

My friend for more than 20 years. My editor. Just one of the good guys. And a one-of-a-kind force in the Baltimore/DC hospitality industry. Michael Birchenall. One day, my friend and fellow Foodservice Monthly contributor, Linda Roth called and asked if I wanted to write a restaurant column in her friend’s magazine called Restaurant Digest. […]

Gourmet Pizza Goes Local With Woodfire Kitchen

Woodfire Kitchen, a gourmet pizza restaurant, is slated to open in early May in the spot formerly occupied by SoupR Natural & before that The Wagon Wheel. Woodfire Kitchen was purchased by former Cardwell’s Tavern owners David Cardwell Sr., Joyce Cardwell and Chef Craig Nacho. The menu will feature farm-to-table entrees from local farms such […]

We Did It!

YAY FOR US! I’m starting this column off with a lil pat on the back. In 2000, the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) established the Hospitality Hall of Honor to recognize those industry leaders who have exhibited hard work, dedication, courage and creativity while representing the hospitality and foodservice industry in Maryland. This year, Foodservice […]

Atticks Takes Steps to ‘Grow & Fortify’ Wine and Beer Industries

The Maryland Wineries Association’s (MWA) Kevin Atticks has launched a new management firm aimed at supporting and strengthening businesses/associations by providing organizational, management, special event planning, legislative direction and strategic development assistance. Grow & Fortify, LLC was started to help businesses in the agricultural, agri-tourism and food systems arenas. In 2002, Atticks was hired to […]

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