| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:57 AM
With Mother’s Day in the offing, consider Sunday brunch as a great gift. Actually, brunch seems like a well-deserved indulgence any time of year, for any of us.
The sit-down-and-be-served Sunday brunch at The Kings Contrivance Restaurant is...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Crabbing season officially begins in Maryland today, but the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs apparently haven't gotten the word.
My colleague Richard Gorelick reports that watermen, seafood dealers, restaurateurs and state natural resource officials all...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Charles Kelley stands in Baltimore's historic Lexington Market, chowing down on a Faidley's overstuffed crab cake sandwich.
It doesn't bother the 37-year-old North Carolina man that the market doesn't have gourmet coffee, wine or cheese shops. He's OK...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Easter's on its way. We're rounding up brunch options in the area. If you want your restaurant's Easter Sunday brunch offering listed, drop us a line at the email address at the bottom of this post. Before the brunch listings, we threw in a cooking...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Annapolis is swimming in wine bars these days.
The choices include the deeply cool Red Red Wine on Main Street, Justin Moore's food-forward Vin 909 over in Eastport and the accessibly cozy Grapes Wine Bar on Forest Drive.
Crush Kitchen and Winehouse...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:32 PM
The Red Parrot is far from the first restaurant in Baltimore to mix Asian cuisines on its menu. But it might be setting a giddy new standard.
The cuisines keep coming — and never seem to stop. Among the first listed appetizers are Japanese spring...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Efforts to restore native oysters in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay are about to begin in earnest, as state and federal officials air plans to conduct large-scale reef rebuilding projects in Harris Creek on the Eastern Shore.
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar begins its 35th season April 1. This is the second year the popular market is starting so early. Until 2003, when it was moved up to the first week in May, the opening came in early June.
Last year, skeptics...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Baltimore County issued an alert Wednesday regarding water quality in the Patapsco River after a pipe ruptured at Patapsco pumping station.
According to the website of the Baltimore County Department of Health, if contacting the water is necessary,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Howard County is home to an incredible assortment of dining experiences. From haute cuisine to grab-and-go, from special occasion to tonight’s supper, more than 250 restaurants await you within minutes of home or work. Whether you’re in the...
| Apr 2, 2012
It's been a hectic few weeks for Nick Hyson, but he's managing. Hyson is manager of the new Giant supermarket that held its grand opening in Hampden on March 29, and former manager of the Rotunda mall Giant that closed the same day.
He's been the man...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Baltimore Orioles' star center fielder Adam Jones loves to sleep out — which works out nicely for him, realization, since his team spends more than 80 days a year on the road.
Obviously undaunted by frequent changes of scenery, Jones has been a...