Discover Local Restaurants at Taste of Catonsville

Check out some of Catonsville’s best restaurants and cafes at Taste of Catonsville 2020 hosted by the Catonsville Restaurant Association with proceeds benefiting League of Dreams.  Tickets are $50 each with table reservations of 8 available for $400.

Participating Restaurants:

  • Black Kettle Restaurant
  • Catonsville Gourmet
  • Chef Paolino Restaurant
  • Dimitri’s International Grille
  • Duesenberg’s American Cafe & Grill
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Faidley’s Seafood
  • Farmhouse Greens & FHG Sausage & Burger Company
  • Franco’s Italian Bistro
  • Iamp’s at Jenning’s Cafe
  • Kora Lee’s Cafe
  • Pat’s Porch Fine Candy & Gifts
  • State Fare

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Morgan: greg.morgan@msn.com or call 410-804-8357

Faidley Seafood Plans Move Forward

Faidley Seafood who have been serving up delicious seafood from their Lexington Market location since 1886 has moved forward with their plans to open up a restaurant and event space in Catonsville.  The Baltimore County liquor board commissioners awarded a beer, wine and liquor license to the project on Monday allowing Damye Hahn, daughter of Faidley Seafood owner, Nancy Faidley Devine, to move forward with the purchase of the former Plymouth Wallpaper Co building on Frederick Road.  In addition to a first floor restaurant and second floor event space, the Frederick Road location would also serve as the new home for mailing their crab cakes which they’ve done for four decades.  The new restaurant wouldn’t open until early next year and their other location will be an anchor in the redeveloped Lexington Market which is should open mid-2021.

Customer Circle the Block for Lidl Opening

Over 100 people came out for the grand opening of Catonsville’s newest grocery store, Lidl, on Wednesday morning.  With some arriving as early as 4 am, the first 100 people won gift cards ranging from $5-$100.  Hearing of the great prices they offer is what drew so many out to check out the newest grocery shopping option.

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

Baltimore County’s Restaurant Week will be held January 17 through February 1 with restaurants participating throughout the area.  Each participating restaurant will have prix fixe menus ranging from $15-$35, allowing patrons to try some of their most popular dishes.  Catonsville has some of its own participating so go out, have a nice meal and try out a new local restaurant!

Kora Lee’s Gourmet Dessert Cafe Moves to Catonsville

Kora Polydore, owner and operator of Kora Lee’s Gourmet Dessert Cafe has been baking since she was 5 years old.  Over the past fourteen years she has set up shop in Woodlawn, Baltimore’s Mt Washington neighborhood and BWI airport and has decided to move now to 6421 Frederick Road in Catonsville’s Paradise community.  In addition to the variety of cakes, pies and muffins, Kora also serves up sandwiches, soups and salads.  Her catering menu also includes everything from bagels and muffins to pesto shrimp sandwiches and fettuccine marinara.

Catonsville Siblings Compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Sara Baunoch, 15, and Sammy Baunoch, 13, are a brother and sister duo from Catonsville who appeared on the January 22nd episode of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’.  The show will re-air January 31st at 9pm.

The cooking siblings have their own web series, “Sup!” which is a cooking and culture show that educated and inspires its viewers.  They also have “Snackation,” a book written and illustrated by the siblings which is currently ranked No. 1 on Kindle e-books in children categories.

Bakery Express Celebrates 10 Years in Halethorpe with Free Donuts

Charlie Burman, founder of Bakery Express, began his business in a converted town house in 1970 and supplied local 7-Eleven stores with doughnuts.  Almost a half century later, Bakery Express employees almost 400 people in their company headquarters in Halethorpe with additional locations in Orlando, Dallas and Los Angeles each with about 755 employees and provides baked goods for 4,000 7-Eleven stores.

To celebrate 10 years at their Halethorpe headquarters, Bakery Express will be giving away free doughnuts to every customer that comes to their retail store and cafe at 4711 Hollins Ferry Road from October 27th-31st.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win prizes that include a $25 gift card, a duffle bag, a jacket, winter gloves, fitness tracker and more.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Yields: 4 Servings                                        Prep Time: 5 Minutes                                         Total Time:  25 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 4 Boneless Pork Loin Chops
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Medium Tart Apples, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Pecans

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the pork chops and cook 4-5 minutes on each until a meat thermometer reads 145°.  While pork chops are cooking, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Remove pork chops from skillet and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining butter, apples, pecans and seasoning mixture to the skillet.  Cook and stir often until apples are tender.  Serve apples and pecans with pork chops.