Loople 2.0 Is Here.

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Our favorite bar-crawl throwing, Yappy Hour supporters have raised the stakes on bringing you the best restaurant and bar deals in the area.  Loople 2.0 is finally here! Loople took user feedback to make many improvements to their app for your using pleasure.

Most importantly, Loople now has a list view. You can see all of the closest specials currently running. If you prefer the map, you can always switch back to that view a view.

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The app has a new sleeker design and more intuitive interface. Filtering has never been easier to search for exactly what you are looking for right when you want it. They have also updated the app to use the “L” button to allows you to quickly flip through specials and find new places and specials that you might have missed out on otherwise.

Loople has over 1,000 specials in the system in Baltimore’s bar and restaurant scene to help you explore Charm City while saving money. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, get to it! Money doesn’t grow on trees!

Weekend Wrapup: Weird and Well Read

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 10.09.43 PMIt seems all of the usual suspects have descended on Baltimore this weekend to keep the nerdiest of us entertained and weirded out. Whether you love start-ups, comic book characters, theater, or books, this weekend has something in it for you.

Detroit at Fells Point Corner Theater

The Baltimore Sun gave incredible props to Detroit, a contemporary comedy playing now at Fells Point Corner Theater until October 4. It’s a good chance to catch some laughs and experience some well-layered characters while distracted by witty dialogue. The play shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. for $20. This Friday, however, it is buy one get one with the promo code: BOGO.

Baltimore Innovation Week Kick-off Party at PowerPlant Live!

Baltimore Innovation Week — a celebration of technology and innovation in Baltimore — kicks off this Friday, September 25 with a fantastic free party. The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes food trucks from The Gathering as well as a performance from G. Love & Special Sauce beginning at 8:30 p.m. There will also be an app arcade with locally-made games. Head to PowerPlant Live! and catch the kick off of a week filled with activities that celebrate technology and start-ups.

Baltimore Book Festival at the Inner Harbor

Bookworms rejoice! The Baltimore Book Festival is back this weekend in the Inner Harbor from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Hundreds of author appearances, books signings, and exhibitors will keep your head out of books for the weekend. Listen to live readings, bring the kids for hands-on projects, and take in some live music and libations.

Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center

To compliment their fiction reading, comic book lovers can walk the short distance from the Inner Harbor to the Baltimore Convention center to experience the vibrance (and fantastic people watching) of Baltimore Comic-Con. There is a costume contest, photo ops, artist alley, and other various exhibitors awaiting comic fanatics. Admission ranges from $25 for a visit on Friday to $149 for a VIP three-day pass (tickets are now only available at the door). The event runs from Friday, September 25 at 1 p.m. to Sunday, September 25 at 5 p.m.


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Get out your stretchy Thanksgiving pants early! The 6th Annual “Farm to Chef” Culinary Competition—Maryland’s most unique and exciting experience for food enthusiasts, is almost here! On Monday, October 5th at 6:30pm, 30 of Baltimore’s most talented Chefs will partner with local Farms to create the freshest and most innovative dishes at the B&O Railroad Museum.

We went to this event last year for the first time, and probably didn’t eat again for three days. There was SO MUCH DELICIOUS FOOD.  It go to the point M. and I split our samples from probably the last ten places.  Luckily there was also delicious cocktails and local beers to help wash it all down. All the chefs and their staff we’re extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Though the place filled up (tickets will not be sold at the door) we got their early enough to pick the brains of the chefs and learn about each dish and it’s corresponding farm. As we rolled out of the place, we knew that this event made it on our must-do list for future years.

Farm to Chef is the signature fundraiser for Days of Taste* (DoT) a not-for-profit program that brings together professional chefs, farmers and volunteers in the community with elementary school children to inspire kids to enjoy healthy eating.  The discovery-based program introduces students to the elements of taste and teaches them about food’s journey from farm to table through hands-on (and taste buds on”) activities.  The goal of Days of Taste was clearly stated by Julia Child, the original Days of Taste spokesperson:  “In this age of fast and frozen food, we want to teach school children about real food-where its grown and how it’s produced-so they can develop an understanding and appreciation of how good, fresh food is supposed to taste.”

Since Days of Taste was introduced in Baltimore in 1998, thousands of third, fourth, and fifth grade students have had the opportunity to realize for themselves that fresh food, good taste and good health go together – naturally.  During the 2014-2015 school year over 2,700 children in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard and Harford Counties participated in the program.

