| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:28 AM
For lovers of Asian flavors, organic and local food and, of course, noodles, the new Republic Noodle in Federal Hill hits a sweet spot.
Owners David Lynch and Christopher Boylan — who live nearby — opened the Asian restaurant in September,...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 8:33 PM
The past is always with us in Baltimore.
A native of this town once told me a sure sign that you are a local is when you give directions using landmarks of restaurants that used to be there. As in, "drive down Eastern Avenue until you go past where...
| Oct 9, 2010
At least for today, I think Thai Yum is Baltimore's best Thai restaurant. Word will soon spread, and Thai Yum might not be ready for a sudden crush. When we visited, Penny Chungsakoon appeared to be working the line herself. There are unresolved service...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 1:47 PM
Ban Thai, at 340 N. Charles St., is a Baltimore stalwart. I've never left the restaurant dissatisfied with anything, and always felt as if I've had a treat that's taken me out of my rut, which is ironic because I've been in a Ban Thai rut for years. In at...
| May 11, 2010
If quarterback Joe Flacco's arm isn't what it should be next season, Baltimore will only have some of its most ardent football fans to blame.
Flacco's admirers were so busy getting their pictures taken with him Monday night, when he played celebrity...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Caesar's Den feels like the old Little Italy. The owners live upstairs, just as at other restaurants. The main dining room is cozy and comfortable, tables are set with white cloths and the serving staff is dressed in semiformal attire: white shirts and...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 3:31 PM
Riccardo Bosio opened Sotto Sopra in 1996, taking over the downtown space that had been ravishingly renovated for a short-lived beauty named the Vanguard Cafe. The space is still a dream, and you can see why those opera evenings Sotto Sopra produces...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore likes to bring new life to old buildings. That has happened at Dionysus.
Over the years, the rowhouse at 8 E. Preston St. has been home to many restaurants. Torremolinos, La Cantina and Center City Restaurant have occupied this spot just east...
| Oct 2, 2010
Tatu opened last month in the space where the Blue Sea Grill used to be, next to the Ruth's Chris Steak House in Power Plant Live. This is the second Tatu — the first one is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
Tatu is the...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2011
Founded in 1998 by James Beard Award-wining chef Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's has expanded far beyond its original Hawaiian home. There are now more than 30 worldwide.
So yes, Roy's is a chain, but the closest one to the restaurant in Harbor East is 700 miles...