| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Halloween is coming to the historic district in a big way this year. Festivities start this weekend, and it seems like the whole town is prepared to be scared.
They are busing people in for the start of the "HallowRead" book convention on Friday, Oct....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In The Baltimore Sun's my ongoing devotion to any and everything "Downton Abbey," I present to you the new Downton Abbey Wine Collection.
Carson, start pouring.
According to a press release (memo to all people: please continue sending me all...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Carving a dining room and patio out of bedrock wasn’t the easiest construction project for Pure Wine Cafe owner P.J. Strain.
The expansion of the wine bar and restaurant on Ellicott City’s Main Street took twice as long and cost twice as...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:28 AM
Harford County's liquor board administrator retired a month ago, board members have confirmed, but not before she had filed a lawsuit against the board to block a potential personnel action against her. The suit was dismissed Wednesday.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Wedded to the mantra that money is better spent on experiences than on the latest roll-out from Apple, we visited Ikaria, the deliciously isolated and funky island in the Aegean Sea. It so happened that all four of my grandparents were born on this...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Someone forgot to tell Patrick Beille that French guys are supposed to make wine, not beer. Hard cider would fit the French profile more than beer. But that's what the fellow does — he makes beer.
The story of how Beille ended up in a brewery in...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Whenever Ali Sadeghi was in the mood for fresh fish or oysters, the Ellicott City resident says he had to drive to D.C. or Baltimore to satisfy his craving.
Now he can indulge at the restaurant he and retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Adalius Thomas...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Dinner in a suburban Italian restaurant is rarely worth a one-hour wait. But it is when it comes to Facci, the first restaurant in Ellicott City's new Turf Valley shopping center.
The restaurant, which opened in September, is named after owner...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:21 PM
It's been a busy three years for Marta Ines Quintana, owner of Towson's Havana Road.
There's her thriving catering business, a line of fully prepared packaged dinners Quintana developed for supermarket sales, and a cookbook and television show —...