| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:20 PM
You'll find Drovers Grill & Wine Co. along a quiet and hilly stretch of western Howard County highway in Mount Airy. Iif you wanted to take a nice walk after dinner, you could stroll over to Carroll and Frederick counties and make it back in time for an...
| Jan 1, 2011
It's a pleasure to end the year on a high note. Taste Mediterranean Grille has opened in the space that Cafe Troia left for shinier digs on the other side of Allegheny Avenue in Towson. The chef and owner of Taste, Luigi Palumbo, recently relocated here...
| Jul 17, 2010
Regions, the follow-up restaurant to the neighboring Catonsville Gourmet, is another winner for the team. If never dazzling, it's admirably sure-footed and impressively versatile. Regions is an especially welcome addition to the upscale-casual category,...
| Jul 22, 2010
Jaffar Helie, owner of the popular but low-frills Roma's and Waterloo pizza restaurants in Howard County, has now opened Cazbar Kebap House, a small restaurant selling Turkish food. Its menu is modeled on a similarly themed restaurant in Baltimore, also...
| Jul 24, 2010
The large upstairs dining room at the Point in Fells doesn't get many takers on a weeknight. It's a fine, handsome, timber-ceilinged room, and if you can find a prettier water view on the East Coast than the one from these windows, please tell me.
| Aug 1, 2010
| 12:54 PM
12:05 p.m. We arrive at Liberatore's in Timonium and, as I suspected, I feel underdressed. We're met by men in black bowties. I'd feel better if I were wearing a tie or at least a jacket.
White linen, short-stemmed water glasses, and a few tables of...
| Jul 31, 2010
You might find yourself sitting in your comfortable booth in the Stanford Grill's big, wide-open dining room saying things like, "You know what, these are really amazing ribs," or, "Actually, this steak is fantastic." All along, the food the Stanford...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 9:52 AM
Since it opened in a great Towson location in November 2009, the 7 West Bistro Grille has become a popular lunch destination for lawyers and other professionals working within walking distance. As it happens, Towson doesn't have many places for a sit-down...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 3:09 PM
The type size on City Cafe's menu is too small. Well, that's about it, folks. Everything else this magically restored Mount Vernon institution is doing is whip-smart and spot-on.
Let's be honest: The City Cafe, in the years leading up to its 2009...
| 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...