| 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...
| Feb 5, 2011
Founded in 1998 by James Beard Award-wining chef Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's has expanded far beyond its original Hawaiian home. There are now more than 30 worldwide.
So yes, Roy's is a chain, but the closest one to the restaurant in Harbor East is 700 miles...
| Nov 6, 2010
It's been 10 years since Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman opened Petit Louis in the Roland Park space that for nearly a century was Morgan Millard, also known as Morgan & Millard. There was a time when you could make a Gilman boy's lips quiver just by...
| Nov 11, 2010
Like a lot of taverns in the Baltimore area, the Yellow Dog Tavern in Canton has a lively first floor dominated by the bar and a quieter second floor filled with tables and chairs.
When my wife and I showed up there for dinner on a recent weeknight, we...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 11:49 AM
This newly opened Phoenix restaurant is a double comeback. First, it's the return of a landmark dining destination. It's also the return of a chef.
For decades, Peerce's Plantation was a landmark, family-owned Baltimore County dining destination before...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 1:28 PM
On a busy night at Sushi Sono, which by many accounts is every night, the wait for a table in the cramped entrance area, even with a reservation, can be an exercise in patience. Formalities and niceties are mostly dispensed with, and the service on a busy...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Sitting in Phoenix's Jacksonville Manor Shopping Center between a Safeway and a Rite Aid, on the site of the old Henry's Bistro, Chops Restaurant and Lounge was ablaze with white lights. The inside was bright as well — and busy. On a recent Friday...
| Aug 21, 2010
Maybe because it's not on Little Italy's main street, La Tavola always tends to get overlooked. It shouldn't be, though, and I know people who swear by it. It is an easy restaurant to get to know, with a straightforward menu and a notably accommodating...