| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:33 PM
"Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
— Pope John Paul XXIII
Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The founders of Brewtherville Labs — both live in Lutherville — were being funny when they named their beer brewing club. But they were quite serious about their focus on home brewing.
The members of the club gather in a friendly atmosphere,...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Baltimore Development Corp. has agreed to sell the historic Senator Theatre to its current operators, officials said Thursday.
The BDC's acting president, Kimberly A. Clark, announced the sale to Kathleen Cusack and her father James "Buzz" Cusack...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
For almost as long as the Senator Theatre has been in operation, so has Swallow at the Hollow.
The bar/restaurant has been a holdout in Belvedere-Govans since the 1940s, when it was called the Hollow Bar and Grill. Little changed at the corner bar over...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 10:43 AM
From the Maryland Politics blog:
Meetings of the city's spending board are generally sleepy bureaucratic pageants, punctuated by the occasional protest from contractors or sopping arrival of officials caught in the rain.
But Tom Kiefaber, who ran the...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
Often, the best way to find fun, original holiday gifts is to look locally. Greater Baltimore has a bevy of earnest, thoughtful shops with plenty to offer this season. The 100 clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet and gift stores on this list are some of...
| Oct 17, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Some of you posted your weekend dining plans. How did everything turn out? Even if you didn't post, tell us anyway.How was that dinner at the Wine Market, Karen? A lot of us are curious about how Christopher Becker's doing.......
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Gertrude's, I told you, is running a Black Friday Brunch. I asked if any other places were running specials for exhausted shoppers or for folks finding themselves with a day off.Morton's The Steakhouse "likes" its Facebook fans so much that......
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:22 PM
My Sunday review for Taste Mediterranean Grille showed up the website on Thursday night. That has to do with the holiday production schedule. Because I will be traveling next Monday, I won't be around for a postmortem discussion, so I'm......