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Hopslam hit Delaware stores a few weeks ago, which was pretty exciting. However, the same day that became available I also grabbed RaR Brewing’s Nanticoke Nectar from Cambridge, Md. Knowing nothing about it, I had zero expectations and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a really citrusy American IPA weighing in at 7.4 percent ABV, and it smells delightful (the aroma is stronger than the taste). I look forward to trying more of their stuff. rarbrewing.com
—Marie Graham Poot, Director of Digital Media
The Bobino Key Clip
Anyone who knows me also knows that I always lose my keys, despite the fact that they’re the size of a janitor’s ring. My girlie pal recently set me straight with a clever gift—the Bobino key clip. This little gadget fastens inside my purse, holding my keys securely in a spot that’s easily accessed. Get yours at Francesca’s in Greenville, The Container Store, or online at bobino.com.
—Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer
Mount Harmon Plantation
Mount Harmon Plantation is a beautifully restored 18th century plantation on the banks of the Sassafras River. It was a very profitable tobacco farm with a tobacco house, a colonial kitchen and a boxwood garden. Mount Harmon is open to the public May 1 through Oct. 31. Bring a picnic lunch and walk the nature trail. Enjoy the variety of ecosystems and wildlife, including endangered species protected on this preserve. Mount Harmon is located in Earleville, Md., 20 miles south of Elkton. There is an entrance fee, but it goes to help preserve this beautiful and historic area. For more, visit mountharmon.org.
—John Murray, Contributing Writer
Taco Tuesdays at Two Stones
Wow, that’s a mouthful! The tortillas are fresher than the Prince. The filling options are varied, and you get to mix and match your selections. My favorite from the Newark location is the Superman. The roasted pumpkin and butternut squash puree is really what makes it over-the-top good.
—Ryan Alexander, Contributing Designer