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

  • Local Pie closes in Towson

    Local Pie closes in Towson

    Local Pie, the 30-seat pizzeria from former Iggies owners Lisa Heckman and Peter Wood, has closed. The closing, after less than seven months of operation, was posted Tuesday evening on Local Pie's Facebook page. "Tonight we would like to thank all of you that have supported us in our newest venture,"...

  • Haussner's auction scheduled for June 30 canceled

    Haussner's auction scheduled for June 30 canceled

    UPDATE, June 30, 12:44 p.m: The June 30 auction was canceled. "The bank and the borrower reached an agreement," according to auctioneer Bill Hudson. Owner Joseph Schultz could not be reached for immediate comment. The former site of Haussner's, a Highlandtown dining landmark for more than 70 years,...

  • Grilling expert Steven Raichlen has a new show

    Grilling expert Steven Raichlen has a new show

    Steven Raichlen, the James Beard Award-winning author of the best-selling "Barbecue Bible" cookbooks and host of the TV cooking series "Primal Grill" and "Barbecue University," has turned his attention to smoking. Raichlen's new series, "Project Smoke," is produced by Maryland Public Television...

  • Bistro Rx settles in with risk-taking chef

    Bistro Rx settles in with risk-taking chef

    The city is full of fine little neighborhood bistros, cafes and taverns like Bistro Rx. These are places that don't get much attention or win prizes but instead go quietly about the business of being a restaurant, a place where people come for good food and company and a place to unwind. Bistro...

  • Charlie Gjerde to take over old McCabe's spot in Hampden

    Charlie Gjerde to take over old McCabe's spot in Hampden

    Charlie Gjerde, the co-owner of Alexander's Tavern and Papi's Tacos in Fells Point, will take over the old McCabe's spot in Hampden. Gjerde confirmed that he and his partners, who include his wife, Lori Gjerde, and her sister, Carrie Podles, have signed a lease for the Falls Road property, whose...

  • Corfu, a modern Greek restaurant, opens in Federal Hill

    Corfu, a modern Greek restaurant, opens in Federal Hill

    Corfu, a Mediterranean cafe specializing in Greek small plates, is open in Federal Hill. Owned by Steve Armenis, Corfu opened June 8 following an extensive renovation to the East Cross Street space that was formerly Crazy Lil's. A native of Athens, Greece, Armenis owns Shannon's Pub & Grille, an...

  • Encantada opens July 1 at the American Visionary Art Museum

    Encantada opens July 1 at the American Visionary Art Museum

    Encantada, the new restaurant from Birroteca owner Robbin Haas, will open July 1 at the American Visionary Art Museum. First announced in December, Encantada takes over the space formerly home to Mr. Rain's Fun House, which closed last June. Encantada, which will serve lunch and dinner Tuesday...

  • Marriott selects BricknFire Pizza Co. in concept competition

    Marriott selects BricknFire Pizza Co. in concept competition

    BricknFire Pizza Co., a Catonsville-based coal-fire pizza company, is the winner of a "Shark Tank"-style competition for restaurant concepts held by the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, the hotel announced on Monday. Established in 2014 by Megan Lanasa and Trey Kirby, BricknFire...

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