| May 12, 2011
| 12:52 PM
If sipping vino, gourmet noshing and watching boats glide along the Potomac River is your idea of a delicious weekend, then zip down to Maryland's other popular harbor for an outdoor foodie fest.
The 2011 National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, in its...
| Nov 10, 2011
On the right bank of the Rhône River, in the southern portion of the Rhône Valley, lies Lirac, a grape-growing region that is hot, arid and subject to the full force of the cold Mistral wind.
This wind originates miles over the Atlantic Ocean and...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:55 AM
Union Craft Brewing, one of Maryland's five new breweries, expects to be in business by next Spring, owner Jon Zerivitz said.
The brewery's first product will be a hoppy pale ale that, like all of their beers, will be distributed in cans. About 1,000...
| Nov 19, 2011
Winter Beer Fest
Toast the holiday season at the Winter Beer Fest in the City of Brotherly Love. Taste craft beers that are fairly new to the market, including Firestone Walker, Wild Onion and White Birch, as well as plenty of old-time...
| May 14, 2011
The Rumor Mill is a sweet little hideaway restaurant, tucked back in an alley just off Main Street in Ellicott City.
Matthew Milani opened his 30-seat restaurant in 2007 — its full name is The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant. The fusion refers...
| Nov 26, 2011
Since its spring 2008 opening, Clementine has doubled in size, acquired a liquor license and a regular bar crowd, and blossomed into a full-scale dining destination.
But Clementine remains true to its original charming self. The addition of a seated...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Locust Point has long been dominated by neighborhood bars, corner watering holes and colorful dives.
The bars that dot Fort Avenue — and other venerable hangouts like Down the Hatch and J. Patrick's — embody the neighborhood's profile:...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:05 AM
In Tuesday's lunchtime roundup, John Houser III tells readers how to turn their Thanksgiving table into at tailgate, and a report from the first Gastronaut Society dinner at Corner BYOB.
Look for the story in Wednesday's Taste section, and have a look...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:27 PM
The Columbia Association board approved pay raises for association staffers for the 2014 fiscal year and voted in favor of discounted daily admissions for five of CA's least-utilized outdoor pools at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The proposed 2014...
| Oct 20, 2011
Can we define greatness in wine? Or is something like wine so subjective as to defy qualification with regard to excellence?
Many wine writers and critics associate longevity with greatness. In order to be considered great, a wine must be capable of...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Max's is a beer lover's nirvana.
There are selections from across the world, rare brews, cask-conditioned ales, and a collection of some 1,200 bottled beers in stock. In total, there are 140 rotating drafts and five hand-pumped cask ales. It is not a...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:58 AM
There's no denying — craft beers are more popular than they've been in decades. To keep up with demand, restaurants and bars have upped their draft selections, hosted beer tastings and started pairing food with beers.
In the Baltimore region, few...