| May 3, 2013
| 9:35 AM
George's, the restaurant at the Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel in Mount Vernon, is a sleeper. It hasn't completely shrugged off its hotel-amenity feeling, but it's getting there.
George's is making an effort to reach out. There's a good sampling on the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
"Come casual … dine fine."
That's the motto sprinkled across Christopher Daniel's menu and signage. The concept — good food served in a low-key setting — is a worthy one. But while the service is top-notch, the food portion of "fine"...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Asian food aficionados probably think they’re living next door to nirvana these days. No longer does the crowd have to agree on one type of fare. With the current trend in Far East-style eateries, most everyone can be satisfied.
Among the newer...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Cuban Revolution has come to Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood.
Just a few blocks away from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Middle East area has seldom officered any reason for outsiders to wander in. That is changing.
The neighborhood is being...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Now in its seventh season, Jack's Bistro has settled into a fine groove. The small Canton restaurant is essentially doing today what it was doing from the start — exactly what it wants to do.
If that makes Jack's sound arrogant, you don't know...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Paolo Romeo believes that food is art.
The chef-owner of Artful Gourmet, which has been an Owings Mills mainstay for just over a decade, isn't wildly avant-garde in the kitchen. He doesn't take chances on creative dishes.
But Romeo does take an...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:57 AM
With Mother’s Day in the offing, consider Sunday brunch as a great gift. Actually, brunch seems like a well-deserved indulgence any time of year, for any of us.
The sit-down-and-be-served Sunday brunch at The Kings Contrivance Restaurant is...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Who said there are no second acts in American dining?
Clyde's of Columbia has been an anchor on the Columbia lakefront since 1975. That's impressive, but time has a way of catching up with everything. And now that Columbia is in the middle of a multi-...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:02 AM
We live in an age that glorifies home cooking.
Accomplished chefs across the region strive to recreate the flavors, smells and experiences of their grandmothers' kitchens. "Comfort food" is an haute cuisine buzzword.
Though it's been open for more...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Annapolis is swimming in wine bars these days.
The choices include the deeply cool Red Red Wine on Main Street, Justin Moore's food-forward Vin 909 over in Eastport and the accessibly cozy Grapes Wine Bar on Forest Drive.
Crush Kitchen and Winehouse...
| Jun 12, 2012
Rowhouse Grille is a great name for a Baltimore tavern. You'd think there'd have been enough Rowhouse grills, bars and taverns over the years to fill the 2600 Block of Wilkens Ave.
But as far as I know, this handsome South Baltimore specimen, formerly...