| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The Little Italy restaurant formerly known Germano's Trattoria is now Germano's Piattini.
Germano's was doing just fine as a trattoria, the owners said, but they wanted to keep one step ahead of changing tastes. So they revamped just about everything....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:08 PM
From: Livermore Valley, Calif.
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pasta in red sauce
Concannon is one of California's masters of petite sirah, one of the state's best but most underrated red wine grapes. This premium version, a step up from its...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:12 AM
From: Tuscany, italy
Serve with: Grilled chicken, hamburgers
This is a delicious, well-priced Italian red that artfully combines the spiciness of 80 percent sangiovse with the backbone of 20 percent cabernet sauvignon. There's plenty of...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
It’s just not safe to get married in Westeros these days.
Ever since he ordered the beheading of the heroic Ned Stark in the first season of “Game of Thrones,” viewers have been patiently waiting for the insufferable boy-king Joffrey...
| Apr 19, 2014
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
Emina Dukic, who co-owns...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Fells Point is known for a lot of things — cobblestone streets, fun bars, seafood — but Italian fare is not among them. Anastasia, the newest offering from Kali's Restaurant Group, could change that.
The restaurant, which opened in January...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A new MVA rule forbidding younger people from renewing their driver's license in person is getting complaints from those just turning 21 who want to have their first drink, Harford County's liquor inspector said.
As of April 1, the MVA requires anyone...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:50 AM
What a nice dinner that was at Bistro Blanc. We enjoyed beautiful and well-constructed appetizers, perfectly cooked entrees and scrumptious desserts. And we just plain enjoyed ourselves at this wine-focused Glenelg restaurant.
When Bistro Blanc opened...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Harford County liquor inspectors report 94 percent of 34 businesses that were checked as part of a March 22 sting operation refused to serve an underage criminal justice student from Harford Community College.
Liquor board inspector Charles Robbins said...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Unless you’ve been held hostage in a Loire Valley vineyard for the past several years, you’re aware that beer these days enjoys much of the cachet that used to belong only to wine. Indeed, boutique breweries abound on these shores, and it...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:47 AM
2012 Leth Gruner Veltliner
From: Wagram, Austria
Serve with: Roasted poultry, salmon with cream sauce
This is an especially rich, creamy version of this classic Austrian white wine variety. It's basically dry but with a hint of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:41 AM
If you were a 19th-century Frenchman, you would likely be served three courses of asparagus during your prenuptial dinner. The vegetable with the suggestive shape, writes Helen Yoest in "Plants with Benefits," was thought to stir amorous feeling.