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August 7, 2009

What Republicans eat

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Actually, today's fine guest post by Robert of Cross Keys is about what Republicans and Democrats eat, but that was a little long-winded for a headline. I couldn't talk him into a photo of himself and his wife in their partisan outfits to illustrate it, by the way. So instead of a photo of a wine-and-cheese-loving Republican, we have to make do with just the cheese (puffs) and wine. Here's RoCK. EL

This week I went down to the farmers market under the JFX.  As I walked around I was offered a socialist newspaper.  I said no thanks, I’m a Republican. 

The activist seemed a little surprised. Not so much at my terseness, but probably by the fact my appearance belied my ideology.  See, I had an eco-friendly canvas bag, a two-day shave, a pair of olive drab shorts and a t-shirt listing the top 10 insults from Shakespeare. (It is a great shirt for the venue on account of the No. 1 insult: “Sell when you can, you are not for all markets.”)  ...

 

Maybe if he looked at my shoes he would have known I was not a redistributionist.  I was wearing Sperry Top Siders, and when was the last time you saw a socialist in boat shoes?  I can’t blame him for not noticing, as Red in “The Shawshank Redemption” said, “I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes?” 

When I got home I looked at my wife, who is quite the Democrat, liberal, progressive, communist, etc…  She was wearing a Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt.   Anyway, she was asked what we were going to do for dinner that night. 

We went round and round like the two partisans we are, promoting our own ideas and dismissing the others.  I was offering up various ethnic options, such as Indian, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern.  She was suggesting steak with a bone, baked potatoes and lobster bisque. It dawned on me that not only our attire but also our dining preferences contradicted our voting cards.  
 
This observation occurred at roughly the same time I read a comment by Richard Cabeza on last week’s post.  He stated: “You should go back to stereotype school. You are an ass.” 

The former started a conversation among the regulars on Facebook about Republican vs. Democrat foods. (The latter is coincidentally the No. 10 insult on my Shakespeare t-shirt.)
 
So what are Republican and Democrat foods? 

At one time when the parties were split according to management and labor this would have been an easy question.  Republican foods were the luxury foods my wife likes.  Democrat foods were the ethnic foods that I like, as well as the working class foods of meat loaf and green bean casseroles that no one really likes although people from both sides of the aisle pretend to.
      
Now things are different. Professionals have shifted to the Democrats, and populists are moving into the Republican Party. The words of Brillat-Savarin: “Tell me what you eat I will tell you what you are” may no longer be true in the way we once knew them to be.

The make-ups of the parties have changed, and with that so have identifying labels of food. Sure there are some old standbys, such as Democrats eat tofurkey while Republicans eat Chilean sea bass, but the old order is dying.   
 
The new order is seen through wine, cheese and sloppy joes.  A generation ago Republicans were the ones drinking Chardonnay and eating Brie at the county club, while the Democrats were eating Manwich at the union hall. 

Nowadays the Democrats may not be at county clubs or the Republicans at union halls, but their foods have changed parties.  Today wine and cheese are consumed by Democrats at various events centered around colored ribbons you pin to yourself, while Republicans are downing sloppy joes at activities featuring magnetic ribbons you stick to your SUV.
 
Well, I could go on with my sweeping generalizations, but considering I never did graduate from stereotype school, I’m not sure I have the proper credentials to continue pontificating.  Everyone else, however, is encouraged to opine on what those people, Republicans and Democrats, eat.

(Photo by Nick Koon/Orange County Register/MCT)

Update: RoCK has sent me a better illustration for his post. It's by Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times photographer) EL

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Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:55 AM | | Comments (83)
        

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Excellent. Needs more crab cake.

I think mixed relationships can work based on the mutual love and respect for a good meal. Obviously, RoCK, that's what you and your wife have tapped into.

Like the Chilean Sea Bass ref too. Not enough crab cake as Owl pointed out. Needs some Old Bay and some kids sprinkled liberally (or conservatively) as well.

I have been known to wear boat shoes. Crocs, too. And I love ethnic food.

Tofurkey, though? Ugg...that is the food of Trotskyite revisionists!

