| Sep 29, 2010
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore likes to bring new life to old buildings. That has happened at Dionysus.
Over the years, the rowhouse at 8 E. Preston St. has been home to many restaurants. Torremolinos, La Cantina and Center City Restaurant have occupied this spot just east...
| Oct 2, 2010
Tatu opened last month in the space where the Blue Sea Grill used to be, next to the Ruth's Chris Steak House in Power Plant Live. This is the second Tatu — the first one is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
Tatu is the...
| Oct 9, 2010
At least for today, I think Thai Yum is Baltimore's best Thai restaurant. Word will soon spread, and Thai Yum might not be ready for a sudden crush. When we visited, Penny Chungsakoon appeared to be working the line herself. There are unresolved service...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 1:47 PM
Ban Thai, at 340 N. Charles St., is a Baltimore stalwart. I've never left the restaurant dissatisfied with anything, and always felt as if I've had a treat that's taken me out of my rut, which is ironic because I've been in a Ban Thai rut for years. In at...
| May 11, 2010
If quarterback Joe Flacco's arm isn't what it should be next season, Baltimore will only have some of its most ardent football fans to blame.
Flacco's admirers were so busy getting their pictures taken with him Monday night, when he played celebrity...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 8:33 PM
The past is always with us in Baltimore.
A native of this town once told me a sure sign that you are a local is when you give directions using landmarks of restaurants that used to be there. As in, "drive down Eastern Avenue until you go past where...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:20 PM
You'll find Drovers Grill & Wine Co. along a quiet and hilly stretch of western Howard County highway in Mount Airy. Iif you wanted to take a nice walk after dinner, you could stroll over to Carroll and Frederick counties and make it back in time for an...
| Jan 1, 2011
It's a pleasure to end the year on a high note. Taste Mediterranean Grille has opened in the space that Cafe Troia left for shinier digs on the other side of Allegheny Avenue in Towson. The chef and owner of Taste, Luigi Palumbo, recently relocated here...
| Jul 17, 2010
Regions, the follow-up restaurant to the neighboring Catonsville Gourmet, is another winner for the team. If never dazzling, it's admirably sure-footed and impressively versatile. Regions is an especially welcome addition to the upscale-casual category,...
| Jul 22, 2010
Jaffar Helie, owner of the popular but low-frills Roma's and Waterloo pizza restaurants in Howard County, has now opened Cazbar Kebap House, a small restaurant selling Turkish food. Its menu is modeled on a similarly themed restaurant in Baltimore, also...
| Jul 24, 2010
The large upstairs dining room at the Point in Fells doesn't get many takers on a weeknight. It's a fine, handsome, timber-ceilinged room, and if you can find a prettier water view on the East Coast than the one from these windows, please tell me.
| Aug 1, 2010
| 12:54 PM
12:05 p.m. We arrive at Liberatore's in Timonium and, as I suspected, I feel underdressed. We're met by men in black bowties. I'd feel better if I were wearing a tie or at least a jacket.
White linen, short-stemmed water glasses, and a few tables of...