Your weekend dining PLUS
►Well, the 136th running of the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course is this Saturday. The winner will receive a replica of the Woodlawn Vase, which is kept at the Baltimore Museum of Art and brought to the track on race day. Preakness InfieldFest 2011 features all sorts of fun activities, including a competitive eating contest they're calling the Great Pony Pig Out.
►The Preakness Hot Air Balloon Festival concludes tomorrow at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. Who has a good place to take the family nearby?
► Also in Howard County, and actually appropriate to this blog - the Wine in the Woods festival (pictured) in Columbia, on Saturday and Sunday. My one regret in life is that I can't drink wine outside during the daytime without wanting to pass out. Here's a look at the food you can expect at the event.
►There's the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in Sandy Point State Park on Saturday and Sunday. Chris Isaak is playing on Saturday (they should make him recreate the Wicked Game video).
What else you got?
Who's getting started on the (not really) millenarian dining list of off-the-radar culinary wonders?