| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:47 AM
I ordered a drink I didn't think I was going to like.
Yeah, I know, weird. It was one of those "the bartender is busy and you're hemming and hawing like a goon" moments when something different catches your eye and you blurt it out. All in the name of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Prince George's County Council approved construction Monday of MGM Resorts' nearly $1 billion casino complex at National Harbor.
In an 8-1 vote, the council cleared MGM to apply for construction permits for the 23-acre site overlooking the Potomac...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Like the song says, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.
For many Glenelg locals, that place seems to be Ten Oaks Tavern, in the Ten Oaks Shopping Center — and it's easy to understand why. Despite somewhat uneven food and a...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:07 PM
The Valley Inn, a landmark property on Falls Road near the city-county border, is back in business.
Now operated by Ted Bauer, owner of the of the popular Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley, the Valley Inn has been revealing itself, quietly, in stages....
| May 13, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere.
Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Nearly everybody loves a good Mexican restaurant. A bowl of chips and a dish of spicy, fresh salsa put smiles on even the saddest faces.
So it's good to hear that the small, local chain La Tolteca has opened a new outpost. The restaurant on York Road in...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:26 AM
City slickers, be forewarned. One visit to this picturesque and utterly charming town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and even devout urbanites may be tempted to pull up roots, pack their bags and change ZIP codes.
That's no exaggeration. Berlin has in...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Mr. Rain's Fun House, the restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum, will close on June 7, according to information provided by the restaurant.
"Even with wonderful press ... and a series of recognizable achievements ... our pursuit of...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
On Thursday, Venti Tre Modern Italian, a new fast-casual restaurant at the Shops at Canton Crossing, is offering a free entree with the purchase of an entree to anyone wearing his or her favorite Preakness hat.
Venti Tre is from Fazoli's, the nation's...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Remington, as neighborhoods go, is hot.
The neighborhood is conveniently close to the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. Charles Village is just to the east — Howard Street is the dividing line — and Hampden is just across...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:10 AM
For atmosphere alone, the new waterfront restaurant Barcocina is worth a visit.
But you can't eat atmosphere. And the great news is that the food at Barcocina — pronounced bar-co-SEEN-ah, the name is a portmanteau word combining "bar" and "cocina,...