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Best food in Baltimore??

I should add, maybe a cool date place? Thanks again!

Food culture in Annapolis, MD? Where to eat?!

I am lucky enught to have stumbled upon cafe pronto/ceremony already. They do great stuff, for sure. But it has been a surprise to not find anything like them in the downtown(city dock?) area. While the coffee isn't Ceremony level (though, its fair trade and organic which is great for a CA semi-hippie like me), there is a really nice little cafe in the Annapolis Bookstore. We were so happy to find a cool little shop like that (chaotic but really neat). Thanks again for the recommendations. Yesterday we went to Sin Fronteras Cafe and we loved it! We hung out and watched a soccer match and drank some early afternoon beers. The food was solid, real Mexican/Latin American food. It felt like home, and no crab cakes on the menu!

Food culture in Annapolis, MD? Where to eat?!

BontheC-this is awesome, thank you! We actually live in Eastport, so we will be trying out Vin today. Yelp tipped me off to jalapeños but, being a snotty Californian, I didn't want to venture into another poor Mexican imitation. But it is super intriguing, so I'm down to try it. I'm down to try everything, for sure! Thanks for these- you have created our dining out itinerary. Cheers to you!! Also, thanks imwalkin and gutreactions. It doesn't all feel so hopeless now :)

Jim Lahey's Cauliflower Pie

I'm making this tonight - the first on my new pizza stone!

4 Great Sangria Recipes for Summer Entertaining

I made this many, many times in college, and am feeling like its time has come again:

Slice a bunch of fruit (any kind, any amount: typically I'd buy a flat of strawberries, a few baskets of blueberries, and some citrus)
Soak overnight in gin. Bottom shelf gin is preferred. Cover with gin; a handle is usually needed. I usually did this in a big pot.
Next day, in an even larger bowl, pot, whatever, pour fruit/gin concoction over about four to six bottles of Two Buck Chuck (depending on how strong you want it)
I would ladle into mason jars, toping with just a touch of soda water.

The gin totally mellows out, don't worry.

5 Small-But-Mighty Coffee Roasters to Seek Out

Verve roasters from Santa Cruz. Old Soul in Sacramento.

Road Trip/Picnic foods

Wow, these are great! Thank you so much! I'm digging the chickpea salad recipe, and frankly I had not thought of eggs. Thank you! I am off to start my shopping!

Serious Beer: American Pale Ales

@mayan re: Sierra Nevada- as an alum of Chico State, and thus a devout SNB lover, you are right. I just recently was in Perth, Western Australia, and enjoyed Little Creatures brewery, started by some guys who fell in love with Sierra Nevada. The legacy lives on! Ken Grossman paved the way for the rest of these brews.

Snapshots from Germany: Swabian Maultasche

I was living in Friedrichshafen last year, and my host mama made these in the winter, along with amazing spätzle. I'm missing it terribly now. But at the time, all I could do was think about American food. I made Kenji's wings last year....

Americans Down Under

Thank you all so much! I'm moving to Perth- vikingappetite, where are you? And Neeki, where are you? And what about Oz don't you really like?
Pumpkin pie spice- I never would have thought of that! Thank you!

Beer floats?

Guinness/vanilla is great. Any dark porter/coffee is great too. I really love Sierra Nevada anything and mocha is awesome!

Culinary Ambassadors: Desert-Island Pantry Staples

A year studying in Germany was not possible without Tapatio and Cholula care packages! I'm now moving to Perth, Australia in three weeks- anyone have any suggestions of what extra foodstuffs to pack?

Really Good Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings

Another awesome recipe I can't wait to try! Thank you! My only concern... I'm living in Germany right now, and the fridge (and oven... but thats another matter) is way too small to leave these wings in there (think dorm-room size). I do have a basement, which is where we keep all our beer- it is icy cold but I hesitate to put raw chicken down there. Thoughts?