| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:46 AM
A reader responded to our recent roundup of classic Maryland crab houses: "Take a trip to Glen Burnie and find Seaside on Crain Highway. Best crabs in town. … You need to move around to the other side of town."
In a follow-up conversation, the...
| Nov 12, 2011
If it took me too long to get to Mr. Rain's Fun House, I'm in good company.
Approaching its second anniversary, the delightful restaurant has yet to penetrate the city's culinary mind. For one thing, I don't think that wacky name has been doing it any...
| Aug 4, 2011
The National Aquarium will celebrate its 30th anniversary with Weekend Festival Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7. This free festival will offer entertainment and activities for folks of all ages, such as live music by Milkshake and the St. Veronica's Youth Steel...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:21 AM
For sheer handsomeness, Ryleigh's is hard to beat.
This was the old Sisson's, which plain-old Ryleigh's took over, and for a few years languished in, before closing down and reopening in 2007 as a Ryleigh's Oyster Bar.
The best view of Ryleigh's is from...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:48 AM
With surfboards, fish and kites decorating the walls and ceiling, Reter's Crabhouse puts you in the mood for a beach blanket banquet.
The Reisterstown seafood restaurant, which opened 14 years ago and later expanded because of popular demand, has a...
| Sep 15, 2011
Howard County can be proud of the fact that there are a number of interesting little individually owned eateries that provide sustenance for locals who live a tad outside the plethora of "usual" Columbia and Main Street, Ellicott City, haunts.
| Jan 21, 2012
Red Red Wine is a big big hit in Annapolis.
On a chilly winter night, the new storefront joint on Main Street was packed with well-dressed groups dining at tables and an overflow crowd gathered around the long bar in the back. At peak hours in Red Red...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Brewer's Art, Roy's, and The Wine Market have new menus, and a few of what we've been told might be the big food names of 2012 are already showing up. Hello, cauliflower. Hey, there Korean-inspired dishes.
It's long been the way of Brewer's Art to...
| Feb 4, 2012
This almost never happens. Revivals, remakes and sequels are, by common consent, inferior products.
Every once in a while, though, something comes along — the recent staging of "South Pacific," or "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole —...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
There was a time when Chinese restaurants abounded in this area. Granted, they still exist in storefronts, specializing in carryout. But many dine-in Chinese restaurants these days have re-invented themselves to include a wide range of culinary genres,...