| 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Talk about your winning streaks. The Brewer's Art, now in its 17th season, has had a remarkably impressive run in its Charles Street townhouse. It has managed to mature and grow in popularity while holding true to its original vision and keeping the...
| Nov 8, 2012
You have to be in pretty good shape to make it up the myriad stairs leading to the main dining room at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. But once there – above the din of the street level bar – you'll be glad you made the effort. The...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:31 AM
On paper, McFaul's IronHorse Tavern has everything going for it: A charming location, an appealing menu with a focus on local flavors, friendly staff.
That's a good start. But in practice, the restaurant needs some fine-tuning.
Start with the name....
| Feb 18, 2012
There is another Canton, a quieter residential neighborhood away from the commerce of Boston Street and the bustle of O'Donnell Square. "Old-man bars" still operate on the lonesome corners of this Canton, and when one of them closes, you can bet a cute...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Heavy Seas Alehouse is scheduled to open officially on Wednesday, taking over the Tack Factory space formerly occupied by Tsunami and Diablita. The key word is "officially." The new restaurant, the first to carry the name of the popular Baltimore-based...
| 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.
| May 29, 2012
| 9:03 AM
We tend to think of the winter holidays as a time to create appetizers for those cocktail parties we like to host. But spring and summer have their appetizing merits, too. Casual outdoor-indoor get-togethers – for graduations, showers, even...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
There was a time when Chinese restaurants abounded in this area. Granted, they still exist in storefronts, specializing in carryout. But many dine-in Chinese restaurants these days have re-invented themselves to include a wide range of culinary genres,...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Crossroads Pub is aptly named. Not two but three roads — Ten Oaks, Linthicum and Greenbridge — all gird the little yellow, single-family, detached house there in Dayton. According to manager Lance Williams, the vintage building has, over the...