| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:54 AM
From: Columbia Valley, Wash.
Serve with: Grilled hamburgers, steak; pasta
This medium- to full-bodied red wine from Washington State punches above its price in terms of quality. It delivers intense, penetrating flavors of black cherry....
| Sep 28, 2013
Lydia Diaz went to work for Target right out of college more than a decade ago, helping to open, then manage a new store in Louisiana. Now she oversees several dozen stores and thousands of workers as Target's senior group director of stores for the Mid-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For the past few years, Atomic Books owner Benn Ray envisioned one day transforming the back area of his Hampden bookstore from a record store into a cafe. And instead of serving coffee, the bar would sell beer and wine.
“I like the idea of being...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:25 PM
About 2,500 people attended the eighth annual Harford County Wine Festival at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air Saturday.
"Everybody has just been happy today," Donna Dickey, chair of the festival, said as the event wound down on a sunny and cool early fall...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A Taste of Hampden, featuring food prepared by chefs from restaurants like The Food Market, Birroteca, Cafe Hon and Woodberry Kitchen, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Hampden Family Center.
Other participating restaurants and retailers...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:45 PM
We had a good old time at Marchionda's, an accomplished but unassuming Italian restaurant that might coax city diners farther up Harford Road than they've been in a long time.
Marchionda's opened in late July, in the rowhouse space that was for so...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
DuClaw Brewing Company is known for its expert brewing -- and for its beer-friendly food. Mussels cooked in a heady sauce of tomatoes, red wine and heavily spiced Mysterium Belgian ale are aromatic and tasty -- a great snack for crisp fall afternoons....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Beginning Oct. 10, the merchants at Belvedere Square will begin staying open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The later hours coincide with the re-opening of the Senator Theatre, the long shuttered movie house located just across...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The next time you're in a liquor store browsing the shelves, imagine you're strolling through a garden.
That bottle of gin is a juniper bush with citrus peels and maybe some coriander and even lavender thrown in for good measure. Tequila? Made from...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Jake McCarty decided to build an outdoor living space with a fireplace as a focal point, he knew that natural stone from local land was the way to go.
McCarty, a Cockeysville resident, had a lot of ideas about what he wanted in his backyard, but he...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Terry Sullivan sometimes finds himself absentmindedly swirling a glass of juice or water as if it were a glass of fine wine when dining with friends or family members.
"That's when you know you can't turn it off," he said, referring to his passion for...