Earth Wood & Fire

Earth Wood & Fire21407 Clarkview Road, Baltimore410-200-9858 Maybe I’m spoiled having lived in New York until I was ten. When it comes to pizza, I have a high standard. Admittedly, I have yet to taste any pizza I like as much as Phil’s Pizza in Massapequa, Long Island, and believe me, I’ve tried. So with that background, let’s move on to our dining experience at Earth Wood & Fire. It was a busy Wednesday evening, the dining area was completely filled, so we were seated at a high-top table over by the bar. We were pleasantly surprised how spacious the […]

The Baltimore Eagle

The Baltimore Eagle2022 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218410-200-9858 • TheBaltimoreEagle.com Typically, on a Friday night, we would have dinner out before hitting the bar for a few drinks. However, now that the Eagle has opened its kitchen, we could dine AND drink all at once.  As most people that have been to the Eagle already know, there was a great deal of hype and anticipation for the food to roll out.  We had heard about the credentials of Master Chef Scholly, which include accomplishments, such as earning the 1996 German Master Chef of the Year, and of some of […]

Violet Sees a Snake

Connor loves yard work and gardening. He spends most of his free time digging, planting, trimming, watering, fertilizing. He has built beautiful stone walls in several locations throughout our property. He has supplied the yard with trees, bird houses, and native plants to encourage birds and butterflies to visit us. He has made the yard as inviting as possible to the wild creatures that live in our neighborhood.

Violet’s New Friends • Tank and Crimson & Clover

LOOK AT MY HANDSOME PICTURE and you will see why my name is Tank! I’m a big energetic puppy who is searching for my forever home. My day consists of running and playing because young lads like me need to be active. I enjoy meeting new people and sometimes I will roll over right away to get belly rubs and attention. I’m a strong boy with a big heart who may even give you kisses if you let me. My favorite things are neck and belly rubs and feeling loved and wanted. If that sounds like something you would be […]

Claws or De-claws?

That is the question… With our new kitten Liza in the house, Violet has had to make some adjustments. The relationship between Violet and Liza is quite interesting. At times, there is the beginning stages of playing and enjoyment, but largely it is still adversarial. They stare each other down waiting to see who will back down first. Happily, this has not turned into anything more than a game of chicken. Fingers crossed, there’s been no actual physical fighting. Violet is strong of mind and of will, avoiding physical confrontation with Liza is well played on her part for a […]

Violet’s New Friends • Bubs and Boo

Hey there! I heard you’re looking for a sweet, handsome, fun, playful pup to add to your life. Well, lucky you. Here I am! My name is Bubs. I am a big guy with a big heart. I love to go for long walks and get lots of attention. Kisses, cuddles, pets, you name it – I’m in! I’m also super smart, I know the commands sit, paw, and lay down. I do this super cute thing where I like to put my paws on your shoulders to give you a hug and a big smooch, too. In my previous […]

A Well-Kept Secret

When Nick and I were invited to the Underground Kitchen launch in Baltimore earlier in the week, we had no idea what fun and adventure was in store. The Underground Kitchen is a secret supper club that hosts pop-up dinners in various locations. The idea originated in Richmond, Virginia, and later expanded into the Mid-Atlantic. On March 20th and 21st, the Underground Kitchen, the “ultra-luxe, super-secret, pop-up dining society featuring buzzed-about chefs, unconventional locations, and tickets that routinely sell out within minutes” came to Baltimore.

The Elephant

The Elephant924 North Charles Street, Baltimore443-447-4848 • theelephantbaltimore.com Nick had always told me about his memories of The Brass Elephant. He was excited to see renovations heralding its reopening as The Elephant after more than five years of closure. We’d received a gift card to dine there for our wedding and were looking forward to the visit. The idea was to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner for two, and spend some quality time as a couple.

Nando’s Peri-Peri

Nando’s Peri-Peri109 Joppa Road, Towson, MDNandosperiperi.com • 410-832-1380 Last time we had ventured over to the mall in Towson, we noticed a new restaurant coming in, Nando’s Peri-Peri. While it’s now been open quite a while, we hadn’t ventured inside until last week, mainly because on weekends it’s so busy. We were lucky last week and found a quiet time on a weekday evening. Nando’s plays in that space between a fast-food joint and a full table-service restaurant. Much like Pei Wei, ordering is done at the register and a server brings your meals when ready. For those unfamiliar, Nando’s […]

Nando’s Peri-Peri

Nando’s Peri-Peri109 Joppa Road, Towson, MDNandosperiperi.com • 410-832-1380 Last time we had ventured over to the mall in Towson, we noticed a new restaurant coming in, Nando’s Peri-Peri. While it’s now been open quite a while, we hadn’t ventured inside until last week, mainly because on weekends it’s so busy. We were lucky last week and found a quiet time on a weekday evening. Nando’s plays in that space between a fast-food joint and a full table-service restaurant. Much like Pei Wei, ordering is done at the register and a server brings your meals when ready. For those unfamiliar, Nando’s […]