| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio's recent announcement that he'd be opening a restaurant in Baltimore arrived like a complimentary dessert — something you appreciate all the more because it isn't expected.
"OHMAGAWD" and "yeeeeeesss!!!" were a few of the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Phew! They did it! They survived week one of "Top Chef," Season 11. Chef Patty was crying over the experience, which didn’t win her any points in chef Stephanie’s book -- she insisted she’ll only cry when she is kicked off. Hmm,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:54 PM
2011 Newman's Own Cabernet Sauvignon
Serve with: Red meat, pasta, pizza
This red wine from the company founded by the late, great actor Paul Newman is a terrific value. No, it's not the most complex cabernet to ever...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:15 AM
A request for a new wine bar and store in the Rock Spring Shopping Center was turned down Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board, which cited a lack of "public need" for another alcohol establishment in the Forest Hill area.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
From: Alsace, France
Serve with: Pork and sauerkraut, roast poultry
This intensely flavorful, medium-bodied, complex white wine underscores the fact that Alsace is one of the world's greatest growing regions — and one of the least-...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Seven Harford businesses that were found guilty of selling alcohol to minors in January were fined Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
The businesses were part of a Jan. 23 compliance test in which 40 percent of businesses failed,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Welcoming bars are nothing new in downtown Annapolis, and restaurants that celebrate southern food and Prohibition's repeal are nothing new anywhere anymore.
But Dry 85, which opened on Main Street on the first day of 2014, combines all those things,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:32 AM
More than a dozen Harford County businesses were willing to serve alcohol to an underage customer, with all but three of those who failed not even bothering to ask for proof of age, during a compliance test last month, the county's liquor control board...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:22 AM
During the 1970s, Diane Hale would enter Flirting Heart, her thoroughbred racehorse, in races on tracks such as Laurel, Pimlico, and Penn National.
Now, Flirting Heart is Hale's newest wine offering from the Galloping Goose Vineyards.
"She was big,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Cabin fever got you down? We've got the cure! Come enjoy a Winter Wine Tasting hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Overhills Mansion, 916 S. Rolling Road.
The winter evening and the Victorian...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:48 PM
From: Mendocino County, Calif.
Serve with: Beefy stews, pasta with tomato
It's a bit hard-edged when it's first opened, but this full-bodied red wine quickly opens up to display vibrant flavors of blackberries, wild berries, plums,...