Don’t Miss Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

More than one million colorful lights contribute to the stunning display known as the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens. The annual holiday event transforms the beautiful greenery of Brookside Gardens into a winter wonderland, complete with extra flowers, animals, and other festive elements shaped from the twinkling lights. Head to the gardens now through […]

Catch the Big Game at The Hideout

If you don’t usually grab brunch at a sports bar, maybe it’s time to broaden your breakfast horizons. The Hideout dishes out breakfast eats that impress its patrons, from stacks of pancakes and French toast to omelets and breakfast sandwiches. Sink your teeth into a Texas toast breakfast sandwich stuffed with bacon, egg, and cheese […]

Laurel’s Kogi Underground Takes a DIY Approach to Dinner

Kogi Underground, which just opened in October, adds an element of audience participation to dinner. It kitchen preps Korean barbecue meats that guests sear themselves on grills positioned in the heart of each table. This traditional approach allows you to cook your dinner exactly to your tastes and embellish it with your favorite sauce at […]

Returning for Its 14th Year on Nov. 22: The 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit LARS

When Thanksgiving rolls around on November 22nd, you’re going to indulge in your Turkey Day faves—mashed potatoes, stuffing, and, of course, turkey. If you want to indulge without the guilt, join a crowd of athletes at the 14th Annual 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit LARS that morning. The run offers an opportunity to get some […]

What’s Your Favorite Treat at Little Boy Bakery?

The customers who’ve stumbled upon Little Boy Bakery say the pastry chef has a true talent for crafting not-too-sweet treats. Perhaps that’s because he uses mostly vegan, gluten-free, and sustainably sourced ingredients to make everything from cakes to cookies. Little Boy Bakery opened in July, and currently attends farmers’ markets and other pop-up events on […]

Hop Aboard the Harvest Moon Hayride on Nov. 2

You may have started to notice a slight chill in the air when you step out of bed in the morning, a telltale sign that autumn has officially arrived. After a long summer of sweltering temperatures, embrace the presence of fall at the Harvest Moon Hayride. This fun public event invites participants to get in […]

Bold Flavors Are on the Menu at Godavari Laurel

Bold flavors with “just the right amount of spice.” That’s how one fan describes the South Indian fare at Godavari Laurel, which made its debut in August. Although it’s part of a larger chain, customers say you wouldn’t know it from the warm feel of the dining room and the high caliber of the cuisine. […]

Score Crazy-Cheap Groceries at the New Aldi in Laurel

There’s a reason Aldi markets are popping up all over the place—including a new location in Laurel this June. The German-born supermarkets promise surprisingly low prices (they boast you can save up to 50% on groceries), but without sacrificing quality. Instead, Aldi keeps its prices low by paring down on the frills you might expect […]

Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Larriland Farm

From the first strawberry plucked from the field in late May to the final apple pulled from the branch in early November, the pick-your-own season at Larriland Farm brings in droves of guests who love fresh food. Over the course of the summer, the pick-your-own calendar includes a variety of seasonal fruits. Peaches, Asian pears, […]