| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Fall cocktail season is in full swing, and if you're like me your mind is laserlike focused on all things apple cider, cider donuts and pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.
Most bars in the Baltimore area have debuted their fall cocktail lines to reflect...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:55 AM
The big hats, the beautiful flowers, the maypole, the lemon peppermint sticks — those are the hallmarks of Baltimore's Flowermart, an oasis of old-fashioned gentility that its organizers promise will stay that way.
Which is why it's a little...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Craving a summer treat that's icy, sweet, and a bit exotic? Then make gourmet ice pops your go-to cooler for the sunny season.
Ice pops aren't exactly new — remember the juice and Kool-Aid bars Mom would freeze in tiny paper cups? — but these...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Mount Vernon's Sascha's 527 is an elegant but approachable space for enjoying a fine meal and a cocktail, its deep red walls adorned with colorful paintings and a chandelier complementing each other to provide a fun, classy vibe.
Which is probably why...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:58 AM
This time of year, when Old Sol is having his way with us, we often turn to the tropics for culinary inspiration. The tropics, that is, of sandy beaches, blue oceans and cooling trade winds making the palm trees sway.
One reason, of course, is our innate...
| May 22, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Bettie Vogt of Bend, Ore., was looking for a lemon pie recipe to replace one that has been a family favorite for more than 30 years. Her original recipe from the Eagle brand milk company called for the use of raw eggs yolks, but she is no longer...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Now that we've had a real taste of winter, and found out we're rather wimpy after all, we can give ourselves over to indoor entertaining with the cold months in mind. Our menus du jour will undoubtedly reflect our goal of fixing tummy warming treats for...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Everybody loves burgers. That's a fact of American life. Beef, turkey, chicken, or even fish—all have their ardent fans. Maybe it's because burgers are essentially finger food. A meal in a bun, if you will. Add some oven-baked fries or potato chips,...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:44 AM
Hersh's Pizza & Drinks is exactly as its name advertises — a low-key restaurant and bar serving good Neapolitan pizza and simple pastas alongside old school cocktails and a wide selection of beers.
Brother-and-sister duo Josh and Stephanie...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:51 AM
It's been years since Maggie Lebherz lived in sunny Spain as a college exchange student. Yet just one taste of fresh olive oil takes her back in spirit.
"In 2007, I lived with a family in Salamanca, and my host mother cooked everything in olive oil, in a...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Along about now, the grill as a culinary appliance begins to pall. Not that grilling isn't still the preferred summertime cooking method, both for everyday meals and for deck parties. But, still, we get a little nostalgic for fixing a quick supper...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:50 AM
There's little that's more romantic than a wonderful dinner enjoyed a deux in a cozy setting. With Valentine's Day in the offing, restaurant phones (and websites) are undoubtedly busy taking reservations for just such tete-a-tetes.
If you're into the...