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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • Paulie Gee's Hampden showcases passion for pizza

    Paulie Gee's Hampden showcases passion for pizza

    Kelly Beckham comes by his pizza obsession honestly. The former financial planner baked bread and pizza at home, had a pizza stand at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and blogged about pies around town for a couple of years. "It was probably time to pursue it as a career," said Beckham, who lives...

  • Laid-back Fells Point Tavern makes successful transition from upscale Kali's Court

    Laid-back Fells Point Tavern makes successful transition from upscale Kali's Court

    In Fells Point, onetime fine-dining hotspot Kali's Court has been refashioned into the much more casual Fells Point Tavern, which opened in June. And talk about a makeover. Gone is the beautiful garden terrace that diners traversed to gain entrance to Kali's, as are the restaurant's hushed, romantic...

  • Regi's remains a beacon of dining in Federal Hill

    Regi's remains a beacon of dining in Federal Hill

    Regi's American Bistro has been a Federal Hill fixture since 1978, and for the past 14 years, owner Alan Morstein has been running the place with the energy of teenager. He's there morning, noon and night, making sure the restaurant offers a fun vibe and carefully prepared dishes using fresh ingredients....

  • Chaps Pit Beef in Aberdeen just as delicious as the original

    Chaps Pit Beef in Aberdeen just as delicious as the original

    On the verge of turning 30, Chaps Pit Beef on Pulaski Highway celebrated its middle age by opening an offshoot Chaps in Aberdeen in June. Original Chaps owners Donna and Robert Creager, who run the new place, have watched their modest pit beef stand grow into a local treasure that's garnered national...

  • Kippo Ramen's simple authenticity shines in Fells Point

    Kippo Ramen's simple authenticity shines in Fells Point

    Kippo Ramen in Fells Point is joining the ranks of other noodle shops that have popped up around the area. But the eatery has more than its signature food rooted in the culture of Japan. Its owner, Shigehiko "Jacky" Okiebisu, grew up there. After watching a documentary about achieving the American...

  • Modern Cook Shop combines market and restaurant with ease

    Modern Cook Shop combines market and restaurant with ease

    A smaller version of the famed Eataly has come to Fells Point in the form of Modern Cook Shop. And I like it a lot. Andy Gruver, who owns the new market-and-restaurant combo with business partner Jason Sanchez, said he was inspired by celebrity chef Mario Batali's Italian food halls in New York...

  • SoBo Market in South Baltimore a neighborhood hangout worth visiting

    SoBo Market in South Baltimore a neighborhood hangout worth visiting

    SoBo Market in South Baltimore puts its own spin on the term "local watering hole." Neighbors stop by for drinks and snacks, but they can also pick up prepared meals to go and specialty products like pickles and jams. And it's not just for grown-ups. There is a kids' menu, as well as family-friendly...

  • At Cooper's Hawk in Annapolis, wine takes center stage but food impresses, too

    At Cooper's Hawk in Annapolis, wine takes center stage but food impresses, too

    Wine lovers, rejoice. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the place for you. The two-story space in the Annapolis Towne Centre features a lower-level tasting room, along with a restaurant, bar and outdoor patio on the upper floor. Cooper's Hawk pairs varietals with New American cuisine in an inviting,...

  • Federal Hill's &pizza a worthy competitor in Baltimore's fast-casual pizza scene

    Federal Hill's &pizza a worthy competitor in Baltimore's fast-casual pizza scene

    The ampersand logo of &pizza, found in tattoo form on many employees, symbolizes a "go anywhere, do anything" lifestyle, owner Michael Lastoria says — a mantra central to how the pizza shop does business. The fast-casual chain, founded in Washington in 2012, has 15 stores in D.C., Maryland and...

  • 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,...

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