| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 13, 2012
Prepaid debit cards are everywhere these days — and so are their fees.
The cards allow you to load cash onto them and are accepted by businesses just like other types of plastic.
But you might have to pay a fee to activate the card, make ATM...
| 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...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:56 PM
The directors of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc., a major drug treatment provider in Baltimore, have laid off longtime executive William "Kris" Hathaway, as the once high-flying nonprofit continues to cut costs.
The board of directors had earlier...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Jeff Fitchett believes that a decent steak doesn't have to break the bank. At Poor Boy Steakhouse, he proves it.
Fitchett, working with Kyle Algaze, opened the Severna Park restaurant last fall in the space vacated by the duo's other spot, the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Harford County Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Joshua John Prevett, 28, of the 100 block of Hawkins Drive, was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday in case in which he was charged with obtaining a prescription by fraud....
| Nov 13, 2011
Don't automatically shred those credit card offers arriving in your mailbox. They just might contain an attractive rewards program.
Card issuers grew stingy with rewards during the credit crunch and while they waited to see how much federal card...