Monday, November 1, 2010

So, How Do We Look?

by Xani and Erin

Soooo, notice anything different about your favorite food blog?  No, this one.  We gave ourselves a makeover!  It's been 3.5 years and the old look was getting a little stale.  We admit to being a little neglectful of our dear blog over the past couple of months, but loyal readers may have noticed our renewed fervor of late!  As part of this new chapter, we decided to spruce up the place.  Our new look is inspired by classic pin-up pictures (we love anything retro), and to look that good, you have to go to the best!  Stacey Barich, of Atomic Cheesecake Studios, is the mastermind behind these beautiful pictures.  [Ladies: see the evidence above, she is truly amazing and this is one of the most fun things we have ever done!  Highly recommend for yourself or for a gift - it's an experience of a lifetime.] This fierce revival of Black Coffee and a Donut conveniently comes just in time for...

THE MOBBIES!  Remember this, old friends?  Yep, the Maryland Outstanding Blog Awards (organized by the Baltimore Sun) are back for their sophomore round.  Some of you may recall that last year, with all of your votes, we came SO close to winning the title, but just missed it and came in second place in the "Foodie" category -- a crushing blow to our egos -- so this year we're back with a vengeance (and a yummy looking donut to entice you to vote).

Once again, we've been nominated in the "Foodie" category.  Voting begins November 2 (election day - remember to vote for us and in the real election too - voting is sexy!) at 8:00am and ends November 12 at 5:00pm.  Fans (who are registered with can vote for us once per day in the "Foodie" AND the "Best Overall Blog" categories.  If you haven't already registered with The Baltimore Sun, it's quick and easy and they won't spam you -- we promise.

In exchange for your votes and undying love, we'll be bringing you exciting and delicious new content daily during the voting period (along with frequent reminders to vote...please don't unfriend us on Facebook, they'll come to an end eventually).

We hope you like the new look, let us know what you think in the comments!  We love you and can't thank you enough for all of the support you've given us over the years.  Let's keep it up!

Coming up next: our Halloween visit to the Big [Candied] Apple, and you know what that means: constant eating!

Get ready to rock the vote!  Goooo BCD!

X & EP
UPDATE:  Voting is now OPEN!  Go HERE to cast your vote for BCD!


  1. FABULOUSSSsssSSSSSSssss!!!! Love you both and SO IMPRESSED by the new bloggie makeover! You girls kick ass! : ) You've got my vote!

  2. Looooooooovvvvvvvve the new pictures! You both look GREAT!

  3. You ladies look fabulous!! I must come to Baltimore and make an appointment with the Atomic Cheesecake lady! Love the new layout!!

  4. love the pics ladies!!!

  5. Absolutely adore! :) So happy to have found this blog through the Mobbies! :)

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