| Nov 3, 2011
Heartier dishes are called for as we ease into the chilly season. Ergo, we tend to plan side dishes, as well as meat preparations, designed to warm the family cockles. Root vegetables come to mind. But leafy vegetables can play a big part in menu planning...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:03 AM
When seven former college friends first ventured inside the former shoe factory at 306 W. Redwood St., it was filled with junk and there were holes in the floor.
There wasn't an electrical outlet to be found, let alone the remnants of the former...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 9:33 AM
When the financially stressed Baltimore Shakespeare Festival recently ceased operations, it meant the end for its summer tradition of doing Shakespeare outdoors in the meadow at Evergreen Museum and Library in north Baltimore.
Well, the tradition...
| Oct 27, 2011
The Hickory Ridge Village Center has a lot to offer. The ambience there seems light, airy and contemporary when not a few of Columbia's commercial centers are looking rather tired these days.
One of the center's long-time residents (since 1993, we're...
| Nov 12, 2011
If it took me too long to get to Mr. Rain's Fun House, I'm in good company.
Approaching its second anniversary, the delightful restaurant has yet to penetrate the city's culinary mind. For one thing, I don't think that wacky name has been doing it any...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Don Schline, a senior sales advisor with Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate in Baltimore, and his buddies really know how to throw a tailgate party. The core group of 15, organized and motivated by their friend Scott McClure, are all friends from their high...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:40 PM
While the en papillote ("in parchment") method of cooking might sound a little too fancy for tailgating, Mark Graham, in his Dinner Tonight column for the Chicago Tribune, has suggested that it's really nothing more than food wrapped in parchment paper...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Alonso's in Roland Park is an unpretentious restaurant in a pretentious part of the city. Since 1931, it's been serving modest food and good beer to much acclaim and many satisfied customers. It hasn't changed one bit over the years.
Well over three-...
| Oct 4, 2011
The unconventional plays at Baltimore's Single Carrot Theatre often involve equally unconventional seating arrangements. You never quite know what you'll be facing on stage or literally how you'll be facing it.
Young Jean Lee's "Church" is thematically...
| Oct 15, 2011
The headline on a 1972 article in The Baltimore Sun neatly summed up the recently formed Theatre Project: "New and radical — and free."
Today, the intimate venue on Preston Street still offers plenty of theatrical experiences that qualify as new...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:23 PM
It’s been just about a year since the Aida Bistro folks packed up their pots and moved to their new location. The effort has evidently paid off, as business was brisk on two recent visits.
There’s a spacious feel when you enter the front...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:20 AM
At 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning, the Sip and Bite on Boston Street was packed.
A salvation for the inebriated, a sanctuary for the sleepless and fellowship for the lonely, the small Canton restaurant has been serving great old school diner food...