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  • Nick's Fish House pleases with vacation vibe, flavorful seafood

    Nick's Fish House pleases with vacation vibe, flavorful seafood

    I've always had fun on my visits to Nick's Fish House. The drinks are cold, the crabs are fat and the outdoor decks overlook an expanse of water — the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, to be exact. It feels like you're at the beach. Under new management since last year, the Port Covington restaurant...

  • At The Bun Shop's new downtown location, a world of possibilities

    At The Bun Shop's new downtown location, a world of possibilities

    Not all pastries are created equal. And that's a good thing, especially at The Bun Shop. The hipster cafe on West Read Street, known for its sweet and savory buns from cuisines across the globe, now has a second spot on Light Street. The bun rotation changes often at both locations. On any given...

  • Sammy's Enoteca brings solid Italian fare to Fells Point

    Sammy's Enoteca brings solid Italian fare to Fells Point

    Change is afoot in Fells Point. Old bars are closing, new places are opening, and Harbor East and Canton seem to be extending their shiny tentacles into the historic neighborhood. There's a lot of energy, especially in anticipation of Kevin Plank's forthcoming Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel, scheduled...

  • Blaze Pizza makes its mark on Baltimore's growing fast-casual pizza scene

    Blaze Pizza makes its mark on Baltimore's growing fast-casual pizza scene

    The fast-casual concept is all the rage in the restaurant world. Now, Blaze Pizza is fueling the fire with its custom-made pizzas cooked in 180 seconds in an open-flame oven. The franchise, which started in California in 2012, opened an Inner Harbor storefront in April, just off Market Place. Other...

  • Loch Bar in Harbor East boasts posh digs and pricey seafood

    Loch Bar in Harbor East boasts posh digs and pricey seafood

    If you want to dress to impress, this is the place to do it. It's swank, posh — and expensive. But it's also fun and beautiful. Loch Bar is the newest jewel of the Atlas Restaurant Group, which operates the glitzy Ouzo Bay in Harbor East and Boca Raton, Fla., and Azumi in Harbor East. It's connected...

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  • Cafe Troia marks 30 years in Towson

    Cafe Troia marks 30 years in Towson

    Lisa Troia, who is part-owner with her mother, Carol Troia, of Cafe Troia, in downtown Towson, said she can't believe 30 years have passed since the Italian eatery opened. "It's a shock it went so fast," Lisa Troia said. To mark the restaurant's 30th year, Cafe Troia is offering customers a $30...

  • Fells Point eatery to open downtown Towson location

    Fells Point eatery to open downtown Towson location

    The red booths inside the former location of The Crease, near the circle in Towson, are gone. In its place the owner of a Baltimore City-based restaurant said she hopes to create an open, modern-looking eatery to expand her client base and better serve her current customers at a location that is...

  • With new still, Sagamore Spirit brings production one step closer to Baltimore

    With new still, Sagamore Spirit brings production one step closer to Baltimore

    Sagamore Spirit’s rye whiskey is not currently produced in Baltimore, but Kevin Plank’s new alcohol company took a major step toward changing that Thursday when Sagamore’s 40-foot still was installed at the Port Covington site. Watch the video of the presentation above.  Made in the U.S., the still...

  • Liam Flynn's Ale House staves off eviction, will remain open

    Liam Flynn's Ale House staves off eviction, will remain open

    Update (July 21): Liam Flynn’s Ale House raised $30,000 through a combination of its GoFundMe campaign, an uptick in recent business and personal loans to the owner, Liam Flynn said on Thursday. It was enough to pay off his debt to landlords City Center Inc., but fell short of its $50,000 goal. ...

  • Deviled eggs make a comeback with a twist in Baltimore kitchens

    Deviled eggs make a comeback with a twist in Baltimore kitchens

    Deviled eggs never go out of fashion, but they do get dressed up for many occasions. Kimchi, pork belly, salmon — you name it, and chances are someone has added it to the creamy yellow swirl that adorns a hard-cooked egg half. While the deviled egg is a staple this time of year at picnics and summer...

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  • Dovecote a charming cafe in Reservoir Hill

    Dovecote a charming cafe in Reservoir Hill

    As I approached the entrance to Dovecote Cafe in Reservoir Hill, I noticed the name of a previous occupant etched in tile on the walkway — Parkview Pharmacy. A sense of history washed over me. The space had probably been a hub for neighbors looking for cures before a period of decline in the area....

  • Cafe Mezcla's Ellicott City location does a bustling brunch

    Cafe Mezcla's Ellicott City location does a bustling brunch

    A good waffle is hard to find. A good crepe is even harder. Café Mezcla has found the recipe for both. The small eatery specializing in these breakfast items opened its first Howard County location in 2014 in Columbia. In January, it expanded to the U.S. 40 corridor in Ellicott City. Both cafes...

  • Sous-vide meats and a streamlined menu stir things up at Tark's Grill

    Sous-vide meats and a streamlined menu stir things up at Tark's Grill

    The new chef at Tark's Grill at Green Spring Station is tinkering with the menu just enough to stir up a little excitement. After eight years in operation, the popular Brooklandville restaurant was due for a food update. Brendan McKinney became executive chef this year after Tark's former chef,...

  • Great Caribbean flavor at Sajhoma in Fells Point

    Great Caribbean flavor at Sajhoma in Fells Point

    The cuisine in Baltimore might not be as diverse as in some other cities, but Sajhoma is truly authentic Dominican fare. Sajhoma (pronounced SA-homa) came on the scene in early March in Fells Point with an array of fare from the Caribbean homeland of its owners, Rodolfo and Erica Rodriguez. The...

  • With more diners, Agora Bar and Grill could bring success to Inn at the Black Olive

    With more diners, Agora Bar and Grill could bring success to Inn at the Black Olive

    When you have an actor like Woody Harrelson associated with your restaurant and hotel, it's bound to draw attention. His connection with the Inn at the Black Olive near Fells Point reveals a story arc worthy of his bartending days on "Cheers": Famous star swoops in to save an earnest everyman from...

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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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  • 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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