Friday, May 20, 2011

Maryland's Preakness Stakes

The track conditions are listed as "fast" and the count-down is on for the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes.

In honor of Maryland's most famous horse race, here is the delicious recipe for a Black Eyed Susan, the official drink of the Preakness. Cheers!

Black Eyed Susan
The Official Drink of The Preakness from The Maryland Jockey Club
Serves 2

1 ounce Vodka

1 ounce Mt. Gay Rum

½ ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec

6 ounces Orange Juice

3 Ounces Pineapple Juice

Mix ingredients together and serve over crushed ice in a tall glass.
Garnish with a wedge of pineapple, and orange slice, or a cherry.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Post-Wedding Brunch

We all love a good party. And when we get married, we don't want the party to end. We have a reception and an after-reception party and it's not far-fetched to enjoy a brunch with your family the morning after the wedding (hello, mimosas!).

Not sure to go? Don't fret, we're here to offer the top ten brunch places, according to the Baltimore Sun.

  1. Abacrombie - their menu may be short but it's definitely sweet. They offer crepes, grilled ribeye with scrambled eggs and hollandaise. $8 - $24 and their brunch is served till 7pm.

  2. b Bistro - three kinds of omelets, two kinds of eggs Benedict, and three kinds of pancakes. Hooray for choices! $7 - $19.

  3. B&O American Brasserie - wide variety served a la carte, both breakfast and lunch dishes. It's described as being a stylish space with nice folks. $7 - $19.

  4. Brightons - "The most beautiful spot for brunch in Baltimore." Breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches and entrees. $10 - $22.

  5. Carrol's Creek - Buffet style, all-you-can-eat with a view of the water in Annapolis. Adults: $21.95, children: $10.95.

  6. Gertrude's - Located in the BMA, they serve a Maryland-oriented menu on Saturdays and Sundays. $8 - $27.

  7. Mari Luna Latin Grille - Another fixed-price brunch buffet though, the addition of Latin entrees sets it apart. Adults: $22.95, children: $11.95.

  8. Miss Shirley's - Breakfast and lunch, all day, every day but it's delicious enough to be just that. $7.95 - $21.95

  9. Regi's American Bistro - Brunch served on Saturday and Sunday. They offer all the classics with California and southwestern accents. $9 - $15.

  10. Woodberry Kitchen - Baltimore's favorite farm-to-table restaurant serves everything from Hangtown fry to cherry crepes. $7 - $24.

Hungry yet? Yeah, we are too!