| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:43 AM
From: North Carolina
Serve with: Salmon, lobster, ham
North Carolina's famed Biltmore Estate is now offering wines from California as well as from its home state. I recently tasted three Biltmore Reserve wines. All were good but the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:06 PM
On a recent Saturday night, diners strode into Charleston's main dining room with confident smiles. They couldn't wait for the evening to start. They knew, either firsthand or by reputation, that they were in extremely capable hands.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The operators of Liberatore’s in Timonium are opening an adjacent wine bar. Liquid Lib's will open on Nov. 25.
This will be the first wine bar in the Liberatore’s family of restaurants, which includes a total of five locations in Harford,...
| Nov 19, 2013
Business looks to be blooming in Mount Washington's commercial district. On Newbury Street, the Mount Washington Tavern recently celebrated the first anniversary of its reopening after a late-night fire tore through the North Baltimore gathering spot....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:20 AM
On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant welcomes this season's Beaujolais noveau, as they have been doing for the past 40 years.
Some years the wine has arrived by helicopter in the back parking lot. Other years it's...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Howard County police have cited five businesses for selling alcohol to underage customers, according to a news release.
St. John's Liquors, in Ellicott City; Glenwood Wine and Spirits, in Glenwood; Village Liquors, in Clarksville; and Vinoland Liquors,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:23 PM
300 Franklin St., Havre de Grace
The Vineyard Wine Bar
142 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Fresh porcini mushrooms, with their earthy flavor and aroma, are an exciting find. At Scotto’s Cafe, chef-owner Victor Scotto takes advantage of the prized mushroom’s late fall season with a decadent dish of porcini risotto (available as a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The PTA Council of Howard County is holding a debate on Common Core at Reservoir High School on Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to learn about the changes that are happening with our school's curriculum.
Congratulations to Forest Ridge Fifth...