| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:37 AM
The 66th annual Howard County Fair is a wrap — and the weeklong event, which ended Aug. 13, was as American as apple pie. Or cherry pie, in Ken Langer's case.
Langer, who won the pie-eating contest in the 18 and older age division this year,...
| Aug 17, 2011
Did you get hot dogs from Peppi's on Thomas Street? Spend hours playing video games at Replay Arcade in Tollgate Mall? Did you shop at Mammoth Mart before it was an Ames? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you may have grown up in...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 6:49 AM
Bond Street Social's grand opening in October was loud, glitzy and packed with people — a rarity for Baltimore. That's not a dig; all that pizazz is required for places seeking to establish themselves as a "hot spot."
Some months earlier, another...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 6:22 AM
M&T Bank Stadium is conveniently flanked by two sports temples: Mother's in Federal Hill and Pickles Pub in Camden Yards. If Mother's is revered as the de facto Ravens bar, Pickles is beloved by fans of the Orioles.
But that doesn't mean it overlooks the...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:11 PM
As "Barbecue Bible" author Steven Raichlen points out in "Raichlen's Tailgating! 31 Righteous Recipes for On-the-Go Grilling," his latest ebook, "Long before NASCAR and the Super Bowl, there was tailgating. This distinctly American institution dates...
| Jul 26, 2011
Food Network's Food and Wine Festival
Food Network personality Guy Fieri is coming to Atlantic City. And he's hosting the "Cheese Steak Battle."
It's all part of the Food Network's Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, which runs...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Senora McGuire says "We don't need anyone telling us what to eat" ( Readers Respond, June 7). I say Ms. McGuire must be walking around with her eyes shut.
Two thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of those — more than one third of all...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Open house — Open Arms half-day program, Thu., Aug. 4, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Open Arms School, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. Children and parents invited to meet the director, staff and teachers who will be working with children...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Watching Keith Olbermann interview his boss, Al Gore, Tuesday night for the second night in a row, I couldn't help noticing something: How much Olbermann looked like the RCA dog, head cocked slightly to the side, listening intently at his master's voice....
| Aug 9, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Despite scattered bouts of driving rain, opening weekend at the 66th annual Howard County Fair was a lively whirl of rides, contests, music and showcases.
For some, it was more of a whirl than others.
On Sunday, Aug. 7, 6-year-old Jordan Bell was...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Taharka Bros. is hosting an old-fashioned ice cream social on Aug. 11 at its Mount Washington store.
The Aug. 11 ice cream social at Taharka Bros. will feature live music and hot dogs and tons of socializing. Did you all know that the Mount Washington...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Rye is the kind of bar every neighborhood wishes for — creative takes on classic drinks, friendly service, warm atmosphere and, as a bonus, talent in the kitchen.
It might be a bar, first and foremost, but thanks to chef Benjamin Polson, Rye is...