| Jun 2, 2011
| 12:52 PM
The line "treated like family" gets tossed around a lot when it comes to restaurants. But rarely do you feel that comfortable or connected by the time you pay the check. Orchard Market & Cafe in Towson doesn't just make you feel at home — it also...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Charles Samuel "Sam" Poole Sr., a Carroll County butcher whose Sam's Deer Processing in Finksburg has been a destination for lucky hunters for decades, died Saturday of complications after heart surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury....
| Oct 9, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Aelred Geis tried to make the world better for birds and people, in that order.
He studied ways to coax birds back into urban areas, helped persuade Jim Rouse to set aside 1,000 acres of prime Howard County real estate for a nature preserve, turned his...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Ten Ten, the handsome new Harbor East restaurant adjacent to the Bagby Pizza Company, is brimming with good ideas about everyday dining.
The menu is credited to executive chef Mark Davis, formerly of the Baltimore Country Club. His tenure there, you're...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:30 PM
New Year’s Eve comes just once a year — and even less often on a Saturday night. For Baltimore-area restaurants, that’s a very good thing.
One in five Americans is planning to dine out this New Year’s Eve, according to a recent...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:25 PM
It's a pretty well known fact that I want to go out drinking with the “Top Chef” contestants. Whenever the cheftestants are in the stew room or come back tired and beat from an elimination challenge, I want to jump through my TV and pound some...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Chad Wells, the executive chef at Alewife Tavern, is at it again.
Wells hosted a few endangered species dinners this past year, featuring Maryland's notorious snakehead. Coming up on Monday, January 9, Wells will present a Campfire Dinner at Joe...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Tavern on the Square has opened in the Canton. It's in the old Fins space.
Mel Carter, the general manager and part owner of Blue Hill Tavern, also in Canton, purchased Fins last September and, for a few months, kept things as they were. Right after...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 10:46 AM
The Columbia Neighborhood Swim League closed out its season with the annual All-City meet, held July 29-30 at the Phelps Luck pool. Nearly 1,100 swimmers participated, about 150 more than in previous summers.
Three new meet records were set. Michael...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Maryland's threatened little bog turtles may be getting some extra help from the state's farmers, under a new federal conservation initiative.
Obama adminstration officials are slated to unveil today (3/8) a $33 million bid to make more farmers and other...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:29 AM
To an outsider, the pubs and taverns on O'Donnell Square might all look the same. But a Canton insider knows how to pick the one that suits his or her dating status, age group or mood.
Tavern on the Square, the newest addition to square, is, from what...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator.
When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...