| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Operators of the Senator Theatre were waiting anxiously this week to hear whether they will be awarded state historic tax credits for their planned $3 million expansion and renovation of the landmark 1939 Art Deco cinema house.
They did not make the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A small, vacant lot near Belvedere Square is causing a big stir as Baltimore City prepares to sell it after backing out of a previous sale.
The vacant lot, located at 431 Hutchins Ave., was the subject of a bidding war last year between a church, which...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Who's doing what for fall? We're taking a look at new fall menus around town. First up - Crush in Belvedere Square.
Joining fall-ready house favorites like BLTs and the shrimp and grits, new entrees on executive chef and owner Daniel Chaustit's fall menu...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:06 AM
Halloween night, most caldrons will be filled with candy. But the ones on the stove might be filled with bones (cue creepy music).
The holiday aside, in this era of nose-to-tail dining, adding "bones" to the shopping list doesn't seem unusual — nor...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Three Bistro Blanc alumni, including Tae Strain, will return to Marc Dixon's Glenelg restaurant for a 'pop-up' dinner on Nov. 7.
Strain was the chef at Demi, the lower-level restaurant within Crush at Belvedere Square, which closed in May after a...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
On Sunday, Baltimore-area restaurants were warily watching the advancing storm, hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. But they remained largely reticent on social media, providing little reassurance or guidance for their customers.
| May 10, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Patrons of Crush in Belvedere Square have grown concerned about the restaurant's status. Earlier this week, Crush reverted to a BYOB policy. Its liquor shelves are bare.
No one should worry, according to Joe Corsi, who identified himself as minority...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Maryland Live Casino is getting closer.The Cordish Cos.have announced June 6 as the opening date for its $500 million gaming and entertainment complex.
The food and beverage team at Maryland Live has been in place for months, preparing for the...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:07 AM
Tae Strain, the executive chef at Crush, is leaving the Belvedere Square restaurant. Saturday is Strain's last day at Crush, which will remain open. But Demi, his separate project on the lower level of Crush, will close after this Saturday's service. ...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:08 AM
ON THE SITE...
Man seriously injured in city house fire: City firefighters responded just before 3 a.m. to the 7100 block of McClean Blvd. in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood. They found the two-story town home engulfed in heavy fire and smoke.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:28 AM
The Prime Rib at Maryland Live Casino is on track to open, quietly, sometime in December, but there is a hiring of note. The steakhouse has brought on as its dining room manager Jean-Jacques Retourne, who was the general manager at Citronelle in...