| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Michael Voltaggio certainly knows his way around a kitchen but the idea of playing a chef on TV seems to be tilting his toque.
The Maryland-born "Top Chef" winner has been on Twitter, talking about an upcoming cameo on the TV show"The Exes" where he...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Who needs a Zagat when you can have a Franchot?
Every so often, Md. Comptroller Peter Franchot will whip out his quill and dash off a Certificate of Recognition for a Maryland restaurant, and on Wednesday morning, the comptroller dropped by Sascha's...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Bryan Voltaggio will host his third annual benefit dinner to fight childhood hunger on Sept. 13 at Volt, his flagship Frederick restaurant. Joining him this time will be brother Michael Voltaggio, his onetime "Top Chef" competitor and now the chef at Ink...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Anthony Bourdain is returning to the Hippodrome on Nov. 17.
Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York's famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of best-sellers "Kitchen Confidential" and "Medium Raw" — blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:13 AM
The National Aquarium resumes its Fresh Thoughts series on Sept. 25 with Chris Becker, executive chef, and Omar Semidey, chef de cuisine, of the soon-to-be opened Fleet Street Kitchen.
Fresh Thoughts: A Sustainable Seafood Series features educational...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:48 AM
It's tailgate season, when fans gather on parking lots outside M&T Bank Stadium. But on Oct. 18, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, along with presenting sponsors Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens, are inviting fans to tailgate inside...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Bryan Voltaggio's diner project, coming later this spring to East Street in Frederick, has a name.
It's Family Meal. The term has a sweet double meaning. It's of course what some folks call the meals they share with their own family, but it's also an...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Corkage is coming. Beginning July 1, Maryland joins some 25 other states where diners may bring their own bottles of wine into licensed establishments.
Restaurants can choose whether or not to allow the practice, known as corkage, but must have a permit...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:02 PM
The dinner hour, Bryan Voltaggio has said, was the most important time of the day in his family's home. His new restaurant, Family Meal, which opened in June along an industrial stretch of Frederick, is intended as a venue for family dining. It's best...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:18 AM
Maryland diners have been taking their own wine into BYOB restaurants for years, but those include only establishments without beer and wine licenses. Beginning Sunday, Maryland diners will be able to take their bottles into some licensed establishments....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:10 AM
The owners of Volt and Lunchbox, Bryan Voltaggio and Hilda Staples, are opening their newest restaurant on Tuesday.
Housed in a former car dealership built in the 1960s, the 3,500 square-foot restaurant seats 96 diners, including counter seating for 30...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:35 AM
The Going Out Guide is coming.
This fall, the Baltimore Sun will publish a guide to the Baltimore area's best restaurants and bars. In all, 100 bars and 100 restaurants will be included. Though the final lists and the rankings won't be published until...