Category: Local | E

Food in the Garden: Science and Sustenance at the Smithsonian

How often do you get to walk around a world-renowned museum after hours, sipping on a gin cocktail, rubbing elbows with plant geeks, academics, and foodies alike? Well,…

Howard County Restaurant Weeks July 24 – August 7, 2017

It’s the (other) most wonderful time of the year! It’s Howard County Summer Restaurant Weeks! (And that other most wonderful time of the year happens to be Winter…

Free Summer Meals for Children in Howard County

I have a confession to make. This may shock some of you, who know me as the gal who knows how to pronounce “quinoa” and “kamut” and gushes…

ALS Bites! Campaign Comes to Columbia

Remember that ice bucket challenge that went viral a couple years back? (This is still my all-time favorite challenge video, by the way — few things in this…

Maryland-Style Scrambled Eggs with Old Bay

Maryland-Style Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Tomato

I’m pretty sure that if you pricked the finger of an average Marylander between the months of June and September, they’d bleed Old Bay. Growing up here in…

The Turn House in Columbia

Friends, a game-changer has arrived on the Howard County dining scene. The Turn House took over the former Coho Grill on the Hobbits Glen golf course in Columbia,…

Breakout Games Columbia: 4 Tips to a Successful and Fun Escape Game Experience

Why would anyone choose to lock themselves in a small room, knowing the only way out is to uncover clues, break codes, and solve puzzles until they uncover…

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Event at the Smithsonian

This event was nearly two weeks ago, and I haven’t posted about it yet because I don’t know where to start. It’s hard to encompass what Star Trek…

Flying Dog Beer Brinner at Alexandra’s American Fusion

{So I’m a slacker who didn’t get to this post until more than three months after the event. BUT, it’s just in time for you to make reservations…

Chew your bourbon: An event at Centre Park Grill

Aemon’s wearing a button up shirt with tiny blue flowers on it; it’s a delicately charming juxtaposition to the colorful tattoos that run the length of both of…

I Heart Robinson Nature Center

Robinson Nature Center‘s been open for almost five years, and all it took was the promise of chocolate all over my hands and wine coating my tongue to get…

A Decadent Date at Turf Valley

Quick travel tip: In a pinch, hotel shampoo beautifully doubles as bubble bath. I’d just employed this trick, almost too well (I always forget that the bubbles grow…

historic ellicott city, md

Ho Ho HoCo: A holiday gift guide to Howard County

Hey, I love Target just as much as the next girl. I could live at Marshall’s. HomeGoods and I are the best of frenemies. But whenever I can,…

corner bakery in columbia, maryland

Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Columbia

{Originally published on The Bare Midriff} Let me tell you about these: These are yummy and crispy and cinnamon-y and toasty and sugary and wonderful. Up until this…