| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:47 PM
The Corner Bistro & Wine Bar is the kind of restaurant you want to tell everyone you know about — not because you want them to experience how great it is for themselves, but because you selfishly want the business to stay open so you can go back...
| Sep 10, 2011
Dinner at Grillfire, a new contemporary restaurant in the Arundel Preserve development, is not an intrinsically satisfying experience. The food is almost uniformly over-seasoned and entirely uninspired, and there is not a single moment, on or off the...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Sometimes, eating at a restaurant is all about the adventure. You can try a dish you've never had before, and maybe even come home with a story to share with friends. At Mat Jip in Charles Village, you might just find both.
Mat Jip, which means "Taste...
| Sep 3, 2011
Somehow people got it into their heads that Chazz: A Bronx Original was a glorified pizza parlor. Maybe it was the pre-opening articles that documented the pizza discovery tours and fact-finding missions embarked upon by the principals involved with...
| Dec 10, 2011
Wit & Wisdom, the promising restaurant in the new Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, calls itself a tavern. That it's not recognizably a tavern is what makes Wit & Wisdom, early on, both interesting and frustrating.
Riding a wave of publicity and excitement,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:47 AM
With TVs on the walls, in the booths and hanging from the ceiling, the Field House in Canton is a wonderful place to have a few beers and watch multiple games at once. On a recent visit, however, some of the food played third-string to the entertainment...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Ten years after its opening, Grille 700, the main dining facility in the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, remains a perfectly decent hotel restaurant.
There were moments during a recent dinner when you thought that it could be something more, a real...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Ten Ten, the handsome new Harbor East restaurant adjacent to the Bagby Pizza Company, is brimming with good ideas about everyday dining.
The menu is credited to executive chef Mark Davis, formerly of the Baltimore Country Club. His tenure there, you're...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:01 AM
For almost a decade, the Red House Tavern has been a fixture for live music and beer on a quiet side street in Canton.
But anyone who remembers the old Red House Tavern will be in for a pleasant surprise these days. A new owner, some major remodeling and...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Granny's Restaurant may be right next to the food court in Owings Mills Mall, but it's far from your typical mall food. Soul food is Granny's specialty — served with a smile.
Named after Chef Valerie Dorsey's 106-year-old grandmother, Granny's...
| Oct 27, 2011
The Hickory Ridge Village Center has a lot to offer. The ambience there seems light, airy and contemporary when not a few of Columbia's commercial centers are looking rather tired these days.
One of the center's long-time residents (since 1993, we're...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Anne Arundel Community College culinary arts student Lynn Brown said that while growing up in Washington, he would watch his mother prepare dishes that she ultimately taught him to cook.
Then one day, he said, his mother virtually stopped cooking, all...