| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Though outside the leaves were changing, when we sat down for dinner at Marlin and Ray's Seafood and Sunsets, we had sand between our toes. Thanks to fun drinks, good seafood and laid-back service, getting a little sandy felt right.
The Bel Air eatery,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 6:32 AM
When it comes to the Shanty Grille, the term “in for a penny, in for a pound” definitely applies. The Grille — formerly the Crab Shanty, a popular county seafood eatery for decades — opened with a new name, a new décor and a new...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 3:46 PM
You'd have to look long and hard to come up with a false move at the new Fleet Street Kitchen, either in the execution of the menu or the management of the posh suite of dining rooms.
The physical space, the ground level of a former furniture factory...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Gilberto Cortes opened the doors of El Azteca in 1993. The storefront location in Clarksville is, arguably, the oldest Mexican eatery in the county. As venerable as it is (in restaurant years), El Azteca stills packs 'em in seven days a week.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:41 AM
Kooper's North, the new pub in Mays Chapel, has been open only since the end of August. But judging by the crowds, it has already developed quite a reputation.
At this point, that reputation is mostly deserved. Like its sister restaurants in Fells...
| May 12, 2012
Plug Ugly's Publick House is a strange name for a tavern. But Baltimore history buffs know the Plug Uglies were a thuggish street gang/political club that ran riot on Baltimore's streets in the 1850s.
Don't worry. The newest resident of O'Donnell...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:12 AM
What does the sailing community in Eastport love? It loves the Boatyard Bar and Grill.
Dick Frayno opened the Boatyard Bar and Grill in the Eastport district of Annapolis in 2001. Cozy and charming, with plenty of dining and shopping options, Eastport...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:25 AM
While it's certainly true that there's no place like home, it behooves us now and then to venture out of "Harrid Cownee" and see what's happening elsewhere. Which is why we recently ventured into Anne Arundel County, to check out how the new casino is...
| May 19, 2012
If you want a glimpse into the near future of contemporary American dining, head down to Power Plant Live, where a promising new restaurant named Kettle Hill has put down stakes. It's a farm-to-table restaurant for the century's second decade.
| May 25, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Rusty Scupper is celebrating its 30th anniversary on the south side of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The restaurant says that all told, it's served more than 1.7 million crab cakes, 780,000 pounds of jumbo lump crab meat and 156,000 dozen oysters.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Walking into Yama Sushi in Ellicott City, the first thing we noticed were the polka dots.
Posted behind a long bar, two busy-looking sushi chefs sliced fish and rolled rice with seaweed. Instead of the severe white coats usually favored by their...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:46 PM
The Food Market is the restaurant that everyone wanted. The new Hampden hot spot from Chad Gauss, formerly of the City Cafe, has been open only for five weeks, but it established itself as a favorite in no time flat.
As executive chef at City Cafe, Gauss...