| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:59 PM
The state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful Maryland lawmaker improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy.
The Maryland Board of Elections requested an...
| May 27, 2010
| 9:35 AM
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| Oct 27, 2010
| 7:46 PM
Meeting and eating a new food can be exciting. The other night at El Hidalgo, a Tex-Mex restaurant in an Elkridge shopping center, I was introduced to tlacoyos.
They were Mexican corn cakes ($7) shaped like torpedoes, stuffed with chicken and topped with...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:50 AM
The dining room walls of the Twisted Harp are emerald green. Gorgeous crystal chandeliers glisten. Dishes arrive flavored with sauces made with Irish whiskey. You could almost forget you were in a Nottingham shopping center.
Yet, if you look out the...
| Nov 11, 2010
Like a lot of taverns in the Baltimore area, the Yellow Dog Tavern in Canton has a lively first floor dominated by the bar and a quieter second floor filled with tables and chairs.
When my wife and I showed up there for dinner on a recent weeknight, we...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 3:56 PM
If you are having trouble generating fond feelings toward bankers — say you hold them responsible for the nation's financial meltdown and the subsequent mortgage mess — you should visit Alewife, a tavern in downtown Baltimore that once was a...
| Nov 23, 2010
Kona Grill is a high-energy place.
Pulsating music permeates the smartly designed, 160-seat restaurant carved out of the first floor of the Verizon building. The tables are on fire. OK, just one has a fire pit. Its flames leap from a table on the patio...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 11:18 AM
The Red Parrot Asian Bistro in Hanover — the community in Anne Arundel County, not Pennsylvania — has good food in a bland setting.
It is a restaurant that specializes in Southeast Asian fare. The setting, a glassy corner building in a mall...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:47 AM
With TVs on the walls, in the booths and hanging from the ceiling, the Field House in Canton is a wonderful place to have a few beers and watch multiple games at once. On a recent visit, however, some of the food played third-string to the entertainment...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:40 AM
There are so many made-up days of celebration or awareness — National Mayonnaise Day or Annual Broccoli Week — that I don’t even pay attention to them anymore.
But something caught my eye when the BBB of Greater Maryland sent out a...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:10 AM
How do you feel about potluck invitations?
Potlucks are often recommended as a way to keep entertainment costs in check. If everyone brings a little something, then no single person is footing the bill.
It seems like the concept of "bring a dish to...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:48 AM
With surfboards, fish and kites decorating the walls and ceiling, Reter's Crabhouse puts you in the mood for a beach blanket banquet.
The Reisterstown seafood restaurant, which opened 14 years ago and later expanded because of popular demand, has a...