| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:21 AM
For Bryan Voltaggio, this holiday season is about beginnings.
His latest restaurant venture — and the first outside Frederick — is slated to open. It will be his family's first Christmas in their new Urbana home. And with a son age 5 and a...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:25 AM
Happy "Top Chef" Eve everyone! I know that most of you are hungover from alcohol, chocolate, or both (I’m not judging!) but please cleanse your palate because tomorrow marks the premiere of "Top Chef: Texas" at 10 p.m. on Bravo.
And I'll be...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Welcome back Top Cheffers! I missed you all last week, but I was too busy baking pumpkin whoopie pies for Thanksgiving to recap "Top Chef: Texas." But two things happened last week that you need to know.
Firstly, everyone's favorite couple, Chris...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:25 PM
It's a pretty well known fact that I want to go out drinking with the “Top Chef” contestants. Whenever the cheftestants are in the stew room or come back tired and beat from an elimination challenge, I want to jump through my TV and pound some...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Happy New Year, Top Cheffers! If you are anything like me, you are almost fully recovered from a two-week holiday bender. Since it is the new year, I made the same resolution to exercise and eat more healthfully that I am sure everyone else out there...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Everyone, sing with me: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No, I’m not talking about Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day (65 days away and counting)! Finally, Restaurant Wars is upon us!
Some of the all-time greatest “Top Chef&...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Wow, tonight’s episode of “Top Chef” marks a turning point in the season. With seven cheftestants left, Tom ships them back to San Antonio directly after Restaurant Wars. Sleep-deprived, mentally and physically exhausted, and on the edge...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:38 AM
It's Wednesday night in Upper Fells Point and I'm sitting at the bar of the restaurant Salt.
The restaurant has entered its chilled-out mode; dinner service ends in a half-hour at 10:30 p.m. A jazzy score — Charles Mingus and Roy Hargrove —...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Starring!Dominque Dawes, Carla Hall ("Top Chef All Stars"*) and Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives Special unexpected guest star: Bob Ehrlich! Here's the link to the livestream, which starts Tuesday...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Passionate about TV? Us, too. Which is why we called b's new tube blog TV Lust. Here's your go-to source for everything television. Recaps, irreverent commentary, musings on the continuing ubiquity of Ryan Seacrest … it will all be here.
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Frederick County is about 50 miles west of Baltimore, about a one-hour drive. Take Interstate 70 west to exit 54 (Maryland Route 355 — Market Street). Make a left on Market Street. Market Street will lead you directly into...