| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Columbia’s Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative — and cool —...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:41 AM
There aren't too many Howard County businesses directly affected by the weather in California, but Tin Lizzie Wineworks is one of them.
Record-setting heat and a drought this year are pushing grapes into an early harvest, including in the towns of...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Serve with: Grilled beef or lamb; pasta
This is a great red wine value highlighting one of California's most underappreciated grapes: petite sirah. This intensely fruity, full-bodied wine gives the impression of sweetness...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:58 AM
An empty storefront which formerly housed Regions Restaurant is expected to be filled by early September with the scent of brick oven pizza and other homemade Italian food.
Franco's Italian Bistro and Wine Bar, a partnership between two Arbutus...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Diane Hale was mulling what to do to attract attention to her winery, Galloping Goose, in Hampstead, when she started thinking about Carroll County's annual Restaurant Week promotion.
While a winery is not a restaurant, Hale did use a caterer to provide...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It has been two years since the tragic accident on the railroad tracks took the lives of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr. To celebrate their lives, the second annual memorial run, called "2 miles for 2 hearts" will be held in the Historic District on...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Our county boasts 335 farms with agriculture sales topping over $200 million, according to the Howard County Economic Development Authority. In Ellicott City, there are a number farms that sell fresh produce and products direct to the public. ...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Harford County's annual Farm Fair will be far from the only game in town for Harford residents during the moth of August, when multiple festivals are scheduled around the county during the first two weeks of the month.
The 27th Annual Harford County...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:02 PM
2012 The Seventy Five Wine Co. "The Sum"
This excellent red blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah and petite sirah from Tuck Beckstoffer Wines delivers far more complexity than its price tag would lead you to believe. This...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 1:25 PM
[Editor's note: Cristie Kerr, a member of Team USA in the inaugural LPGA International Crown, to be played July 24-27 at Caves Valley Golf Club, will be blogging for The Baltimore Sun about her experience.]
Hello from across the pond!
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:03 AM
From: Terre Siciliane, Italy
Serve with: Tuna steaks, light pasta, pizza
This smooth, young red wine from Sicily is a fantastic value, and a case purchase would be a wise move. It has a body comparable to a fine Beaujolais, but a spicy,...