| Mar 20, 2011
| 1:08 PM
They say wine gets better with age, and although Virginia Wine Week is only two years old, it is an event worth waiting for.
The event continues throughout this week and weekend, and celebrates "Love by the Glass," a statewide promotion that features...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 7:46 PM
Meeting and eating a new food can be exciting. The other night at El Hidalgo, a Tex-Mex restaurant in an Elkridge shopping center, I was introduced to tlacoyos.
They were Mexican corn cakes ($7) shaped like torpedoes, stuffed with chicken and topped with...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 1:11 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
Earlier this week, I sat in on a class at the Maryland Bartending Academy, the 20-year-old Glen Burnie school that offers a $540 two-week bartending course.
I'll tell that story tomorrow, but for now, I asked Rose Kaspar, one...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 10:10 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
South Baltimore has a new bar called the Park Bench.
The place where Boomer's on the Hill used to be officially re-opened in early November without much fanfare or even a sign.
It had been under renovation for a year.
| Dec 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
Often, the best way to find fun, original holiday gifts is to look locally. Greater Baltimore has a bevy of earnest, thoughtful shops with plenty to offer this season. The 100 clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet and gift stores on this list are some of...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 12:57 PM
The Tilted Kilt is a Celtic-themed chain bar-restaurant where the waitresses are less-dressed than the Caesar salad; think Hooters dressed up in skimpy tartan duds.
At first glance, it looks like the only thing it's got going for it is a good view, and...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Visually sleek and modern, Pure Wine Cafe looks as if it belongs on Charles Street in Mount Vernon, serving young and trendy Baltimoreans, instead of being nestled along Main Street in Ellicott City.
This local hot spot, which serves upscale...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Brasserie Brightwell is the new Easton restaurant from Brian Fox and Brendan Keegan, the brother-in-law team behind successful and well-received 208 Talbot and its offshoot, 208 Burger, in nearby St Michaels.
Brightwell, which describes itself as a "cafe...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Drovers Grill & Wine Co. opened in early November in Mount Airy, about two-thirds of the way to Frederick from Baltimore. Located at a historic Maryland crossroads, Drovers occupies a fairly plain-looking structure that was most recently the home of the...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 7:42 AM
Baltimore's Millennial Media, one of the biggest players in the still-growing field of mobile advertising, has reportedly been in discussions to sell itself to Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry.
RIM may be looking to defend its flank in...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 9:38 AM
This week, Maryland wine lovers will be able to get their favorite bottles delivered directly to their homes — so long as they're interested in buying from one of the 11 wineries that have applied for a shipping permit.
Since the state made the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:17 AM
Atlantic City, N.J.
Borgata Spa Experience
It's important to take time to pamper yourself. For an ultimate week of relaxation, head to Atlantic City for the Borgata Spa Experience. Hailed as one of the best spa destinations in the world, the Borgata...