Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Did you spend Valentine's Day alone? Don't do that again. Bring Trixie home today.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jennifer P.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Happy belated Valentines Day! Do you dream of someone who will look lovingly into your eyes? Melt in your arms in a tender embrace? Love you unconditionally? Great you with a smile when you walk through the door? Watch all the same TV shows as you and agree with everything you say? Well then, my name is Trixie and I'm your purrfect valentine! Please stop by Small Miracles today and take me home so everyday can be Valentines Day! Small Miracles Cat Rescue is a nonprofit, no-kill cat shelter in Ellicott City. Each week we will feature a cat that needs a home. If you happen to pick up one of these lovelies, post a picture and let us know! Visit the Cat of the Week blog to see which cats have been adopted and which are still looking for a …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The office of Tourism and Promotion will roll out its redesigned website on Valentine's Day.
Howard County's office of tourism is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and on Valentine's Day, the agency will unveil a new attraction—its updated website. Howard County Tourism and Promotion (HCTP) will launch a redesigned website on Tuesday featuring aesthetic and experiential improvements, according to Rachelina Bonacci, HCTP's executive director. The new look is being rolled out on Valentine's Day so that people will remember the date and because "we put a lot of love into that website," said Bonacci. "We love how it looks (and) functions and are sure users will too..." The county hotel tax—which went into effect this year and doubled HCTP's funding—made the project possible, according to Bonacci. "The additional funding …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Here are some suggestions for a night out on the town in and around Ellicott City.
Are you still making plans for a special Valentine’s Day meal? Here are three ideas for tried-and-true, more-than-a-century-old establishments in and near Ellicott City. 1. The Elkridge Furnace Inn has been listed as one of Open Table's Top 100 romantic spots. The building has been around since 1744, when it was first used as a tavern. To this day, the restaurant has a very extensive wine list. Its prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for 2012 includes dishes like shrimp and scallops in saffron sauce and passionfruit creme brulee. There's a path winding around the inn for a romantic stroll. 2. Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant will be serving only its special Valentine's Day menu which includes not one, not two, but a trio of chocolate …
Ellicott CIty's Qdoba restaurant will give you a free entree tomorrow if you smooch someone in line.
Customers at the Qdoba restaurant in Ellicott City can get free food on Tuesday, if they don't mind a little PDA. The nationwide chain is bringing back a Valentine's Day promotion that, according to spokeswoman Ashley Cohen, tens of thousands of customers took advantage of in 2011. Anyone who buys an entree can get another for free—once they kiss a fellow customer at the cash register. It doesn't matter (to Qdoba) who it is. No coupon is necessary. The promotion is happening nationwide (though in Wisconsin, inexplicably, the second entree is 50 percent off, not free). The Qdoba in the Ellicott City is open normal hours, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Valentine's Day.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Check the Wine Bin's monthly staff pick(s) in time for Valentine's Day.
Looking to try something unusual for Valentine's Day? No, no, no ... not like that. Why not try a new wine? This month's "What the Heck is That" wine six-pack from the Wine Bin features an assortment of "unusual" wines, according to owner Dave Carne. For an unmasking and preview of what's in the bundle, check out the store's video on YouTube. And to watch a professional saber a bottle of Champagne, check out this video, or stop by the store Sat., Feb. 11, where you can see it happen live every hour from noon to 6 p.m.