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  • Maggie's Farm delivers big flavors

    Maggie's Farm delivers big flavors
    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...
  • Upgrades at McCormick & Schmick's pay off

    Upgrades at McCormick & Schmick's pay off
    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...
  • Shin Chon Garden is ready for its close-up

    Shin Chon Garden is ready for its close-up
    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...
  • 13th Floor's elevated mood nearly undone by the food

    13th Floor's elevated mood nearly undone by the food
    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...
  • At Gordon Biersch, go for brews and views — but not the food

    At Gordon Biersch, go for brews and views — but not the food
    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...
  • Good things come from small Liv2Eat

    Good things come from small Liv2Eat
    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...
  • Easy-to-make appetizers fit the bill for large holiday gatherings

    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...
  • Johnny's aims for the everyday

    Johnny's aims for the everyday
    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...
  • Stag Night at Heavy Seas Alehouse for manly shopping

    Stag Night at Heavy Seas Alehouse for manly shopping
    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...
  • New Mirchi Wok and Mango Grove make a delicious combination

    New Mirchi Wok and Mango Grove make a delicious combination
    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...
  • Baltimore Diner: Joe Squared offers shared holiday party

    Baltimore Diner: Joe Squared offers shared holiday party
    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...
  • Not quite the Prime Rib

    Not quite the Prime Rib
    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...