| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:44 AM
In a rowhouse kitchen near Patterson Park, a small pennant-shaped Cuban flag hangs from a cabinet above a pot of garlic and onions warming in wine, vinegar and water.
Smudged and worn, the fringed banner used to hang from the rearview mirror in the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It could be said that restaurant years are like dog years: The actual number is far less than the reality. This is particularly true for individually owned eateries like Luna Bella in the Hickory Ridge Village Center. So when owners Celeste Gebler and Joe...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Barbara Daniel of Cross Lanes, W.Va., was looking for a "good old" recipe for making pickled green beans. She said that her grandmother always made them, but most of her recipes are long gone.
Gene Fisher from Baltimore sent in a copy of an article from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:37 PM
City officials are acknowledging October as Fire Prevention Month in Laurel. Throughout the month, city staff members will send out fire prevention information and visit local schools to educate children about fire prevention and safety, and weekly tips...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets.
The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Cases involving establishments that may have been operating in violation of city liquor laws, outside the parameters of their specific license or without a proper license at all are among the hearings listed on the Sept. 26 docket of the Board of Liquor...
| Aug 27, 2013
The owners of Barrett's Grill at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre will open a restaurant in the Glyndon location that was the site of Mia Carolina until earlier this year.
The new restaurant will be called Glyndon Grill, according to Michael Sipes, who co-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
The new school year is underway, and many parents know what's ahead: the lunchbox grind.
Peanut butter and jelly again? Yawn.
"It seems like you either get stuck in a rut, or your kids get bored," says Paula LacKamp of Towson. "Then they don't eat...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:50 AM
A soup-centric ethnic restaurant seems like an odd fit for a suburban hotel. But at the Best Western on Cromwell Bridge Road in Towson, Pho Towson has made a well-deserved splash.
Pho — the popular Vietnamese soup with a DIY component — is...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Sykesville Main Street is gearing up for its fall activities. Registration has ended for the contest portion of the Sykesville Chili Cook-Off and Beer Festival, but the event needs participants to enjoy the fun!
Come out between noon and 4 p.m. on...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on July 20.
The Charmery will serve the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
As Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis continues his torrid home-run pace, a Baltimore ice cream parlor decided to commemorate the Major League Baseball statistical leader with something cool:
An ice cream flavor named in his honor.
The Charmery, a Hampden...