I’ve written about The Corner Pantry before. They opened in February 2014 and have been a hit in their North Baltimore neighborhood ever since. It’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch, take out, coffee and more. Chef Neill Howard and his wife Emily have created such a lovely little place – their Friday fish + chips is a lot of fun!
The Corner Pantry offers a great series of monthly cooking classes on Wednesday nights. The topics include knife skills, soups, Indian cuisine and more. These classes are fun and affordable and would make great holiday gifts! (I know I’m taking a few!)
JAN 15 • SOUPS & STEWS
Learn about our soups and stews, so popular for their flavor, simplicity and diet conscious ingredients.
FEB 19 • KNIFE SKILLS
Due to popular demand: learn how the professional chef chops, dices, and juliennes so fast without losing a finger. (Details on knife sharpening to come)
MAR 19 • ASIAN & INDIAN FLAVOR
Neill will share his favorite bold flavors of these regions and how to incorporate them into your everyday cooking.
APR 16 • BITES
Back by popular demand: entertain this Spring & Summer with quick and easy one bite appetizers and desserts sure to impress your guests.
MAY 21 • FISH
Everyone loves to eat fish, but cooking it can be difficult. Neill will demonstrate how to prepare delicious summer seafood.
JUNE 18 • QUICK SUMMER DINNERS
Summer evenings are best spent outdoors, not in the kitchen. Learn some easy, flavorful meals the whole family will enjoy.
JULY 9 • GRILLING
It’s never too late to learn how to grill. From meats to vegetables, you will be confident over the coals at the next summer BBQ.
$35 per class, $30 for 4 classes or more
(Classes are approx 1-1.5hrs in length beginning at 7:30pm. You may bring your own alcohol. Students will enjoy a taste of each dish and will take recipes home. Minimum of 4 people per class. No refunds unless class is cancelled by The Corner Pantry)
6080 falls road • baltimore, maryland • 21209 667.308.2331 • corner-pantry.com
After visiting more than 125 chefs and artisans in Maryland, Virginia and D.C., StarChefs.com announced their 2014 list of the area’s culinary rising stars.
Sure, I like pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner. And sweet potato. And apple. But what I really want is chocolate cream pie. This one is so good. If you want to make it more Thanksgiving-y, maybe add maple or something otherwise autumnal (I love that word, so fanc…) to the whipped cream topping.
First, let me say I’m a fan of Foreman Wolf restaurants. Petit Louis is a ‘go to’ of mine. The roast chicken? Perfection. Tartare? Yes, please. I tend to go to Louie for lunch a lot more than dinner, mainly because I work down the street and the pre-fixe lunch is always a hit. Overall, the menu changes a lot, based on what’s in season – the soups tend to be my favorites. And okay – yes – it’s a bit loud, the tables are close together and it’s not a cheap date. Maybe it’s because my best friend lives in Paris and I miss her (and Paris) so much, but to me, Petit Louis is just plain good and I like to splurge a bit there. It feels like a treat. I could say similarly positive things about Cinghiale and Baltimore Magazine just gave PAZO’s new menu a rave. Check it out – nice work, Jane!
Photo: Impressions of a Shop Boy
If you’ve never been to Artifact, Woodberry Kitchen’s coffee + lunch spot, you need to check it out. In the morning, you can get breakfast treats (like the English muffin with sage sausage, egg and cheddar cheeeeeese) served until 11:00am and then during the day (until 7:00pm), you can get soup, salads and sandwiches. You can also have a bottle of wine, craft beers, kombucha, etc. Often, they host events in the space at night for Artifact After Dark – chef pop-ups, private events and more. This week is a good week with two delicious events at Artitfact.
This is a repost about my very favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday – it’s all about food. For me personally, the celebrations have changed over the years, but I’m always with people I care about. Whether that’s friends or family, it does not matter. I love my people. So much.
The first time I walked into the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, I was simply amazed. This place is in Baltimore. Seriously. This Thursday, November 6, I cannot wait to see it lit up at night at Cocktails at the Conservatory. Add in cocktails by Rye Fells Point? Done.
Photo: Nelle Somerville
This event, a benefit for the Conservatory, is the creation of Doug Atwell of Rye. Doug is one of the most talented and creative bartenders in Baltimore and Rye is a really special place. The cocktail menu reads like a novel – the Jazz Standards is my favorite section (I love a classic, especially Rye’s Pisco Sour.)
On Thursday, November 20 from 6:00-10:00pm, the National Kidney Foundation will host a huge number of chefs at M&T Bank Stadium for Santé: A Culinary Odyssey. One of my best family friends, Mark Salvo, has had two kidney transplants in his life, so I am very familiar with the Kidney Foundation and am so glad to support this very worthy cause! Here is the menu and also, winners are noted.
Last spring, the Emporiyum landed in Charm City. Food producers, restaurants, breweries and more rolled into Fells Point for two days of eating, tasting and shopping. I was lucky enough to be there as a vendor selling my salted caramel brownies – and I had the best time. I escaped my booth when I could (God bless my friends for coming to help me…) and I ate, ate and ate everything from Luke’s Lobster rolls, Toki Underground ramen, Dylan’s oysters, Woodberry Kitchen fried chicken and more. Yes, I think I tried something from every single booth. I am dedicated.