| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80.
"Maria was so...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:29 AM
The world has changed, but the world still needs a great meatball. I do not mean a meatball made from Kobe beef and retailing for $14. I certainly do not mean frozen supermarket meatballs. I mean a simple, delicious and comforting meatball that people...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:48 AM
In addition to the new platforms, restrooms and pedestrian walkway, another fresh component will be noticed by commuters using the MARC train station in Halethorpe.
Catonsville natives Stephanie and Dominick Greco will have their own food truck, Get...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years.
Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Dooby's, the Mount Vernon cafe and wine bar coming to the Park Plaza building, has been operating since mid-July in a preview version called Dooby's at the Hatch, located in another space within the same building.
For now, Dooby's is running a small...
| Jul 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on Saturday.
The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles.
Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:25 AM
An Italian restaurant named Marchionda's has opened in the Harford Road location that was for so many years Angelina's, a popular destination for Italian food and especially crab cakes.
The owners are the family team of Frances and Tonney Crews and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
"We lived in Greece when I was little, and my grandmother was boiling this green stuff. It had a very strong smell and did not look appealing ..."
-- Irene Filippou Arvanitis
You might call the lovely Irene Arvanitis a bag lady.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Spaghetti and lasagna are all very well, but pizza is plainly the major Italian donation to the American diet. Susan Fillion celebrates both the pizza and its Italian origins in the slender but delightful Pizza in Pienza (David Godine, $17.95).
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:50 PM
As friends shopped for an old-fashioned Baltimore peach cake, I considered the scene in Northeast Baltimore's Fenwick Bakery. I observed buyers ask for the crumb buns and doughnuts, raisin bread, Schmierkase cake and plain, Baltimore-style baked goods...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Baltimore police charged three juveniles as adults in the group beating of a man in Little Italy on Sunday. A 19-year-old was also charged with the group.
The four suspects were among six males police interviewed after a 24-year-old man was found...