| Dec 27, 2012
If you received some money for a holiday gift (or even if you didn't), you might want to use it to make the (short) trip to the Medieval Times dinner and tournament at Arundel Mills Mall. This nine-year-old theatrical experience (29 years in Kissimmee,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Now that we have gorged ourselves on holiday meals, it's time to get back to healthy eating.
The latest healthy recipe comes from Jay Wilson, senior program director at the Dancel Family Center Y in Ellicott City. It is butternut squash chicken salad....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:04 PM
All restaurants make mistakes. How they handle them is a test of their mettle.
During our visit to 4 Seasons Grille in Gambrills, the kitchen messed up, serving a piece of undercooked chicken. But the staff handled the error professionally and swiftly,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
When Demetrios "Jimmy" Minadakis opened a restaurant in 1974, he had high hopes for the place's success — such high hopes that he chose the name Jimmy's Famous Seafood.
Nearly 40 years later, the Dundalk restaurant has lived up to — and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Metropolitan Coffeehouse & Wine Bar has a certain je ne sais quoi.
The eatery — a Federal Hill mainstay, serving three meals a day since 2004 — is excessively charming, with a look lifted right out of Paris' Left Bank. Dark painted wood,...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:23 AM
Where can a serial killer feel safe?
While that isn't a question I would normally ask, seeing as serial killers such as Dexter have proven themselves capable of handling any surprises that come their way, the question arises tonight.
Out comes Dexter'...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Dad could carve slices from a turkey so thin you could almost see through them. The idea, of course, was to feed a crowd, and to have leftovers for those all-important turkey sandwiches (hot and cold) and turkey soup. Such surgical skills are clearly...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:54 PM
River Watch Restaurant is a rare find: a waterfront restaurant where the food is as good as the view.
The Essex restaurant and its 110-slip marina sit at the spot where Middle River meets Hopkins Creek. During the summer, revelers crowd River Watch's...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's the time of year when I probably ought to be thinking about gardening, but this year I'm thinking about not gardening.
Gardening has never been among my strong abilities. I can dig a hole and plant something. I have a lot of success with trees,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Holly Renew from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a mushroom loaf that was served at the now-closed restaurant in Canton called the Wild Mushroom. She said it was a featured item on the menu and similar to a meatloaf in consistency but contained...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Paolo Romeo believes that food is art.
The chef-owner of Artful Gourmet, which has been an Owings Mills mainstay for just over a decade, isn't wildly avant-garde in the kitchen. He doesn't take chances on creative dishes.
But Romeo does take an...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East has been around long enough to feel like one of the old-timers in the development. When it opened, back in 2007, the restaurant was a block or two off the beaten path. You'd have had to know to look for it.