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  • Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster

    Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster
    For nearly a century, oysters have been pummeled from two sides: us and nature. Our appetite for oysters has spurred overharvesting; at the same time, pollution has made oysters more vulnerable to disease, and sediment has smothered oyster beds....
  • Crab joint defines eating in the 'ruff'

    Bottom of the Bay, the venerable (since 1972) crab joint-cum-seafood restaurant on Route 1 in Laurel, is not easy to describe. It's a one-story, two-room structure that defines what Maine lobster purveyors up "nawth" call "eating in the ruff." That is,...
  • New Year's Eve 2012: Baltimore restaurants preparing for Y2K+12

    New Year's Eve 2012: Baltimore restaurants preparing for Y2K+12
    New Year’s Eve comes just once a year — and even less often on a Saturday night. For Baltimore-area restaurants, that’s a very good thing. One in five Americans is planning to dine out this New Year’s Eve, according to a recent...
  • Maryland launches new oyster farm permit process

    Maryland launches new oyster farm permit process
    Long-awaited "streamlining" of the tangled state and federal red tape Maryland watermen must navigate for permission to establish oyster farming operations finally took effect Monday. Now, instead of seeking approvals from three separate state agencies...
  • A New Year's Eve to remember: The Titanic dinner at Langermann's

    A New Year's Eve to remember: The Titanic dinner at Langermann's
    Warning, centennial ahead. The 100th anniversary of the sinking is coming in April, and commemorations are bound to be berserk. Baltimore has long been one of the unofficial headquarters for Titanic scholarship. "A Night to Remember," still considered the...
  • Watermen charged with oyster violations

    An Eastern Shore watermen faces up to $28,000 in fines for multiple oystering violations in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Thursday. Officers charged Joshua T. Tieder, 23, of Taylors Island with 13 counts of possessing...
  • Old Catonsville: Oyster lovers appreciate shucker's skill Wednesday nights

    Frank Welsh started shucking oysters when he was 13 years old. "My father taught me and my two brothers. He taught me to shuck a 'pretty' oyster," said Welsh, who has taught his son and grandson the craft. The 68-year-old Welsh shucks oysters and...
  • Sparkling wine recommendations for any price range

    Sparkling wine recommendations for any price range
    Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
  • Restaurant review: A new chef means a new attitude for Meli

    At Bluegrass Tavern, Patrick Morrow's food fit the atmosphere to a T. It was as though the restaurant were designed around his culinary leanings, which are rooted in the vernacular of the American South. What I loved most about Bluegrass (and this is...
  • Restaurant review: S & J offers more than just crabs

    Restaurant review: S & J offers more than just crabs
    S & J Crab Ranch opened up this September on a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue that, give or take a burrito joint or an Asian carryout, is more or less Towson dining in miniature. S & J is definitely a departure from the previous few tenants of its...
  • Restaurant Review: Joey Chiu's keeps the classics elegant and fresh

    Restaurant Review: Joey Chiu's keeps the classics elegant and fresh
    The entrance into Joey Chiu's — a wide wooden bridge spanning a rapid stream — is bewitchingly pretty. I can't think of a restaurant that makes a better first impression. I felt just as good about Joey Chiu's when I left. Charming is as...
  • Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland

    Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland
    — The dock built to hold water-filled tanks of baby oysters stands empty. The new marina for landing fully grown bivalves is being used for now by some crabbers. Encouraged by a new state policy to boost private oyster farming, Jay Robinson and...