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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

  • Inventive food and friendly vibes at Liv2Eat

    Inventive food and friendly vibes at Liv2Eat

    Liv2Eat in South Baltimore will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. That's a long time in the restaurant business, where many places fail early on. The sweet, easygoing bistro has found a niche in the neighborhood with its succinct, inventive menu of appetizers and entrees. It also...

  • Annabel Lee Tavern is one of Baltimore's best hidden gems

    Annabel Lee Tavern is one of Baltimore's best hidden gems

    When people ask me where to take out-of-towners to eat, several great places, from crab houses to waterfront restaurants, come to mind. But there's one more hidden gem I always include on the list: Annabel Lee Tavern. This Canton find, owned by Kurt Bragunier since 2007, pays tribute to the last...

  • Consistency works for Towson's Orchard Market and Cafe

    Consistency works for Towson's Orchard Market and Cafe

    The menu at the Orchard Market & Cafe in Towson hasn't changed much since 1997, and I don't want it to. That's the year that Nahid Vaezpour and her daughter and son-in-law, Sharareh and Jason Bulkeley, took over the restaurant. "We keep whatever people have requested from the menu," said Sharareh...

  • Splendid seafood at Sailor Oyster Bar in Annapolis

    Splendid seafood at Sailor Oyster Bar in Annapolis

    Sailor Oyster Bar in Annapolis proudly advertises that it needs only a toaster and a blowtorch to make its food. In fact, there's no kitchen at this terrific tavern that is packing in patrons. Owner Scott Herbst, who is also involved in the popular Tsunami restaurant in the state capital, had been...

  • Kabobi is a charming, more casual spinoff of Afghan gem The Helmand

    Kabobi is a charming, more casual spinoff of Afghan gem The Helmand

    Going to The Helmand in Mount Vernon is a dining rite of passage for many Baltimoreans. We're proud of this Afghan gem that has been in our midst since 1989. Now, there's a spinoff — Kabobi from The Helmand — near Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Middle East neighborhood. The two Helmand restaurants,...

  • Hudson Coastal brings flavorful seafood to Fulton

    Hudson Coastal brings flavorful seafood to Fulton

    Brad and Tricia Hudson were frustrated by the lack of a good seafood restaurant in Howard County. So they took matters into their own hands and opened their fish house, Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, in Maple Lawn in November. “It was kind of a no-brainer,” Tricia Hudson said. “We wanted to build...

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