| Jun 24, 2011
| 10:45 AM
BEST BURGER: Alewife
Housed in the Eutaw Savings Bank Building, Alewife doesn't mess around when it comes to burgers.
They only serve one -- and that's plenty.
The "smoke burger" is the creation of chef Chad Wells. Like any successful artist, he...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices. Cajoled by public health advocates and new laws, chain restaurants are posting...
| Aug 11, 2011
The north side of Cross Street Market has long outpaced the south side.
MaGerks, Ryleigh's, the Stalking Horse and the 8x10 have made the north side a viable and attractive destination. But the south side has been lacking a bona fide anchor establishment...
| Aug 14, 2011
Martha & Mary's stands along Reisterstown's bustling Main Street, a corridor packed with small shops offering everything from antiques to ski equipment.
The strip bristles with signs. It's impossible to read them all while driving the posted speed. But...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:01 PM
Bare Hills, a patchwork of business parks, office buildings, rug cleaners and veterinary services on Falls Road north of Lake Falls, is not normally associated with retail stores and restaurants.
But now, a former hydraulic pump manufacturing building...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:47 AM
With TVs on the walls, in the booths and hanging from the ceiling, the Field House in Canton is a wonderful place to have a few beers and watch multiple games at once. On a recent visit, however, some of the food played third-string to the entertainment...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The new Joe Squared at Power Plant Live is set to open for business Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The new location for the pizzeria has been in the works since May, when it was announced that it would replace Two Boots, which was near the end of its lease. The...
| Oct 20, 2011
"We're hooked on so many foods we never would have tried before," say Stan Posner and Sandra Phillips-Posner, co-authors of the travel guide book "Drive I-95."
They start their list with "Berger cookies in Baltimore, Polock Johnny's sausages, chocolate...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Sean Brown and Doug Jones were brainstorming ideas for a signature burger to add to the menu at Players Bar & Grill in Woodstock when Brown, the restaurant's general manager, threw out a crazy idea.
"We were trying to figure out what we could put on a...
| Jul 9, 2011
Coal Fire could be just another pizza joint. But its location — albeit storefront — in the Ellicott City development of Shipley's Grant gives it a certain cachet. So does the fact that the pizzas, which you can see being prepared in the open...
| Dec 14, 2011
This week, we asked about your top gift picks for the holidays. Here's what you had to say.
•••• The Lombardi Trophy in Baltimore. --lilasc via Twitter
•••• Peace! --TC Galltin via Facebook
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:47 AM
For those who claim it's hard to find a sports bar in Mt. Vernon and Midtown, there's Turp's. Named not for the Maryland Terrapins but for John Turpin, the bar's former manager, Turp's has nicely filled out that niche in the area.
Yes, Terps games are...