| Apr 19, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Sandra Lawler was all grown up and had left her Boston home before she realized that not everybody serves lamb on Easter.
"I moved to Chicago, and they were serving ham, and I said, 'What is this? Who eats ham for Easter?'"
The chef at Baltimore's Feast...
| 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.
| May 6, 2011
| 12:15 PM
"Level, a small plates lounge" is the formal name of a terrific little restaurant in the heart of Annapolis.
Open since October 2009, Level hasn't been exactly languishing in obscurity; multiple awards and commendations have come its way, and it's earned...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 8:20 AM
Forget waffle cones and parfait glasses. Ice cream gets served these days atop hunks of pork belly. Amid pools of gazpacho. Alongside chicken Parm.
The frozen confection has gone over to the dinner side of the menu, with savory tastes like tomato-...
| Jan 8, 2011
The Kohilas family has been operating Ikaros at the same Greektown address since 1969. That's a very long run for any restaurant, especially a family-owned and -operated establishment. Ikaros is truly beloved by its patrons, who loudly sing the praises of...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 6:30 PM
If you're pressed for time but looking for a sit-down lunch, Maiwand Kabob in Columbia is worth a look — provided you're in the neighborhood. The Afghan restaurant, which has other locations in Arundel Mills and Linthicum, is across the parking...
| Jan 13, 2011
Makes: 10 servings
20 chicken wings, cut into separate pieces – discarding the wing tips is optional (but it makes it easier to cook)
4 cups vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
| Jan 23, 2011
What does it take to remain standing for two decades as a neighborhood restaurant? Well, presumably you have the top three keys — location, location, location — covered if you're actually in the neighborhood. But what if your neighborhood is...
| Aug 26, 2010
Two Boots, the fun New York-based restaurant serving spicy Italian and Cajun food, has come to Baltimore. One location is open in Power Plant Live, across from Port Discovery, and the second is expected to open by December near the Maryland Institute...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Caesar's Den feels like the old Little Italy. The owners live upstairs, just as at other restaurants. The main dining room is cozy and comfortable, tables are set with white cloths and the serving staff is dressed in semiformal attire: white shirts and...
| Oct 17, 2010
| 1:47 PM
The garish primary school-mural motif greets you at the top of the wheelchair-accessible entryway that slopes down into and festoons the far more serious countenance of the dining room. There, the mingling primary colors, industrial ceiling fixtures,...