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The Adventures of Irish Chip and American Fry

September is my favorite month of the year! (I know it is now nearing the end of October, but I wanted to give my favorite month a proper goodbye and thank you before it got too late!) I feel like good things always happen in September…I mean my brother and I were both born in September (scratch that, GREAT THINGS happen in September!! HOLLA! ūüėČ ūüėČ ūüėČ HAHA. Joking aside, this September in particular was exceptional¬†as we got¬†the¬†green light for a very special project we’ve been working on for some time! If you’ve been following me on facebook and twitter, you’ll know that Kevin and I¬†are opening a Specialty Fry Shop¬†called ‘THE LOCAL FRY’ in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.


bookmakers cocktail club

cocktails collageOne of the biggest things I miss about living in a city is going out for drinks without worrying over¬†how I’d get back home. I love me a good cocktail or a nice glass of wine (or 2 or 3). Since moving back stateside, unless someone else is driving, we¬†usually take turns drinking so that one of us can drive us both safely home.¬†My friend suggested we try Uber.¬†I¬†hear people use Uber and taxi services all the time. I don’t know why but I’m not completely comfortable taking a taxi from the suburbs to the city, but that’s just me being weird. I will definitely have to give it a try. I was hoping maybe I could convince Kevin to just move into the city instead. Perhaps¬†a place in Fed Hill with a roof top terrace – dinner parties with a view! What do you think Kevin? ūüėČ I know I know, not going to happen anytime soon.

Speaking of Fed Hill, have you been recently? Loads of new businesses are set to open there like Blue Moon Cafe, Cross Bar, and The Local Fry. I follow a bunch of Baltimore restaurants and bars on twitter and a few weeks ago, I saw that Bookmakers Cocktail Club was finally opening it’s doors for their soft opening. We were planning to go into the city to meet up a friend anyway, so we arranged to meet at Bookmakers. (more…)


People usually go to Federal Hill at night for the bars, but I like to go there in the day for lunch¬†or a hot cup¬†of coffee¬†and a big plate full of¬†beignets. What? Coffee and beignets in Fed Hill?¬†Oh you didn’t know?!?! To be fair, neither did I until a few weeks ago ūüėõ

We happened to be in Fed Hill one morning and we were looking for a coffee shop. Spoons Cafe was just the place. It’s a charming breakfast/lunch spot on 24 E. Cross St., between Pub Dog and The Stalking Horse. I’ve passed by Spoons many times, but its usually¬†after they are¬†closed for the day.¬†So I was happy to be¬†in the neighborhood while they were still open.

We weren’t particularly hungry that morning, but after a quick look down the menu, one item caught our attention. “O-NUTS baltimore-style cinnamon beignets topped with powdered sugar.” Let’s see –¬†I love Baltimore. I love beignets. I love powdered sugar. One order of O-NUTS please! ūüėÄ