| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:02 PM
It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Labor Day has come and gone, but there's no need to pack away all that white. Not only can you still wear it, you can use the color to give your decor a lift.
Fashion designers from Derek Lam to J. Mendel stocked their fall 2012 collections with crisp...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. doesn't think it needs to go back to the drawing board in the wake of criticism by Baltimore City officials of redevelopment plans for the struggling mall.
"We've looked at dozens of scenarios over the years on how to lay out...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Back in the '90s, frozen yogurt was all the rage.
For a few years, yogurt shops seemed to be on every corner. Everyone from high school kids to Jerry Seinfeld (who was then also all the rage) went wild over its low-fat creamy goodness.
But then the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Graphic designer Jon Zerivitz was tired of being stuck at a computer for up to 12 hours a day as a contractor forT. Rowe Price.
"I needed a hobby," Zerivitz said.
Indulging a longtime passion for beer, he went to the Maryland Homebrew store in...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:41 AM
A reader passed on this tip to me the other day, about car break-ins this week along the eastbound lanes of Northern Parkway, near York Road and Belvedere Square:
My husband was the most recent victim last night when he returned to his car after dinner...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Let's set one thing straight right away: St. Patrick's Day stereotypes to the contrary, there's nothing green about an Irish breakfast.
"No, nothing will be green," pledges Chris Marquis, chef at Baltimore's Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, before...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The sight of a few ladders outside the Senator Theatre did not prepare me for the scope of the restoration project that is transforming this Govans-Belvedere Square landmark, a Baltimore treasure being taken apart and reassembled. There will be three...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust.
Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Effective Tuesday, Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville has discontinued its dinner service. The Parkville diner will now be open for breakfast and lunch only, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The diner has been open since 1964.
Greg's Bagels in Belvedere Square is going...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A new Sofi's Crepes has opened in Fells Point.
The new cafe is in the Brown's Wharf complex on Thames Street, which also houses Amuse Toys and Ten Thousand Villages. The new location, which is set back in the courtyard, facing the pier, will have a...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Steve Appel, who's been in the business of selling cool furniture to Baltimoreans since the 1980s, called me after one of my give-a-guy-a-chance columns. It was 2009, with the recession lingering and the national unemployment rate at double digits....