Smoking and Grilling This Weekend

With names like: JD’s Smokin Misfits, Fat Guys in a Little Smoke,
Porkers in Paradise and Swine Dining, it sounds like the various teams competing in the Naptown BarBayQue being produced by the Parole Rotary Club this weekend and tomorrow at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium are pretty serious competitors! All that creative cooking energy will mean they’ll be good eating if you buy one of the VIP tickets and do some tasting. Forty-eight professional teams will be competing with their secret sauces and various grilling techniques all aimed at producing the most finger-licking delicious barbecue. The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. this evening until 10 p.m. and starts up again 11- 7:00 tomorrow.
My attentions are being drawn elsewhere on Saturday because it is the annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Peter B.Crilly Nationwide Insurance Agency. If you are reading this and you are a client (or thinking about being a client) stop by for grilled fresh burgers with all the fixings plus activities for the kids. Not only is the Peter B. Crilly Agency my insurance agency but Peter is my husband and some years I’ve done antiques appraisals at this event to raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It’s been a busy week for Peter who was planting trees with Parole Rotary Club at Tyler Heights Elementary School on Wednesday morning and this morning was doing a Prom Promise Program at South River High School. I’m looking forward to relaxing on Sunday.
Now if you want to spend some time on the Eastern Shore, tomorrow there is a Maryland House and Garden tour in Chestertown. The cost is $30 and if the weather holds out and we have clouds instead of rain, it’s an enjoyable day. The gardens are always inspirational, providing new ideas for plantings and of course it is always fun to poke around other people’s houses to get new perspectives on decorating. The Anne Arundel County tour is on May 2lst. For information about all the tours and the properties included visit their website:

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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