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Hello Fresh Gift Card Giveaway Bonanza 2000

Hello Fresh Gift Card Giveaway Bonanza 2000

Historically speaking, we’ve reviewed the meal-in-a-box-delivery solution known as Hello Fresh on more than one occasion (One for the veg, one for the meat – gots to be thorough, people!) and to date, their services still continue to be often imitated by your Plated’s’s and your Blue Apron’s’s’s, but needless to say Hello Fresh has been the most generous with their first time discounts and giveaways. To whit, they’ve granted us a pair of $40 … Read entire article »

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Why Did I Do This to Myself: Burger King’s Xtra Long BBQ Cheeseburger

Why Did I Do This to Myself: Burger King’s Xtra Long BBQ Cheeseburger

It can be said that in life, there are times, deep dark times – in which you’re completely out of ideas when it comes to what to eat for lunch. For better or worse, even though you want a salad because it’s the responsible thing to do or you just enjoy the texture of baby corn, sometimes you’re ten feet away from the entrance to the Eastern Avenue / Chester St. Burger King, and you’re … Read entire article »

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CHECKERS COMPLAINT LETTER. YOUR PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SUCKS AND YOU SUCK.

CHECKERS COMPLAINT LETTER.  YOUR PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SUCKS AND YOU SUCK.

Every so often, Checkers offers the “Bacon Philly Cheese Steak Sub”, which looks quite tasty.  I’ve never tried it, but have ingested my fair share of their flagship The BIg Buford, which sounds like a character on The Dukes of Hazzard, or the brand name of an oblong sex device. After YouTubing several fat Rednecks gorging themselves on this “Philly Sub” while making gobbling grunts, I knew I had to try it.  When a Redneck moans, you … Read entire article »

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Restaurante El Salvador

Restaurante El Salvador

At the beginning of last summer on a couple of white guys’ adventures in Latin bar hopping, I was introduced to Restaurante El Salvador (207 South Broadway, Upper Fells Point) – City Paper’s best Salvadoran restaurant of 2000! – and was subsequently impressed with the fairly inexpensive bottled beers ($3.50 for a Supremo) coupled with a Latin cuisine selection one wouldn’t often see outside of the usual burritos and enchiladas most commonly featured on more … Read entire article »

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Nachoquest: Riptide by the Bay

Nachoquest: Riptide by the Bay

Riptide (1718 Thames St., Fells Point) is an establishment regarded mostly for their seafood, so while peering at the menu the other day I thought to myself “Hmm. Nachos. That isn’t seafood. I’ll order these and eat them with my mouth.” These particular nachos start at $8.95, and with chicken added ($3) can get pretty pricey. They’ve got the lightly salted tortilla chip base covered, and are topped with a chipotle queso sauce, cilantro crema … Read entire article »

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Stuggy’s Old Fashioned – best hot dogs in the city? (!)

Stuggy’s Old Fashioned – best hot dogs in the city? (!)

Even if you’re a 9th level Vegan, chances are pretty high that at some point in time in your life, you’ll develop a deep-seated, insatiable craving for mankind’s greatest achievement (aside from nachos), the hot dog. And if, when such a craving strikes, you go anywhere other that Stuggy’s (809 South Broadway) in Fells Point, you’re wasting your time and/or money. Stuggy’s menu boasts nine specialty dogs and sausages along with your standard quarter pound … Read entire article »

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PSA: Help suport SoBo cafe!

When it comes to The Baltimore Eclectic, our city isn’t exactly lacking. It seems like every neighborhood has at least a few establishments which embrace that part of what makes Charm City, well, Charm City: the independent, quirky bar/restaurant with a truly at-home atmosphere and good home cooking. SoBo Cafe, in the heart of Federal Hill, is essentially one of the only such establishments in the neighborhood (with the exception of Dangerously Delicious) that follows this way of doing things, and they’d like some of your business if you don’t mind! Anthony Durante, a SoBo Cafe superfan, posted an event on Facebook the other day that details the cafe’s predicament; an all-too familiar case of slowing business in a horrible economy. But unlike other “please help our business immediately!” clarion calls … Read entire article »

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Mealtime! #18 – How much should a turkey wrap cost?

What: Turkey Wrap Where: Cafe Azafran (3700 San Martin Dr, Johns Hopkins Homewood) How Much: $8.50 Synopsis: It’s not often that I would use Mealtime! to disparage something I’m eating, but this turkey wrap – despite its decent flavor – was small and exceedingly expensive considering you could just as easily get the same thing one block away at a place like Hopkins Deli. I mean, daaaaayamn it’s expensive. Anybody else out there have an opinion on the matter? How much should a turkey wrap cost? View the Mealtime! Map … Read entire article »

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Mealtime! Jong Kak

Mealtime! Jong Kak

What: Beef Bulgogi platter, Kimchi Bowl Where: Jong Kak (18 W 20th St, Charles North) How Much: $8.50 each (lunch special) Synopsis: Do you love Korean food? Do you love the most amazing lunch deals ever? Then you should probably check out Jong Kak’s lunch specials on the daily. All of this delicious food you see here is only $8.50 AND it comes with a wide array of traditional Korean sides (Kimchi, fish cakes, veggie bulgogi, etc). The … Read entire article »

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Mealtime! #16

What: Flag Pizza (large, 16″) Where: Joe Squared (133 W North Ave., Charles North) How Much: $23 (yikes!) Synopsis: Posting anything about Joe Squared is kind of an afterthought since practically everyone knows it’s a superior place to get a ‘gourmet’ pizza. And this pizza, split into three different pizzas (standard cheese, four cheese, pesto and mozzarella) is living …er, pizza proof of that. Each section has a distinct flavor, and the 16″ pie was large enough to split between 3 people. Which for $23 comes out to be around 8 bucks a head, which is pretty reasonable. I did note, however, that the “flag” aspect of the pizza is supposed to be Italy (right?) but the cheddar adorning the middle portion makes it yellow, which apparently is the flag for Mali. Eh, whichever … Read entire article »

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