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What to Eat in Baltimore: Crab! (Of Course)

May 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM | by | ()

Whether you call it Charm City, The City of Firsts, Ravenstown, or Monument City — something that should be on any itinerary during a trip to Baltimore is crab! When it comes to indulging in quintessentially Baltimorean fare, the small crustacean is at the top of our list. Baltimore crabs are kind of world famous.

Frankly, it's almost impossible to venture anywhere in the city and not find crab on a menu. One of the most common ways to taste the seafood is by choosing crab cakes, but beware, not all are created equal. We'd recommend a splurge on a lump crab cake that features hand-picked crab meat and little to no filler, like breadcrumbs.

Right in the Inner Harbor sits Phillips, a touristy hot spot for seafood that serves up one of the heartier cakes we had while visiting. While it was delicious, we'd eschew the $42 price tag in favor of a more local flavor (at market price) by noshing over at Fells Point, where the hip locals eat. Thames Street Oyster House and Kooper's Tavern are on our short list.

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There's Still Time to Score Tickets to the Preakness

May 8, 2014 at 10:25 AM | by | ()

California Chrome might just be the most famous horse in the whole wide world right now, and if you would like to check him out in person the Preakness is coming up. As the second leg of the Triple Crown the race is scheduled to go down on May 17 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Getting to it is a little bit easier than the hoopla surrounding the Kentucky Derby, but by no means is it any less of a good time. The cheapest tickets can be had for just $70 per person—plus taxes and fees—and that even gets you access to the event’s InfieldFest, which features performances from Lorde, Nas, and Frank Walker and Glenn Morrison—among others.

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Where to See Baby Lions While the DC Zoo's Webcam is Offline

February 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM | by | ()

Zookeepers at Washington DC's National Zoo, which literally shares a driveway with Jaunted's DC headquarters, have been doing their best to keep the public informed about the pair of baby lions born in late January to mother Nababiep. Medical exams of the cubs have revealed that they are "adorable" - that's an actual quote - and for the first few weeks fans from around the world could track the infants on the zoo's lion cam.

Recently, however, the lion cam feeds have gone dark in anticipation of another impending litter, this time to Nababiep's sister Shera. There's a more robust explanation of where each lioness hangs out, and how that influenced the decision to cut the feeds, here. But the short story is that - for now - the Internet has one less place with baby lions.

Whatever are people to do?

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Training Camp Travel: The Baltimore Ravens Go for Two in a Row

July 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM | by | ()

Are you ready for some football?! There’s still a few months before the first official kickoff, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t time for a sneak peek. Training camps are set to do their thing later this month, so if you’ve always wanted to check out the scrimmages and practices now’s the time to start planning:

It seems like just yesterday that we were overindulging in chicken wings and processed cheese while watching the Super Bowl, and when our snacks finally ran out it was the Baltimore Ravens who came out on top as the season’s champions.

The team is a lot different this year, as some players have headed elsewhere while others have headed off to the golf course—we’re looking at you Ray Lewis. Quarterback Joe Flacco is back for another season, and he’s making the big bucks—like really big—to lead his team in 2013. We’re not so sure they’ll be back in this year’s big game, but we’ll just have to wait and see how the season shakes out.

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Hang Out in Marblehead, MA Like the Cast of 'Grown Ups 2'

July 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM | by | ()

This weekend Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the hit 2010 movie, hits theaters. Here's a look at where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Marblehead, MA, where much of the movie was filmed last summer.

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How to Get Tickets to the Preakness

May 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM | by | ()

Now that the Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror and the mint juleps have worn off it’s time to look forward to the Preakness Stakes. We’re just shy of two weeks away from the ponies doing their thing in the second leg of the race for the Triple Crown, so now is as good time as any to start planning to check things out in person.

This year’s race is scheduled to do its thing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 18, and if you want to see things in person rather than on television—you’re in luck—there’s still tickets available. There’s way more options from which to choose when compared to the Kentucky Derby, as you can even get access to the Preakness InfieldFest featuring performances by Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

If you’re looking for a good time we’d probably recommend the $70 Infield Mug Club tickets, as it includes all you care to drink beer. Just be sure to watch the cash in your wallet, as we don’t want you to bet it all on the long shot.

