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  • Lee's Pint and Shell, formerly Saute, a refreshing redo in Canton

    Lee's Pint and Shell, formerly Saute, a refreshing redo in Canton

    You could call 2016 the year of rebranding for many Baltimore bars and restaurants, with several places changing names and menus in recent months. Among them is Saute in Canton — now called Lee's Pint and Shell. The new iteration features a seafood-laden menu and a raw bar. Owner Dave Carey named...

  • Black Eyed Suzie's a good fit on Bel Air's Main Street

    Black Eyed Suzie's a good fit on Bel Air's Main Street

    The owners of Black Eyed Suzie's in Bel Air have their work cut out for them. So far, four restaurants have come and gone in the prominent Main Street building that dates to the late 1800s. But friends Brian Acquavella, who grew up near Bel Air and is the owner of Blue Agave in Federal Hill, and...

  • Uneven Southern food from Bluegrass' new ownership

    Uneven Southern food from Bluegrass' new ownership

    For a 6-year-old restaurant, Bluegrass in South Baltimore has been through a lot of chef and menu changes. Now, it has a new owner. We were happy to find that the decor hasn't changed, and the place is still a popular neighborhood gathering spot. But we had one of the most uneven meals we've had...

  • Authenticity shines at Himalayan Bistro in Federal Hill

    Authenticity shines at Himalayan Bistro in Federal Hill

    In a crowded dining area along Light Street in Federal Hill, the authenticity and fresh ingredients at Himalayan Bistro give the restaurant an edge. Himalayan Bistro brings an assortment of Indian dishes to Federal Hill with an emphasis on vegetarian fare. In the kitchen, chef-owner Danny Lamichhane...

  • Towson Tavern provides a sophisticated dining alternative

    Towson Tavern provides a sophisticated dining alternative

    After almost five years, Towson Tavern is getting even better. It has a talented new chef and is in the midst of an expansion that will add 85 seats to the sophisticated bistro, which offers an alternative to the college town's proliferation of sushi and burger joints. While the restaurant has...

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  • As Baltimore restaurants mark 20 years, owners share what gives them staying power

    As Baltimore restaurants mark 20 years, owners share what gives them staying power

    Twenty years ago Kurt Schmoke was the mayor of Baltimore; the Ravens had just wrapped up their inaugural season; "Homicide: Life on the Street" was in its prime. And the Brewer's Art had just opened its doors in Mount Vernon. Much has changed over the past two decades, but the Brewer's Art and...

  • Della Rose's Local Tavern coming to Bel Air

    Della Rose's Local Tavern coming to Bel Air

    A familiar name in Baltimore area restaurants is coming to Harford County in a few weeks. Tony Della Rose, whose family has owned and operated three Della Rose's restaurants in the Overlea, White Marsh and Canton areas, will open Della Rose's Local Tavern in the former Half Pints restaurant at...

  • After more than a year, Clementine reopens in Hamilton

    After more than a year, Clementine reopens in Hamilton

    Closed since August 2015, the Hamilton restaurant Clementine quietly reopened late last month, said chef and co-owner Winston Blick. He admits that opening the doors again around Christmas was “quite possibly the worst time to open anything,” but Blick said he’s reinvigorated by Clementine’s return....

  • Baltimore restaurant Maggie's Farm is for sale

    Baltimore restaurant Maggie's Farm is for sale

    Baltimore restaurant Maggie’s Farm went up for sale Wednesday, said co-owner Andy Weaver. She and her husband, co-owner Matthew Weaver, have listed the business for $100,000, which includes its assets and inventory, a lease until 2019 and a Class B liquor license.  Andy Weaver said the decision...

  • Craft beer bar the Brass Tap set to open Monday in Baltimore

    Craft beer bar the Brass Tap set to open Monday in Baltimore

    Maryland’s first Brass Tap, a chain bar and restaurant focusing on craft beer, will open 11 a.m. Monday inside the Fitzgerald apartment building in Mid-Town Belvedere, said franchisee Barry Lowenthal.  Lowenthal, a Baltimore resident, originally hoped to open the nearly 3,200-square-foot operation...

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  • Golf course restaurant Turn House scores a hole-in-one

    Golf course restaurant Turn House scores a hole-in-one

    At age 27, chef Thomas Zippelli brings some impressive cooking chops to Maryland. The Howard County native spent the last several years working at Eleven Madison Park in New York and The French Laundry in California, both Michelin three-star restaurants. But Zippelli was ready to branch out on...

  • Renovations pay off at Trinacria Cafe in Mount Vernon

    Renovations pay off at Trinacria Cafe in Mount Vernon

    Less determined owners might have given up on Trinacria Italian Cafe, an offshoot of the well-known North Paca Street deli. After opening in 2014, the Mount Vernon café was damaged during the unrest following Freddie Gray's death, and then faced a loss of business while a nearby sinkhole was being...

  • Khun Nine Thai is a find in Mount Vernon

    Khun Nine Thai is a find in Mount Vernon

    There's some seriously delicious cooking going on in the tiny kitchen at Khun Nine Thai in Mount Vernon. The culinary magic takes place behind a thin curtain separating it from the bare-bones, 20-seat dining room. The results are inspired Thai dishes by chef-owner Kittisak "Kit" Pimput, who was...

  • Starlite Diner shows promising signs and growing pains in Belvedere Square

    Starlite Diner shows promising signs and growing pains in Belvedere Square

    Several restaurants have come and gone at this Belvedere Square landmark that was once a Hess shoe store. Some people are even suggesting that the building is jinxed. New owner Leonard Clarke is working to change that perception with Starlite Diner. He opened the restaurant in late September in...

  • La Food Marketa puts a fun twist on Latin cuisine

    La Food Marketa puts a fun twist on Latin cuisine

    When chef-owner Chad Gauss was planning the menu for La Food Marketa at Quarry Lake, he was guided by one idea: What would he and his staff from The Food Market in Hampden eat if they were dropped into Central America? His strategy resulted in a menu of accessible Latin food with definite North...

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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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