| Jan 21, 2012
Red Red Wine is a big big hit in Annapolis.
On a chilly winter night, the new storefront joint on Main Street was packed with well-dressed groups dining at tables and an overflow crowd gathered around the long bar in the back. At peak hours in Red Red...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Brewer's Art, Roy's, and The Wine Market have new menus, and a few of what we've been told might be the big food names of 2012 are already showing up. Hello, cauliflower. Hey, there Korean-inspired dishes.
It's long been the way of Brewer's Art to...
| Feb 4, 2012
This almost never happens. Revivals, remakes and sequels are, by common consent, inferior products.
Every once in a while, though, something comes along — the recent staging of "South Pacific," or "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole —...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When we first heard about Birroteca, it was described as an artisanal pizza joint. Birroteca does have pizzas — good, wood-fired pizzas with chewy crusts and fancy ingredients, but there's more to it than that.
Some of your friends and...
| 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.
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...