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New Heavy Seas Ale House

I checked out the new Heavy Seas Ale House and I love how chef Matt Seeber incorporates many of the local Heavy Seas ales into his dishes. The housemade beer nuts are the perfect start to your meal, and I thoroughly enjoyed the frisee salad w/ poached egg and as my main course, the “peg leg” beef shortribs, which were so tender. Of course, you will find plenty of Heavy Seas beer to accompany your meal and also some very creative cocktails. I loved the Sea Shandy. Check out the full menu here http://heavyseasalehouse.com/.

Want A Free Zagat Guide?

Here’s your chance to be a “food critic” and earn a FREE 2013 Zagat Guide. Rate Baltimore & D.C. area restaurants and Zagat will mail you a copy of their new guide when it comes out. You may even be quoted in it! Visit http://www.zagat.com/rateBaltimore and begin your critiques.

Oyster & Beer Fest This Weekend

Take a short ride to beautiful National Harbor and enjoy the Oyster & Beer Fest this weekend. Enjoy all you can eat oysters prepared many ways paired with plenty of beer. There’s live entertainment and you can even make a night of it with special packages. Here’s the details http://www.beerandoyster.com/national-harbor/show-info.

Joe Squared: Baltimore Chooses New Menu Items & Coming Up: Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Joe Squared, voted one of Baltimore’s Best Pizzas, will add 13 new menu items voted as favorites by the public. Also, look for Joe Squared on the popular Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri on March 5. Here’s the details on the new menu & screening party http://www.joesquared.com/powerplant/

Come Fly Away…Feb. 24-26

If you are a fan of Frank Sinatra, check out Come Fly Away this weekend at The Lyric. This new Broadway musical features Sinatra’s classics with a live band and Twyla Tharp’s choreographed dancing. Visit  http://www.lyricoperahouse.com/ for tickets and further information.

Rockfish Celebration in Baltimore Continues Through Sunday

Fan of rockfish? Many downtown Baltimore restaurants are offering rockfish specials as part of the “Celebration of Rockfish.” Check out the participating restaurants and their specialties here: http://www.dinedowntownbaltimore.com/docs/rockfish2012.pdf

Olive Room at Inn at Black Olive Gets New Chef

One of Baltimore’s most talented chefs, Bill Crouse has left Chef’s Expressions and is now the Executive Chef at Olive Room at Inn at Black Olive in Fells Point. He’s working on adding new menu items with his personal touch within a month. Crouse and owner Pauline Spiliadis are working together to create a nouveau style of traditional Greek fare. Check out the website here http://www.theblackolive.com/Inn/Olive_Room.html. I love the water view from the dining room.

Make it a special week!

Downtown Diane is a Baltimore Area Food, Travel & Entertainment Reporter, appearing Fridays on 105.7 The Fan  Norris & Davis Show with her Entertainment Report. Follow her for Daily Dish on Twitter @DowntownDiane & Check Out Upcoming Events at www.DowntownDiane.net.

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