Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

‘What’s Animal Style?’ A Trip to Aberdeen’s Alleged In-N-Out Burger Knock-Off

"Can I get that animal-style?" I ask. The doe-eyed cashier seems puzzled. "What's that?" she replies. Maybe she's playing dumb. But, if Aberdeen burger joint  Grab-N-Go is indeed trying to rip-off the West Coast's heralded fast-food chain In-N-Out, as the latter company claims in a recent trademark-infringement lawsuit, then employees aren't letting on. This seems […]

Crab Season Peaking, Prices Soaring, Will Supplies Last?

Prices for blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay region are expected to hit $200 a bushel in anticipation of the holiday weekend. Don't worry, though, there isn't a shortage. Yet. Actually, there's more crab than usual. The Baltimore Sun reports that it's "the second highest count since the late 1990s." So, why the rising prices? […]

Quick Feeding: Drinking in Maryland Just Got a Lot More Taxing

Taxes: The cost of purchasing alcohol in Maryland is poised to increase. The state's General Assembly passed legislation on Monday night that would raise state taxes on beer, wine, and liquor from 6 percent to 9 percent. Assuming that Gov. Martin O'Malley signs the bill, the new taxes would go into effect on July 1. […]

By the Numbers: Illegal Rockfish in Maryland

The Washington Post takes out the magnifying glass and looks at the illegal rockfish trade in local waters in Maryland. As Darryl Fears reports, the amount of fish involved might surprise you. Let's look at the numbers: 6,000: Pounds of rockfish officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources pulled from illegal nets on Feb. […]

Quick Feeding: Georgetown Liquor License Up for Grabs?

Will Liquor License Vultures Start to Circle? Georgetown's Mendocino Grille and Wine Bar is closed after the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue seized its sales tax license and its liquor license, which is a hot commodity in a neighborhood with a liquor license moratorium: "OTR has also levied the liquor assets in the restaurant […]

Maryland Wine Shipment Reform Inches Closer to Action

To those annoyed by the state of Maryland's regulations that prohibit out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to Old Line State residents, there's promising news in Annapolis. As the Baltimore Business Journal reported late last week, reform legislation was filed in the House and Senate on Friday. The Washington Post's Ann E. Marimow reported on Monday: […]

New Belgium is Coming to Town

We reported earlier this summer that brewery founder Kim Jordan publicly promised D.C. would be the next market New Belgium Brewing Company would expand to. Yesterday the official announcement came in the form of a press release from the Ft. Collins, Colorado based brewery. District beer fans have had a few tastes from bootleggers, but starting in September […]

Md. Restaurant Association Wants Status Quo on Corkage Ban

Although Top Chef/Volt's Bryan Voltaggio might be a high-profile voice in the effort to get Maryland to lift its restrictions on corkage practices at restaurants, the association representing Maryland restaurants has come down against the legislative push, after conducting a survey of its members on whether to allow customers to bring their own wine into […]