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New Restaurant At The Inner Harbor Offers Organic, Vegan and Raw Food

I admit that I have not had a chance to try Pizzazz Tuscan Grille, but the “crispy panko crusted asparagus fries with smoked tomato aioli” and the salad with “organic kale, diced green apple, celery, cucumber, raw pistachios and chopped parsley…marinated in organic cold pressed olive oil, sea salt and freshly squeezed lemon” on their menu certainly caught my eye.  The restaurant is not strictly vegetarian, but they have a slew of veggie options on the menu.  Their website explains that “We are a health conscious restaurant, providing gluten free foods and desserts. Although we pride ourselves on being organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly, we serve a large variety of dishes that are sure to please no matter what your diet of choice may be. look for our ‘raw living food menu’ coming soon.”  The Pizzazz Tuscan Grille offers plates at small and large sizes with the average small plate at $10 and a large at $16.  They also offer pizza and calzones.

The down side, of course, is that it is located at the Inner Harbor at the Pier 5 Hotel:
711 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.528.7772

For a link to their site, CLICK HERE.  For a more in depth description of the restaurant visit the Baltimore Sun.

Young Baltimore Entrepenuer Uses Green Power To Make Wheely Good Smoothies

Young Baltimore Entrepenuer Uses Green Power To Make Wheely Good Smoothies


Baltimore School for the Arts Graduate Natan Lawson is peddling smoothies to Baltimore Farmers Market goers -Literally!

At a visit to the Waverly Farmers Market this weekend I discovered Natan Lawson’s Wheely Good Smoothies stand and had to wade through eager Baltimorians just to get a peek.  At Wheely Good Smoothies customers select locally grown ingredients Natan has collected fromthe market’s farmer stands and peddle blend their concoction to perfection.  The process is fun and the result is very tasty.  Way to go Natan!

Natan Lawson will be operating Wheely Good Smoothies at a stand at Artscape this weekend and then throughout the summer at the Waverly Farmers Market on Saturday’s.

1st Building in Baltimore Receives LEED Gold Rating
Photo Courtesy of Herring Run Watershed Association

Photo, Courtesy of Herring Run Watershed Association

On June 30, 2009 the Herring Run Watershed Center announced that it is the first building in Baltimore to receive LEED gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. With the help of architects Ziger/Snead and Baltimore Green Construction, the former Pelham Bakery building has been transformed into an example of green design.  The building is outfitted with a green roof and native plant gardens, a composting toilet and recycled tile bathrooms, a tankless water heater, recycled oak floors, recycled countertops, low flow faucets, fsc certified cabinets, a self-monitoring lighting and HVAC system and more.

For an excuse to visit the center, consider participating in the vegetable gardening workshop to be held this month:

Grow it Eat it!

When: Wed, July 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Herring Run Watershed Center, 3545 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21213 (map)

Description: It’s not too late! Join the Grow It Eat It statewide campaign to have one million vegetable gardens in Maryland. Learn how to start and maintain a successful food garden that is good for you and good for the environment. We’ll talk about how to plan your garden, select your site, prepare your soil, plant your crops, and take care of your garden. This is a great workshop for residents, teachers, community gardeners, or anyone else interested in gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from and how home growing can help the environment. The class will be lead by two terrific volunteers from Maryland’s Master Gardener program. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat at this FREE class, please contact Ashley Traut at 410-254-1577 or To learn more about the Grow it Eat campaign, go to