| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
"Come casual … dine fine."
That's the motto sprinkled across Christopher Daniel's menu and signage. The concept — good food served in a low-key setting — is a worthy one. But while the service is top-notch, the food portion of "fine"...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
It took almost 56 years, but I've finally mastered my table manners, and in the process learned something about the curious and controversial history of the fork.
And all it took was two hours of bearing up under Carol Haislip's patrician gaze as she...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:23 AM
The best thing about O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant is how tricky it is to describe.
Not so many years back, I'd have called O'Leary's eclectic, which became a byword for both a type of menu and the kind of place that served it. Offering a relaxed version...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Working behind the deli together at Graul's in Hereford, Ashlynn Vance and Erika Brannock became fast friends.
"We had a lot of fun here, especially on case night, when we cleaned out the (food display) cases," Vance said on Saturday, smiling as she...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:51 AM
One of the most delightful things about learning to cook is learning how herbs, which are virtually calorie free, can enhance even the simplest basic main ingredients, helping us achieve ever more kudos from the dear ones in our lives whose lot it is to...
| Jan 28, 2012
We'll always have the Milton Inn.
The northern Baltimore County classic still delivers all of the tradition and perks diners want from a fine-dining, special-occasion restaurant. On any given night, the Milton Inn experience unfolds in six dining rooms...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Joann Pelikan from Baltimore was hoping to locate a recipe for a dish she called Spanish steak. She said she enjoyed eating this when she was growing up in the 1960s and described it as steak that was slow-cooked with green pepper, onions and ketchup to...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Matthew Waylett has put down his cocktail to adjust the tilt of an Indiana Jones-esque fedora, admiring his reflection in the mirror set up at the bar.
It's Men's Night Out at the Manor Tavern, and Waylett has been lured to the shopping event, not so...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Ten Ten, the handsome new Harbor East restaurant adjacent to the Bagby Pizza Company, is brimming with good ideas about everyday dining.
The menu is credited to executive chef Mark Davis, formerly of the Baltimore Country Club. His tenure there, you're...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:20 AM
It's official. Range, the long-discussed next project from Bryan Voltaggio, has been officially announced for a fall opening at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in Washington, D.C. Range, the press announcement says, "will not simply be a contemporary American...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Most every home cook has a particular approach to the weeknight meal. Some of us are really into doing ahead. Slow cookers are their thing.
On the other hand, unless we're whipping up goodies for a dinner party, others of us can't bear the thoughts of...