| 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...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Anna Di Pierno's little charmer of a restaurant has been around for about seven years, operating under the name Pasta Blitz. If you go looking for it, though, look for Il Basilico.
Di Pierno has taken a deliberate approach to the name change, but the...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:17 PM
What's new at Antrim 1844? Not much, really.
If it wasn't your thing then, it still won't be now. But If you enjoyed coming up to Taneytown for your 30th anniversary dinner at the Smokehouse Restaurant, you won't regret the drive up to northwest...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:53 AM
I loved Bluegrass when it opened in 2010, but I loved it even more on a recent visit because it seems to have hit its stride.
Some of the improvement at Bluegrass has been from the natural mellowing that happens with good materials. Some of it has been...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2013
It didn't move far — just one block up Eastern Avenue — but the new Ikaros is a world apart from the original, which the Kohilas brothers opened in 1969.
Sometimes bigger is better. The new Ikaros, which opened last summer, has things the...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:14 PM
In Greek, "Yasou" means "health to you." It's used as a greeting and a toast, like "Cheers!"
At Yasou Greek Bistro, there's plenty of reason to toast. With simple, nicely cooked takes on Greek specialties and friendly service, the busy Hunt Valley...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:58 AM
In just one month, Ouzo Bay has made a swaggering debut in Harbor East.
Every decision concerning the atmosphere, menu and service feels exactly right. The food is prepared with extraordinary care and presented with casual grace. Dinner there is fun....