| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:01 PM
There's more to summer cocktails than mojitos or margaritas; sure they get the job done, but they aren't nearly as refreshing as Mr. Rain's sinfully made Eve's Habit.
The Funhouse, a culinary wonderland atop the American Visionary Art Museum, loves to...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 10:54 AM
Nestled alongside the harbor in Fells Point, Nanami Cafe has one of Baltimore's better waterfront views — and some great sushi as well.
Of course, on a Friday or Saturday night, outside seating can be hard to come by. Thankfully, Nanami's...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Watermelon, adorned only with flaky sea salt, can be had for dessert at Woodberry Kitchen. Simple slices of fruit aren't typical high-end restaurant fare, but the dish is noteworthy for another reason: It will be on the menu through fall.
Cold and juicy,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:55 PM
On a corner in Little Italy sits Pacific Coast Dining Company, a restaurant trying to bring multicultural cuisine to the heart of red sauce country. And aside from a few inventory issues on a recent trip there, it succeeds.
From its name, you might think...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Great conversation while dinning on delicate cucumber sandwiches. Hot, buttery scones fresh from the oven. Zesty smooth lemon curd. And don't forget the clotted cream. There's nothing like a traditional afternoon tea.
Long associated with ladies of...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:32 AM
Since it opened in 1996, the Laurel Farmers Market has been a place where people come to buy fresh produce from Maryland farmers. Some of the farmers who set up stands in the market year after year are seen as old friends that customers see every...
| Apr 13, 2011
The Passover Seder offers a ritualized retelling of how the Israelites were delivered from bondage in Egypt. Even today, more than 3,000 years later, it's quite a story.
There's also quite a story behind a new kosher cookbook, "Persian Food from the Non-...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:59 AM
Waterstone Bar and Grille has been serving Mediterranean fare for more than a year and a half in the spot that formerly housed Coconuts Cafe. That has, you'd think, given the management plenty of time to work out the kinks.
But on two recent visits, a...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:46 PM
William Lunny, his hair grown long and his skin tanned from the summer sun, stands among the 74 tomato plants he's nursed since May with a quiet pride.
Lunny's eyes are a bright, piercing blue, but his gaze is unsteady and quick. He wears a white T-shirt...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 4:22 PM
It's Maryann with the next-to-last recap of the Top Chef season, and I'm excited. (Me, too! Hi, Mary here, in italics.) We're in the home stretch, home skillets, and to top it off, we're in New Orleans! Pass the gumbo,......
| Jun 11, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Owl Meat seems to feel a little negative about his guest post today -- at least he calls it 'subdued,' which of course means that I love it. (OK, I did have to kill out the photo of Johnny Cash......
| Jan 4, 2009
In an earlier column, I facetiously dubbed 2008 the Year of the Burger. I was inspired by the number of celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and Laurent Tourondel who were opening burger joints, and on a local level by several white-tablecloth restaurants...