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  • Big flavor at Grano Pasta Bar's second home in Federal Hill

    Big flavor at Grano Pasta Bar's second home in Federal Hill

    Grano Pasta Bar has been mixing and matching pastas and sauces in Hampden since 2008. Now, the Italian noodle shop has opened a second location in Federal Hill. "We came to the area and saw a lot of activity," said Julie Padilla, who owns the eateries with longtime restaurateur Gino Troia. "We...

  • Johnny's finds a niche as Roland Park's neighborhood gathering spot

    Johnny's finds a niche as Roland Park's neighborhood gathering spot

    Last year, Johnny's in Roland Park added a sushi bar five nights a week, causing a few heads to shake in wonder. While the fish preparations were glorious, it seemed like an odd offering for an American restaurant. The Japanese specialty didn't last long — it disappeared at some point along with...

  • Ellicott City's Uma Uma serves flavor-packed ramen

    Ellicott City's Uma Uma serves flavor-packed ramen

    Uma Uma is Japanese baby talk for “yum yum.” It’s also the name of a new Ellicott City restaurant specializing in ramen. “I wanted to do something unique,” said owner Emily Kim about the catchy name. “I wanted people to ask about it.” Uma Uma opened in late December with a grand opening on Jan....

  • Rusty Scupper remains pricey but satisfying under latest chef

    Rusty Scupper remains pricey but satisfying under latest chef

    This may be one of the priciest restaurant views in Baltimore, albeit one of the most stunning vistas of the Inner Harbor and the city skyline. The soaring windows at the Rusty Scupper, a restaurant mainstay since 1982, provide a mesmerizing look at luxury boats, the Domino Sugars sign, and the...

  • Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    It sounds like the beginning of a sitcom: Three guys meet at college and start cooking together. Three University of Maryland Baltimore County graduates, who enjoy putting twists on Asian comfort food, turned a hobby into a business, eventually serving their fare at the Fells Point Farmers' Market....

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  • Under new chef, food shares the spotlight with beer at Brewer's Art

    Under new chef, food shares the spotlight with beer at Brewer's Art

    When a longtime, respected restaurant brings on a new chef, people pay attention — or at least I do. The Brewer's Art has been a staple in Mount Vernon since 1996, and the restaurant, which brews its own Belgian-style beers, has a couple of personalities: a moody, fun bar in the basement and an...

  • Mother's Grille clones itself in Baltimore County

    Mother's Grille clones itself in Baltimore County

    There's no purple patio, but there's plenty of purple passion -- and orange fervor -- at the new Mother's North Grille in Timonium, where 18 TVs are tuned to local sports and other games. The restaurant -- owned by Dave Rather, his brother Adam, who is the chef, and partner Marc Boyd -- opened...

  • There's much more than subs at 8 Ball Meatball in Fells Point

    There's much more than subs at 8 Ball Meatball in Fells Point

    Get ready to roll. The new Fells Point restaurant, 8 Ball Meatball, is giving diners a way to customize their meals with meatballs as a starting point. You pick a type of meatball, a sauce and a style of preparation. For instance, you could choose a spicy pork meatball, top it with Parmesan cream...

  • Huck's American Craft goes above and beyond bar fare

    Huck's American Craft goes above and beyond bar fare

    Huck's American Craft isn't your typical corner bar. Yes, there are beers on draft (20 to be exact), fruity crush cocktails, a condensed list of decent wines and the requisite TVs scattered around the room. But there's a big difference. Huck's has a chef, Rob Suk, who is turning out delicious American...

  • Points South Latin Kitchen feels like a fit in Fells Point

    Points South Latin Kitchen feels like a fit in Fells Point

    For several years, this space on Thames Street in Fells Point has been trying to find its culinary niche. At first, Meli — named for the Greek word for honey — took over with Mediterranean-influenced food in 2007. The wrought-iron railing designed in a honeycomb pattern still remains in the dining...

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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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