| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:01 AM
For almost a decade, the Red House Tavern has been a fixture for live music and beer on a quiet side street in Canton.
But anyone who remembers the old Red House Tavern will be in for a pleasant surprise these days. A new owner, some major remodeling and...
| Nov 17, 2011
Roughly translated, Las Vegas, according to our server, means "the suburbs." The Las Vegas in Nevada pretty much started out that way, as a stopover and R&R locale for the folks working on the Boulder Dam.
Our local Las Vegas is also in the 'burbs. In...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Kathy Barthol, of Columbia, and her English bulldog, Dewey, contentedly strolled through the farmers market at the East Columbia library recently.
Barthol had already purchased eggplant and corn, and she was thinking of making eggplant parmesan for...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 8:52 PM
When Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley hosts the state's Buy Local Cookout on July 21 at Government House, the governor's residence in Annapolis, a few flavors from Towson and Timonium will be on the menu.
The cookout is intended to launch Maryland's Buy...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Is football — more specifically, Thursday's Ravens-49ers game, the first time a Baltimore NFL team has played on Thanksgiving in 46 years — threatening to overshadow your holiday meal plans?
Instead of fighting the game, why not embrace it?...
| Nov 24, 2011
One reason most of us love the holiday season is that it provides opportunities to spend more time at home with family and friends. One reason most of us who are the family chefs dislike the holiday season is the stress it provides when we spend more time...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Jareene Barkdoll of Baltimore was hoping we would be able to find the recipe for the Southwestern-style quiche served at the Severn Inn in Annapolis. A friend treated her to Sunday brunch at the inn for her birthday, and she so enjoyed the quiche that she...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Laurel's restaurant scene has widened its landscape with the addition of two more establishments. One showcases a more intriguing menu, while the other aims to satisfy a sweet tooth.
La Mia, at 310 Main St., is in the location that for decades housed...
| Dec 3, 2011
The Waterfront Kitchen, a lovely and rewarding new Fells Point restaurant, is a model of sophisticated understatement. A straightforward and compact "spirited American dining" menu is being executed with quiet precision by chef de cuisine Levi Briggs...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:17 PM
The historic lunchroom at the Woman's Industrial Exchange reopened Tuesday. It is now called the Woman's Industrial Kitchen, and it's operated by Irene Smith, owner of the popular Souper Freaks food truck.
The downtown luncheon room, famous for its...
| Oct 1, 2011
Dante Liberatore works a room in a way that few restaurateurs care to, or dare to, these days. We saw him compel a sour patron to concede that her wait for a table had been exactly as long as he said it would be. She wasn't thrilled, but her husband was....