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  • 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...

  • HomeSlyce brings pizza and Mediterranean fare to Columbia

    HomeSlyce brings pizza and Mediterranean fare to Columbia

    Americans have been putting their own spin on pizza for decades. The latest iteration at HomeSlyce Pizza Bar borrows from the Middle East and has journeyed to Howard County after getting established in Baltimore. Haluk Kantar, the owner of the Turkish restaurant Cazbar in Mount Vernon, had a vision...

  • Lively Indian food in a Zen setting at Roland Park's Namaste

    Lively Indian food in a Zen setting at Roland Park's Namaste

    When I told the teen in my house I was going to Namaste for dinner, he wanted to know if I was going to practice yoga there, too. Not quite. But the Zen vibe at this new Indian restaurant in Roland Park certainly reminds me of the traditional greeting of respect at the end of a class of sun salutations....

  • A German beer hall for all at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill

    A German beer hall for all at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill

    Owners Scott Bauer and Nate McKinney have tapped into a tiny slice of Germany's famous beer halls at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill. Mugs of beer, hearty fare and communal tables have been drawing diners to the convivial corner space since it opened Jan. 7. Bauer got the idea for the restaurant...

  • Colette charms with French-inspired fare in Station North

    Colette charms with French-inspired fare in Station North

    Colette sashayed onto the Baltimore dining scene in February, flouncing her charms in much the same way that sister restaurant Bottega did when it opened in 2013. The bistros, which are blocks from each other in Station North, share a quaint charm with intriguing menus that immediately attracted...

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  • Brunch cocktails at Canton's Iron Rooster deliver

    Brunch cocktails at Canton's Iron Rooster deliver

    Recently, I told a friend in Canton my plans to check out the all-day breakfast spot Iron Rooster. “Good luck,” she responded, without hesitation. “It’s always crazy packed there on weekends.” In October 2014, Kyle Algaze opened his first Iron Rooster in Annapolis and quickly found success — so...

  • Recipe Finder: Fried hard crabs, courtesy of 1960 Evening Sun

    Recipe Finder: Fried hard crabs, courtesy of 1960 Evening Sun

    Mary Garwood of Glen Burnie was looking for a copy of a little cookbook called "Fun with Seafood" that she said was published sometime in the 1960s by The Evening Sun. In particular, she wanted the recipe for fried hard crabs. Several readers sent me the crab recipe from the booklet but none were...

  • Baltimore ice cream makers appeal to adult tastes with sophisticated, alcoholic flavors

    Baltimore ice cream makers appeal to adult tastes with sophisticated, alcoholic flavors

    When it comes to wine, Baltimore resident Linh Nguyen, 27, is a fan of the sweet stuff. It's no surprise, then, that Winecream was right up her alley. Winecream, as the name suggests, is an ice cream treat made with fruit-based wine. The wine is mixed with fruit puree and cream, then blasted with...

  • TT the Artist collaborates on ice cream flavors with the Charmery

    TT the Artist collaborates on ice cream flavors with the Charmery

    As an intern for MTV in New York years ago, TT the Artist worked at a gelato shop. Later this week, she’ll find herself behind an ice cream shop counter once again.  From 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, the Baltimore-based artist born Tedra Wilson will guest scoop at the Charmery (801 W. 36th St.), the...

  • Ice Cream Trail helps boost agricultural tourism in Maryland

    Ice Cream Trail helps boost agricultural tourism in Maryland

    People will travel miles and miles to sample fresh-off-the-farm ice cream and learn about the treat's origins. "People really like to be able to come out to a farm and see the animals," said Megan Keyes, who, along with her parents, runs Keyes Creamery in Aberdeen, one of nine stops on Maryland's...

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  • A tasty trip through Asia at Red Goji in Pikesville

    A tasty trip through Asia at Red Goji in Pikesville

    Don't dismiss Red Goji because it is in a strip shopping center. The restaurant hits the mark with its well-prepared dishes and attention to using fresh ingredients. Owner John Luen, who grew up in Hong Kong, has staffed his kitchen with longtime chefs from his native land and Japan, he said. Their...

  • Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria shows potential in Westminster

    Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria shows potential in Westminster

    Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria, tucked into a nondescript shopping center in Westminster, is a feast for the eyes once you've stepped inside. Red, yellow and lime green hues adorn the walls and tables. Festive Latin music gets your toes tapping. It's an earnest place, where the staff makes...

  • At Pie 360 in Canton, pizza gets personal

    At Pie 360 in Canton, pizza gets personal

    Pie 360 delivers the goods -- a custom pizza made in front of your eyes that's ready in minutes. The folks who gave us the artisan pizza restaurant Coal Fire are capitalizing on the fast-casual concept with their fledgling offshoot in Canton. There's more to come, said Erik Thorsvik, the chief...

  • With Cosima, the owners of Donna's have another hit on their hands

    With Cosima, the owners of Donna's have another hit on their hands

    Like the chefs Mario, Giada and Duff, Baltimoreans know Donna, as in Crivello, by her first name. She first shook up our taste buds in the early 1990s with roasted vegetables, tapenade and other Mediterranean dishes at her restaurant, Donna's Coffee Bar, in Mount Vernon. Several Donna's restaurants...

  • Abbey Burger Bistro seamlessly fits in Fells Point

    Abbey Burger Bistro seamlessly fits in Fells Point

    As its name indicates, burgers are the star at Abbey Burger Bistro. You can create your own or choose one of the restaurant's house specialties, from a chili beef burger to a lamb burger with feta cheese. There are vegetarian options, too. Owners Russ and Marigot Miller opened their first Abbey...

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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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