| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Gilberto Cortes opened the doors of El Azteca in 1993. The storefront location in Clarksville is, arguably, the oldest Mexican eatery in the county. As venerable as it is (in restaurant years), El Azteca stills packs 'em in seven days a week.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:41 AM
Kooper's North, the new pub in Mays Chapel, has been open only since the end of August. But judging by the crowds, it has already developed quite a reputation.
At this point, that reputation is mostly deserved. Like its sister restaurants in Fells...
| Sep 1, 2012
Baltimore has its own beloved Afghan restaurant, The Helmand, which opened in Mount Vernon in 1989 and from the start charmed diners with its refined version of Afghan cuisine in a candlelit urban setting.
Howard County has Maiwand Kabob, which is...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:22 AM
In Baltimore, everybody knows Costas Inn.
The Dundalk institution has been around since 1971, when Costas Triantafilos — still the owner, now working with his son, Pete — opened the restaurant. Since the '70s, Costas has grown into a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East has been around long enough to feel like one of the old-timers in the development. When it opened, back in 2007, the restaurant was a block or two off the beaten path. You'd have had to know to look for it.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:08 PM
You can say this about Hyatt: It keeps its properties fresh.
I was looking back at the different concepts that have populated the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on Light Street since 1981. Who remembers Berry & Elliott's, the upper-story predecessor to now-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The 13th Floor is a treat. When we came here on a Friday night, people were dancing to live jazz music. Can you imagine? One couple, it was announced, had become engaged. You might, too. The renovated interior, which was unveiled last fall, is a real...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Maryland Live Casino has opened its version of the Prime Rib, the iconic Baltimore steakhouse that has flourished almost from the second of its founding in 1965 by the Beler brothers.
The new steakhouse is operated by the casino and is technically...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Anna Di Pierno's little charmer of a restaurant has been around for about seven years, operating under the name Pasta Blitz. If you go looking for it, though, look for Il Basilico.
Di Pierno has taken a deliberate approach to the name change, but the...
| Apr 7, 2011
Sociologists looking for the quintessential neighborhood pub would be smart to park themselves at Koco's.
This family-owned tavern in Lauraville not only serves up good local fare — excellent crab cakes and juicy wings — it is also embedded...
| Jan 28, 2012
We'll always have the Milton Inn.
The northern Baltimore County classic still delivers all of the tradition and perks diners want from a fine-dining, special-occasion restaurant. On any given night, the Milton Inn experience unfolds in six dining rooms...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Dine Downtown Baltimore starts its rockfish celebration tonight. The event, which runs through Monday, Feb. 28, features striped bass on the menu of 20 downtown restaurants.The rockfish, of course, has been in the news. Behind?Start here with Candy...