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Last Day For Half Price Tix To Old York Road Cellars Summerfest


Today is the last day to get yerself some $5 tickets for What Exit Wines and Old York Road CellarsSummerfest 2014. This Saturday July 12th, from noon to 5pm, in Ringoes, NJ, there will be games giveaways and more, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hometown Heros and Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund – just in time too, because Governor Christie is gonna need to raid that fund again for some political ads if he wants to be president. 

Along with the Jersey Trivia Wheel and custom wine labels with your picture on the bottle there will be live music and the Bluefish Grill’s Taco Truck and desserts by Enchanted Carousel and of course lots of the wine that made New Jersey famous.

For the rest of the day today you can get your $5 tickets. If you miss the window of frugality,  you can still attend, you’re just gonna have to shell out the full $10. Don’t pay retail like a shaygetz, click here now.

New Jersey Summerfest
Old York Road Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551


Lunch Break: Are You Fucking Kidding Us Edition.

At the risk of eating even more crow, our review of this ridiculous, $99 product will be a repurposing of the sentence we wrote when we first saw an iPod; “This purports to fill a need that doesn’t exist and will flop like a european basketball player” We couldn’t be that wrong twice, could we? If you disagree, you can preorder your Vessyl, here.

Do You Remember Letters? Doobies Do.


Remember Letters? Every Tuesday in July, between 7-8:30pm, which includes tonight, you can stop by Doobies order up a cold glass of hoppy writer’s juice and scrawl some old school correspondence to your old roommate or that guy you slept with in Germany or even your mom.*

  • It’s FREE, and it’s simple: drink a craft beer / craft an old-style ink-on-paper / stick-in-a-stamped-envelope letter (or two) / walk it to a nearby mailbox.
  • Repeat–every Tuesday in July, at 7pm, at DOOBIES. (by my calculations 7/8, 7/15. 7/22, 7/29)
  • lovely stationery provided by Casa de Papel of Northern Liberties.
  • US Postage provided by Trophy Bikes • drink specials provided by DOOBIES — if you order in writing.
  • We’ll have addresses: the Pope, Benedict Cumberbatch and more; you may want to write to a soldier serving overseas–we can do that, too.
  • Come out and leave something that will last longer than a hard drive.
  • PUBLETTERS–first one is TUESDAY, July 8th, 7-8:30

2201 Lombard St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 546-0316

*If you are writing to your mom, bring your A-game as we have been writing to your mom every tuesday for some time now.


Free Beer At WokWorks Works For Us


Leaving aside adages advising one gets that for which one has paid, every Wednesday this summer, WokWorks wants to treat you to a tall cold Kirin and some great deals on the grub.

Starting tomorrow July 9th, every wednesday between 17:00 and 22:00 (or till the keg is kicked) Wokworks specials include:

  • $2 slider buns
  • $3 dumplings
  • $2 slushies
  • $5 tropicalia (sweet& spicy) wings

They will have all of the important futball matches on the tele, and even when the World Cup is but a sweaty memory, the specials and beer will continue.


1935 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19103

Phoodie Recipe Corner: Lord Baltimore Cake, Shrugging Off The Yolk Of Oppression

johann-closterman-portrait-of-charles-calvert-3rd-lord-baltimore-1647-1715-governor-of-marylandSo, what exactly is Lord Baltimore Cake? We’re glad you asked because we just did like 10 minutes of research into this cake of which we’ve heard but never bothered to learn about. Here’s the folklore; and as you know, if some folklorist said it, then it’s pravda.

So Lord Baltimore was Governor of Maryland and like all good Colonial Governors he was frugal, or at least in this one instance. His wife loved this particular egg-white cake that came to be known as Lady Baltimore Cake. Trouble was, using all those whites left all those yolks which were going to waste. So Lord B gets all up in his lady’s business about wasting all the yolks. According to legend he gave her quite the tongue-lashing, then straightened his sartor and headed to the kitchen to find the chef. The Lord and his cook popped the cork on some sherry and racked their brains all night to concoct some sort of recipe that would utilize the yolks and not waste the half-pence or whatever the cost of some eggs used to be. There is no record of whether Lord B Tongue Lashed his cook as well or if that was just the kind of thing is did for Mrs. B and Mrs. B only, but when dawn broke they had created this weird yolk-laden cake with a frosting that you whip while in a double boiler like you would a custard. The filling had crushed macaroons and dried cherries and such in it and all in all provided a nice complement to the much lighter Lady Baltimore Cake. The Lord was happy as were the citizenry and Maryland with its capital, Baltimore is to this day a peaceful and content colony of Great Brittain.

Now all of that is just one origin story, there are other more mundane tales out there which may, in fact, have a higher probability of truth, but we chose this one because it had more panache.

Another little known fact; if The Wire had been renewed for season 6, The foci would’ve been on the scullery maids and kitchen staff that make up Baltimore manor…That and more Hampsterdam.

Anyways, here’s a pretty cool recipe for LBC from Better Homes and Gardens:

Lord Baltimore cake, 11-7-11 007 (Large)


  • 2 1/4cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 3/4cup margarine or butter
  • 3/4cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1/2teaspoon lemon extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3cup water
  • 1/4teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2cup crumbled soft macaroons
  • 1/2cup chopped pecans
  • candied cherries, chopped (about 1/4 cup)


  1. Grease and lightly flour two 9×1-1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add margarine or butter, milk, rum, and lemon extract. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add egg yolks and beat 1 minute more or until combined. Pour into prepared pans.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, for frosting in a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Cook and stir until bubbly and sugar dissolves.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine egg whites and vanilla. Add hot sugar mixture very slowly to egg white mixture, beating constantly with an electric mixer on high speed about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form (tips stand up).
  5. For filling, combine 1 cup of the frosting mixture, soft macaroons, pecans, and candied cherries.
  6. Spread filling between cake layers. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. Makes 12 servings.

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