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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 20. Recipes must be submitted by May 19, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Taste of Solomons event usually from 11 am to 4 pm., this year the event will be held on March 25th, 2017. Restaurants and Shops Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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Bay Dawgz Opening Soon in St. Mary’s County

Bay Dawgz Opening Soon in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/4/2016 @ 9:15 a.m.: Bay Dawgz decided to slide their grand opening to the 15th of October due to hurricane Matthew potentially hitting Southern Maryland this weekend. 10/4/2016: Bay Dawgz is a gourmet hot dog restaurant located in San Souci Plaza at 22558 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 36 in California. It is locally owned and operated by Randy...
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Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Urban BBQ Restaurant Review

Another new restaurant in La Plata is now open! Urban BBQ is serving up BBQ, wings, salads, chili and other delicious food! I went in last week, before they opened, to talk with the corporate owners and the franchisees. Urban BBQ is a local chain, opened by Marylanders Lee and Dave in 2003. They...
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Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ Grand Opening Today

Spoons Korean and American BBQ grand opening is today at 11:00 a.m. They are excited to share their delicious Korean and American BBQ with all of you! Join them today, Monday September 26th for Craft Cocktails, Soju Bombs, Homemade Kimchi, Bulgogi, Pulled Pork, Spare Ribs and much, much more! They trained their staff all last week to get...
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St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce to Host a Taste of St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce to Host a Taste of St. Mary’s

Join us for “A Taste of St. Mary’s,” Sunday, September 18th, 12:00-4:30 p.m. on the Square in Historic Leonardtown. This popular annual event features the chance to sample specialties from local restaurants and caterers, as well as free entertainment, kids’ activities, and a classic car show. Gift certificates from participating vendors will be raffled...
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The Blue Dog Restaurant Review

The Blue Dog Restaurant Review

On several occasions recently, my daughter (Kate) and I have been to The Blue Dog Restaurant and Saloon in Port Tobacco to taste some of the great food prepared by one of my favorite local chefs, Gary Fick. I like to take Kate with me because, at 15 years old, she is starting to...
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Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

It’s been a true community resource for citizens since it first opened its doors in 2011. Now, the Home Grown Farmers’ Market is set to celebrate its 5-year anniversary of service to the community on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market was created as a partnership between St. Mary’s County, local...
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Lotus Kitchen Restaurant Review

Lotus Kitchen Restaurant Review

Recently, I met a friend at Solomons Island for lunch (and some Pokemon Go). I had heard a lot of good things about Lotus Kitchen, so I had to go! The restaurant is in a quaint house at 14618 Solomons Island Road. It is owned and operated by two local, female chefs. They focus...
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UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

UPDATED Southern Maryland July Fireworks Calendar for 2016

 Calvert County Chesapeake Beach Fireworks UPDATE – The fireworks in Chesapeake Beach over the bay have been postponed until Sunday, July 3rd. Location: Chesapeake Beach Waterfront Date: Friday, July 1 Time: 7-10 p.m.The Town’s Fireworks Over the Bay will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, July 3, 2016....
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The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Review

The Cow & The Fish Restaurant Review

In April, we tried out a brand new restaurant…The Cow & The Fish. Located in Hollywood. MD (on the northbound side, north of the fire department), the restaurant opened at the end of October, 2015. Chef Michael and his wife, Silvia, own and operate this new venture. They specialize in steaks and seafood with...
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Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Pepper Beer Bash at Mully’s Brewery in Calvert County. While there, I had really delicious Pulled Pork Nachos from Caney Creek Catering. Caney Creek brought along their newest food trailer to serve their food to attendees. Yesterday, I went back from more. This time I had...
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Jimmy John’s Opens in St. Mary’s County

Jimmy John’s Opens in St. Mary’s County

A new Jimmy John’s located at 46320 Lexington Village Way is now open and ready to serve freaky fast, freaky fresh sandwiches to the Lexington Park community. Andrew and Cathy Moore own the new location, which is their second Jimmy John’s store in Maryland. Your go-to delivery option, Jimmy John’s will deliver fresh sandwiches...
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MVFD Ladies Auxiliary is hosting BBQ Sandwich Dinner this Friday

MVFD Ladies Auxiliary is hosting BBQ Sandwich Dinner this Friday

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a BBQ Sandwich Dinner at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6pm to 8 pm. For $12.00 you get your choice of chicken or pork, baked beans and coleslaw. Eat in or take out (drive-thru). The hall is located behind...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 21. Recipes must be submitted by May 11, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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Celebrate La Plata at the Annual Spring Festival

Celebrate La Plata at the Annual Spring Festival

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 30th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 40 craft and business...
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Chili In The Garden Date Change

Chili In The Garden Date Change

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s popular annual event, Chili In the Garden – Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show,  has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event is typically held in early June, but due to a scheduling conflict, the event has been postponed to October. Chili in...
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Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery receives worldwide recognition taking home both Gold and Silver in the esteemed Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC). FLIWC, held this year March 18-20 in Rochester NY, is known as the “world’s largest charitable wine competition” with over 900 wineries from 26 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 50 United States...
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Mission BBQ Donates Money to the “Shop with a Cop” Program in St. Mary’s County

Mission BBQ Donates Money to the “Shop with a Cop” Program in St. Mary’s County

On April 7, 2016, Mission BBQ presented Detective Corporal William Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with a check for $4,707.00. The money was raised during Mission BBQ’s hometown hero cup sales. The proceeds directly benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program. Shop with a Cop, Inc. is a non-profit organization that...
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St. Mary’s County Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Says the Milk at Schools is NOT Expired

St. Mary’s County Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Says the Milk at Schools is NOT Expired

UPDATE 4/5/2016 @ 9:40 a.m.: Megan Doran, the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for St. Mary’s County Public Schools, spoke with SMNEWSNET and informed us that the expiration date on the “expired” carton of milk that was posted on Facebook was NOT expired at all. It actually expires on April 12 and was packaged at 15;32...
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Restaurants Will Cut Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Menus Senate Bill Says

Restaurants Will Cut Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Menus Senate Bill Says

Maryland lawmakers are looking to ban soda, sports drinks and other sugary beverages from among the choices in restaurants’ pre-set kids meal packages. “All the choices are still on the table but this is the time to level the playing field and make the healthy choice the easy and affordable choice,” Sugar Free Kids...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week

More than 25 of Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cuisine and offer delicious deals during Calvert County’s fourth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 19 – 28. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining...
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Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

As a kickoff to the holiday season the Department of Recreation and Parks has invited Santa to visit St. Mary’s County early! The Tiny Elves Workshop & Santa’s Workshop will take place on Saturday December 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. Geared toward children ages 14 years and younger, the event will be held at the Hollywood...
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Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

The 2015 Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade kicks off this Wednesday (November 11) at 10 a.m. The march will begin at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, proceed along Fenwick Street until it reaches the Square in Leonardtown. The parade, one of the largest in Maryland, features Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high school marching bands, military units, color...
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