| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:56 AM
It seems most appropriate that on Valentine’s Day 2013, Mango Grove and Mirchi Wok will celebrate a year of peace and love between a pair of culinary “isms” -- vegetarianism and carnivorism. On this date in 2012, chef/owner Rohit...
| Jan 26, 2013
Chad Wells made a name for himself at Alewife, the popular tavern across from the Hippodrome Theatre, first with a sublime, spectacularly smoked hamburger and then by working magic on the fearsome invasive species known as the snakehead.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:38 PM
The name "University Club" conjures up images of old school chums sipping scotch by a roaring fire. At the University Club at Towson, the reality is somewhat different.
The Club is located in the Towson Marriott, just across from Towson University's...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
At Maggie's Farm, on a late December night, the small, square Harford Road dining room was full, with couples and foursomes along the edges, and in the middle, two separate large parties, of 12 and 18, celebrating birthdays.
We were concerned about...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Annapolitans are loyal, and the city has an impressive list of long-running restaurants. Once a place clicks, it tends to stay. That's not too surprising for a political town. Call it the incumbency effect.
In 1986, Jean-Louis Evennou opened the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:22 AM
In Baltimore, everybody knows Costas Inn.
The Dundalk institution has been around since 1971, when Costas Triantafilos — still the owner, now working with his son, Pete — opened the restaurant. Since the '70s, Costas has grown into a...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
McCormick & Schmick's emerged in the 1970s as a reliable seafood restaurant for business travelers. Acquired this year by Landry's, the giant Houston-based "diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company," the restaurant is undergoing a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East has been around long enough to feel like one of the old-timers in the development. When it opened, back in 2007, the restaurant was a block or two off the beaten path. You'd have had to know to look for it.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:23 AM
The best thing about O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant is how tricky it is to describe.
Not so many years back, I'd have called O'Leary's eclectic, which became a byword for both a type of menu and the kind of place that served it. Offering a relaxed version...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:08 PM
You can say this about Hyatt: It keeps its properties fresh.
I was looking back at the different concepts that have populated the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on Light Street since 1981. Who remembers Berry & Elliott's, the upper-story predecessor to now-...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Some restaurants just feel comfortable.
E.W. Beck's Pub is one of those places. From the food to the service, dinner at the restaurant is easy, fun and enjoyable.
Scene A Sykesville staple since 1992, E.W. Beck's occupies a large building right on the...