| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay.
Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs.
Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Annapolitans are loyal, and the city has an impressive list of long-running restaurants. Once a place clicks, it tends to stay. That's not too surprising for a political town. Call it the incumbency effect.
In 1986, Jean-Louis Evennou opened the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The final five have a group hug and exhale in relief. Big news from the party boat: Padma and Tom unexpectedly interrupt them mid-sigh to inform them they the next day they will be setting sail on a cruise to Alaska. Josh’s immediate concerned is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:20 AM
With country music blaring, honky-tonk decor, and a menu stacked with smokehouse favorites, Cowboys & Rednecks (also known as CNR) is hardly shy about its theme. We half expected the hostess to greet us with a "Yeehaw!"
CNR's owner, Federal Hill...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Now in its seventh season, Jack's Bistro has settled into a fine groove. The small Canton restaurant is essentially doing today what it was doing from the start — exactly what it wants to do.
If that makes Jack's sound arrogant, you don't know...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Zebra mussels have finally made their way down the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, though it's unclear what if any harm the invasive aquatic species might do there.
This month, state biologists found 20 of the non-native shellfish attached to...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Driving past The Ale House Columbia on a warm Thursday evening, the first thing we noticed was the crowded patio; it looked fun.
The second thing we noticed was the valet.
Valet parking isn't an unusual sight outside a busy restaurant, but this was...
| May 3, 2013
| 9:35 AM
George's, the restaurant at the Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel in Mount Vernon, is a sleeper. It hasn't completely shrugged off its hotel-amenity feeling, but it's getting there.
George's is making an effort to reach out. There's a good sampling on the...
| Jun 12, 2012
Rowhouse Grille is a great name for a Baltimore tavern. You'd think there'd have been enough Rowhouse grills, bars and taverns over the years to fill the 2600 Block of Wilkens Ave.
But as far as I know, this handsome South Baltimore specimen, formerly...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is about to dramatically enlarge one of its newest attractions — one meant to draw crabs and fish as well as tourists.
For weeks now, teams of young and adult volunteers have been assembling what promoters say will be...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:45 AM
It is to be hoped that the little dears are learning more in school than that Columbus Day is all about appliance and mattress sales. Indeed, he is credited with "discovering" America, which was, you might agree, a rather momentous achievement, albeit...
| May 19, 2012
If you want a glimpse into the near future of contemporary American dining, head down to Power Plant Live, where a promising new restaurant named Kettle Hill has put down stakes. It's a farm-to-table restaurant for the century's second decade.