| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:57 AM
On a recent, unseasonably warm Thursday night, Federal Hill was jumping with people out on dates — out for happy hour, out for dinner. But Spoons, the laid-back coffee shop that's been a Cross Street fixture since 1999, was quiet, with just a few...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:41 AM
When Irene Smith took over Baltimore's Woman's Industrial Kitchen last fall, she was determined to return it to its rightful place as a lunchroom where American home cooking is celebrated. What better way to do that, she thought, than to restore the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:11 PM
One thing about the weather: We haven't figured out how to control it, so you never know what's going to be emanating from the heavens on any given holiday. Easter's no exception. We've turned blue (nearly) in Massachusetts in our new bonnets, light...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar begins its 35th season April 1. This is the second year the popular market is starting so early. Until 2003, when it was moved up to the first week in May, the opening came in early June.
Last year, skeptics...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Ellen Loreck weighs in on sodium.
According to the 2010...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Howard County is home to an incredible assortment of dining experiences. From haute cuisine to grab-and-go, from special occasion to tonight’s supper, more than 250 restaurants await you within minutes of home or work. Whether you’re in the...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Chef Shawn Lagergren, who co-owns Hamilton's new Cajun spot, Tooloulou, has cooking in his blood. He grew up in Louisiana, learning to cook while perched on a stool in his grandmother's kitchen.
Lagergren may have made his chops in Baltimore...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 6:26 AM
April 1st (aka April Fool's Day) marked the second anniversary of the grand opening of a strip center eatery that calls itself Smokin' Hot Bar and Grille. Don't let the name fool you, though. Yes, wings, ribs and pit beef are among the most popular...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:00 AM
There's a lot of love at Nora's Kabob.
Brothers Sevi and Raymond Sinanian, who opened the Ellicott City restaurant last month, are quick to profess their affection for the flavors of their youth, including the almighty pomegranate, and for their mother,...
| Dec 27, 2011
Terrence Golden, principal at St. Joseph School in Cockeysville, made good on a promise to dress in elf-wear when students met his challenge to assemble a record number of sandwiches for Our Daily Bread.
The students are no strangers to helping those...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:41 PM
We greet 2012 while enduring the beginning of the fifth year of an economic malaise.
Yes, I am well aware that the National Bureau of Economic Research determined that our current recession began December 2007 and was over in June 2009.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Agnes E. May, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 88.
A daughter of a Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. grocery store manager and a homemaker, Agnes Edith Ripple was born in...