| Mar 29, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's Bucky on last night's The Amazing Race:OK, no DVR again this week. Watching a foot of snow fall back home in Colorado (I love The Weather Channel) was too much to bear, so we extended our stay in California.......
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Bucky recaps last night's Amazing Race. Take it away, Bucky!The Amazing Race picks up at last week’s Pit Stop in the Seychelles and we learn that the teams will all catch a 2 a.m. boat that will take them to......
| Oct 9, 2010
At least for today, I think Thai Yum is Baltimore's best Thai restaurant. Word will soon spread, and Thai Yum might not be ready for a sudden crush. When we visited, Penny Chungsakoon appeared to be working the line herself. There are unresolved service...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 8:33 PM
The past is always with us in Baltimore.
A native of this town once told me a sure sign that you are a local is when you give directions using landmarks of restaurants that used to be there. As in, "drive down Eastern Avenue until you go past where...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:49 AM
How about a caffeine boost before you stop by the bar for a drink after work?
Starbucks is offering Frappucino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Let's call it pre-happy hour.
The smoothie-like drinks will be half price during that time through May 15....
| Mar 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's the Year of the Tiger — not according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but in the world of publishing.
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua has made waves with an account of super-striving Chinese parenting. "The Tiger's Wife," a...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Patricia Cabezas was downright giddy as she peered out at the Chesapeake Bay getting herself pumped to take a dip in the icy water. But something was missing — it wasn't snowing.
Last year, she took part in her first Polar Bear Plunge, the hugely...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 1:59 PM
Grano Pasta Bar, the popular and often-crowded Italian restaurant in Hampden known for its fantastic pasta, recently opened a second, larger location. Grano, also known as Big Grano, is a few blocks away in a former tea room. With the larger location...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Meet 27 combines elements of a classic corner bar, arty cafe and university town health-food restaurant. Depending on your outlook, Meet 27 is either a category-buster chimera or just plain incoherent. If for now I've decided to gaze upon it with awe...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:50 AM
You probably have a lot of your indoor plants outside on the deck or patio anyway, so why not use them as a backdrop for a summer dinner party? Perhaps you don't have potted palm trees or crotons or the like, but you can put lights in and around what...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:15 PM
They’re doing something right this season, because I’ve been waiting all week to see whether Savaii’s (well, Ozzy’s, really) gambit is going to work. I was thinking about this earlier, and the one possible problem I see is this:...
| Sep 8, 2011
Most of us so-called grown-ups are just like the kids. As much as we moan about going back to school, we're pretty much over our free-form summer hours and want to get back to some sort of routine. One of the things we look forward to is seeing friends...