RoCK, this is brilliant! There are 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat in my house, and frankly, I haven't a clue as to what foods are "typical" to either party. I do the cookin', they eat what I cook, and I cook what I like. We eat beef, bison, poultry, pork, seafood, your basic starches, a good variety of vegetables, and usually some sort of dessert with supper. How's that for equivocation?

The question is, if Obama served a Republican his or her favorite dish would the person say it was an awful meal?

If Obama gave Glenn Beck a million dollars in cash, he would start crying and whimper, "Oh, no! Now I have to buy a wallet."

Hey, I really *do* like meatloaf! Green bean casserole, though, I'll blame that on the Trotskyite revisionists as well.

In a word, my work is digressive, and it is progressive too, -- and at the same time.

[i]The question is, if Obama served a Republican his or her favorite dish would the person say it was an awful meal?[/i]

He might suggest that it was "awful" that the Bambster got the Repubs neighbor to pay fot the meal

the answer is yes because it was probably too little food for way too much money.

So close, Bud J. Next time use angle brackets for HTML for italics.

I too am in a mixed relationship. BG is a fervent Republican (she voted for Mike Huckabee), while I am a loyal member of the Bull Moose Party. Keep hope alive!

I am a loyal member of the Bull Moose Party. Keep hope alive!

Teddy Roosevelt in 2012. He's tanned, rested and ready!

I have mentioned this before on this blog, but it is worth a reprise. How To Eat Like a Repulican ... Or, Hold the Mayo, Muffy -- I'm Feeling Miracle Whipped Tonight, by Susanne Grayson Townsend is both hilarious and has some decent recipes. For hardcore web surfers, you can probably find her interview with Lynn Rossetto Kasper for the radio program "The Splendid Table." I think it aired before the 2004 elections.

And again my favorite sequence ...

Chapter Three Fish "To tell the truth, Republicans don't much like fish." [End of Chapter]

Chapter Four Seafood "While it is true that Republicans don't much like fish, they do like seafood, especially when it is shrimp and especially when it's free."

Someone once said that the difference between Republican and Democratic politicians was this: "Democrat politicians are mostly rich folks trying to assimilate with poor, and the Republican politicians were a bunch of poor folks trying to assimilate with the rich."

Of course that's not an exact science and was not meant to broadly define the two party structures.

But plenty of old guard Democrats are no strangers to the Country Club scene and were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Gore, etc.. Not to mentionall the elite Hollywood entertainment crowd and Ivy League administrators.

Then you have your GOP'ers like Bob Ehrlich who grew up in a blue collar neighborhood, the son of a secretary and a used car salesman. Or Michael Steele who grew up in inner city DC, the son of a single mom that worked in a laundry mat for a living.

I just took a politcal quiz on facebook and scored more liberal than Lissa. O f course of economics I am on the right and she is on the wrong.

BTW, as someone who has spent quite a bit of time in DC over the last 25 years, i can tell you that on any given weeknight you can go to the major steakhouses such as Mortons, The Palm, Sam & harry's, etc, and find the political elite from BOTH parties stuffing their faces with dark red animal flesh and similiarly colored wines. And it's always been that way all

Then you have your GOP'ers like Bob Ehrlich who grew up in a blue collar neighborhood...

And his hair grew up on a Korean woman.

RoCK, I have nothing clever to say except I think your guest post is terrific. Also, this has revealed a whole new side of you (two-day growth of beard!).

Speaker Pelosi seems to have quite a high end social schedule prepared for the August recess. But remember, she's just one of us.

When did the word "Democrat" become an adjective?

Oh, my wife is giving her side of this story on her blog.

As to word useage, it seems that now every noun can be used as a verb (i.e. we summered at the beach, or we will party on down) or an adjective (i.e. Democrat food, which has a less ambiguous meaning than Democratic food)

The issue isn't about what the Republicans or Democrats eat....the real issue is that the LABELS people in the US have been traditionally used to, are no longer relevant. The criteria that makes a person fit one or the other categories are no longer viable because they are not measuring political perspective as much as personal values......

