| Nov 9, 2008
If any local fine-dining restaurant has a better shot than another of surviving in this economy, it would be the Brewer's Art in Mount Vernon. My reasoning is simple here.
First, when anything is going on at the Lyric or Meyerhoff, the place will be...
| May 4, 2008
Some interesting things are happening in Locust Point restaurant-wise, but only the Wine Market gets much press. If you don't live in the area, it's easy to forget about Hull Street Blues, Pazza Luna, Nasu Blanca, Aloha Tokyo and, now, Luca's Cafe.
| May 11, 2008
Sometimes restaurants have to reinvent themselves to stay in the public eye. We haven't heard much from the Brass Elephant lately, but now with a couple of changes this Mount Vernon fixture has gotten a new lease on life.
The most obvious change is the...
| Jul 24, 2008
Think back to another time, Canton in the late 1990s. We thought morning would never come, and the next shooter was always the best one, because we knew we'd still get up in time for Tae Bo class. Somehow we always ended up at the Gin Mill, probably...
| Jun 4, 2009
Would the industrial hum of refrigeration in a dining room bother you enough to keep you from fully enjoying your evening? Maybe it's nothing you'd ever notice, and when Fazzini's is crowded with diners, you might not hear it even if you tried to.
| Jun 14, 2009
When people ask me to recommend a French restaurant in the area, I never think of Crepe du Jour. I didn't realize until I ate there recently how much the Mount Washington creperie, which started as a cart in the Village Square at Cross Keys, had turned...
| Feb 22, 2009
The heart of Harryman House may be a 200-year-old log cabin, but there's very little that's old-fashioned about this Reisterstown restaurant, which over the years has become something of a fixture in the area. After recent renovations, "The Grill" was...
| Mar 8, 2009
Bicycle: the budget edition.
At least that's the assignment I gave myself and my guests as we headed to the Federal Hill bistro, which has long been a favorite place for Baltimoreans for a nice dinner out, but not exactly a cheap date.
| Mar 24, 2004
When Maryland's first Colonists stepped off the Ark and the Dove, they carried little that would generate gastronomic envy - a bit of salted meat, dried peas and hard biscuits left over from the voyage, and some pigs and cows recently purchased from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Though you might normally associate chimichurri with grilled steaks, lamb chops and other robust cuts of meat, this garlicky South American herb sauce pairs wonderfully with mild halibut and other lean white fish. Rubbed over the fillets before baking,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Less than a month ago, many of us celebrated Halloween. But it may surprise you to learn that I sometimes think about Halloween again as Thanksgiving approaches.
Why? The answer is simple. Making smart use of leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Memorial Day, originally created almost a century and a half ago to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War, has become a national institution -- a time not only to pay our respects to those lost in all our wars, but also to gather with...