The main requirement for a good sushi experience is fresh, high-quality fish that is beautifully prepared. But to advance a level — to jump from good to great — the meal also has to deliver a little visual drama.
A few years ago, the food world was all abuzz about the Vietnamese noodle soup pho.
The new Canton joint Jokers 'n Thieves — its name comes from a Bob Dylan song — is the kind of place where people come for some live music, a few stiff bourbon cocktails, and then discover, almost inadvertently, that their cool new hangout also serves fantastic food.
Ware House 518 could be Baltimore's next great date spot.
Over the past several years, Baltimore's bar food has steadily improved, with sophisticated flavors and techniques along with a farm-to-table ethos. But what about post-bar food? When the evening's winding down and you realize you're ravenous, the culinary choices are often just not that great.
A stroll down Main Street last spring revealed a potential location for Ronnie and Tabitha Clark to open their Internet cafe, More Than Java.
The recent renovation of the Lord Baltimore Hotel has given downtown Baltimore a pretty nifty example of what a hotel bar can be.
Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption in the developing world, where people eat closer to...
Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer and reward for surviving the ups and downs of fickle spring weather. Dig out your grill tools, put out the patio chairs and embrace the opportunity to try some new flavors.
Despite the fact that I've spent a lifetime collecting kitchen gadgets from around the world, I have to say it really doesn't take too much equipment to start your cooking life. Especially if you take advantage of the timesaving options such as precut vegetables and individual portions of meat...
Second of four parts on the rules for pairing food and wine.
Why is there so much crappy pizza out there? I'll tell you why: not enough love.
The black-eyed Susan has reigned as the official cocktail of the Preakness for more than 40 years. But there was once another official cocktail of the Preakness, although as far as anyone knows, it was never served at the Preakness itself.
Baltimore is a bar-lover's town. From low-key corner dives to swanky cocktail lounges, there's a spot for every occasion and everyone has a favorite haunt.
This weekend, and pretty much this weekend only, the bar staff at the Food Market will be offering the Black-eyed Susan, the official drink of the Preakness.
Aromes, a beguiling new 28-seat French restaurant in Hampden, is unique in Baltimore.
In Cockeysville, good Italian food is often found in the most unlikely places. Tucked into nondescript shopping centers here and there, locally owned Italian restaurants offer some of the best meals in the zip code.
The more I thought about Dalesio's, the more I liked it.
Any time a celebrated chef opens a new restaurant, even a tiny one, it's a good idea to pay attention. 1157 Bar + Kitchen, the new Locust Point outpost from Jason Ambrose, proves why.
Looking over the menu at Mari Luna Latin Grille is like browsing through a stack of travel brochures.
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.
Oprah Winfrey put her love for Pappas crab cakes on the photo-sharing site Instagram on Tuesday.
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.
A federal court on Wednesday allowed the U.S. Department of Labor to resume processing guest worker applications, granting a reprieve to Eastern Shore crab houses and other businesses that rely on foreigners to do jobs they say Americans won't.
Two million pounds of crab product from China traveled up the Chesapeake Bay into the port of Baltimore during the first 10 months of 2014. Another million pounds came from Indonesia. In total, more than 4 million pounds of crab from all over the world moved into the port, according to an analysis...