| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:07 AM
The naming of a bar might seem like the simplest task on the new bar owner's to-do list. But it's one of the most delicate. The name sets expectations, conveys intent and establishes an owner's taste.
With a name like Cowboys & Rednecks, the new...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Fancy the notion of being pampered, polished and indulged with your sweetheart at your side this Valentine's Day? Then consider a spa escapade for two.
"In the past, romance was about tales of travel and adventure — the kinds of experiences that...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Enjoy a taste of something sweet at the 22nd annual Chocolate Festival in downtown Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, March 3. The festival includes a seven-category chocolate baking contest open to all levels of skill,...
| 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.
| Oct 14, 2011
Food and wine tasting
The Y of Central Maryland's annual "Food & Wine Tasting" takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Dancel Family Center Y, 4331 Montgomery Road. Event feature samplings of wine, beer and food from local restaurants...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Beginning next summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will host Condor Airlines, a German carrier offering service to continental Europe and adding some needed heft to the airport's "international" stock.
Condor will provide...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Bert and Lynne Basignani spend plenty of weekends attending wine festivals where they offer samples and sales of red and white wine from their Sparks winery.
And ever since 1999, they've made the Hereford Fall Festival one of their "must" events.
| Oct 2, 2011
| 1:02 PM
This is hardly the greatest sparking wine on the market. But there's a good case to be made that this is the best widely distributed, reasonably dry bubbly in this price range. It's not as dry as most brut Champagnes, nor is it as complex, but it's a...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Brew Festival at Dover Downs
There's something about fall that inspires a craving for good, cold beer. That's what's on tap at the first annual Brew Festival, held this weekend at Dover Downs. The Brew Fest features a wide variety of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:12 AM
It seems as though the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year. Lights and wreaths decorate storefronts in late October and Christmas carols start playing on the radio before the turkey is cut on Thanksgiving. But it's never too early to start...
| Oct 13, 2011
Not all restaurants carry a liquor license, but some will give you the option to "bring your own bottle" when you sit down to dine. This is a courtesy on their part (when permitted by law) and not an obligation.
The same holds true for eating...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:27 PM
A country legend is coming to Port Deposit this weekend, along with a free food and wine festival.
George Jones will be performing at the Cecil County Food and Wine Festival at Marina Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.
Starting the day of live...