| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Using their keen eyesight, octopi stare at the world from two beady eyes. They maneuver through the sea with four pairs of bilaterally symmetrical arms that bear suction cups. They possess a hard beak — similar to that of a parrot, the only hard...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Now that we have gorged ourselves on holiday meals, it's time to get back to healthy eating.
The latest healthy recipe comes from Jay Wilson, senior program director at the Dancel Family Center Y in Ellicott City. It is butternut squash chicken salad....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:45 AM
Well, you've done it again. Made it through another, undoubtedly hectic year. Almost. A time to look back and to look ahead. And who better to do both with than dear friends and neighbors (maybe even family.) To mark the close of 2012 (and good riddance),...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The third time is the charm — at least that's what fans of Saigon Remembered are hoping.
Originally located on Belair Road, then on York Road in Govans, Saigon Remembered closed its doors in 2011. But the restaurant reopened last month in the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Baltimore has a shortage of good, small restaurants, the kind with 20 or 30 seats, where diners can have some intimacy. Restaurants, at least the ones I've been reviewing, have been getting bigger, brassier, louder. I'm not complaining. I've been having...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:17 AM
We pick up right where we left off last week, with John Tesar mouthing off about Kuniko’s departure. The rest of the conversation reveals Josh telling John he has no tact, and John declaring that “Oh, Oklahoma has a lot of tact”. Gasp!...
| Dec 5, 2012
Even those of us who enjoy the intimacy (and challenge) of sit-down-style dinner parties like the more informal holiday gatherings that revolve around appetizers and desserts for larger get-togethers. The host gets to strut a greater variety of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
When Demetrios "Jimmy" Minadakis opened a restaurant in 1974, he had high hopes for the place's success — such high hopes that he chose the name Jimmy's Famous Seafood.
Nearly 40 years later, the Dundalk restaurant has lived up to — and...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:48 AM
With the holiday season upon us, what are some great gifts to bring to a house party?
People always love different types of dressing for their salads. Sabatino's Italian Restaurant in Little Italy sells dressings in olive oil bottles. If you tie a bow...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:22 AM
In Baltimore, everybody knows Costas Inn.
The Dundalk institution has been around since 1971, when Costas Triantafilos — still the owner, now working with his son, Pete — opened the restaurant. Since the '70s, Costas has grown into a...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The season's chilly weather calls for comfort food, but that's no reason to pack on the pounds. After all, spring is right around the corner.
We asked local chefs to share their comfort food favorites, lightened up a bit in honor of the season ahead....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The good and friendly Irish pub Mick O'Shea's has been a steady presence on a volatile block for going on 20 years. It opened in 1995 but really began to flourish in 2002, when it was taken over by brother and sister Dave Niehenke and Stephanie Webber.