Hampden Hawker: Slow News Day, So Let's Talk About Free Eats!

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Slow News Day, So Let's Talk About Free Eats!

You know, I really don't know know why when folks talk about Hampden, no one mentions the plethora of opportunities for free drinks and free food.

The Wine Source, for example, has at least one free wine/beer/booze tasting a week. Oh, and there's one tonight: the wines of Francis Ford Coppola. He can turn Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness into a story about the Vietnam War, but can he turn grapes into wine? Find out tonight from 5-7. Free.

Oh, and this weekend, Ma Petite Shoe will host a wine and chocolate tasting on Saturday, November 10 from 7-10 p.m. Sample wines from Maryland's St. Michael's Winery, as well as chocolate with. . . you guessed it! Wine! The wine that folks will be tasting comes from bottles that feature one special bottle with a $300 prize package of shoes, wine and chocolate attached. Only catch is that space is limited, so you must RSVP if you want to attend. Do so by calling Chocolate Hotline at 410.235.5170 or e-mailing your RSVP to mapetiteshoe@earthlink.net.

Lastly, Hawker just took her brother to Dogwood Deli to get some food for his train trip back to Boston. After his delicious sandwich came out and they added the homemade potato chips, he said, "I didn't know those chips was coming! I love this neighborhood!"

Hampden, you just can't stop giving away your treats.


At 10:01 PM, Blogger John said...

I didn't even know about the free eats in Hampden! Is the Wine Source always doing wine tasting on Thursdays? Although, really, free potato chips next to a sandwich you paid for? I don't know if I'd consider that free. More like an expected side.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Miss Ruby Ruin said...

I know, I know! The chips weren't really free, but Hawker needed a coda & that seemed to fit nicely.

The Wine Source usually does tastings every Friday (early evening) & Saturday afternoons, and then these are supplemented with other special tastings on other days. The tastings are always free, packed and have featured some fabulous wines.

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Miss Ruby Ruin said...

Oh wait! I just figured out that you are Baltimore Snacker. Hawker loves Snacker! And I'm glad you discovered the bargain charms of the Bel-Loc!

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Bex said...

I have nothing to add on the free front (or, technically, on the Hampden front), but I did want to be sure Hawker knew that Woodberry Kitchen has finally opened. Their menu is posted on their website and sounds yum (e.g., Autumn vegetables with ricotta dumplings, sage, MD white wine, and butter).


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