| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Walk into a typical corner bar, and at the tapline, you'll see a row of metal handles in primary colors for the bartenders to dispense the beers.
But at a select handful, you'll find masterfully rendered wooden handles in the shapes of a honey dipper,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Beaujolais is not just nouveau.
Although nouveau gets all the hype and fanfare, it is the least-interesting segment of what the region has to offer. Of much more consequence and significance are the top-drawer producers crafting Beaujolais Cru and...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Last September, the Burley Oak Brewing Company opened up about 8 miles inland in Berlin. The new brewery rapidly gained local popularity, and you can now find their beers in more than 32 bars, including an ever-expanding list in Ocean City.
The care with...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Blue Sage Cafe and Wine Bar opened on June 1 in Mount Washington in the Kelly Avenue space that was formerly The Falls (and before that Freida's Kitchen and, for years, the Mt. Washington Food Market).
I've been hearing about Blue Sage - and read about...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Wine, like all food products, has a shelf life. Some bottles can keep for a decade or more in the cellar, others are meant to be consumed within a year or two of release. But the question of "longevity" shifts on its axis once the cork is popped.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:53 AM
The Waterfront Kitchen launches a summer Dinner and a Cruise series. The evenings, hosted by the Waterfront Kitchen's wine expert, Jerry Pellegrino, begin with cocktails on the pier next to the restaurant. Guests will then board either the 104-foot...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:42 AM
It’s a big week for Baltimore beer.
Baltimore Beer Week kicks off Friday and runs until Oct. 28. The opening tap celebration takes place at Power Plant Live from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, and $30 will get you unlimited samples of local beers, including...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Rating the state's top 20 bottled and canned brews, just in time for Baltimore Beer Week
-- By Sam Sessa, Jordan Bartel and Wesley Case
Five years ago, this would have been a much shorter list.
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| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Open only since the end of May, Of Love & Regret is operating with admirable maturity, confidence and grace. It's a wonderful gathering space for Baltimore, and it's putting out some of the best burgers and good cheer in town.
Plain but not spartan,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Sometimes, a typical sports bar can turn into too much of a party scene to truly enjoy a football game. The raucous atmosphere can distract more than entertain: Swamped bartenders and overzealous (or too tipsy) fans spilling beer can dampen even a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The people at Townhouse want you to have a good time. They really do.
As we walked into the new Harbor East restaurant, which opened in May, the hostess greeted us with an emphatic, "Welcome to Townhouse! I hope you have a FABULOUS time!"
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Adam DeStefano, a 2007 graduate of St. Paul's School, thanks all those who supported him in his quest to raise money for Camp Sunrise by spending countless hours rowing. He actually rowed the equivalent of 1,500 miles in 35 days (on his own) and raised...