| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Any Maryland native familiar with the "Maryland crab cake" served outside the state has likely encountered a substance that doesn't rise even to the level of counterfeit. One wonders: Have they even been flown over the state?
Good regional cooking rarely...
| Oct 30, 2010
There are vegans, and there are vegetarians. And then there are those of us who dine out with vegetarian and vegan friends, who have been entertained by inspired vegetarian chefs (and lousy ones, too), and who are generally open to the idea of an...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 11:49 AM
This newly opened Phoenix restaurant is a double comeback. First, it's the return of a landmark dining destination. It's also the return of a chef.
For decades, Peerce's Plantation was a landmark, family-owned Baltimore County dining destination before...
| 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...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
So many items in the home and office are potential poisoning risks, from cleaners to medications to personal care items. Kids are particularly at risk of ingesting poisons because they don't always know the difference between what's safe and what's not....
| May 12, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Visually sleek and modern, Pure Wine Cafe looks as if it belongs on Charles Street in Mount Vernon, serving young and trendy Baltimoreans, instead of being nestled along Main Street in Ellicott City.
This local hot spot, which serves upscale...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:46 AM
In an era of supersized portions, in a city with soaring obesity rates, small bites were in, if only for a night.
S'mores made with mini-marshmallows roasted over tea lights. One-bite banana splits. Four-course TV dinners no bigger than a bag of M&M's (a...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 10:58 AM
I try to be a positive person, to search out the best in each situation. Mamma's Cucina, a Hampden restaurant that serves Italian fare, makes that a challenge. Nothing there is remarkably bad, but neither is it exceptional. It is mostly in the middle....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Meet 27 combines elements of a classic corner bar, arty cafe and university town health-food restaurant. Depending on your outlook, Meet 27 is either a category-buster chimera or just plain incoherent. If for now I've decided to gaze upon it with awe...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Sotto Sopra has a tantalizing restarurant week menu, I think. Take a look.
Essentiallly, it's the regular Sotto Sopra menu but I like how Riccardo Bosio has figured out a way to keep on a few of the higher-ticket items without sacrifcing quality --...
| Aug 25, 2011
Although it should be against the law to start classes before Labor Day, summer is over for most families here in the Free State. While the lunar calendar affords us a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox, the school calendar forces us to get back to...
| Oct 20, 2011
Seemingly overnight, toadstools sprouted on our lawn. But not only had dozens mushroomed, some of the toadstools had even sprouted side-by-side into a perfectly formed circle.
Circular formations of toadstools are not commonplace. However, whenever...