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By BOB MAGINNIS | October 17, 2007
In a newspaper with thousands of readers, what are the odds that three of them would nominate a creation from the same restaurant in the "Hagerstown's Best Sandwich" contest? I'd have bet against it, but it happened. If you missed my column of Oct. 3, that's when I revived a contest that I've run periodically over the past 10 years. It's called "Hagerstown's Best Sandwich" and those who enter were asked to describe, in 100 words or less, their favorite sandwich. There were only a few rules.
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 15, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Using a spoon, some youths followed normal etiquette - if you can call wolfing down a pint of vanilla ice cream as fast as possible normal. Some of them clearly didn't have their hearts into winning the ice cream-eating contest; perhaps they were there for the free ice cream. But others dove in tongue first, scooped out dripping mounds of vanilla with their bare hands or ripped parts of the Styrofoam pint container off and ate the creamy dessert as if it were corn on the cob. Sure, playing baseball and going swimming are favorite summer activities, but food-eating contests also are a rite of summer.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | May 9, 2011
The Air Force flies the president on Air Force One, Marines fly his helicopter, the Army drives his vehicles, but when he’s hungry, he turns to the Navy. Tal Sims of Kearneysville was a Navy chief chef and member of the White House Mess from 1999 to 2003, the year he retired as a chief petty officer after a 20-year career. He cooked for President Bill Clinton during his last year of office and for George W. Bush during his first three years in office. The White House Mess has been the Navy’s responsibility since 1880, when President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th White House occupant, first used Navy stewards to cook his meals.
March 4, 2013
Potatoes were brought to Europe from the Andes by Spanish Catholics, which meant Protestants were opposed to them for religious reasons. As late as the 1700s, what passed for campaign bumper stickers in England in those days read, “No Potatoes, No Pope.” It is fascinating to hear of the British criticizing anyone else's cuisine. But be that as it may, the potato blight, which killed a million Irish, more or less proved their point. But the real culprit was genetic, not papist.
January 17, 2011
By ANNE CHOVEY Special to The Herald-Mail My pal, Tom Atoe, and I stopped in for a bite to eat at The Brickyard Grill, a new salad and sandwich shop in downtown Hagerstown. The restaurant is small with a few tables in the shape of huge butterflies. The bulk of the business is take-out for busy office workers who want to grab a quick lunch. The restaurant was spotless. The menu is primarily made up of sandwiches: hot, signature and deli.
March 20, 2006
Two Frederick police officers hurt FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick police officers sustained minor injuries after being assaulted in separate incidents over the weekend, according to press releases by the Frederick Police Department. In the first incident, at 8:03 p.m. Saturday, police said Sgt. Wayne Trapp was injured during a confrontation with juveniles after responding to a report of a large group fighting in the area of East Third Street and Austin Alley. The officer was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a broken right hand, while a 14-year-old Frederick boy was treated for injuries sustained in the fight prior to police arrival.
March 12, 1998
by Ross Hamilton / photographer see enlargements by clicking on images 'Tis the season for shamrocks and leprechauns, smiling Irish eyes and the wearin' of the green. It seems that everybody is Irish around St. Patrick's Day. Solas, the Irish-American quintet, will perform at Kepler Theater, Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m. "It's a heavy touring time for us," said Seamus Egan, Solas spokesperson, composer and player of banjo, concert flute, whistles, mandolin, guitar, bodhran - an Irish drum -and other percussion.
by E.T. MOORE | August 10, 2003
FUNKSTOWN - Gritty Chicago columnist Mike Royko once waxed indignant over having been served a cheeseburger in California that contained pecans. Royko had definite ideas about a proper cheeseburger, and pecans, avocados, pineapple, et al. were certainly not part of the equation. The 10th Inning Funkstown Tavern and Restaurant, however, would have fulfilled his checklist quite adequately. The local bar and eatery's interpretation of the all-American classic is a healthy patty of asymmetrically formed beef (well-done, of course)
By MARIE GILBERT | | March 13, 2013
It's often said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. And that's no blarney. From the wearing of leprechaun hats to the consumption of green beer and corned beef, people of all ancestral backgrounds have embraced the holiday with open arms. Virtually every American city throws some semblance of a party to celebrate March 17. Chicago dyes its river green, New York and Boston compete for the best parade and Kansas City, Mo., starts the day with an Irish Mass, followed by a grand procession through the streets and an annual food drive called "Go for the Green.
by Lisa Tedrick Prejean | March 4, 2005
As February's hearts make way for March's shamrocks, children are bound to ask questions. Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Why does everyone wear green on that day? What is a shamrock? Why are leprechauns and pots of gold part of the decorations? Since St. Patrick's Day - March 17 - is less than two weeks away, we better start preparing our answers. First celebrated in the United States in 1737, this holiday is named for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
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