| Apr 14, 2011
| 11:34 AM
I know that not so long ago some folks were up in arms over Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting's efforts to trademark the "h" word." Yet there was no malice in my heart when I went there recently for supper. I just wanted a good meal, and I got one.
| Apr 8, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Welcome to improv dining.
Chef Mac's and All that Blues, the new home for Maclonza Lee's Louisiana cuisine, is part restaurant and part supper club. The kitchen serves from an a la carte menu on Tuesday through Thursday nights, but on Friday and Saturday...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The Luna family has built a deep reservoir of good will with their two Pikesville-area restaurants. Mari Luna Mexican Grill, which opened to great acclaim in fall 2004, has remained a steadily performing purveyor of quality Mexican food. Its more...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The words "beer food" bring to mind items like pretzels, peanuts and pizza. But at Red Brick Station in White Marsh the term means mussels steamed in ale, fish dipped in a beery batter and meat marinated in stout. Here, the beer is often in the food....
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Despite its name, there is nothing dire about the Dead End Saloon in Fells Point. In fact, it is quite a lively spot, even on a weeknight.
The establishment's name stems not from its atmosphere, nor its clientele, but from its location. It sits on a...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:26 PM
In December, Mary and Joe Barbera relocated Aida Bistro & Wine Bar, their forward-looking, season-following and enduringly popular Italian restaurant, from its original strip-center home to a free-standing building, just across the way in a sprawling...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:05 PM
You could film a 1960s movie in the dining room at Romano's, a family-style restaurant in Glen Burnie.
It is a large room, filled with purple chairs and tables covered with white tablecloths. Paintings of vines decorate the walls. Families — a...
| Jan 23, 2011
What does it take to remain standing for two decades as a neighborhood restaurant? Well, presumably you have the top three keys — location, location, location — covered if you're actually in the neighborhood. But what if your neighborhood is...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:50 AM
The dining room walls of the Twisted Harp are emerald green. Gorgeous crystal chandeliers glisten. Dishes arrive flavored with sauces made with Irish whiskey. You could almost forget you were in a Nottingham shopping center.
Yet, if you look out the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Hamburgers, like movie stars, are sometimes cast in new roles. There is a lot of that going on at Hollywood Burger Bistro in Canton.
The menu is dominated by hamburgers made, according to the restaurant's website, from hormone-free California beef. The...
| Jan 29, 2011
This parkside restaurant location, now the home of Bistro Rx, seems so perfect. Originally developed in 2006 by a community development corporation as an amenity for the surrounding neighborhoods, it looks like a place where a restaurant would do great...