| Nov 19, 2010
| 1:28 PM
On a busy night at Sushi Sono, which by many accounts is every night, the wait for a table in the cramped entrance area, even with a reservation, can be an exercise in patience. Formalities and niceties are mostly dispensed with, and the service on a busy...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's the Year of the Tiger — not according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but in the world of publishing.
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua has made waves with an account of super-striving Chinese parenting. "The Tiger's Wife," a...
| Nov 23, 2010
Kona Grill is a high-energy place.
Pulsating music permeates the smartly designed, 160-seat restaurant carved out of the first floor of the Verizon building. The tables are on fire. OK, just one has a fire pit. Its flames leap from a table on the patio...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 9:03 AM
| Nov 26, 2010
| 8:52 AM
Open only since late September, Baltimore Sticky Rice already feels like an established presence on the Fells Point scene. The new place is performing the impressive trick of feeling like a part of the neighborhood while expanding its appeal beyond the...
| Dec 12, 2010
| 1:32 PM
Kyodai bills itself as Baltimore's only rotating sushi bar. The concept is simple, if at first unintentionally amusing: You sit at the bar with your napkin, chopsticks, soy, wasabi and ginger. The sushi-tenders roll up various concoctions, cut them,...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:27 AM
If your idea of a breezy beach vacation involves a plane or passport, then hold off on the tropics and head instead to Virginia Beach.
This resort city of nearly 438,000 people is a laid-back East Coast destination about a five-hour drive from Baltimore....
| May 13, 2011
| 12:23 PM
For all that remains warmly traditional about Ocean City, there are also changes — new events, restaurants, things to do and even technology to make your vacation more enjoyable. This year is no exception.
Here's are a some of the new happenings in...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 12:19 PM
The folks at XS have been stirring. The multistory cafe, sushi bar and lounge has very recently revealed a freshened-up menu, along with a few weekly specials and a handsome new marketing package.
That's good to see; I like to see a restaurant trying. XS...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Matsuri opened in 1996. I place this in the second wave of Baltimore's sushi experience, when Japanese restaurants began to look as much like the pub next door as the tatami and shoji-screen stage sets of the first wave. Some old-school rituals are in...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Sitting in Phoenix's Jacksonville Manor Shopping Center between a Safeway and a Rite Aid, on the site of the old Henry's Bistro, Chops Restaurant and Lounge was ablaze with white lights. The inside was bright as well — and busy. On a recent Friday...
| Sep 12, 2010
On screen, Julie Bowen plays a perfectionist mom, a sane obsessive surrounded by slightly crazy compulsives: the father who married a hottie younger than her. The man-child of a husband she considers her fourth child. The pigeon- and hotel bedspread-...