| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Just because the holidays are over and we're into a new year, that doesn't mean the need for "roast beast" is over. Hearty winter dinners are still the order of the evening, but cold weather eating doesn't have to be all about stews and soups. You can...
| May 27, 2011
| 11:33 AM
When people tell me how much they like Bluestone, they stop short of gushing. They talk about Bluestone in terms of satisfaction, what a consistent and reliable place it is, but they don't use many superlatives when they do. Partly I think they're worried...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Fells Point had been without an Indian restaurant since Mehek closed about two years ago. In late March, Vinay Wahi, a partner in the Akbar restaurants, opened Darbar in the Aliceanna Street space where Talay Thai had been the most recent tenant....
| Jun 11, 2011
The entrance into Joey Chiu's — a wide wooden bridge spanning a rapid stream — is bewitchingly pretty. I can't think of a restaurant that makes a better first impression. I felt just as good about Joey Chiu's when I left. Charming is as...
| Jun 17, 2011
Crab feasts are pretty easy to put together. The main attraction is the focus of most attention, so appetizers, side dishes and desserts are barely noticed. Of course, there are certain guests who accompany other guests who are either allergic to crabs or...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Forty-five minutes into the one-hour drive from Baltimore to Cafe Tuscany in Westminster, I'm cursing my editor. With all of the restaurants in Baltimore, why is it necessary to go this far out for Italian food? "This place better be worth it," I said...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:35 AM
The governor has announced the 17 dishes that will be featured at his (invitation-only) July 21 cookout, the launch event for Maryland's Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31.
Recipes were submitted by chef/producer teams and selected for their...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:23 PM
It's the Ravens' first home playoff game since 2007, and depending on the outcome of the Denver-New England game, it could be their last home game until next season. So let's make this tailgate count.
Since the weather this weekend is predicted to be...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Jul 28, 2011
One good thing about summertime outdoor cooking is that you don't have to do anything elaborate to chicken, pork, fin fish, shrimp, etc. Season them a little and throw them on grill and have that protein source ready for supper in no time.
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:50 AM
The Dogwood sent over its new four-course summer "market" menu. It goes for $45, and a vegetarian version goes for $40. A 4-ounce pour of wine with each course can be added for $25. Have a look.
Golden and red heirloom tomato gazpacho with...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It’s supposedly good for you to eat pork or cabbage or black-eyed peas at New Year’s, and for my last post of the year I offer you this recipe for “caviar” made with black-eyed peas. It’s a variant of a recipe for the 1970s...