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  • Southern Provisions brings a taste of Dixie to Canton

    Southern Provisions brings a taste of Dixie to Canton

    There's no lack of eating and drinking establishments along O'Donnell Square in Canton. Now, another bar-restaurant has joined the ranks — Southern Provisions, which took over the former Jokers 'n Thieves spot in April. The space hasn't changed much in the transition, but there have been updates,...

  • New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    With so many places at eye level in Fells Point, it's easy to walk right past Woody's Cantina, which sits atop Fell's Point Creamery. And that would be a shame. The longtime restaurant, which recently adjusted its name and menu, is a fun spot for a drink, a casual meal and an elevated view of the...

  • Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    To walk into Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill is to be awed. The renovated boiler room of the old Gunther Brewing Co. is stunning with exposed brick, stainless steel and an imposing bar. You are greeted by one of the friendliest hosts in Baltimore and treated regally by a genial bartender as you await...

  • At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    Andre Mazelin wants The Room, his new cafe in Mount Vernon, to be like a friend's cool basement, where you go for a drink and a bite to eat. "It's not lunch. It's not dinner," the owner says of the menu. "It's snacky." The small, subterranean spot, which seats 37, doesn't have space for a full...

  • Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Useli joined the ranks of Baltimore's family-owned Italian restaurants in 2011 when she opened tiny Daniela Pasta & Pastries in the heart of Hampden. She brought a Sardinian twist to town, adding her own touches to pasta dishes such as ravioli and lasagna, and to sweet treats like tiramisu...

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  • For diners with dogs, etiquette is key

    For diners with dogs, etiquette is key

    Oh, the dog days of summer. Michelle Wilson and Myshala Middleton were having a doggie date on a recent hot Saturday afternoon at one of the outdoor tables at Belvedere Square. The humans were feasting on fare from Tooloulou's; the four-legged patrons were resting calmly at their owners' feet. ...

  • Scotto's Cafe closes in Festival at Bel Air after 23 years

    Scotto's Cafe closes in Festival at Bel Air after 23 years

    Scotto's Cafe, an Italian restaurant that is among the oldest eateries at the Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center, closed its doors Sunday after 23 years. Owner Diego Colamonaco said Monday they decided to close after being unsuccessful at negotiating a more favorable lease with management of the...

  • Fire damages Holy Frijoles in Hampden

    Fire damages Holy Frijoles in Hampden

    Holy Frijoles, a popular Mexican restaurant in Hampden, will be closed indefinitely after a fire in the kitchen early Monday, the owner said. The Baltimore Fire Department is investigating the cause of the blaze, which began just before 2 a.m. in the restaurant in the 900 block of W. 36th St. All...

  • Free burgers at Shake Shack on Tuesday

    Free burgers at Shake Shack on Tuesday

    Get a free burger at Shake Shack on Tuesday to celebrate the chain's 100th restaurant opening in Boston. The chain is giving away $5 single ShackBurgers to the first 100 customers to visit each of its restaurants from 10:30 a.m. to noon, according to a news release. No purchase or coupon is necessary...

  • Artifact Coffee hosting pizza party Wednesday with Well Crafted Pizza

    Artifact Coffee hosting pizza party Wednesday with Well Crafted Pizza

    Well Crafted Pizza will roll up to Woodberry's Artifact Coffee on Wednesday evening for a pizza party featuring local tomatoes and lawn games.  The food truck, which serves wood-fired pizza, will set up at the Artifact parking lot at 6 p.m. The event is the first of a new pizza party series Well...

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Maryland Crabs

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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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