| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide popped up online. And among the 40 restaurants included in the Washington Post's annual survey -- Baltimore's own Woodberry Kitchen.
Here's Sietsema on WK: "The happiest place on earth? Chef Spike Gjerde's celebration...
| May 22, 2011
| 9:41 PM
In a Canton basement lit by fluorescent lights, a dozen glass jugs of fermenting grape juice share space with a washer, dryer and furnace.
Standing before them, Erik Bandzak surveys his wines: two deep reds made from a Rougeon grape and an Isabella...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Two years after C. William Struever's real estate empire collapsed and the once-ubiquitous developer dropped off Baltimore's radar, the urban visionary has reappeared as a managing director of a new company, working on the same kinds of projects that...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Let's face it. Baltimore is ripe for satirizing. We've probably got more offbeat people, more distinctive edifices, more colorful history and habits per block than any metropolitan area in the country. Oh yeah, and some crime.
The folks at Second City...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:35 AM
Was it Sun Tzu who said, "There are no losers in a burger war"?
Let's hope that's right, because the great American burger wars are about to get very juicy around here. There looks to be summerlong skirmishing in Maryland, among locally operated joints...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Not everyone in Baltimore thinks the image of the "hon" or its glorification through Honfest is cute, funny or endearing. It is actually rather insulting to a generation of working, lower-middle class people and does not put on Baltimore's best face for...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Where are you dining this weekend? Keep your eye on the Twitter box on the right of Baltimore Diner. I'll be retweeting specials throughout the weekend.
Here's what caught my eye.
Chazz opens, softly, tonight.
Ocean City Restaurant Week continues...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:00 PM
There was no shortage Saturday of feather boas, rhinestone-bedazzled cat's eye glasses, leopard prints and bouffant hairstyles at the annual Honfest.
Despite threats of protesters and those opting to stay home and boycott, crowds filled Hampden's 36th...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Every year we hear complaints from merchants or residents who don't like Honfest for a variety of reasons. This is fine. The good news is that we all have the ability to choose the festivals (and businesses) we wish to support (or not). The even better...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:05 AM
Give a little, get a little on Saturday, June 18 at the next Baltimore Free Store event.
This time, the Baltimore Free Farm will host the Baltimore Free Store's collection and giveaway.
Stop by 3510 Ash Street, along the east side of Interstate 83 in...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 2:21 PM
For months now, members of the Baltimore City Council have been telling Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake what they'd like to see when she draws new boundaries for their districts.
Staffers say the redistricting plan she is scheduled to unveil Monday...