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How to host a Baltimore-style olive oil tasting

How to host a Baltimore-style olive oil tasting

Baltimore’s sizeable Italian population makes it a city that appreciates great olive oil. Celebrate the bounty to be...

How to throw a Baltimore-style cocktail party

How to throw a Baltimore-style cocktail party

A cocktail party is a good excuse to stock your bar or use up spirits that have been taking up shelf space for a while....

Cocktail party timeline

Cocktail party timeline

Having friends over for cocktails? Plan well and you’ll be able to offer an experience that rivals a night at Captain...

How to throw a Baltimore-style backyard barbecue

How to throw a Baltimore-style backyard barbecue

Seafood and sausage is a pair made in heaven, and Baltimore has bounties of both. To celebrate the tastes of summer, skip the...

Backyard barbecue essentials

Backyard barbecue essentials

Baltimore is home to some great sausage makers and an award-winning brewery. Celebrate the local tastes that symbolize summer...

How to throw a Baltimore-style lobster steam

How to throw a Baltimore-style lobster steam

While the blue crab is the most bountiful crustacean in Maryland’s waters, the Chesapeake Bay is also home to lobster....

Lobster steam essentials

Lobster steam essentials

The dominance of crab makes lobster restaurants uncommon in Baltimore. Make up for it by turning your backyard into a first...

Host a Baltimore-style alfresco dinner party

Host a Baltimore-style alfresco dinner party

The next time the weather is nice enough to eat outside, skip the trip to Café Troia or Ciao Bella. With a little...

How to throw a cooking with fire party

How to throw a cooking with fire party

Love dining at Fogo de Chao in Inner Harbor? Bring the heat to your backyard with a bash dedicated to skewered meat.

How to throw a Baltimore-style tequila tasting party

How to throw a Baltimore-style tequila tasting party

Tequila might bring back bad memories from your Johns Hopkins days, but the spirit shouldn’t be relegated to cheap...

How to host a Baltimore-style wine and cheese tasting

How to host a Baltimore-style wine and cheese tasting

Navigating the wine list at Gertrude’s or The Capital Grille can be intimidating. If you’re looking for a...

Where to find fruits de mer party essentials

Where to find fruits de mer party essentials

The Chesapeake Bay’s bounty of oysters, blue crab and clams means Baltimore has access to some of the freshest...

How to host an around-the-world tasting party without leaving Baltimore

How to host an around-the-world tasting party without leaving Baltimore

Small plates aren’t just part of Spanish cuisine, and serving little portions of lots of foods is a great way to...

How to throw a Baltimore-style house cocktails party

How to throw a Baltimore-style house cocktails party

The Capital Grille and The James Joyce Pub have signature cocktails. Why shouldn’t your home?

Setting up your Baltimore-style charcuterie and cheese party

Setting up your Baltimore-style charcuterie and cheese party

Baltimore offers some excellent places to enjoy charcuterie with all its accoutrement, whether it’s a plate of house-...

Housewarming party essentials for a Baltimore bash

Housewarming party essentials for a Baltimore bash

After the closing costs and immediate home improvements you made on your Inner Harbor or Union Square dream house, it’s...

How to host a Baltimore-style dinner party

How to host a Baltimore-style dinner party

If you want to have an intimate dinner with friends you could make a reservation at Black Olive or Charleston. But for a...

How to throw a Baltimore crab feast

How to throw a Baltimore crab feast

Baltimore is world renowned for its crabs, and blue crab and crab cakes are the stars of restaurant menus throughout the city...

How to throw a margarita party fit for Baltimore summers

How to throw a margarita party fit for Baltimore summers

Baltimore summers and margaritas go hand in hand -- nothing says summer better than a refreshing cocktail shared with friends...

How to host a Baltimore-style sangria and tapas party

How to host a Baltimore-style sangria and tapas party

From the mixed berry sangria at La Tasca to the sparkling sangria at Tapas Adela, the Spanish drink has taken root in...

Host a Baltimore-style Easter brunch

Host a Baltimore-style Easter brunch

Sure, you could make a reservation at Donna’s or Waterstone Bar and Grille this year, but hosting an at-home Easter...

How to throw a Baltimore honey brunch

How to throw a Baltimore honey brunch

Baltimore has a renowned love for the beehive hairdo, but it also embraces the insect responsible for the look. The city...


Host a pizza party

Host a pizza party

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