Suzanne Loudermilk

Writer

Suzanne Loudermilk is The Sun’s restaurant critic. She also writes food features for Baltimore Sun Media Group. Loudermilk started her journalism career at The Sun, working in various positions, including copy editor, assistant features editor and metro reporter. She left the paper in 2001 to become a food editor at The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio. She is a former food and travel editor at Baltimore magazine and restaurant critic at Delaware Today magazine.

Recent Articles

  • How we picked the 50 best restaurants

    How we picked the 50 best restaurants

    Picking the winners of The Baltimore Sun’s Best Restaurants list is never easy. As a restaurant reviewer for the past 10 years (the past two with The Sun) and as a Baltimore native, I have had the advantage of eating at many of the restaurants in our area — from fussy places to just jeans, please...

  • Revamped Bottega boasts new, larger space with similar cozy atmosphere

    Revamped Bottega boasts new, larger space with similar cozy atmosphere

    Bottega has managed to reinvent itself — again. The Station North restaurant set up shop in June in the home of its former sister restaurant, Colette, without missing a beat. We boldly strolled in on a busy Friday evening without reservations, not sure what would happen. But the staff could not...

  • The BBQ is a bright spot on Greenmount Avenue

    The BBQ is a bright spot on Greenmount Avenue

    On a Tuesday midafternoon, people were lined up at The BBQ’s counter, placing their orders. At first glance, we were surprised that so many diners had a yen for barbecue fare after the usual lunch hour. One bite of our pit-beef sandwich and hickory-smoked chicken, and we knew why. Owners Maurice...

  • Under new ownership, Maggie's Farm is finding its footing

    Under new ownership, Maggie's Farm is finding its footing

    In its five-year lifespan, Maggie’s Farm in Lauraville has had a complicated history. New proprietor Abdul A. Saeed may be the one to bring stability to one of the neighborhood’s favorite hangouts. Saeed, who took over the restaurant in March, plans to move to the community from Middle River. “I...

  • Germano's Piattini brings old-world style to modern diners

    Germano's Piattini brings old-world style to modern diners

    Over the years, I think I’ve eaten at just about every restaurant in Little Italy. But I haven’t been to Germano’s Piattini since it changed its name and menu almost four years ago. The longtime stalwart, known for its second-floor cabaret shows, still offers Italian favorites but has introduced...

  • Sandlot transports diners to the beach — without leaving the city

    Sandlot transports diners to the beach — without leaving the city

    You can’t beat the sun, sand and water view at Sandlot in Harbor Point — or the delicious, casual fare. We had a hard time believing we were in the city at the outdoor, beach-inspired restaurant, except for the Domino Sugars sign across the way and the towering Exelon building behind us. The outdoor...

  • It's easy to walk past this Upper Fells Point restaurant. You shouldn't.

    It's easy to walk past this Upper Fells Point restaurant. You shouldn't.

    Canela in Upper Fells Point is one of those low-key restaurants you might stroll past without even noticing. But you really should walk through the door. There is a wholesome sweetness about the restaurant. The staff is welcoming, addressing folks as “love” and “honey” like they’ve known you forever....

  • Seafood suits Johnny's, but the prices don't

    Seafood suits Johnny's, but the prices don't

    Johnny’s in Roland Park has been casting a wide net to find its food niche in recent years. It may have finally found the right lure — Maryland seafood. When it opened in 2012, the Foreman Wolf restaurant tested the waters with American cuisine that had West Coast leanings. Then it shifted to fare...

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