The Little Things

Can’t believe it’s almost September? Well, we’re gearing up for the fall wedding season, and I wanted to share some handy little details that I saw making all the difference at some of our summer events: A snack table available to guests before the ceremony. Those awkward moments when everyone is arriving and small talking? […]

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Fire Up the Grill- Part I

Here at Santoni’s Marketplace we like to encourage our customers to explore the wonderful world of cooking. We provide a wide variety of  meat and seafood  in our, well, Meat & Seafood Department and have researched some fun recipes for your culinary education. No matter if you are Julia Child reincarnate or if the local Outback […]

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Having Kids at your Wedding

I’ve been at weddings that included kids- and had a full spectrum of experiences. Some stole the show- not in a good way- but others were a lovely part of the family celebration… you couldn’t possibly leave them out. With a little planning you can include the whole family and the younger set won’t feel […]

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Saturday at Santoni’s

This weekend we catered two weddings, at Chase Court in Baltimore and at St. John’s Portico in Westminster, and held Santoni’s traditional Saturday Pit Meat tent. In case you couldn’t make it, here are some pics to get your imaginations and taste buds flowing… enjoy!

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Color Theory: Wedding Edition

Picking your wedding colors/ theme for your wedding! This is one of those things that seems easy until you get started. Then, like a basement renovation or shopping for peanut butter, the sheer volume of choices overwhelm you. I’m here to say you can do this! Color does a lot for us subconsciously, so this is important, but […]

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Groom’s Cake: Inspiration

With wedding orders pouring in, our bakery is heating up to prepare for the wave of  pastries, chocolate dipped everything, and of course-  cakes! Some brides are going for lacy and intricate, white on white cakes. Some are having colorful ruffles or feathers or polka dots. I have even seen the vows written in script directly on […]

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Lucky you! Santoni’s St. Patty’s Day Menu

Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish with Santoni’s! We’re getting a little green obsessed and our St. Patty’s Day Menu reflects it! For dessert we are serving up our traditional Key Lime Pie, Shamrock Cake, and Bailey’s Irish Creme Cake. Our bakery also has Irish Soda Bread, Corn Muffins, and Irish themed cakes, cookies, and […]

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Passover and Easter Menu Sampling!

Well, we’ve finally had a Maryland snow storm- which means it must be time for the spring holidays. If you are calling your relatives to see who will bring the ham and deviled eggs for Easter or cleaning frantically so you can host your family this Seder, Santoni’s has one thing to say… Let our […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Six million people plan on proposing to their special someone today. Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are one of the happy couples, then here’s another stat you need to know- Our Special Event Coordinators have been planning and perfecting for more years than they’ll let me tell you! In Cherie’s case, she says she literally […]

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Valentine’s Day Dates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I have already told you about the great dinner menu we have prepared for your special day. After you cook the entree and surprise your loved one here’s some ideas around town for your romantic evening. This Valentine’s Day, The Walter’s Art Museum is staying open until […]

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Superbowl Leftovers

Well it’s over. Both teams played well, everyone seems to have been at a great Superbowl party, I loved the commercials, and amazingly enough, there’s still food left over. I’m not sure how this is possible, at least at my house, considering that I stress ate my way through the second half. Afterwards everyone divvied […]

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Superbowl Specials

This Sunday has been a long time in coming and now it’s time to plan the perfect celebration. I don’t know about you, but I love to watch a good game with friends and some really good food. Whether you’re planning to host or crash the party, you know Santoni’s will take care of you. We are absolutely dedicated […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups and Other Valentine’s Day Delights

Valentine’s Day is 23 days away. I could count down the hours, but gentlemen, I don’t want to scare you. The good news is, Santoni’s is prepared for the occasion! We’ve just released our Valentine’s Day menu- complete with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Heart Shaped Cakes, and Roses. Maybe this year you’re trying to show her […]

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Fox 45 to Broadcast Live from Santoni’s

Fox 45 has announced a new Weekend Morning Show to be hosted by our own Tony Pagnotti and WBAL veteran, Marianne Banister. Even more exciting, for their inaugural show this Sunday the 20th, Fox will be sending a reporter to interview and broadcast live from Santoni’s! We are thrilled to be helping Fox kick off the new show; […]

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Host a Bull Roast

Leave your New Years’ Resolutions behind! Santoni’s is getting in touch with our rustic roots and firing up the grill. Get your family together and host a good old fashioned bull roast! Indulge in oysters and shrimp and our savory pit meats along with marinated grilled veggies, mac and cheese,  lasagna, baked beans, and mashed potatoes. To try […]

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Congratulations on Your Engagement!

Did Santa leave you a sparkling surprise under the Christmas tree? Did someone give you more than a kiss at midnight? If so,  you’re in good company- according to www.weddingwire.com, 33% of engagements happen during the winter holidays. So congratulations! And while you’re debating which dress to inflict on your bridesmaids, and seriously considering registering at REI, you don’t worry about the […]

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Ring in 2013 with Santoni’s!

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2012 and hello to the New Year! Why not bring Santoni’s to the party? Start the evening off with Mini Crab Cakes, Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Spinach & Bacon, or our Jumbo Lump Crab Fondue. Our Holiday Menu boasts entrees of Turkey, Ham, or Pork Loin with a […]

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Sweets for the Season

Stop by Santoni’s for some delicious seasonal snacks! Tins of Fisher’s popcorn or a box of salty sweet chocolate covered pretzels makes a great hostess gift. Consider a crate of clementine oranges and chocolate tops  or decorated sugar cookies as a tasty holiday dessert. And if your family is like mine, then a box of fudge is the […]

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Decorating Your Holiday Table

As stressful as a holiday party can be (cleaning! in-laws!) the final effect can be worth it all. Picture a   table laden with  savory food and a beautiful centerpiece. A sparkling room filled with the happy hum of  laughing friends and family, gathered together to celebrate and enjoy. Today, I’m posting some tips on getting […]

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Corporate Holiday Party Pics

We’ve been busy here at Santoni’s, preparing for the holiday party season. We have put together a fantastic corporate holiday menu with all kinds of delicious food, so that employees can be celebrated during our transition to the new year. A local healthcare company decided to treat their wonderful workers to a fantastic Santoni’s meal including turkey and […]

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Hosting the MD Comptroller!

Tomorrow, Thursday the 28, Santoni’s will play proud host to the Comptroller of Maryland Mr.  Peter Franchot. He is doing a tour of several businesses in Glyndon, including our friends The Wine Post, to promote small stores and local shopping this holiday season, and he’s stopping here first- we’re pleased as punch! Mr. Franchot says in his press release, […]

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Snow you say? Hot Chocolate and Biscotti Time!

Alright friends, we are officially supposed to have the first snowfall tomorrow! Weather.com says we’re dropping 15 degrees and can look forward to an inch of accumulation starting around 3am and potentially running until the early afternoon. Now that’s not much, but doesn’t it just get you in the mood for some hot chocolate? Stop by on […]

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Black Friday for the Party Planner

Consider Black Friday as a chance to get started on your event shopping. Whether you have a winter wedding, some New Years’ magic to make, or you are just getting in some last minute shopping for your annual “Christmahanukkwanzaa” celebration, you’ll definitely need a little help and a good sale to make it happen.  Think […]

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Thanksgiving Wine

If the thought of picking a wine to match your turkey dinner sends you into a panic attack, well you’re in good company. Frankly, I just ask people to bring the wine and then figure it’s out of my hands! But this year I’ve done the research, read the reviews, and talked to our friendly […]

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