| 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...
| 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 22, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Shin Chon Garden is popular to the point of overflowing. Even on a drizzly weeknight, the tables at this Ellicott City restaurant are full of diners. A friend, arriving a few minutes before I did, texted: "place smells AMAZING."
When Andrew Zimmern, the...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The 13th Floor is a treat. When we came here on a Friday night, people were dancing to live jazz music. Can you imagine? One couple, it was announced, had become engaged. You might, too. The renovated interior, which was unveiled last fall, is a real...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Newcomer Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant adds some balance to Harbor East, which has been dominated by high-end establishments.
This is the third big opening, following Townhouse Kitchen and Bar and Ouzo Bay, on this stretch of Lancaster Street, where...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Baltimore has a shortage of good, small restaurants, the kind with 20 or 30 seats, where diners can have some intimacy. Restaurants, at least the ones I've been reviewing, have been getting bigger, brassier, louder. I'm not complaining. I've been having...
| Dec 5, 2012
Even those of us who enjoy the intimacy (and challenge) of sit-down-style dinner parties like the more informal holiday gatherings that revolve around appetizers and desserts for larger get-togethers. The host gets to strut a greater variety of...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Foreman Wolf wants Johnny's to be an everyday destination for the folks of Roland Park, a place they can show up at, on a whim, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And they have been.
Johnny's is the fifth restaurant from Baltimore restaurateurs Tony Foreman...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Heavy Seas Alehouse is throwing one of those stag shopping nights. You know, men hate to shop.
But if you ply them with manly things like specialty bourbons, Heavy Seas beer and steak appetizers, they'll fold like tents. Heavy Seas Alehouse is...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:29 PM
It's holiday party time. It can be a drag, especially if you're the one planning it for your office gang. For restaurants, holiday party rentals provide a welcome, sometimes vital source of income. I'll be telling you about options in a coming column, and...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Maryland Live Casino has opened its version of the Prime Rib, the iconic Baltimore steakhouse that has flourished almost from the second of its founding in 1965 by the Beler brothers.
The new steakhouse is operated by the casino and is technically...