Bean Hollow: Coffee and More in Ellicot City

Ellicott City's Bean Hollow has won a hoard of loyal fans who love their freshly brewed coffee drinks, cheerfully relaxed setting and light food offerings. Visit in the morning to grab a yummy cappuccino, espresso or café latte.

If you're hungry, Bean Hollow's breakfast offerings include toasted bagels & cream cheese, breakfast bagels with eggs, cheese & breakfast meat, granola, muffins, and pastries. Sandwiches are also on the menu, with choices like the Powerhouse with hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, sprouts, red onion, & cheese, the Turkey & Cheese with smoked turkey with lettuce, tomato & your choice of cheese, and the Veggie Burger cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, mustard & mayonnaise. Coffees for sale in bulk by the pound include Hollow Blend, Espresso Blend, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Gayo.

Bean Hollow
8059 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-0233

Looking for Some Haunted Fun??

Be sure to checkout Kings Dominion there will be different mazes and scare zones along with live shows including haunted attractions!

The Halloween Haunt will start September 26th.

If Kings Dominion is not your scene, then be sure to research Six Flags – Freight Fest

Local Farmers Market – Laurel, MD

Have you checked out your local farmers market yet? Here you will find great foods from Bieler's Meats, Yoders BBQ and Poultry, JR Candies, Lancaster's County Cheesecakes, Fisher's Produce and much, much more!!

Dutch Country Farmers Market
9701 Fort Meade Road
Laurel, Maryland

Market Hours:
Thursdays: 9-6
Fridays: 9-8
Saturdays: 8-3

Hunger Action Month!!

For the month of September, if you are interested in supporting the cause, be sure to gather your non-perishables and donate.

To make things easier, throughout the month of September (3rd – 26th) you can make drop off donations to any State Police Barracks or Motor Vehicle Office run by the State Highway Administration.

For those that do not have the time to shop and drop off, you can always make your donations online!!

~Information obtained @ Hunger Action Month and the Laurel Patch.

The Mall in Columbia: Maryland Shopping

The Mall in Columbia has been a hub for commerce in the region since it was first constructed in 1971. The exhibit buildings for the Rouse Company in Columbia were designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, but the corporation decided to give the shopping mall contract to another firm. Since opening, the shopping center has undergone several major expansions, adding floorspace and several anchor stores.

The mall's major anchor retailers are J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sears, with a large AMC movie theater occupying the sixth slot. The remainder of the mall hosts almost 200 stores and services. The place is enormous, so you might want to consult the conveniently placed maps to plot a route through the place.

The Mall in Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-3300

Happy Labor Day!

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!

The Sugar Content in These Common Foods Might Surprise You

No matter how diligently you count calories, it’s also very important to monitor your sugar intake when you’re attempting to shed a few pounds. Foods like cookies, ice cream, and sweet soft drinks are obviously off limits, but there are also a number of other sugary foods that might surprise you. Here are two common sources of sugar that might be flying under your radar.

  1. Fat-free salad dressings. Seeking out fat-free foods in the grocery store may seem like a simple way to stay on track with your diet, but many of these products attempt to maintain the same bold flavor by loading on the sugar. Salad dressings in both creamy and oil-based forms are loaded with sugar from sources like honey and concentrated fruit juice. Be sure to check the nutrition information before you buy.
  2. Multigrain cereals. Don’t just assume that all grains are automatically healthy. Multigrain cereals offer important fiber and whole grains that your body needs for energy, but unfortunately, many leading brands also include as many as six grams of sugar per cup. Many dietitians suggest opting for the plainest version of your favorite cereal and adding fresh fruit or a teaspoon of sugar instead.

15 Surprising Sources of Added Sugar [SparkPeople]
6 Surprising Sources of Sugar [Huffington Post]

Summer Evening Concerts – Boordy Vineyards: Hyde, MD

Saturday, August 30th is the last Evening Concert at Boordy Vineyards. Enjoy relaxing out in their open vineyard listening to music while sipping some wine.

Featured music:
Mahoney Brothers Juke Box Heroes Live – LESS THAN 200 TICKETS LEFT!!!

Coffee Hour

Bare Bones Restaurant: An Ellicot City Gastropub

Tasty food, live music, artisan beers on tap, and a great happy hour are Bare Bones Restaurant’s claim to fame. Sandwiches and burgers are served at this relaxing Ellicot City spot, with options like the Cajun Shrimp Wrap with seasoned shrimp, lettuce, tomato, scallions, alfalfa sprouts, and Monterey jack cheese and a Philly Cheese Steak Sub with shaved rib eye, sautéed onion & American cheese.

The California Salad is a healthy option, with mixed greens, sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, blue cheese and your choice of grilled chicken or Angus steak. If an entrée is what your appetite calls for, order yourself Grilled Salmon with tarragon sauce, Teriyaki Chicken with pineapple sauce, Maryland Crab Cakes or Barbecue Baby Back Ribs.

Ellicot City's Bare Bones Restaurant is open daily.

Bare Bones Restaurant
9150 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 461-0770