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Two More Easter PEEP Shows for All Ages

March 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM | by | ()

Just last week we were all excited about the arrival of marshmallow Peeps at the Racine Art Museum over in Wisconsin. Not to worry—they’re still putting on their Peep exhibit—but there’s actually a few more places where you can see candy turned into art during the spring season. We just wonder when the chocolate bunnies are getting their own gallery space.

There must be something about the sugary candies and Wisconsin, as another seasonal selection of Peeps is now doing its thing at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point. Things here run through April 7, and last year there were around 1,300 or so peeple—ha—that came to check things out. This year there’s around 30 entries from both little kids and big kids, and they illustrate every thing from superheroes to a candy version of the Papal Conclave.

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Where to Celebrate a Same-Sex Marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington

November 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM | by | ()

After (probably) staying up late last night and biting off all of your fingernails, Election 2012 finally came to an end with the result that there won't be any packing up going on in the White House.

Here at Jaunted, we always look at the travel angle and, of course, there was a huge issue to watch: that of gay marriage. Four states— Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington—had a proposal on the ballot for the legalization of same-sex marriage. In all four states it passed and now happy couples of all sorts can say their "I dos" in each (not to mention a few others). This ultimately opens up the possibility of gay marriage travel and honeymoon travel. And voila, you have the travel angle.

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Four Zoos for Visiting Baby Monkeys This Summer

June 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM | by | ()

Spring is quickly transitioning into summer, which means two things. One, the weather is perfect for outings to the nations' zoos, where you can see baby otters and baby giraffes and baby tigers and - as you're about to read - baby monkeys. Two, those zoos are about to get overrun by screaming children so you won't be able to view any of those animals in peace and quiet (no but seriously, we heart kids).

As usual we've tried to give you parks on both coasts, because people are going on vacation. Also as usual we've embedded a bunch of videos at the bottom, because baby monkeys.

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Maryland Ren Faire Welcomes Jousting and Meat on a Stick

September 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM | by | ()

Hear ye, hear ye! Time to break out your floral headdress and blouson-sleeved coats, Jaunted readers; 'tis the season for Ren Faire. For a 33rd season, Crownsville, Maryland celebrates everything from jousting to archery at their annual Renaissance Festival. The merry event will be held every weekend, rain or shine, through October 25th, with a full scroll of activities that will take Renaissance enthusiasts back to a time when knights ruled the roost.

Before you don an epic costume and get your Robin Hood on, the official website reminds patrons that no costume or real weapons are allowed by guests. 'Tis a family-friendly event, after all. At the gate, an adult ticket will run you 18 ducats—er, dollars*—while a two-day pass can be purchased for $28. Wee lads and lasses the age of six and under are admitted for free. You also have the option of purchasing a cleverly-titled "Fairever Pass," which is good for the entire festival, will include your photograph, and grants you access to a private entrance to Revel Grove, where the event is being held.

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Maryland's Candy-Coated Donuts Storm the Nation

July 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM | by | ()

Of all the crazy new donut shops we’ve covered in our Dunkin' Donuts Alternatives series, the one that seems most poised to knock DD and KK from their thrones is Maryland’s ultra-inventive Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe.

The kooky bakery started in the equally kooky beach town of Ocean City, Maryland, where there famous “O.C. Sand” donut—a flour cake topped with honey glaze and cinnamon sugar—got the craze going. But that’s probably their most basic donut—from there it only gets crazier. Try a Morning Buzz (mocha donut topped with Oreo crumble), a Peppermint Patty (mint frosted with mint chips), or a Trail Mix (loaded with banana, nuts, coconut, and jimmies/sprinkles).

Fractured Prune’s candy concoctions certainly appear to be catching on, as the chain has since expanded all across DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware, and even has a few outposts as far afield as Ohio and Mississippi. Watch out, Dunkin!

Related Stories:
· The Fractured Prune [Official Site]
· Portland Has America's Craziest Doughnuts [Jaunted]
· Michigan Bakery Combines Donuts and Candy, Creates Cravings [Jaunted]