| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business.
And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef.
"I was struggling,"...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Sometime in 1914, Luigi DiPasquale, who had left his home of Abruzzi, Italy, came to Baltimore and opened a corner store in Highlandtown. Ever the entrepreneur, he butchered and sold meats and also sold live goats tethered in the backyard.
This week I...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Rodney Henry is picking up and moving to Texas.
Henry, the founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies and former contestant on “Food Network Star,” has sold his house and is moving to Austin, where he's been living part-time over the past four...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Charles Ross Diffenderffer, an attorney who changed careers and became an executive chef, died April 24 at his home in the Mays Chapel section of Timonium. He was 49.
Family members said he died after a lengthy battle with addiction.
Born in Baltimore...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Guy Fieri is coming to Baltimore.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced on Thursday that the flamboyant tattooed culinary personality will open a restaurant at the casino currently under construction on Russell Street.
Guy Fieri’s Baltimore...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A number of tastings are coming to the Wine Source, 3601 Elm Ave., in the next couple of weeks.
On Friday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m., you can sample some impressive wines from two Italian producers, Le Ragose, of Valpollicella, and Marziano Abbona, of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble?
On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it hopes will be marquee culinary attractions at its casino, which is now under construction on...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Pride will only leave the port of Baltimore for a few months.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that its Carnival Pride cruise liner will return to the port of Baltimore in March 2015, after only a brief stint in Florida, thanks to new...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Scott Walker started his term of service as executive director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance focused on the annual Chocolate and Candy Festival, and he ends his term four-and-a-half years later with the festival.
"This is my first event, and it'll be...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Orrell's Maryland beaten biscuits won't be making their annual appearance on Thanksgiving tables this year.
The factory that makes them has been closed since the death of its owner, Herman Miller "Dick" Orrell III. Orrell, whose mother, Ruth, started...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Sunday night's episode of "Food Network Star" narrowed down the finalist pool, which started with 12 hopefuls, to three finalists.
The episode began with four finalists remaining - Damaris Phillips, a Southern charmer; Russell Jackson, a swaggering...