Eddie Applefeld knows food and travel. Here's a collection of his reviews for restaurants both near and far.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Baltimore-based cupcakery will open its fourth location at Valley Village Shoppes in Owings Mills.
Owings Mills will get a little bit sweeter by the holiday season with a new cupcake shop coming to town. Charm City Cupcakes will open its fourth location at 9101 Reisterstown Road in the Valley Village Shoppes in time for the 2012 holiday season. The shopping center currently includes tenants such as Lenny’s Deli, Cosi and Sofi’s Crepes. Charm City offers more than 100 flavors of cupcakes, and the Owings Mills location will also have its signature coffee blend and hot chocolate. Cupcake flavors include the Black-Eyed Susan, a vanilla cake with chocolate mousse and butter cream icing, Gourmet Turtle, a chocolate cake filled with caramel and topped with chocolate butter cream icing, and Gourmet Mint Chocolate, a chocolate cake mix topped …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I took a photo of this pig-head shaped, ground sausage at a store, somewhere in Pikesville. Do you recognize where?
Country sausage is set out, somewhere in Pikesville, shaped like a pig's head. Can you guess where I took this photo? If you see another interesting item today, take a photo and attach it to this article. Just tell us which town it's in.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Three Pikesville area businesses have announced job openings.
Retail/Food service: Chocolate Publishing Company in Pikesville is looking for a full-time and part-time worker, according to its Facebook post. The business sells handmade truffles, chocolate-dipped fruits, frozen yogurt, soft pretzels candied or carmel apples, popcorn, and its specialtyy: food-color printed chocolates. To apply: E-mail resume to email@example.com For more local news, like Pikesville Patch on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Food service: California Tortilla is hiring "spunky workers who smile a lot," according to a sign in the window at The Shops at Quarry Lake. The fast-food restaurant features tacos, burritos and a wall of bottled hot sauces from which to choose. To apply: Visit the store at 2588 Quarry …
Friday, October 12, 2012
There are a pair of empty suites between California Tortilla and Maggie Moo's ice cream.
What would you like to see in suite 2586 at The Shops at Quarry Lake? This suite faces the lake, and is flanked by California Tortilla restaurant to its right, and another empty suite and Maggie Moo's ice cream to its left. Can you think of any business the Quarry needs?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thanks for all the guesses, now here is the answer: I got this shrimp salad at Pizza Blitz at The Shops at Quarry Lake.
This chilled shrimp salad is served atop a bed of greens with tomatoes, onions and thick-cut carrots, at a restaurant in Pikesville. Can you guess where I ordered it—to go? Answer: Shrimp salad is one of the many new items on the menu at Pizza Blitz, located at The Shops at Quarry Lake. Read "Pizza Blitz Adds Cheeseburgers, Grilled Chicken, Pastas and More," for more information on the new menu items.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Quarry Lake restaurant has expanded its menu to include penne pasta with rose cream or Alfredo sauce, tomato mozzarella caprese, fried zucchini, shrimp salad and tuna salad and gyros.
The hamburgers are in at Pizza Blitz. For weeks, I've known their expanded menu was coming, but I wanted to get a taste as well as a photograph. The hamburgers and cheeseburgers are part of the restaurant's expanded menu that also includes new pasta sauces—rose cream and Alfredo; appetizers such as fried zucchini and mozzarella caprese, and main dishes such as grilled chicken, chicken Alfredo and eggplant or penne Bolognese. The thick patty came on a fresh bun with ample condiments: sliced tomato, onion, lettuce and mayonnaise. I swapped out the standard slice of cheddar for provolone. This was not a greasy burger, although there is the option to add bacon. The fries were large, fresh and tasty, and the service was quick. In under 15 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
A Dunkin' Donuts employee was robbed at knifepoint during business hours Wednesday morning. At about 7:30 a.m., a robber came into the store at 7000 Reisterstown Road, jumped over the counter and drew a knife, said Det. Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department. "The suspect was then able to flee from the store with an unknown amount of money," he said. The suspect is a male with stocky build. He wore a dark baseball cap with the letters 'NY' on it and dark jeans, Silbert said. The store is Star-K kosher certified, according to the Star-K website. Anyone with information is asked to call the Citywide Robbery Unit at 410-366-6341.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A new restaurant is opening soon at Quarry Lake, and a banner is already up announcing that the business is hiring.
Looking for work? Pikesville's next restaurant, Illiano's, isn't open yet, but it's already hiring. The signs on the door still say "Ciao! Bistro Italiano" the mark of the former Italian restaurant that once inhabited the site, but a new, red, illuminated sign "Illiano's" is already up, as well as a banner that states: "Now Hiring." To apply for a job, print and complete the application found online. Visit Illiano's website for more information, including contact phone numbers and an email address under "careers." Illiano's, at 2620 Quarry Lake Dr., will be the second Italian restaurant at the Shops at Quarry Lake. Pizza Blitz is already there, and is located next to Illiano's. There are Illiano's franchises are already in Hampden, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Melissa Fordham of Gourmet Again competes against a Roy's Restaurant Baltimore chef on Monday.
Gourmet Again Chef Melissa Fordham is in the top four chefs competing in a cookoff for charity. She's made it to the semi-final round of the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament which is ongoing at Blobs Park Bavarian Biergarten in Jessup. The cookoff benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, with 10 percent of ticket sales going to the charity, according to a news release. At 6 p.m. Monday, Fordham competes against Chef Patrick "Opie" Crooks of Roy's Restaurant Baltimore, the release states. Also vying for a finals berth, but competing on Tuesday, will be Chef Chris Lewis of Iron Bridge Wine Company in Columbia, and Chef R.L. Boyd of Mie N Yu, Georgetown. Competition dates remaining include Aug. 20 and 21, and the Sept. 11 final. Each …