Time to rethink labels---or better yet get rid of them---they are simply shorthand for stereotyping and that is about as passe' as you can get!!

Surely Democratic food is no more ambiguous than Democratic Party.

Really RoCK, promoting your wife's blog, so tacky, I wrote about it on my blog

the working class foods of meat loaf and green bean casseroles that no one really likes although people from both sides of the aisle pretend to.

My wife once asked my great-uncle to name his favorite food.

"Filet mignon," he replied. "What's yours?"

"Meatloaf," she answered without a bit of hesitation.

At which he "pulled a face" and shuddered.

Tonight we're having wine with sloppy joes.

LL, what kind of wine do your kids like?

RoCK, I was all ready to haze you today for your past sins, but it was too damned good, plus I'm still in a glowingly good mood.

I'm always happy to see stuff that you or JL write and say "Urrrr, I wish I had thought of that". It motoivates me to improve my own writing.

Maybe I could write about the dinner Bourbon Girl hosted as a fundraiser for Bob Ehrlich.

Hey, I like green bean casserole, and I'm no Trotskyite!

I'm pretty sure I've told my story about the library election with the Democratic and Republican food tables, so I won't tell it again.

This is a true story, no lie.

Back when I lived in Parkville, I stopped into the Royal Farms store on Old Harford and Taylor for some milk. I'm standing in the checkout line when some old dude says to me, "Hey O'Malley! What are you doing buying stuff in the county? (This was when O'Malley was mayor.) I said that I was not the mayor, and he says, "oh yes you are, you just don't like living in the city." I don't think he was drunk, but I could have been wrong. I assured this guy I was not the mayor and pointed out the Honda I was driving.

That was the weirdest encounter I have ever had.

I forgot to add that I liked buying milk at the Royal Farms, because when you opened up the milk case door, there would be an audible "Moo!". I'd open the door a couple of times before I got my milk. I just thought that was neat.

Guess I'm easily amused.

When I worked in Foggy Bottom, people used to approach me on the street and even asked for my autograph. They thought I was local weather guy Steve Doocey, now uber-tool dirtbag from the Fox News morning show. Barf.

Owl Meat Grapejuice, the kind that knocks them out early.

I was wondering what happened to that photo.

Chateau Benedryl?

No, that would be a little too Republican.

Someone (OMG) is trying to antagonize me. I am not a Republican. If I hosted any kind of BBQ for Bobby Haircut, it would be a festival to set that scary rug-looking thing afire so none of us have to look at it anymore.

I had grilled italian sausage with peppers and onions tonight for dinner.

Note - it was Ostrowski's sausage, which I had never heard of before until recently on this blog. I bought it because it was the only italian sausage available at Safeway that did not have MSG. It was pretty good.

It's my understanding that Bob Ehrlich has been going to same barber for years, and he doesn't have heart to go some place else.

Now, don't all of you communists feel badly about yourselves for being so superficial as to mock his haircut?

I will be here, sitting on my moral high horse, awaiting your responses.

RoCK, I (largely) only mock his haircut because I find him reprehensible in other ways. I think he's a good (but far from the best) example of what's wrong with the Republican party. Or at least the Maryland Republican party.

ummm. sorry, fellow Dems. Democrats for Ehrlich here! And the hair? It's Indian, Owl, not Korean!

Quick, RoCK, get this high horse in motion and get us outa here!

RoCK - the barber knows only one (oh so horribly bad) haircut? I doubt that. Bobby needs to work up the guts to tell his barber he wants a different haircut.

It's not that hard. Women do that all the time. You either face down the stylist and lay down the law, or you find someone else. Bobby could even play good cop/bad cop (as in "I like it, really, but my advisors/wife have told me to change it...")

And this is a guy who once ran the State of Maryland? Who can't talk to his barber? Yeesh. I would respect him more if he just thought it looked good.

it was Ostrowski's sausage, which I had never heard of before

Oh sweetheart, you had Ostrowski sausage several times at mi casa in my deluxe sausage marinara, at Amanda & VDP's for his birthday, .remember the great crusty rolls for the sausage sandwich before you taught us about cornholing?

