| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Fourth of July is not technically about the inalienable right to grill hot dogs and burgers, but to vegetarians or people trying to cut down on their meat intake, it can sure seem that way.
For those looking for a way to join in the backyard...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Who said there are no second acts in American dining?
Clyde's of Columbia has been an anchor on the Columbia lakefront since 1975. That's impressive, but time has a way of catching up with everything. And now that Columbia is in the middle of a multi-...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Almost four years in, B&O American Brasserie, the restaurant inside the Hotel Monaco, has established itself as a worthy citizen of Baltimore. Before it came along, downtown dining options were scarce, especially at night, both for visitors and the...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Some restaurants just feel comfortable.
E.W. Beck's Pub is one of those places. From the food to the service, dinner at the restaurant is easy, fun and enjoyable.
Scene A Sykesville staple since 1992, E.W. Beck's occupies a large building right on the...
| 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 17, 2013
| 6:19 AM
"Liver and onions — the poor man's gourmet delight."
— Stevens Bunker, retired Baltimore sea dog
The taste sensation of beef liver is like licking a piece of smooth, shiny metal. To the bite, the texture is akin to corduroy — wide...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's the time of year when I probably ought to be thinking about gardening, but this year I'm thinking about not gardening.
Gardening has never been among my strong abilities. I can dig a hole and plant something. I have a lot of success with trees,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Holly Renew from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a mushroom loaf that was served at the now-closed restaurant in Canton called the Wild Mushroom. She said it was a featured item on the menu and similar to a meatloaf in consistency but contained...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:36 AM
And then there were four. Brooke, Sheldon, Josh and Lizzie disembark from the Celebrity Cruise ship in Juneau, Alaska. They are all thrilled to be there, though Sheldon’s Hawaiian faculties are not accustomed to the climate: “I better throw on...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Last year my potted impatiens had that terrible new disease, impatiens downy mildew, and all died. Can I use my old infected potting soil in non-flower beds this year? Send it to the landfill?
Impatiens downy mildew spores overwinter in infected plant...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:47 AM
B in Bolton Hill has a new executive chef.
Chris Clune came on board March 1 but took over the kitchen for real on March 21. For now, Clune will be happily executing the menu put in place by departing executive chef Jamie Forsythe, who stayed around...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar begins its 35th season April 1. This is the second year the popular market is starting so early. Until 2003, when it was moved up to the first week in May, the opening came in early June.
Last year, skeptics...