Saturday, December 3, 2016
There are many places that sell sliders, or little burgers usually steamed on a griddle and sold in multiples. White Castle, Crystal and even Burger King with their burger shots but in Baltimore you had 2 locations that advertised for you to "Buy them by the sackful," Little Tavern and White Tower. Both of these chains were only to be found in the Baltimore - Washington area and their flavor was quite different from the Northeast's White Castle chain. Opened in 1927 in Louisville, Ky, Little Tavern eventually made their way over to Baltimore opening 13 locations. Their menu was simple, sliders, drinks and a tasty coffee served in a heavy mug.
Friday, March 18, 2016
It's a rare day I come across an ad for something I actually own, especially when it's as rare as this gem. The Sunwatch is a pocket sundial with a compass to orient yourself properly with the sun. I just happen to have found one of these when I was cleaning out my dad's house and as far as I know, it belonged to my grandfather.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Roasted pork has been around ever since we started killing wild boars in the forest in the dim beginnings of humanity so in that sense this is a "vintage" recipe but for our purposes here this recipe is all my own. It is based on a Filipino recipe called Lechon sa Hurno which translates into "roasted in the oven". It's a home based version of the popular party centerpiece Lechon Baboy or roasted pig where a whole pig is gutted and roasted for hours on a spit over an open fire.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Harley's Sandwich Shops were a landmark in Baltimore from the 1940's to the 1980's when they were bought up by Shane's. I was really young when this happened, maybe 8 or 10 years old but I do remember the couple times I went with my grandparents to Harley's. He was well known for his subs and his burgers simmered in a secret sauce, a recipe I'll get to another time, but it was his jazz show on local Baltimore radio that really made him famous.
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