Yes, my love your advice is wise. When we met I had an ill-advised dred lock mullet that my last GF Conchita wanted me to get. But you gently took my hand and held it to your warm ample bosom and put a rag with chloroform over my face and voila I had a better haircut 19 hours later.

You are the best GF ever. BTW thanks for the circumcision last weekend, I didn't see that coming.

Bourbon Girl --

Sorry to inform you but if you purchased "Ostrowski 's" suasage at Safeway or at any other grocery store, then you did not have the REAL thing, There are two different "Ostrowski's" that are completely independent of one another.

If you look closely at the label,, it says "Ostrowski's of Bank Street", which is a different company all together than the original "Ostrowski & Son Famous Polish Sausage", which is located on Washington Street. The have a discalimer on their website that says: "Please note: The products manufactured by Ostrowski and Son are sold ONLY at our original location at 524 S. Washington Street in Fells Point, Maryland. Ostrowski's Polish Sausage and our other home-made products are NOT sold at Mars, Santoni's Pace, Safeway, or any other market or grocery store."

So the lesson boys & girls is that next time you're in a grocery store and you think you're buying authentic "Ostrowski's" sausage, look at the fine print. And if it says "Ostrowski's of Bank Street", then you are NOT getting the real thing. That's because you can only get the authentic stuff at the corner of Washington and Fleet.

BTW thanks for the circumcision last weekend, I didn't see that coming

There's a bris to which I'm glad I was not invited.

Oy, who knew Bourbon Girl is a mohel?

Donny B., the Italian sausages (especially the hot) from Ostrowski's of Bank Street are quite good. I may be mistaken, but I think Ostrowski's on Washington Street only sells Polish sausage.

Oy, who knew Bourbon Girl is a mohel?

And like a waitress ... she only takes tips. Oy!

All this talk of sausages is making me ... hungry.

When will it be OK to make jokes about President Obabma's haircut? Just askin'.

Sure, "OldPhil". As soon as Obama gets a funny haircut, you can make fun of it.

Camille Q., I think people are too busy nattering about Michelle's bare arms to spend any time on her husband's haircut.

Not to take sides or anything, I just tend to notice when there's some rhetorical piling on...e.g., inane comments on a poltician's haircut. Occasionally I like to kick a small dent in the pile.

Ehrlich's hair fascinates me like some exotic marsupial. I was talking to former State Senator John Pica once and he says that he used to play basketball with Ehrlich and swears that that thing is real. Anyway, Blago's do is the gold standard of weird political hair

What an Independent eats:
Any damn thing she wants to, and doesn't care what the others are having!

OMGOPF, your post made me laugh so hard that I woke my husband ... and he's in another room!

Oh Dottiie, I have said too much.

Donny B thanks for the intel. I had no idea. I'm disappointed not to have gotten the Ostrowski's that people here were raving about.

Though at the same time, the italian sausage I bought from the other Ostrowski's (of Bank St.) was good, and (again) was the only one at safeway that did not have MSG.

How is polish sausage served, BTW? With mustard? Kraut?

Hi BG, I know people talk about the other Ostrowski's but that is not to say that the supermarket is bad. You are right, it is the only one without MSG and other junk. I like it and it's cheaper than the chemical national brands. I'm not going to compare it to something that isn't available to me.

How do you eat it? Anyway you like. The delicious version that I had was as a sandwich on Indian bread with a little sriracha, other chili sauce or ketchup. That's right. And I will stand in solidarity with BG and say that I love ketchup on my hot dog. Warm Indian bread has the perfect chewiness and heft to support the sausage. It was absolutely perfect that way. I reserve kraut for regular dogs. Let kielbasa stand in its own. Mmmm... smachni!

From what I've been able to find through a Google search, each of the competing brands in the Ostrowski/Ostrowski's battle has its own advocates. As I'm not a big kielbasa fan, I'll sit on the sidelines for this one. Chacun à son goût.

I can't possibly be the only one here who's seen The Hair in person. (Geeze, there are so few Republicans in this state, I've taken it for granted that they meet for breakfast every Thursday.) The Hair is clearly dead. If it isn't a rug then he's in horrendous health.

