| Mar 20, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican comfort food. And rightly or not, my preference for a Mexican restaurant often depends on how well it handles this relatively straightforward dish. I've been spoiled in this regard by home-style Mexican kitchens that...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Sandra Lawler was all grown up and had left her Boston home before she realized that not everybody serves lamb on Easter.
"I moved to Chicago, and they were serving ham, and I said, 'What is this? Who eats ham for Easter?'"
The chef at Baltimore's Feast...
| May 1, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Parkton's many charms include gentle hills, the Gunpowder River, and the NCR trail. On the other hand, it's not an easy reach for distant diners with only an hour to spare. With light traffic, you might be able to pull off a round trip, with 30 or so...
| Jan 1, 2011
It's a pleasure to end the year on a high note. Taste Mediterranean Grille has opened in the space that Cafe Troia left for shinier digs on the other side of Allegheny Avenue in Towson. The chef and owner of Taste, Luigi Palumbo, recently relocated here...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 11:20 AM
From the outside, One World Cafe looks like it could be a small coffee joint housed in a one-story addition to a much taller brick building on the cusp of the Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus. In fact, if you walk past the few tables up front and the full...
| Aug 1, 2010
| 12:54 PM
12:05 p.m. We arrive at Liberatore's in Timonium and, as I suspected, I feel underdressed. We're met by men in black bowties. I'd feel better if I were wearing a tie or at least a jacket.
White linen, short-stemmed water glasses, and a few tables of...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 3:48 PM
Another article in a series about the people and the jobs that define a Maryland summer.
The building is a rustic, three-sided corrugated metal number, its contents a local food-lover's dream.
Heirloom tomatoes, obscure orange-fleshed honeydews, peppers...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2011
Driving around looking for a place to park can cut into a lunch hour, and Mama's on the Half Shell, at 2901 O'Donnell St. in Canton, happens to be in a neighborhood where parking is at a premium. Our recent visit required a five-block hike, and we felt...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Bonnie Conrad from Pasadena was searching for an old recipe called "Country Kitchen Pie." She said the recipe was on the back of a box of Minute Rice during the 1960s and had ground beef as the crust and rice and cheese as the filling. This must have been...
| Aug 21, 2010
Maybe because it's not on Little Italy's main street, La Tavola always tends to get overlooked. It shouldn't be, though, and I know people who swear by it. It is an easy restaurant to get to know, with a straightforward menu and a notably accommodating...