Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Baltimore Bill, the weather predicting crab, calls for an early winter.
Baltimore’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil is calling for an early winter. On Wednesday morning Baltimore Bill, a weather predicting blue crab, walked up a specially designed ramp at the Inner Harbor and headed right into the warmer Chesapeake Bay waters indicating an early winter, according to a news release. According to the release: Ever since Bill was spawned in the lower Chesapeake Bay, he was different from other crabs. When he was hatched, Bill is said to have raised a claw in the water, felt a warm current and headed off to share his special power with the world. Baltimore Bill takes his job very seriously, and in a total claw-biter, he took his time making his prediction this morning. The event was put on by Old Bay and the Maryland …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Baltimore Bill will predict a warm fall or long winter by plunging into the Inner Harbor.
Baltimore couldn’t let the rodent from up north have all the weather predicting glory. In a news release, Old Bay and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that a Blue Crab dubbed Baltimore Bill will be predicting either a warm fall or early winter in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday. Apparently this crustacean will make his prediction "by walking off a specially designed crab plank and plunging back into the Chesapeake until he makes another appearance." Larry Collmus, the official caller of the Preakness Stakes, will give the play-by-play of the event at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Light Street Pavilion, 301 Light St. What are your initial thoughts about this event? Tell us in comments.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Hunt Valley spice company opens its new outlet today.
As race cars zoom around downtown Baltimore this weekend, the smell of tires won't be the only thing in the air. Today the Sparks-based McCormick and Co. opens World of Flavors, its very first retail store, in Light Street Pavilion. The new store will sell gifts, cooking, baking and grilling products from its popular brands, including GrillMates, Zatarain's and—of course—Old Bay. A company press release also highlights games and other activities at the store, including a spice guessing game, a personalized flavor profile and videos on how the comany makes spices and herbs. The store will also host demonstrations and samples. The release also points out that the new store is just a block away from McCormick's first plant at 414 Light Street…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Roland Park restaurant was named "most innovative" in the seasoning's Baytriotism competition.
Alonso’s won a spicy award for its creative use of Baltimore’s favorite seasoning. On Wednesday, the Roland Park restaurant was awarded with 70 pounds of Old Bay for being named the "most innovative" as part of the seasoning’s "Taste of Baytriotism" competition. "We thought Alonso’s had the most creative and innovative use of Old Bay this summer," said Laurie Harrsen, a spokeswoman for the company who presented the award. Alonso’s was one of more than 30 area restaurants that participated in the competition in June. The restaurant won on the strength of its Old Bay inspired menu that included peach crab cakes, bacon wrapped oysters with Old Bay butter and sherry and Old Bay chicken Chesapeake, which was put together by Executive Chef …