Bourbon Girl--

Let me clarify myself.

Tthe "Ostrowski's of Bank Street" sausage that can be purchased at the grocery stores is NOT a bad product at all. It's actually pretty good. I never meant to imply that it wasn't good But it's NOT the authentic original "Ostrowski's Famous Polish Sausage."

Now as for Italian sausage, why even think about getting Ostrowski's when you can get Roma. Roma's is the best around for Italian, period. it;s carried at Mars, and at most local Safeway's. And for a bunch of Italians, they make a pretty mean Polish kielbasa that can compete with (but not quite defeat) the original Ostrowski's.

We are fortunate to live in a town that's always had several good sausage producers based here , including the old Parks Sausage facility (R.I.P.).

As for how polish sausage should be served, I like it in a variety of ways. Grilled is my favorite, and just like Italian, it goes great with peppers and Onions. Kraut, onions, and mustard is another good way to serve it..

Or you can empty a 1-lb. bag of fresh kraut in a large pot. Add a whole onion sliced, a diced garlic clove, a few pepper corns, and a diced apple. Throw in about a 1-lb. or so of kielbasa (polish sausage), bring it to a boil, and let simmer for about 45 minutes. Deee-lish. I usually serve it with scalloped potatoes and asparagus.

For hot Italian sausage, I like Ostrowski's better than Roma. It's more picante (yeah, I know, using a Mexican term to describe Italian sausage made by Poles).

Donny B., are your kielbasa recipes for fresh kielbasa, cured kielbasa, or both?

Thanks Donny B. Good sausage education. Didn't see Roma at the Safeway but will keep an eye out.

Hal--I never touch the cured stuff. I only do fresh. Some people prefer the cured, but I don't particularly care for it. The fresh is much better IMO. I will say though that if you're doing the cured simmered with kraut, you can recude the cooking time by at least 15 minutes, if not more.

Bourbon Girl--I'm not certain if all the area Safeways cary Roma, but a lot do. I do know for a fact that the vast majority (if not all) Mars Supermarkets carry it though. For years, it was the only grocery store that carried it.

Bourbon Girl, here you go, it's the Roma site where you can order it online or check out their list of retailers who carry it: http://romagourmet.com/

Donny B., I like both the fresh and the cured kielbasa, but consider them totally different animals.

BG, the Canton Safeway (or, as Lissa calls it, the Sadistic Safeway) often has Roma sausages.

Lissa doesn't know how good she has it. I shop at the Canton Safeway sometimes during lunch hour and it has way better produce than my neighborhood Safeway.

I suspect, but can't prove without some effort, that the best produce goes to the highest income markets, and down from there. Don't even get me started on the west side Safeway near Carey St. or the names people rightly call it.

The Canton Safeway is a lot better than it used to be, although I still curse their management at times.

BG, there was a time a couple of decades ago that the Safeway near Carey St. was referred to as the Gucci Safeway. The Hollins Market area was the up and coming area being gentrified, and that Safeway had more upscale stuff than other city supermarkets did. Unfortunately, its gentrification didn't really quite make it and the neighborhood declined. The Canton Safeway didn't even exist back then.

I get my produce at the JFX market. I rarely get it at the Sadistic Safeway because it is incredibly expensive.

I call it the Sadistic Safeway because I love alliteration, but also because I always come out of there with at least a couple bruises from being rammed by carts. Being as I practically jog when I'm in a store (I hate shopping), it isn't because I'm slow, but because no one there pays any attention to anything outside of their little bubble.

The question is why does the better produce go to the higher income neighborhoods.

Are the shoppers in some areas less discriminating? Are they not buying produce because it's not fresh, or would they not buy it regardless.

I saw this great documentary once on a Co-op in Vermont. This place was trying foster good eating habits, as well as serving the poor. Sometimes those two goals conflicted, such as with bread. The good eating habits side didn't want to sell white (wonder)bread, but the poor people refused to buy any other kind of bread. Artisan breads that would sell at places like Whole Foods for $7 a loaf couldn't move for $1 at the co-op. Eventually, the Co-op gave in and started carrying the white bread the customers wanted.

