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  • Winning recipes from the Baltimore Sun's 2016 holiday cookie contest

    Winning recipes from the Baltimore Sun's 2016 holiday cookie contest

    Editor's note: Recipes can be found at the bottom of this story. While some folks are still working off the last of those Thanksgiving leftovers, at the Baltimore Sun, we’ve turned our thoughts to our holiday cookie contest. This year, as last, we asked readers to send us their tried-and-true favorite...

  • Lost Ark Distilling Company to open in Columbia this weekend

    Lost Ark Distilling Company to open in Columbia this weekend

    A couple years ago, as system engineers working in information technology, Brad Blackwell and Andy Debenham worked in a “dark and quiet” corner of an office basement in Howard County. They became friends, and found themselves often discussing their interests outside of work. One topic in particular...

  • Winners: Harford County's best restaurants for 2016

    Winners: Harford County's best restaurants for 2016

    Craving a killer crab cake? Harford County has it. In search of a sizeable steak? Got you covered. Have a loved one with dietary restrictions? Even then, the dining options are plentiful. More than 2,400 readers shared their recommendations for the county’s best cuisine in this year’s best restaurants...

  • Recipe: Black Eyed Suzie's beer-braised short ribs

    Recipe: Black Eyed Suzie's beer-braised short ribs

    Meat and potatoes make an iconic wintertime meal for good reason. When the air outside is chilly, we want nothing more than meals that are warm, soothing and stick-to-your-ribs hearty. At Bel Air’s new Black Eyed Suzie’s, Chef Jacob Nelson serves up a savory, stout-spiked spin on the classic combination....

  • Baltimore restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

    Baltimore restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Baltimore restaurants are ready to save patrons the trouble of cooking their own turkey dinners (and cleaning up after the meal). A number of them, some of which are below, are open for the Nov. 24 holiday. Many have limited hours, and most require reservations....

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  • Wayward Southern in Federal Hill does food just as well as drinks

    Wayward Southern in Federal Hill does food just as well as drinks

    Wayward Southern Bar and Kitchen takes the bar part of its name seriously with three bars and 12 TVs. But it pays attention to the food part of its moniker, too, with a focus on causal Southern cuisine. The Federal Hill space has reinvented itself from the days when it was kicking it up with country...

  • At Inka Grill Fusion, poor service mars a culinary trip to Peru

    At Inka Grill Fusion, poor service mars a culinary trip to Peru

    A culinary journey to another country is always exciting, especially when you only have to drive to Pikesville, where the new Inka Grill Fusion promises an exploration of Peruvian foods. The menu, in the capable hands of executive chef Michael Ciuffardi Macky, teases adventurous palates with items...

  • Ruby 8 offers affordable Asian food in relaxed McHenry Row space

    Ruby 8 offers affordable Asian food in relaxed McHenry Row space

    Ruby 8 Noodles and Sushi's McHenry Row space in Locust Point has previously housed two other Asian restaurants. So owner Chil Chong worries that diners won't realize his place isn't the same as the now-closed Umi Sake and Red Parrot Asian Bistro. "It's completely different," he said. The interior...

  • Bombay Blue's a hidden Indian dining destination in Glen Burnie

    Bombay Blue's a hidden Indian dining destination in Glen Burnie

    Bombay Blue's in Glen Burnie has gotten some good buzz, but we were still surprised by the caliber of the Indian food on a recent visit — and the size of the place. The dining room seats 175, with more room at the 40-foot-long bar. It's under the same roof as a La Fontaine Bleue events venue that...

  • At Polenta Cafe in Hampden, Italian cuisine goes gluten free

    At Polenta Cafe in Hampden, Italian cuisine goes gluten free

    The owners of Polenta Cafe in Hampden seem to know what they're doing. They're capitalizing on several restaurant trends at their cozy BYOB cafe on The Avenue: America's continued love of Italian cuisine, an increased interest in gluten-free dishes, and a focus on a singular food. As the name suggests,...

Maryland Crabs

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  • Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Nobody asked me — because I'm still abstaining from eating crabs — but … Apparently, the 2015 harvest has picked up. "Considerably," said Robert T. Brown, Sr., president of the Maryland Watermen's Association. "I'm not going to be able to put a percentage on it yet, but it's up quite a bit, especially...

  • With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Father's Day looming, consumers' appetite for steamed crabs is growing. But restaurants are paying $50 to $60 more per bushel for crabs than they did at this time last year — and consumers are paying $2 to $15 more per dozen, according to local restaurateurs. Though locally caught crabs are...

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    Maryland crabs

  • Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded from last year's perilously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there could be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer — though at what price is anyone's guess. Despite a frigid winter that killed nearly one in five...

  • Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    DOVER, Del. — Fish and wildlife officials say Delaware's commercial horseshoe crab fishery is set to close as its quota nears. The commercial fishery will close at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. After that, officials say, it will be unlawful to harvest horseshoe crabs this year. Under the management plan...

  • Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah Winfrey put her love for Pappas crab cakes on the photo-sharing site Instagram on Tuesday. "Had my favorite Baltimore's Best crab cake delivered. You can too. Worth it!" the famous former Baltimore resident said in her Instagram post. The original Pappas restaurant opened on Taylor Avenue...

  • Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Here’s a thought for Maryland seafood lovers to sink their teeth into: A survey has found that more than a third of the crab cakes tested at Maryland and Washington, D.C., restaurants were not local blue crab as advertised, but imported crab. Crab cakes at Baltimore and Annapolis restaurants had...

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