Whining & Dining

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN--FOR--RANDI'S FAVORITE THINGS

DRUM ROLL PLEASE..

 

CUTEST OWNERS / TOP TWO "GO TO" RESTAURANTS

This ones a tie. Christa Bruno and Davide Rossi from Pazza Luna in Locust Point and Cristan Dadant and Winston Blick from Clementine on Harford Road. These are my top two “go to” restaurants. RUN-DO NOT WALK! Love, love, love! PazzaLuna.us & BMoreClementine.com

BEST ZZ TOP IMPRESSION

Clementine’s award winning executive Chef Winston Blick. Look like a rock star-cook like a rock star.

CUTEST CHEF

A second year winner, ladies and gentlemen..Bill Crouse! Bill is now the exec chef and director of all things tasty at Woody's Rum Bar, Slainte Irish Pub and Koopers Tavern--all located in Fells Point. WoodysRumBar.com, SlaintePub.com, Koopers.com

 FIRST TIME’S THE CHARM

This year marked the debut of Charm City Food Tours-the newest way to experience Baltimore’s culinary scene. Enjoy a fun walking tour of B-town’s best historic hoods--Fells Point, Federal Hill and Little Italy. (More tours to come.) Thank you Celeste Corsaro-—I had a blast! BaltimoreFoodTours.com.

“HE’S TAKING OVER”

So—a little more than a year ago, my massively talented and extremely handsome nephew became the Social Media Administrator at Saval Foods and Baltimore Eats. People—I’ve been doing my thang for a poop load of years here in B-town but---a few months ago I went to do a restaurant interview and the guy said, “Are you related to Ryan?” REALLY? I’m having flashbacks to high school when I was asked, “Are you Ricky Rom’s little sister?” REALLY? Excellent job Ry—I hope you’re planning on supporting your aunt in her golden years. (And no-I’m NOT there yet!) BaltimoreEats.com.

BEST IMPRESS YOUR DATE SPOT

Sotta Sopra. Bar none. Nuff said. Done.

 NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CREPE’S

O.K. So—my mother never did the crepe thang. But—Crepe Du Jour in Mt Washington is seriously TDF! CrepeDuJour.com

BEST PLACE FOR AN EVENING OUT WITH YOUR "MEAT AND POTATOS" GUY

Stoney River Legendary Steakhouse in Towson Town Center and Annapolis Mall. SR also wins for best GM-Dawn Glaser. You'll appreciate the atmosphere, service and great variety on the menu.  He'll appreciate the perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth aged beef. Ain’t love grand? StoneyRiver.com.

BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR IRISH ON

Bel Air is turning green. Magerks, Looney’s and Sean Bolan’s rock the tasty pub fare from across the pond. MaGerks.com, LooneysPubMd.com and SeanBolans.com.

HOST WITH THE MOST

Meli’s Kenneth Petty welcomes guests with a smile and makes your dining experience –an event. Classy AND cute. KalisMeli.com.

BEST FOODIE EVENT

Hands down- its Moveable Feasts “Dining Out For Life. Over 50 restaurants join together on one night to donate at least 20% of their proceeds to Moveable Feast-which feeds hundreds of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and other life challenging conditions like breast cancer. And big kudos to the wait staffs-many of whom donate their tips! Don’t wait for the event-go to MFeast.org to donate your time and/or money.

BUSIEST CATERER

Jerry Edwards from Chefs Expressions. I do NOT know when this man sleeps! ChefsExpressions.com

TO SYKESVILLE WITH LOVE

A hop, skip and a jump from B-town, you MUST visit this historic 1883 train station overlooking the Patapsco. This award-winning (LOTS of them) restaurant is fine dining at it’s best. BaldwinsStation.com.

BEST FOOD CART

Go see Dapper Dan (Daniel Raffel) at Haute Dog Carte in Mt Washington. HauteDogCarte.com.

BEST RESTAURANT ADVERTISING—AND IT’S FREE!!

The Baltimore Sun – Sun Rewards Program showcases area restaurants by offering BOGOS in a full-page, color ad in a special Sunday magazine. We’re talking 240,000 subscribers! Great results—you’d be crazy NOT to do it. Includes the best restaurants around and IT’S FREE PEOPLE! Email me and I’ll hook you up. Space is limited. RandiRom@Comcast.net.

COOLEST NEW DINNER SPECIAL EVENT

Patron Secret Dining Society. VERY cool, VERY well coordinated, VERY special event. Join the Patron Social Club online and win a chance for an amazing 7-course gourmet meal paired with fabulous Patron drinks. PatronSocialClub.com

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ADMINSTRATOR

Ryan M. Rom, Saval Foodservice, BaltimoreEats.com, WashingtonEats.com & EasternShoreEats.com. Nepotism? Bah, humbug!

BEST ALL-AROUND FOODIE

Food Service Monthly and Dining Examiner writer, Dining Dish blogger and PR  exec at Dara Does It. Ladies and gentlemen—announcing..Dara Bunjon!  AND she cooks! Examiner.com/Dining-in-Baltimore/Dara-Bunjon and DiningDish.Blogspot.com, Dara-Does-It.com

BEST FOODIE MEDIA GROUP

For all the good times..thank you to my special group of media peeps. The best, the brightest and certainly THE most amusing!

Brian Michael Lawrence & Anne Boone-Simanski - Style Magazine

Dara Bunjon - Dining Dish, Dining Examiner

Downtown Diane - 105.7 The Fan, DowntownDiane.net

Eddie Applefeld - WCBM Talk Radio

Celeste "DIAMJ" Corsaro - Charm City Food Tours

LIL GIFTS FROM BABY JESUS

Bolognese - Grano

Chocolate mousse - Sweet Sin Bakery

Silver queen corn chowder - Pierpoint

Roast chicken and charcuterie - Clementine

Oxtail soup - Chameleon Café

Crab ravioli and risotto - Pazza Luna

Seafood crepe - Crepe Du Jour

Smoothies and gluten free pizza - Pizzazz Tuscan Grille

Cream of crab soup - Federal House in Annapolis

Falafel - Tahina’s

Empanadas – Max’s


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