| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:08 AM
Alchemy, a stylish new bistro in Hampden, had me at its appetizers.
The fish plate ($11) had just the right amount of applewood smoke, which gave the fillet of trout and the salmon a hint of wood flavor without being overpowering. Smoked fish is not an...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 3:09 PM
The type size on City Cafe's menu is too small. Well, that's about it, folks. Everything else this magically restored Mount Vernon institution is doing is whip-smart and spot-on.
Let's be honest: The City Cafe, in the years leading up to its 2009...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar opened late last summer, just across from Gordon Biersch, in the Annapolis Towne Centre in Parole. We came to Paladar on a weekend, and every inch of its 7,000 square feet was humming. It has the looks of a long-running...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 5:46 AM
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Our first forays into Korean dining taught us some valuable lessons: Expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if the wait staff doesn't speak fluent English. Be patient, open-minded and -- most of all -- enjoy the food, because it's delicious.
| Jun 9, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Mom gets taken out in May, Dads not so much in June. Could be that's changing. Baltimore restaurants are tempting pops with steak, golf balls, beer and whiskey.
Here's what I know about local restaurant promotions for Father's Day. Tell me more, either...
| Jun 18, 2011
Sammy's Trattoria opened five years ago in a Mount Vernon space that was widely considered a jinx. Tampico and Limoges opened and closed with impressive speed before Sammy's moved in with a modest and appealing menu of Italian favorites.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
As a rule, dads don't get taken out to restaurants on Father's Day. Restaurants are trying to put families in seats on Sunday, luring them with steaks and golf balls.
If you know of other restaurants with Father's Day promotions, drop me a line at...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Wendy Kovin of Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a dessert she called "Spanish Cream" that her great grandmother used to make. She says it is a very old recipe and many of her family members remember the dish with great fondness, but none of them...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:41 AM
In between the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, the children and staff at St. Vincent's Center found time to celebrate a special event a their Pot Spring campus.
Multi-cultural day was held in the Pot Spring gym, and began with everyone "boarding" the S....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Since 1869, Patrick's of Pratt Street has been a Baltimore institution. But after more than 140 years, the owners of the long-standing Irish pub are tempting tradition.
Last year, they brought in new managers who have been trying to broaden Patrick's...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:03 AM
Chef Neel Kamal is a well-known artisan in the kitchens of some well-known Harford County restaurants and has recently opened Elrodeo Mexican Bar & Grill, the first Harford County establishment committed to serving only the finest Mexican food prepared in...