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

  • Shoo-Fly shutting down tonight

    Shoo-Fly shutting down tonight

    Shoo-Fly will close in Belvedere Square tonight. The restaurant's closing was first announced on May 13 by owner Spike Gjerde, but no closing date was given. "Your friends at Shoo-fly would love to raise a glass with you tonight to the best little diner this side of the turnpike," said an email...

  • Baltimore Chef Shop, a teaching kitchen, coming to Hampden

    Baltimore Chef Shop, a teaching kitchen, coming to Hampden

    A chef and longtime culinary instructor will open a "teaching kitchen" in Hampden this summer. The location, 807 W. 36th St., is a few doors down from the popular ice cream shop The Charmery. The chef, Scott Ryan, 50, has taught culinary techniques and skills at degree-granting institutions and...

  • Cyrus Keefer joins 13.5% Wine Bar, where there are more changes

    Cyrus Keefer joins 13.5% Wine Bar, where there are more changes

    Cyrus Keefer has landed in Hampden after all. The chef, formerly of Fork & Wrench and Birroteca, announced earlier this year that he would open “micro-restaurant” on The Avenue in Hampden. But the partnership behind that venture fell through. Keefer is now the executive chef at 13.5% Wine Bar,...

  • 'MasterChef' season premiere features Baltimore contestant

    'MasterChef' season premiere features Baltimore contestant

    Baltimore resident Andrew Michael Woods is among 40 of "the best home cooks in America" competing on the new season of "MasterChef," which premieres on at 8 tonight, May 20, on Fox with back-to-back one-hour episodes. Woods, a native of Charleston, S.C., was not available to discuss his performance...

  • Forever summer on the 'island'

    Forever summer on the 'island'

    There are two sides to Ocean City, the oceanside and the bayside. The sides are divided, physically, by the six-lane Coastal Highway, and emotionally, by preference. Most visitors still tend to stay, and play, on the oceanside, crossing over only for the occasional miniature golf game or trip to...

  • Huck's American Craft opening soon in Brewers Hill

    Huck's American Craft opening soon in Brewers Hill

    Huck's American Craft will open next month in the Brewers Hill location where Elliott's Pour House closed last year. Huck's is from Charlie Gjerde and his sister-in-law Carrie Podles, who are the owners of Alexander's Tavern and Papi's Tacos in Fells Point. Joining them at Huck's are the executive...

  • Data from Maryland farmers' markets will help feds manage crop insurance

    Data from Maryland farmers' markets will help feds manage crop insurance

    What are strawberries going for? How about scallions? Starting in June, a Maryland Department of Agriculture pilot program, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, will gather and report the prices of products at five farmers' markets in...

  • Dylan's Oyster Cellar finds a new home, in Hampden

    Dylan's Oyster Cellar finds a new home, in Hampden

    Seven months after its stint in Mount Vernon ended, Dylan's Oyster Cellar has a new home. Owner Dylan Salmon has signed a lease to open an expanded version of Dylan’s Oyster Cellar in a Hampden commercial property. The new Dylan's will open this fall in the space at 3601 Chestnut Ave., formerly...

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