| Nov 29, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Laurel's restaurant scene has widened its landscape with the addition of two more establishments. One showcases a more intriguing menu, while the other aims to satisfy a sweet tooth.
La Mia, at 310 Main St., is in the location that for decades housed...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Even those of us who don't cook regularly tend to dust off those old favorite recipes for the holidays. Others look for something new and different to wow family and friends.
Not to panic. Our exercise du jour is to simplify the wow factor. Our recipe...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:40 PM
While the en papillote ("in parchment") method of cooking might sound a little too fancy for tailgating, Mark Graham, in his Dinner Tonight column for the Chicago Tribune, has suggested that it's really nothing more than food wrapped in parchment paper...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:47 PM
The Corner Bistro & Wine Bar is the kind of restaurant you want to tell everyone you know about — not because you want them to experience how great it is for themselves, but because you selfishly want the business to stay open so you can go back...
| Jul 14, 2011
It just don't get much better than this.
Commercially prepared chili fixings are loaded with salt, spices/herbs and (often) other additives and preservatives. Salt desiccates everything and transparent packaging allows the spice mix to oxidize,...
| Jul 9, 2011
Coal Fire could be just another pizza joint. But its location — albeit storefront — in the Ellicott City development of Shipley's Grant gives it a certain cachet. So does the fact that the pizzas, which you can see being prepared in the open...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Former Baltimorean Steve Raichlen — author of "The Barbecue Bible," "How To Grill" and "Planet Barbeque!" — recently added to his impressive cookbook collection with the release of an eBook titled "Raichlen's Tailgating: 31 Righteous Recipes...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Since opening in 2005, Joe Squared has been a Baltimore favorite for pizza.
With its free live music and a long rum list, the Station North restaurant has won a place in many a hipster's heart. A month ago, Joe Squared opened a second shop at a...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Matt Milani, executive chef and owner of Historic Ellicott City’s The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant, agreed to be the first chef to offer his personal recipes for a dish and drink for this new feature in Howard Magazine -- Savor & Swirl. Here&...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Natty Boh Sausage ($4.59) got picked during this visit to the Dog Bar partly because I'll always choose brats over hot dogs when offered the choice, and partly because, to the extent you are familiar with Dietz & Watson hot dogs, you already know what...
| Oct 13, 2011
October is one of Mother Nature's finest moments, in theory. Cool, maybe even crisp. Occasionally, some rain. But we best remember the bright, sunny days, and the pleasant evenings, when we can enjoy both the great outdoors and the snug indoors.
| Dec 15, 2011
Two decades ago, the last Gino's, in Pasadena, closed — leaving the hungry faithful in search of another burger to replace their beloved Gino's Giant.
That is, until former Baltimore Colt Gino Marchetti helped bring back the franchise, starting...