| Feb 16, 2013
Lisa Graff, an author who teaches children's literature at McDaniel College, can't read a map to save her life.
She's terrible at crossword puzzles, has trouble telling her left hand from her right and uses far too many exclamation points. While she was...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The Four Seasons invited me to a "virtual cocktail class" a little while back. It was fun. We were supposed to make the drinks at our desk, but I just pretended to.
The presenters were Duane Sylvestre of the Four Seasons DC, Cory Cuff of the Four...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Are you ready for some gumbo?
At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, when the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, much of Baltimore will be watching, either from their stadium seats in New Orleans or here at home.
Ravens fans not...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:16 PM
While the craft cocktail may be the mainstay for a quiet firelit evening at a jazz club, there comes a time in every establishment's life when patron volumes and desires trump the ability to slowly put together housemade infusions, bitters and tinctures...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hairdresser on Fire. You see that on Fleet Street Kitchen's craft cocktail menu and you're immediately intrigued. That's not a question. So you continue on to the ingredients.
Mezcal? Smoky and potent. Check. Campari? Classic bitters — this is...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:41 AM
The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-...
| Apr 13, 2011
Reyna Simnegar's Persian father-in-law flatly refuses to use a knife along with his fork when eating meat. It's a fork and spoon when one is dining in the Persian style, so that meat had better be tender, reports the author of the new Sephardic kosher...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:34 AM
CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor."
Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Dine Downtown Baltimore starts its rockfish celebration tonight. The event, which runs through Monday, Feb. 28, features striped bass on the menu of 20 downtown restaurants.The rockfish, of course, has been in the news. Behind?Start here with Candy...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Direct from Flower Mart, a photo of a lemon stick* (I call them lemon-peppermint sticks, or sometimes sling-blades.)Thank you Susan Reimer.Susan just filed this lovely opening-day Flower Mart story. Share your lemon stick stories. ......
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:22 AM
My colleague Dan Rodricks sends news of a cooking teacher, lecturer and author who will be on Dan's WYPR radio show, Midday, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. His name is Giuliano Bugialli, and Dan can personally vouch for the guy's way......
| Jun 1, 2010
| 4:22 AM
I had to work Saturday, which was kind of a bummer but for one thing: I had a morning assignment around the corner from the Waverly Farmers Market. With any luck, I could swing by before returning to the office......