| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:38 AM
The season from Halloween to New Year's is the most wonderful time of the year for cooking and eating food. The problem with the holidays is that consuming desserts, starchy sides, fatty meats and gallons of various alcoholic beverages can wreak havoc...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Minas Konsolas is closing his art gallery in Hampden after 22 years, but he's not retiring his paint brushes.
"I'm going to my new chapter as a full-time painter," said Konsolas, 60, who runs Minas Gallery and Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., with his wife,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:07 AM
No, you will not be able to get an oil change at Spike Gjerde's Parts and Labor.
You will however, be able to order a variety of meats at the Remington butcher shop and restaurant being planned by Gjerde, the restaurateur who also owns Woodberry Kitchen...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Shoo-Fly Diner, the Belvedere Square bar and restaurant by Spike Gjerde, has been named one of the South's "20 Best New Bars of 2014" by the editors of Southern Living in their February issue.
On the criteria: "Editors selected budding hotspots based...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It's hard to fault Baltimoreans for anticipating culinary greatness from Shoo-Fly Diner.
This fall, expectations were predictably high when the restaurant opened in Belvedere Square. Having the name Spike Gjerde — the Woodberry Kitchen owner who...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The year 2013 was, for the most part, a positive one on the Baltimore dining scene, except perhaps for trend-spotters. For every sign, there was a counter-sign. The sudden closing of a restaurant was followed by an unexpected, or at least not highly...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For a region accustomed to fizzled snow forecasts in recent years, a storm dumping as much as 8 inches of snow across northern Maryland surprised many on Sunday, stalling vehicles, canceling the city's annual holiday parade and blanketing the field at M&T...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Conceding that the Village of Cross Keys is in need of "investment," the owner of the residential, retail and office complex is planning a mostly cosmetic makeover that would revamp the gatehouse, freshen the courtyard of the shopping center, and turn a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Dan Rodricks' column ("A remade Inner Harbor should be for locals," Nov. 24) was so very spot on. The Inner Harbor has become a place for tourists and out-of-town visitors, rarely utilized by city residents. To truly thrive, it needs to be more citizen-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Shoo-Fly Diner, the new restaurant from Amy and Spike Gjerde, opened mid-October in the Belvedere Square building — a former Hess Shoes store — that has previously housed the restaurants Taste and Crush.
Before their untimely closings,...