| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Max’s Empanadas (313 S. High St., 410-547-7900, maxempanadas.com) will close on March 22. Owner Max Gonzalez opened his Argentine cafe and coffee shop in early 2010 in a Little Italy storefront. The specialty was, you guessed it, empanadas, which...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses.
For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:35 AM
After two years, the original owners of Zella's Pizzeria on Hollins Street are coming back.
Julie Ernst and Cem Ari opened Zella's in 2007. It found a loyal following and helped to anchor the struggling Hollins Market neighborhood. They sold the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The Winter Wine Celebration ended on Sunday, but wine-lovers can still get their filll.
The Wine Market in Locust Point has declared this Eclectic Wine Month. From Mondays through Thursdays in March, the restaurant is offering half-off select glasses of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Havre de Grace
Where he lives now:
New York, but he still has a home in Havre de Grace, too.
What he’s known for:
Dolce, 65, began his brand, Daniel Dolce Italy, six years ago. The line includes his signature cuff links made from...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Sure, not everyone wants to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's not so hard to sit it out.
But imagine if you and your sweetheart worked together in the Valentine's Day industry, catering to romance but, come dinnertime on Feb. 14, never able to...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Growing up in Rome, not far from Saint Peter's Basilica (whose dome I could see from my parents' bedroom) I did not think much of my circumstance. I thought it was just normal to drive my scooter by the Vatican walls and to see the Swiss guards...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Not everybody loves those food-truck rallies. Residents in Little Italy received a sarcasm-laced flier in their mailboxes, from parties unknown, protesting the Friday night event in their neighborhood. The letter is written as if from (fictional) greedy...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Former state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who has been out of office the past 16 years, is considering a return to the political arena with a possible Democratic primary challenge to Baltimore Sen. William C. Ferguson IV.
Pica, a Baltimore County resident who...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Michael Joseph Wagner, an award-winning chef who taught at the old Baltimore International College, died of melanoma Sept. 17 at the Gilchrist Hospice of Columbia. He was 52 and lived in Columbia.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Rodgers Forge and in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Buca di Beppo, a chain of neighborhood-style Italian restaurants, will open its planned White Marsh Mall eatery on Monday, mall representatives confirmed.
The Italian restaurant was initially scheduled to open in September.
The eatery is part of the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Joseph R. Castoro, a retired Baltimore businessman and a World War II veteran, died Dec. 5 of multiple organ failure at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. He was 87.
The son of a builder and a homemaker, Joseph Robert Castoro was born in Camden, N.J....