| 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 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
From: Toscana, Italy
Serve with: Pasta with tomato sauce, grilled burgers
This medium-bodied Italian red shows plenty of the fine character of the sangiovese grape even though it doesn't carry the name of an exalted wine region. It's a...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle.
The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The next time you're in a liquor store browsing the shelves, imagine you're strolling through a garden.
That bottle of gin is a juniper bush with citrus peels and maybe some coriander and even lavender thrown in for good measure. Tequila? Made from...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Beginning Oct. 10, the merchants at Belvedere Square will begin staying open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The later hours coincide with the re-opening of the Senator Theatre, the long shuttered movie house located just across...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
DuClaw Brewing Company is known for its expert brewing -- and for its beer-friendly food. Mussels cooked in a heady sauce of tomatoes, red wine and heavily spiced Mysterium Belgian ale are aromatic and tasty -- a great snack for crisp fall afternoons....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:45 PM
We had a good old time at Marchionda's, an accomplished but unassuming Italian restaurant that might coax city diners farther up Harford Road than they've been in a long time.
Marchionda's opened in late July, in the rowhouse space that was for so...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2013
Lydia Diaz went to work for Target right out of college more than a decade ago, helping to open, then manage a new store in Louisiana. Now she oversees several dozen stores and thousands of workers as Target's senior group director of stores for the Mid-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Harford County Wine Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 6 p.m. at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air.
This is the eighth wine festival held in the bowl next to the manor house; the event has grown from 1,000 people in the early years...