| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:57 AM
The original Chesapeake Restaurant was a Baltimore dining institution for more than 50 years until it closed in the late 1980s. After a 24-year dormancy, the doors at 1701 North Charles St. are open again. The new restaurant began dinner service on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Based on its name, you might think MoonShine Tavern is strictly a place that's good for shots and not much else. And while it does deliver on the shots — its moonshine menu is a mile long — with a talented kitchen staff offering...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Herb & Soul began last September as a catering and carryout operation in the back part of a Parkville convenience store. The offerings included interesting Southern cuisine and soul food but also typical carryout items like cheese steaks and wings....
| May 6, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A shave and a haircut of yesteryear cost the proverbial two bits, 25 cents. A shave alone at The Old Bank Barbers, a soon-to-open barber shop on The Avenue in Hampden, will cost $25.
It won't be any old shave, though. Owner Daniel Wells promises an old-...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Asian food aficionados probably think they’re living next door to nirvana these days. No longer does the crowd have to agree on one type of fare. With the current trend in Far East-style eateries, most everyone can be satisfied.
Among the newer...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:19 AM
"Liver and onions — the poor man's gourmet delight."
— Stevens Bunker, retired Baltimore sea dog
The taste sensation of beef liver is like licking a piece of smooth, shiny metal. To the bite, the texture is akin to corduroy — wide...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Artifact Coffee, Amy and Spike Gjerdes' follow-up to their acclaimed Woodberry Kitchen, has been growing on me.
In the span of eight days, I had two of my favorite restaurant entrees of the past year at Artifact Coffee. The first night was a 12-hour...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:02 AM
We live in an age that glorifies home cooking.
Accomplished chefs across the region strive to recreate the flavors, smells and experiences of their grandmothers' kitchens. "Comfort food" is an haute cuisine buzzword.
Though it's been open for more...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Leo Frett was not just up and out of his Severn home before the birds awoke. He was on an elliptical trainer in the gym by 5 a.m., putting in a couple of miles.
"I got my routine," said Frett, ticking off an exercise schedule that kept him on the move...
| 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
| 7:06 PM
At camp the morning after Tribal Council, Jay announces that he dreamt he was shot. Feeling a little worried?
Tarzan and Troyzan are talking, and Troy has certainly bought what Kim was selling him, hook, line, and sinker, because he's glad that Mike is...