3rd Year!

July marks our third year managing Windsor at Contee Crossing. We would like to take a moment to let everyone know how much we appreciate our residents!

These last three years have been full of fun times, exciting changes, great food and conversation, and pleasant treats along the way.

We can't wait to see what the next three years hold for us!

~Windsor Management

Frisco Taphouse and Brewery: 50 Beers on Tap

Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia features the potent ales and lagers of Maryland microbreweries. Regulars praise the extensive beer selection here. With 50 different brews on tap, along with a “beer engine” that pumps from a cask in the eatery’s cellar, you could sample for days and not get halfway through Frisco Taphouse's offerings!

Of course, you need snacks to go with your beer, and the menu here delivers well-esteemed bar bites. The “Ken’s Chorizo-Queso Obsession” is a popular choice, featuring melted cheese and sausage ideal for dipping chips. The fire-grilled wings with ancho chile glaze is also a good bet. For larger plates, the cornmeal-dusted chicken sandwich with pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayonnaise wins raves, as does the spicy steak sandwich brushed with Thai chiles.

Frisco Taphouse and Brewery
6695 Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 312-4907

Summer Refreshments

Looking for something refreshing to drink with tonight's dinner? Take a look at some of these great summer drinks

Baybreeze Cocktail
This drink offers nice refreshing notes of cranberry and pinneapple!

Summer Beer II
Have you considered the best of both worlds? A little beer with a little bit of vodka?

Strawberry Mojito
Check out this twist on a Mojito. The strawberries add a little summer fun for this refresher!

Be On The Lookout…

We are in the planning stages for our pool party which will be hosted in August. We will be providing more information about what food, drinks and fun events to expect at the party.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them with us!

Three Apps for Avid Baseball Fans!

Baseball has always been America’s pastime, and now it can also be your pastime no matter where you are. Innovative apps for baseball fanatics enable you to keep your love of the game right in the palm of your hand, offering high quality video, stats, and news any time of the day or night. Check out some of the best baseball apps for your mobile device.

ESPN Fantasy Baseball
Manage your fantasy baseball team right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with the ESPN Fantasy Baseball app. This app offers everything you need to set your roster from day to day, and you can even stay in touch with your league mates even when you’re away from the computer.

MLB Big Stars Baseball
MLB Big Stars Baseball is a fun, fast-paced baseball game for your smartphone. Create a fantasy baseball team full of the top players in the league, customize their uniforms, and then challenge other users once you think that your team is ready to step up to the plate.

Baseball America Magazine
The Baseball America magazine app is one of the most comprehensive resources for anyone interested in the statistics behind baseball games. Browse interesting articles and results from games from high school championships to the Major League, all on this one convenient app.

Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Where All the World’s a Stage

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an evening, book some tickets to Toby’s Dinner Theater for a quality meal and a night’s worth of excellent performance art. This Columbia institution has staged more than 32 seasons of plays, all held in a round theater where no seat is more than 30 feet from the stage. Sightlines and acoustics are top of the line.

Most dinner theaters don’t really win accolades from the theatrical establishment, but Toby’s is the exception: This venue has been nominated for a staggering 57 prestigious Helen Hayes Awards. The productions here are unilaterally crowd-pleasers, drawing from the long history of Broadway. One of the most notable things about Toby’s is that the venue doesn't use pre-recorded music; instead, the venue relies on a live band to perform the accompaniment at each show.

As for the food, it's served buffet-style with a wide array of choices, including a full-service bar and sundaes at the end of your meal!

Toby's Dinner Theatre
5900 Symphony Woods Road
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-8311

Wine and Food Pairing, Mt. Airy, MD

Food and Wine Pairing at Linganore Winecellers

"Prized estate vintages, grape, fruit, and honey wines will entice you to this spectacular setting in the Linganore Viticultural area. Outdoor music fests, weekend events, and picnics add to the fun while tasting a diverse selection of over 27 wines."

All American Wine & Food Pairing
July 1-18 & 21-31
This month we will pair our wines with American delights.

13601 Glissans Mill Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Phone: 301-831-5889

*Information obtained from the website.

Happy 4th of July

We hope everyone has a safe and happy day as we celebrate America's Independence. Happy 4th of July!

Movie – New Release 6-27-14

Have anything exciting to do this weekend? Check out the new releases for the weekend at our local cinema.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

These Flavorful Fruit Salads Are Anything But Boring

It’s always a disappointment when you order fruit salad at a restaurant and you’re met with a few soggy grapes, frozen strawberries and a couple of pieces of cantaloupe. If you’re tired of boring fruit salads and want to create some creative versions of your own, you’ve come to the right place. These three flavorful fruit salads are both healthy and festive!

Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad [Health]
The only thing that says summer more than plump, juicy fruits is the smell of fresh lavender. This salad incorporates both of those deliciously fragrant aspects, combining juicy peaches, nectarines, plums, and berries with a variety of sweet and savory herbs and spices.

Avocado Fruit Salad [My Recipes]
Avocado is a very versatile food, and it easily adapts to whichever dish you put it in. In this unique fruit salad, avocado adds a creamy texture to a medley of orange and grapefruit slices, tropical fruits, and even a garnish of crunchy pistachio and cool, flavorful mint leaves.

Watermelon Basket [About.com]
If you have a summer gathering coming up and you want to provide a truly creative dish, this Watermelon Basket is the perfect choice. It involves carving a whole watermelon into the shape of basket (handle and all) and filling it with fresh, juicy fruits for your guests to serve to themselves.