The evening will also include an amazing food-lovers raffle that includes culinary classes, fine wine and a YEAR OF DINING from 12 of the best restaurants, and a Live Auction for a six-course dinner prepared by six of the Farm to Chef chefs! And not only do guests get to enjoy the tastiest event in town, they will go home with a special Baltimore Swag Sack filled with local goodies

Purchase Tickets: www.FarmtoChefMD.com **Again, tickets will NOT be sold at the door**

Atwater’s ○ B&O American Brasserie ○ Baldwin’s Station ○ Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild ○ Beej Flamholz LLC ○ Birroteca ○ Bistro RX ○ Café Cito ○ Chef’s Expressions ○ Copper Kitchen ○ Elkridge Furnace Inn ○ Dooby’s ○ Farmstead Grill ○ Gertrude’s ○ Herb and Soul ○ Hersh’s ○ Jokers n Thieves ○ Laurrapin ○ Maggie’s Farm ○ Petit Louis Bistro, Columbia ○ Plantbar ○ Portalli’s ○ Slainte ○ Stratford University ○ Ten Ten American Bistro ○ The Charmery ○ The Classic CateringPeople ○ The Corner Pantry ○ The French Kitchen ○ Waterfront Kitchen ○ Wit & Wisdom ○ Woodberry Kitchen ○ Vandiver Inn

BaltimOrganic ○ Brad’s Produce ○ Buppert’s Farm ○ Catoctin Mountain Farm ○ Cherry Glen Farm ○ City-Hydro ○ Crow Farm ○ Deer Meadow Farm ○ Flying Plow Farm ○ Gather Baltimore/Hamilton Crop Circle ○ Grand View Farm ○ Gravel Springs Farms ○ Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. ○ Hedgeapple Farm ○Hollywood Oyster Company ○ Hooper’s Island Oyster ○ Kilby Cream ○ Love Dove Farms ○ Ollie’s Fresh Picked ○ One Straw Farm ○ P.A. Bowen Farmstead○ Prigel Family Creamery ○ Prosperity Acres ○ Rare Opportunity Farm ○ Richardson Farms ○ Rumbleway Farm ○ Sassafras River Beef ○ Shepherd’s Manor Creamery ○ Springfield Farm ○ The Contented Rooster Farm ○ Third Way Farm ○ Three Springs Fruit Farm ○ Whistle Pig Hollow, L.L.C.


First Taste: Galley Food Delivery Service

I’m often frustrated when searching for go-to delicious and somewhat healthy dinner options after working late or on days I just don’t feel like cooking. In a city full of tasty, but overly sauced, Old Bay’d and fried bar food options, choosing food from takeout and restaurant menus doesn’t always satisfy. Sometimes, all you want is a home cooked meal with authentic flavor and none of the usual takeout guilt.

The new Galley food delivery service promises to provide that breath of fresh flavor to hungry households from the Washington, D.C. area and just last week began delivery service to neighborhoods (including Canton) in Baltimore as well. Stay Classy Canton invited some friends over for a home cooked meal via Galley on a recent week night and tested the service — from ordering to our stomachs.

Galley keeps its concept simple. Download their app or visit their website and enter your home address. Browse among meal options: there are three lunch and three dinner options available each day. Every meal has a protein component around six ounces, includes vegetables and a starch, and runs around 600-800 calories. Place your order through their website early to ensure they don’t run out (meals are prepared fresh each day so a limited amount of each option are available).

Next, Choose a half hour window for delivery (11 a.m – 2:30 p.m. for lunch or 6 – 8:30 p.m. for dinner). Galley will send you a text when they are close to remind you to preheat your oven and a fully-prepared set of meals arrives at your door 10 minutes later. Remove the plastic covers on the trays and pop them in the oven (recommended time is 10 minutes but we found most meals needed more time than this) and voila! A no fuss dinner is served.

Oh, and you get these awesome little chocolate bites for post-dinner sweet cravings:


So how did meal delivery go for our crew of six? Meal options change every day; on our night we had Mom’s meatloaf, a citrus-brined pork chop, and Asian salmon as our offerings. The meals came a little after our scheduled time, but with text notifications we had our oven already heated so this didn’t slow us down much. We heated each meal for the recommended 10 minutes, and a couple came out a little cold, but it’s nothing popping them back in the oven for a few more minutes can’t fix.


The consensus on our first taste of Galley’s offerings: all of our meals were rich in flavor. Galley won’t skimp on the garlic in the butter you can top your pork chop with, nor will they skimp on the lemon added to the asparagus. The meals were filling enough for dinner without the twinge of regret that usually follows greasy delivery.


