Ray Lewis putting 28-acre Reisterstown home on the market for $2.95 million

Food & Dining

Restaurant Reviews

Food & Dining News

Best of Baltimore Diner Blog

More Baltimore Diner

More Restaurant Reviews

  • At Black Forest Taphouse, homage to Josef's with stark changes

    At Black Forest Taphouse, homage to Josef's with stark changes

    Black Forest Taphouse looks nothing like the former Josef's Country Inn in Fallston, a fine-dining establishment that had white tablecloths and fussy decor. The new place has a stark, almost soulless design with bare tables, dark wood and plain walls. Its saving grace is the mostly good food and...

  • Honeygrow a fresh addition to Baltimore fast-casual dining scene

    Honeygrow a fresh addition to Baltimore fast-casual dining scene

    Fast-casual is a big buzzword in the restaurant scene these days. Everywhere you turn, eateries that prepare high-quality cuisine without full service seem to be popping up. Honeygrow is such a concept, specializing in salads, stir-fries and fruit bowls made with fresh, local ingredients. The Philadelphia-based...

  • Unexpected excellence at Cask & Grain in Canton

    Unexpected excellence at Cask & Grain in Canton

    When the building next door to Canton's Portside Tavern became available, owner Steve Roop seized the opportunity. But instead of expanding his business of 13 years into the O'Donnell Street space, he decided to open a separate venue called Cask & Grain Kitchen. "Canton needs more restaurants and...

  • Penny Black harkens back to old Fells Point favorite

    Penny Black harkens back to old Fells Point favorite

    While the 18th-century brick homes and Belgian-block streets capture Fells Point's earlier days, it's rare to find a restaurant there that looks like it's been plucked from Colonial times — except for Penny Black. The bar-restaurant at the corner of Thames and Ann streets has a Williamsburg, Va.-style...

  • Artful dishes and calming ambiance at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside

    Artful dishes and calming ambiance at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside

    Barry Fleischmann is in his element at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside. The longtime chef-caterer now has the brick-and-mortar restaurant he always wanted. Fleischmann said he couldn't resist the opportunity to take over the 1875 corner building that formerly housed restaurants like Breadbangers...

The Daily Meal

More Food & Dining

  • Shake Shack releases new shakes to benefit No Kid Hungry

    Shake Shack releases new shakes to benefit No Kid Hungry

    If you were already overwhelmed by Shake Shack's choices in shake flavors, we have some bad news for you—but good news if you're interested in ending childhood hunger.  The burger chain's annual Great American Shake Sale takes place during the month of May and will bring three brand new concoctions...

  • Baltimore farmers' market opens 40th season Sunday

    Baltimore farmers' market opens 40th season Sunday

    For Jen Pahl-Early, Sunday services begin with smells of barbecue. Her sanctuary lies beneath the Jones Falls Expressway. Her choir is a fiddle band. "This is like our church," Pahl-Early said Sunday at the bustling Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar. The sixth-generation farmer sold her pork...

  • Mount Vernon cafe Sascha's 527 for sale

    Mount Vernon cafe Sascha's 527 for sale

    The owners of Mount Vernon café Sascha’s 527 put their four-story building up for sale last week, said Brad Byrnes, principal of the real estate company handling the sale. Purchase of the property at 527 N. Charles St. would include the retail space currently used as the restaurant, a liquor license,...

  • Sagamore Spirit debuts its Port Covington distillery

    Sagamore Spirit debuts its Port Covington distillery

    Sagamore Spirit, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's whiskey company, showed off its new distillery along the Patapsco River on Thursday, as the facility prepares to open to the public on Friday. The Sagamore Spirit Distillery, located at 301 E. Cromwell St., is the first new building in the Port Covington...

  • Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open second-floor bar Grey Ghost

    Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open second-floor bar Grey Ghost

    Bookmakers Cocktail Club in Federal Hill plans to soon open a cocktail bar called Grey Ghost on its second floor, said general manager Ben Circelli. The new concept, which will be open on weekends, comes from a practical need, Circelli said. Bookmakers is typically busy on Friday and Saturday nights,...

More Restaurant Reviews

  • Cafe Spice serves Indian cuisine with attention to detail

    Cafe Spice serves Indian cuisine with attention to detail

    On a recent weekday evening, Cafe Spice Indian Cuisine in Cockeysville was packed with customers. The servers sprang into action each time a new diner was seated, serving the free cracker-like papadum and seamlessly taking orders. The aromas in the room were tantalizing, as hot plates were delivered...

  • Clementine returns with a streamlined, dependable menu

    Clementine returns with a streamlined, dependable menu

    Clementine in Hamilton has gone back to its comfort-food roots. The restaurant, which closed in 2015 because of financial difficulties and the owners' desire for a lifestyle change, came back on the scene in December with a scaled-back menu and renewed determination. We were glad to see the return...

  • Curb Shoppe in Mount Washington maintains neighborhood-hangout charm under new owner

    Curb Shoppe in Mount Washington maintains neighborhood-hangout charm under new owner

    Longtime patrons of a popular Mount Washington hangout don't have to worry about their beloved tavern changing — too much. Tommy Hawkins, who purchased Curb Shoppe Bar & Grill in November, knows not to tinker with success. "I want the same customers who have been coming over the years to keep coming...

  • Creative dishes and charming ambiance at Catonsville's Black Kettle

    Creative dishes and charming ambiance at Catonsville's Black Kettle

    Step into Black Kettle in Catonsville, and you feel like you've been transported to a quaint European bistro. Mirrors are fashioned like windows with flowers boxes, tiny lights are strung across the ceiling, lanterns hang on the walls and murals create Old World ambience. It's a charming setting....

  • Mount Airy’s Bolder restaurant is worth the drive

    Mount Airy’s Bolder restaurant is worth the drive

    If you’re in search of a good meal, it’s worth a drive to Howard County’s western border. Bolder, a new restaurant in Mount Airy, is a pleasant surprise. The restaurant’s modest exterior along rural Frederick Road (Route 144) doesn’t do justice to the stylish decor and delicious and seasonal New...

Maryland Crabs

More Maryland Crabs
  • 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...

  • Maryland crabs

    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...

55°