Safeway announced price reductions at their stores today. Article available on The Sun's website.

RoCK, my partner, who is a retired Welfare office supervisor, has a very long rant about nutrition and cooking training being necessary for many of the poor. You just can't go handing out tubs of tofu in Cherry Hill. But, work with the churches in Cherry Hill to do cooking classes and such, and you might get folks eating tofu. Or at least beans and rice.

There's no need to torture the poor with tofu. There's plenty of more palatable healthy food for them to eat.

I'm partially kidding.

Lissa, if by sadistic you mean cut throat, I would agree with that. In my short visits to the Canton Safeway, I have witnessed many heated and ugly arguments between customers and between customers/cashiers. Many of the customers there are very rude and arrogant compared to those at any other place I shop.

Dream place to shop: Eddie's (I go to the one on Charles occasionally). It's like Disney World. Everyone is nice, the produce is ridiculously perfect, as are the meats and seafood, and the staff is almost overly helpful. I feel like I'm on vacation or in the twilight zone when I'm there.
It's usually worth the money to me, but the drive time is an impediment.

(note: of course produce quality matters more in off season, when you can't get to a farmers market)

The most decent grocery store produce that I have found in my neck of the woods is at Wegmans and Superfresh. Giant is hit or miss and Graul's has terrible produce.

Unfortunately for me, Wegman's is not in my neck of the woods. Nor is Superfresh since they closed their Foster Avenue store.

Yes, BG--"overly helpful" is exactly right. I'm a do-it-myself kind of girl and I don't need help putting my produce on the conveyor belt, thankyouverymuch.

I've always found the cashiers at the Sadistic Safeway to be robotically polite in the Safeway-approved way. They are much more human at the Charles St. Safeway. It is like the Canton employees are shellshocked from the shoppers screaming at them.

The Superfresh downtown has, from opening day, reeked of bad fish. Not only are they really expensive, but I just can't buy anything that isn't canned in a store that smells like that. Produce is expensive and tired. On the other hand, they are really handy to work.

Ah, Wegman's...when I rent a car, I sometimes go out there.

I mostly shop at Aldi's, because I can walk there and no one tries to murder me with their cart. When I need a more full-service store, I hit the Kane St. Shoppers. Decent produce, prices aren't bad, but, man, the lines can be brutal. The cashiers tend to be dears, though.

Dahlink, I know what you mean! I almost fought the ever-present checkout manager guy the first time I went there, who insisted on loading the contents of my little basket onto the belt. It felt silly to receive the assistance. I've learned since to just let go and let them do their thing. They do it well. And the guy who packs the bags does it perfectly, getting as much in the paper bags as possible without overloading.

If it were closer, it would be the only place I shopped.

Grauls may be lacking when it comes to produce, but their prepared foods are better than any grocery store in Baltimore.

Grauls may be lacking when it comes to produce, but their prepared foods are better than any grocery store in Baltimore.

That's one of my complaints about the Canton Safeway (but not just them). There's more and more attention paid to prepared foods, which I don't buy, and consequently less room for stuff to actually cook with.

Hal, the prepared foods are definitely on the upswing just about everywhere you go.
I'm sure a lot of people appreciate the convenience, but they pay a premium. I once bought regular scallops at Wegman's only to get home and discover that I had been charged the price of the cooked ones--just about twice as much! It only takes a few minutes to cook scallops. I took a photo and went back to the store with my receipt the following week, and they refunded the difference without an argument.

There's more and more attention paid to prepared foods, which I don't buy, and consequently less room for stuff to actually cook with.

Yes. I rarely buy prepared foods, except for the odd box of Kraft Dinner. I don't understand going to a grocery store to get cooked foods at all. Somewhere, the butcher's counter got replaced with an in store bakery, and I don't think it was an improvement.

Some specialists state that loan aid people to live their own way, just because they are able to feel free to buy needed goods. Furthermore, various banks present sba loan for young and old people.

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