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Veterans Day deals: November 11

We don't often promote chain restaurants, but for a great deal for those who have provided a service to our country, we're willing to make an exception. Check out these great specials for veterans and military on Thursday, Nov. 11:

The Place to Be for Foodies: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

Foodies, have you heard? There's a cooking & food show likely to rival all others in our neck of the woods this weekend: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. I learned about this show after I got a Groupon offer in my e-mail a few weeks back for half-priced tickets; I promptly made it my mission to learn more about and attend this show.

Blenheim Vineyards

Blenheim Vineyards, located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, is a destination vineyard producing some of the region's best wines.

Find the right "Green" Wine for you

Many wineries are now cleaning up their act by making the entire process of making wine more natural through organic and biodynamic practices.

Niloak Art Pottery has a Local Connection

Ginger Cove resident Kathy McGilvrey was just two years old when her father, Howard Lewis, left the employment of Niloak Pottery. Years later, McGilvrey and her sister still have the pieces her father kept with him through the years, examples of the many wares he created. A number of the Niloak pieces in her collection are marked with his signature.

The experience at Annapolis Food & Wine Festival

Saturday's Annapolis Food & Wine Festival didn't go exactly as we thought it might. Please visit our website to get some more information on our reaction to the festival and how you can get your money back, if interested.Did you attend Saturday's festival? What was your opinion or experience?

Cooks Source scandal goes viral

If you are into food, food writing, or food magazines, you have likely heard about the scandal involved New England food magazine Cooks Source and its alleged copyright infringement from multiple culinary bloggers, authors, and networks. There's a fine piece of reporting about the incident(s) on another blog, titled The Cooks Source Scandal: How a Magazine Profits on Theft. Because this blogger did such a fantastic job rounding out the facts and including comparison images, I'm not going to try to do the same thing here. I highly recommend reading the link to find out what's going on.

Annapolis Happy Hour: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

It's the happiest hour of the day! Check back every Thursday to find out what great happy hour specials local restaurants are offering. Welcome back! I've scoured the Annapolis restaurant scene to handpick what I consider an excellent happy hour deal. Last week, we covered free food at Stan and Joe's Saloon. This week, we're going a little more uspcale and heading to Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, located in the Annapolis Towne Centre.

Working Lunch: Jimmie & Sook's in Cambridge

Welcome to Working Lunch. We review a restaurant in Annapolis or on the Eastern Shore from the perspective of nine-to-fivers getting lunch in the middle of their workday. Hence, pace and cost will be factored differently than you’d expect from a typical restaurant review, which is usually from the perspective of a dinner experience. How we got there: We're not on the Lower Shore as often as we'd like be, but yesterday a What's Up? photographer and I were right in the thick of it, traveling from Cambridge to Easton to Centreville to get photos for upcoming issues of the magazine. Around 11:30, we started getting hungry and stopped at Jimmie & Sook's, located at 421 Race St. in downtown Cambridge.

Get tickets for the Annapolis Food & Wine Festival

Don't forget about the Annapolis Food & Wine Festival, taking place at 21 Annapolis restaurants—all within walking distance of each other—this Saturday from 2-6 p.m. I'm going to be there with bells on (I'll likely be wearing a little nametag identifying myself, so say "hi!" if you see me). Let's just take a look at the menu: Halibut Ceviche at The Latin Quarter, Tuna Tartare at Crush Winehouse, Pumpkin and Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Tart at The Wild Orchid, Champagne Chicken at the Federal House and Bar ... the list goes on and on. Each of the 21 restaurants are serving two to three appetizers, plus a wine pairing, so you better come hungry. Tickets for the festival cost $35 and can be purchased here. Hope to see you there!