Richard Gorelick

Writer

Richard Gorelick has been the Baltimore Sun’s restaurant critic since 2010. Before joining the paper staff full time, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. He is a native of Lochearn in Baltimore County.

Recent Articles

  • Corfu, a cool Ionian breeze by Cross Street Market

    Corfu, a cool Ionian breeze by Cross Street Market

    Corfu, a Mediterranean cafe specializing in Greek small plates, opened in early June on Cross Street in Federal Hill. The owner is Steve Armenis, a native of Athens, who formerly owned Zeus Cafe in Fells Point. Armenis named his new restaurant after a Greek island in the Ionian sea, and with walls...

  • Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week, July 24 - Aug. 2

    Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week, July 24 - Aug. 2

    Baltimore’s 10th annual Summer Restaurant Week starts July 24 and runs through Aug. 2. Dur­ing the 10-day event, partic­ipating restaurants will offer three-course fixed-price dinner menus for either $20 or $30 (but not both). Some restaurants will also offer a two-course lunch, consisting of an...

  • Clementine is closing Aug. 9

    Clementine is closing Aug. 9

    Clementine, a popular Hamilton restaurant known for its rib-sticking brunches, pioneering charcuterie program and family-friendly atmosphere is closing Aug. 9, after seven years. Cristin Dadant, who co-owns the Harford Road restaurant with her husband, Winston Blick, said that Clementine will now...

  • Homespun is sophisticated at Preserve in Annapolis

    Homespun is sophisticated at Preserve in Annapolis

    Preserve, a smart, mostly winning and extremely loud American restaurant, opened in mid-April in the space on Main Street in Annapolis that was formerly home to Aqua Terra. The restaurant's name refers, in part, to the restaurant's pickling and preserve program. And running through the menu, like...

  • Maryland State Chili Championship Cookoff heats up Baltimore this weekend

    Maryland State Chili Championship Cookoff heats up Baltimore this weekend

    Their luggage packed with meat and spices, 35 chili competitors are headed to Fells Point for the 31st Maryland State Chili Championship Cookoff. It's the first time the competition has been held in Baltimore. The winner at the cookoff, which will be held Saturday at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers...

  • Tea House Inc. Cafe opens on Read Street

    Tea House Inc. Cafe opens on Read Street

    A new cafe, Tea House Inc., opened Wednesday morning in the Read Street space in Mount Vernon that was the longtime home of Picadelli's II, a breakfast and lunch spot. The partners in Tea House are John Johnson, a familiar face from his days as a manager at Mount Vernon Stable, and Jimmie R. Ware,...

  • Baltimore Restaurant Week heads dining calendar

    Baltimore Restaurant Week heads dining calendar

    Baltimore Restaurant Week is fast-approaching; the 10th annual dining promotion starts on July 24. Before then, restaurants are hosting dinners inspired by beer, tomatoes and family picnics. Artscape is serving up a menu of food produced in Maryland, and the Maryland Chili Championship Cookoff...

  • A fast-casual Helmand headed for East Baltimore

    A fast-casual Helmand headed for East Baltimore

    A fast-casual version of The Helmand is coming to East Baltimore. The Karzai family will open a lunch-focused adaptation of its celebrated Afghan restaurant in early 2016 at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, an 88-acre mixed-use science campus under development in Baltimore's Middle...

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