| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Harford County liquor inspectors report 94 percent of 34 businesses that were checked as part of a March 22 sting operation refused to serve an underage criminal justice student from Harford Community College.
Liquor board inspector Charles Robbins said...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:50 AM
What a nice dinner that was at Bistro Blanc. We enjoyed beautiful and well-constructed appetizers, perfectly cooked entrees and scrumptious desserts. And we just plain enjoyed ourselves at this wine-focused Glenelg restaurant.
When Bistro Blanc opened...
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
It’s just not safe to get married in Westeros these days.
Ever since he ordered the beheading of the heroic Ned Stark in the first season of “Game of Thrones,” viewers have been patiently waiting for the insufferable boy-king Joffrey...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Fells Point is known for a lot of things — cobblestone streets, fun bars, seafood — but Italian fare is not among them. Anastasia, the newest offering from Kali's Restaurant Group, could change that.
The restaurant, which opened in January...
| Apr 19, 2014
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
Emina Dukic, who co-owns...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A new MVA rule forbidding younger people from renewing their driver's license in person is getting complaints from those just turning 21 who want to have their first drink, Harford County's liquor inspector said.
As of April 1, the MVA requires anyone...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:08 PM
From: Livermore Valley, Calif.
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pasta in red sauce
Concannon is one of California's masters of petite sirah, one of the state's best but most underrated red wine grapes. This premium version, a step up from its...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The Little Italy restaurant formerly known Germano's Trattoria is now Germano's Piattini.
Germano's was doing just fine as a trattoria, the owners said, but they wanted to keep one step ahead of changing tastes. So they revamped just about everything....
| 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,...
| 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...