Some dishes will naturally reheat better in the oven. The Mom’s meatloaf dish topped with sauce held its moisture best followed closely by the pork chop. The salmon, however, turned up a little dry after reheating. With meals prepared fresh every night, we imagine this isn’t a consistent problem though.

On first taste, the Galley meal experience was convenient, delicious, and added touches like oven-safe heating trays and chocolate surprises convinced us to order again. At prices at $14 or less per meal (tax and delivery fees are included) we won’t break the bank either when dining Galley again. Readers can use the code ‘CLASSY10’ to get $10 off your first order!


It’s here! Yappy Hour at BoatHouse Canton (5-8 p.m. TODAY)!

10577150_10152663632154730_1701829563756171636_nThe happiest hours involve dogs and good drinks. Prepare to be happy. Our Yappy Hour to Benefit BARCS at Boathouse Canton is today! Join us on BoatHouse Canton’s patio and pavilion for drinks, prizes, and pups!

Here are our final details.

We’re going by dog park rules. If your dog is friendly, vaccinated, fixed, good with crowds, and on a leash, they are invited. Owners are responsible for the behavior of their animals. Dog owners must have the leash in hand at all times,  any dogs showing signs of aggression will be asked to leave.

We will be giving a prize to the pooch in the best sports team attire! There might also be a special photo area to capture them in all their glory. Maybe 😉

Raffle Prizes


All remaining raffle tickets will be entered for the Grand Prize.

  • Three hour private happy hour cruise around the Baltimore Harbor from Art’s Cruises for you and five friends! (eligible M- Th) with:
    • Case of beer from Bond Distributing Company
    • Appetizer Tray from BoatHouse Canton

Be sure to visit all our sponsors, like their pages and thank them for their support!!

Now, how do you win?

Bring donated items from BARCS wish list like towels (bath size, cotton), shower curtains, science Diet adult dog and puppy food (only unopened please), science Diet prescription W/D formula (wet and dry, unopened only please), stainless steel no flip bowls (all sizes), toys that are Durable/washable (Kongs, Nylabones, buster cubes, jolly balls, food puzzle toys, etc. no stuffed animals please)!

You will receive raffle tickets for each item.  Tickets will also be available for sale with all proceeds going to BARCS!

Check out our Facebook event page to R.S.V.P. & invite your friends!

Drink Specials:

  • $2.50 Natty Boh’s
  • $4 Draft Beers
  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $5 House Wine

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Help Dogs Help Our Veterans!

CaptureIf you are looking for another opportunity to enjoy BoatHouse Canton’s beautiful scenery and great food while helping out our four-legged friends, look no further! The BoatHouse Canton, Waterfront Grille is hosting a charity Bull & Oyster Roast to benefit the Warrior Canine Connection! The $40 Ticket include unlimited traditional Bull & Oyster Roast fare, bottomless Bud Light Drafts provided by Chesapeake Beverage, drink specials sponsored by Smirnoff, and live music by local favorite, D’Vibe & Conga.

11012987_868607983216800_682489369201296048_nThe event takes place from 3-9 PM on Saturday, September 26th on their expansive outdoor Patio & Pavilion Bar.  The menu includes pit beef, pit ham, grilled oysters, oyster shucking stations, Chesapeake chicken, and an abundance of sides. There will also be a full cash bar, including Orange & Grapefruit Crush specials sponsored by Smirnoff.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Warrior Canine Connection, a pioneering organization that utilizes clinically based Canine Connection Therapy to help wounded Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. One service dog helps more than 60 recovering Warriors as he is raised, trained and paired with a Veteran.

I’m also not going to say you shouldn’t watch this puppy cam of future service dogs all day, but if you did, I wouldn’t judge you.

Check out the infographic below to see the impact 1 dog can make through Warrior Canine Connection:


Are You Founder of a Baltimore Start Up?

10841946_1518161305139965_4773248852387703339_oWe recently attended our first StartUp Soiree networking event, and not only really enjoyed it, felt that you should know about it too (if you don’t already)!

We learned about StartUp Soiree when it kept popping up in the facebook and twitter feeds of some of our favorite Baltimore businesses. Though I hate (with the fire of a thousand suns) networking, I am always interested in learning how we can continue to grow Stay Classy Canton, and realized this was an opportunity we shouldn’t miss.

