| May 14, 2013
| 4:26 AM
This week’s episode begins at the Dubrow house with Terry clipping the toenails on his perfectly manicured feet. “It’s OK not to tell a joke every second,” replies Heather when Terry asks why she has been so upset with him lately....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Baltimore will have to content itself with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, because according to Open Table, Baltimore is an also-ran in the romance department. The most romantic cities are, in order: San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; Providence, R.I.; La...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Earlier this month, the team behind the Harbor East wine bar and restaurant Vino Rosina announced that the restaurant would be closing on July 20. At the time, they said that they were already working on a follow-up concept for the same space in the Bagby...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Our neighborhood is beginning its annual, seasonal, new year morphing, with a handful of businesses closing and a slate of new businesses opening. The keyword in 2013 appears to be pizza, with three new pizza joints either already open (Birroteca) or...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Food & Wine magazine recently named Ocean City among its list of "America's Best Boardwalks."
The online listing - I couldn't find it in their magazine issue - puts O.C. pretty close to top - in the Top 10, for sure, and possibly the Top 3.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Serve with: Anything frivolous, not red meat
For the record, I object to the use of the term Champagne for a California sparkling wine. Champagne is French. Period. Nor do I consider this a great or sophisticated wine....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
According to Dry Creek, this was an "almost perfect" vintage for zinfandel. That's particularly significant because Dry Creek has demonstrated to my satisfaction that its zinfandels can age brilliantly for decades in top vintages. (Samples of the 1997,...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 3:12 PM
John and Cindy Stevenson had the perfect set-up Saturday at the Maryland Wine Festival: topped-off glasses of vino, a cadre of friends and family, blankets and chairs spread out under a shade tree, crusty bread, caprese salad and two kinds of cheese.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Tired of the same old familiar varietals like tempranillo and sangiovese? For something truly exotic, expand your horizons to include zweigelt, a red variety from Austria. In previous vintages, I wasn't impressed, but Zantho's 2010 is a winner. It's a...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 1:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hydes is holding the first annual North Baltimore County Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The festival features 100 international, domestic and local wines from 17 wineries. Visitors...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Among the lovely memories of several visits to Southern California is the annual Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.
This is an arty seaside town to begin with, but during that six-week festival they pull out all the stops. Ranging over numerous venues are...