| Oct 1, 2011
Dante Liberatore works a room in a way that few restaurateurs care to, or dare to, these days. We saw him compel a sour patron to concede that her wait for a table had been exactly as long as he said it would be. She wasn't thrilled, but her husband was....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Around the Web is a weekday roundup of posts by Sun community network members and other Baltimore area bloggers and websites. To suggest a post, share it on our wall on Facebook, tweet a link to it using the #mdblogs hashtag or fill...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Janet Janata from Norfolk, Va., was looking for a recipe for what her husband called a "Marc Cake." She described it as a rolled yeast cake with a sweet poppy seed filling. DC Kiss from Ellicott City thought that the cake Janata and her husband were...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Despite getting less than three hours of sleep, Eric and Afrodita Boardley buzzed around their Arbutus bakery with smiles and warm greetings for the several customers who came in between 7 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 3.
The husband and wife, owners of Art and...
| Oct 8, 2011
Don't you just love when you hear about kids going above and beyond the call of duty, and really looking out for others?
I received word from Dawn Weglein, of Hanover, about the Troop 4877 Brownies from Worthington who took their cooking merit badge...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Kay Plaskowitz remembers nearly four decades ago being driven by her husband to Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Baltimore while punching down the pan of rising bread dough on her lap. As she carried the dough into the basement kitchen to bake...
| Oct 13, 2011
October is one of Mother Nature's finest moments, in theory. Cool, maybe even crisp. Occasionally, some rain. But we best remember the bright, sunny days, and the pleasant evenings, when we can enjoy both the great outdoors and the snug indoors.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:22 PM
A daylong Colonial Camp gave fifth-graders at Joppa View Elementary School insights into 18th-century life in America and surprising news about whether they would have been eligible to fight in the revolutionary army.
At 10 years old, they would have met...
| May 14, 2011
The Rumor Mill is a sweet little hideaway restaurant, tucked back in an alley just off Main Street in Ellicott City.
Matthew Milani opened his 30-seat restaurant in 2007 — its full name is The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant. The fusion refers...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Among the intriguing things about Pure Wine Café is that everyone there — from patrons to employees — seems to be enjoying the experience.
This 32-seat wine and tapas place on Main Street in Ellicott City can charm you. The decor is simple...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 12:41 PM
With the Tortellini Boscaiola ($10), Pazani (a combination of the words pasta, pizza and panini) delivers a rich cream sauce that's remarkably pumpkin orange for a rose.
This is a tenaciously clingy sauce. You could complain that the sauce isn't as silky...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week 2012 is on its way. This year's promotion runs from Jan. 20 through Jan. 29, 2012, and there are a couple of switch-ups. Participating restaurants can now offer a three-course dinner for either $30.12 or $20.12 (but not...