Startup Soiree is a meetup focused on creating meaningful conversations among business founders and owners within the local startup community. They focus on bridging the gap between industries. Startups exist in every facet of business and their aim is to facilitate entrepreneurial collaboration across Baltimore.

11896213_1626346477654780_1178133199454593254_nThe monthly events are held at Pixilated HQ Baltimore, not too far from Canton, with local local food and drink, networking, and town hall style Q&A discussion. Happily I knew a few people walking in the door, but surprisingly I spent much of the night chatting with new people. During the open networking period,  we reached out to Loople Mobile to hash out our upcoming Yappy Hour, did some brainstorming with SouthBMore.com, and was able to ask some questions to Joey Price, Founder & CEO of Jumpstart:HR during the town hall Q&A.

I even found networking to be much less painful then usual, perhaps it was the spiked Gundalow Juice or maybe it was just being in a room with such interesting (and friendly) people. (Also,  photobooths bring people together. It’s a science)

Interested in attending a future event? Founders of Baltimore businesses can request and invite here.


Weekend Wrap Up: Summer isn’t over

stuffWith Labor Day in the past you might have thought it was time to throw in the towel and give up on your weekends altogether. The good news: both the weather lined up for this weekend and the activities have tricked us all into the idea that it’s still summer. And hey, we’re not complaining.

Block Party at The Pig & Rooster and the Chasseur

What could be better than a giant party in the streets with all of your neighbors and friends, put on by two of your favorite local bars? The 2nd Annual Block Party Bash (a derby party reimagined) is hosted by the Pig & Rooster and the Chasseur and takes place this Saturday, September 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Maryland Chapter and the day will be full of live music and tasty suds.

Butcher’s Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair

Browsers delight: the Butcher Hill Flea Market will take over the hills next to the Pagoda in Patterson Park this Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for items from over 160 local vendors. Proceeds will benefit two local schools:Commodore John Rodgers and Patterson Park Public Charter schools. A food booth will be available, with money raised there going to the Butcher’s Hill Neighborhood Association.

Baltimore Ukranian Festival at Patterson Park

After browsing the flea market, take in a little Ukranian culture. The Baltimore Ukranian Festival takes to the stage in Patterson Park on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 at 2 p.m. The Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble will continue anchor the celebration with traditional dance, but festival-goers will also be able to enjoy food and family-oriented fun.

Farm to Mat Yoga at Farmstead Grill

Outdoor yoga + dinner = bliss. Or at least we think you’ll have all you need to achieve this state if you head to the lawn outside Farmstead Grill in Canton Crossing on Saturday, September 12 for the Farm to Mat event. Presented by M.Power yoga studio, the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. with power vinyasa yoga followed by a delicious farm to table dinner outside. Tickets are $25 and include yoga and dinner.

On Deck for Next Week: Don’t forget that we are a Yappy Hour with Loople to benefit BARCs this Thursday, September 17 at Boathouse. For more information and updates on raffle prizes join our event.


Win Two Tickets to Saun & Star at The Creative Alliance!

Update: Contest is on Hold. Will announce new details shortly. Thank you for your patience!

Saun and Starr w/ Bosley

This Saturday (September 12th) check out Saun & Star as they take center stage with a classic soul sound at The Creative Alliance! Baltimore’s own Bosley will be kicking off the show.

We are giving away 2 tickets to one lucky Stay Classy reader! Just comment on the blog below about why you love The Creative Alliance! We’ll be picking our winner Friday at noon.

Advanced tickets are $12 for members, $15 regular, at the door $15 for members and $18 regular.

Support the Arts (and your neighbors!)

Get out your fancy clothes and your philanthropist hat.  RAW is hitting Power Plant on Wednesday! RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. This international community is made up of creative individuals across the globe whose mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.

27 artists will also be participating at PBR & Angels Rock Bar (Upstairs Power Plant) on Wednesday, September 9, from 7-11 p.m. All of the artists are local, hand-picked talent, and their artwork is for sale!  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased in advance here.  Dress is cocktail attire and there will be a cash bar.

We learned about RAW from a Stay Classy Readers tip (feel free to email us!) whose neighbor, BMore Costello will be participating.  You might have seen Mike’s work on the Canton and Patterson Neighbors page as well as bars in the area.  His digital images consist of iconic Baltimore images (that would look great on your exposed brick wall).

More about RAW:
RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London.  RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases, featuring live music, handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, fashion design (including a live fashion shows!), collage, sculpture, and more! Learn how you can participate in a future RAW event here.