Baltimore: James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant


The James Joyce management and staff would like to introduce and welcome you to “Baltimore’s Home of Irish Hospitality”. As Harbor East blossoms and grows, we are the place where local residents and business people can come to relax. Our cozy, inviting atmosphere is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy a pint with an authentic hearty meal.

The James Joyce is a traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant, which was designed and built in Ireland and shipped over in the fall of 2002, where it was then fitted on site. Named after the famous Irish author and poet, our pub offers fast and friendly service.

The pub is conveniently located at the end of Interstate 83 South.

Located at 616 President St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone(410) 727-5107

Tasting Natural Wines with Gabrielle Union


Let’s take a tour of natural wines with celebrity Gabrielle Union.  Why listen to Union?  Besides being a wine lover,  in 2012 Gabrielle Union was inspired by her love of wine to create a Chardonnay that she describes  unlike anything else on the market with the release of ‘Vanilla Puddin.’

Now what exactly is Natural Wine?


Union’s Husband and Basketball star Dwayne Wade stomping grapes.

Natural Wine is farmed organically (biodynamically, using permaculture or the like) and made (or rather transformed) without adding or removing anything in the cellar. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum.




Nopal Cactus: Benefits and Uses

Many folks are not aware of the health benefits of cactus from the least to the fruit to the juice.  The fruit is called a prickly Pear the reddish portion or in Spanish called tuna.  Having it as salad is popular.   Nopales can be found in Mexican culinary traditions.   It can be eaten raw or cooked.

Here Are ways that it helps with our health:
  • Antiviral.
  • Protects nerve cells.
  • Contains antioxidants.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels.
  • Treats enlarged prostate.
  • Reduces cholesterol.
  • Eliminates hangovers.
  • Forms and doses.

A Canadian Favorite: Poutine


Poutine is a dish that includes french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It originated in the Canadian province of Quebec and emerged in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec area. It has long been associated with Quebec cuisine.

Annual poutine celebrations occur in MontrealQuebec City, and Drummondville, as well as TorontoOttawa, and Chicago. Today, it is often identified as a quintessential Canadian food. It has been called “Canada’s national dish“, though some believe this labelling represents a misappropriation of Québécois culture. Many variations on the original recipe are popular, leading some to suggest that poutine has emerged as a new dish classification in its own right, as with sandwiches and dumplings



Popular YouTubers, the Fung Bros were inspired to do a piece on why American Chinese food restaurants are closing across America based on a New York Times article.

Additionally, if this is breaking news to you that America’s Chinese food isn’t exactly an authentic Chinese experience.   Check out this list by about 11 popular American Chinese food you won’t find in China. 

8 Ways to Eat Avocado at Breakfast


Two years ago, did an article on 8 ways to eat avocado at breakfast.   They wanted to stretch your imagination beyond avocado toast.   Avocado is extremely nutritious.   It’s an excellent source of “healthy” monounsaturated fats, and a great way to get your fiber. It’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. From a taste perspective, of course, it’s a delight: Silky and unctuous, with that delicately sweet flavor, it melts in the mouth unlike any other food.

Let’s explore 8 ways to eat avocado at breakfast or for that matter any time of the day:

1. Avocado-chocolate smoothies

Wrap your head around this: You can combine kale, avocado, and cacao in a blender for a chocolatey avocado smoothie. Here’s how to do it.

2. Bagel with cream cheese, tomato, and red onion

Avocado works just as well as smoked salmon—or go for both!—on a bagel. Definitely toast the bagel; cool, creamy avocado is a dream against toasty bagel. (We’re partial to everything bagels for an extra wallop of flavor.)

3. Chilaquiles

Any time you have leftover Mexican food, whether it’s a half torta or a pile of spicy black beans, consider adding avocado. The fruit—yep, it’s a fruit!—pops up throughout Mexican cuisine for a reason. This chilaquiles recipe is an excellent way to use up extra tortillas, and chicken delivers a kick of protein.






Romantic Dinner idea- Fillet of Beef by Chef Raphael Lunetta


Looking for an impressive romantic dinner idea?  Are you cooking for a “Where the beef kind?” type.   Try this Fillet of Beef recipe by the Chef Raphael Lunetta, former chef of the once popular LA restaurant called Jiraffe.

Fillet” is any cut of boneless meat. It may be spelled “filet” (single “l”), but this spelling varient may imply French cuisine or a specific cut of meat. “Filet of beef” aka “filet mignon” is cut from the tenderloin.