| Oct 30, 2010
There are vegans, and there are vegetarians. And then there are those of us who dine out with vegetarian and vegan friends, who have been entertained by inspired vegetarian chefs (and lousy ones, too), and who are generally open to the idea of an...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Our first forays into Korean dining taught us some valuable lessons: Expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if the wait staff doesn't speak fluent English. Be patient, open-minded and -- most of all -- enjoy the food, because it's delicious.
| Mar 27, 2011
| 12:05 PM
I make no secret of my affinity for small, neighborhood restaurants, the ones that draw character from their surroundings while doing wonders for real estate values. Don't feel like cooking? Walk a few blocks. Priceless.
Such places tend to have two...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 8:20 AM
Forget waffle cones and parfait glasses. Ice cream gets served these days atop hunks of pork belly. Amid pools of gazpacho. Alongside chicken Parm.
The frozen confection has gone over to the dinner side of the menu, with savory tastes like tomato-...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 6:09 AM
From Dining@Large blog:
Earlier this summer, I posted a list of Top Ten unusual ice cream flavors. I thought I'd pretty much covered it all, from sweet cucumber ice cream at Dominion to savory tomato-fennel "dipping dots" at Volt.
But in the course of...
| Aug 11, 2011
It's not unusual for me to see hummingbirds sipping nectar from our plants during the summer months. But when I recently witnessed what I at first believed to be a hovering hummingbird taking nectar from a tiger lily, I had to look twice. Something...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Anyone who squeezes through a crowded farmers' market knows that now is prime time for locally grown produce. The summer's bounty — sweet corn, squash, eggplant, melons, peaches, berries, tomatoes — has arrived with the intensity of a...
| Aug 25, 2011
Although it should be against the law to start classes before Labor Day, summer is over for most families here in the Free State. While the lunar calendar affords us a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox, the school calendar forces us to get back to...
| Oct 22, 2011
The view from the Olive Room, the serenely seductive new penthouse restaurant at the Inn at the Black Olive, dazzles you senseless. Suddenly, Baltimore, seen from this fresh angle, looks like a European port city, vibrant and jagged, a starry skyline...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:35 AM
The governor has announced the 17 dishes that will be featured at his (invitation-only) July 21 cookout, the launch event for Maryland's Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31.
Recipes were submitted by chef/producer teams and selected for their...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Ronni Biolosky from Cleveland was looking for a recipe for a squash casserole similar to one she had enjoyed recently at a dinner party. She said it was made with yellow squash and probably had egg and cheese in it as well.
Holladay Bank from Butler sent...
| Jun 15, 2011
Though last week's high temperatures kept some residents and merchants away, those who braved the heat found a wide variety of goods at the opening of the new Arbutus Farmers Market.
Turnout was light to check out offerings ranging from pit beef and...