Friday, November 5, 2010

Hobohalloweekend: Part 3

by Xani

After the scrumptious meal at Tabla, we slept off our full-ness, packed up our stuff, and headed to our last stop of the weekend, Sunday brunch at Bubby's.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Being Charitable is Delicious

by Erin

Hey folks!  First, thanks to all who have been submitting their daily votes for us in the Mobbies!  We really appreciate all of your support, so keep it up!  You can vote once a day by clicking HERE until Nov. 12 at 5pm.

We also wanted to let you know about two exciting (and yummy) charity events happening over the next few weeks...

Desserts at Mr. Rain's Fun House, one of the featured restaurants at "Life is Sweet"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hobohalloweekend: Part 2

by EP

After we arrived in the Big Apple and had lunch and more than a few sweet treats, we went to our hotel room to relax, have some champagne (of course), and get ready for the evening's activities. That night, we attended a Halloween burlesque show at the Highline Ballroom put on by Lady Rizo and the Assettes.  It was a fun and sassy show that included a trapeze act, a very dramatic and exciting rendition of "Blame it on the Alcohol" sung by Lady Rizo herself, and a number involving faux pig's blood, a la "Carrie."  Wow.

We didn't have the right kind of opener for the champagne, so we had to use brute force.
These faces reflect the pure joy and relief of getting the bottle open!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hobohalloweekend: Part 1

by Xani

Have you recovered from the shock of the new BCD look yet?  Pick your jaw up off the ground and prepare to start drooling over lots of new content.  Yes, somewhere in the fine print of our "coming out" post, we promised daily new posts during the Mobbies voting period.  An ambitious goal, but such is our commitment to you, dear reader.  (Also, we are a little bit crazy.)  Enough with the psych diagnoses, let's get to the eats!

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!

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