| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The only thing more shocking than Italian pasta from a microwave is how great it can be.
At Daniela's Pasta and Pastries, a tiny, two-table Hampden restaurant, entrees are kept in a glass deli case, and re-heated to order in one of the microwave ovens....
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:16 AM
There are a couple of small, predictable joys that occur daily during my workweek — and probably yours. It's likely you haven't noticed them properly before, nor the subtle influence they have on your mood. Fortunately, I have penned this opinion...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Seven years have passed since Hekemian & Co. purchased the Rotunda and made grand plans to redevelop it as a mixed-use mall.
There would be apartments, additional office space and retail, restaurants and underground parking, and a new, state-of-the-art...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Denise Whiting cried, was scolded by Chef Gordon Ramsay and then hugged out months of drama on tonight's "Kitchen Nightmares" episode featuring Whiting, who Baltimoreans -- and the staff of her Hampden theme restaurant Cafe Hon -- love to hate.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Hampden residents are fighting mad over a proposal to build a three-story, 12-unit apartment building on Roland Avenue.
And they appear to have succeeded in slowing the proposed project.
Remodeler Eric Dashner is seeking a Baltimore City zoning variance...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Owen Hanratty's restaurant, Cacao Lane, is perched along Ellicott City's historic district, a narrow swath of eclectic shops and eateries where 19th-century Main Street meets modern chic. The area is the center of a Howard County community that, along...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The ongoing Chesapeake Restaurant project, now under way near the Charles Theatre, has signed on a Belgian brasserie. De Kleine Duivel, which will be operated by Baltimore native Paul Kopchinski, will feature Belgian beers, boutique wines and spirits, and...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:45 PM
A Belgian brasserie has been added to the Chesapeake project, now under construction in the Baltimore's Charles North neighborhood. De Kleine Duivel will feature Belgian beers, boutique wines and spirits, and a select menu of traditional Flemish-French...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:28 AM
The FBI's violent crimes task force is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in at least two recent armed robberies in the city, the most recent of which occurred Tuesday morning in Hampden, as well as several cases believed linked in...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 10:54 AM
There really has to be a better name for a food enthusiast than a "Foodie." It just sounds too silly to refer to oneself as.
There's "gourmet," but that sounds pretentious. There's "gastronome," but that sounds rather elitist, doesn't it?
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Hampden's Alchemy may have one of the tiniest upstairs bars in Baltimore. But there are some serious, high-end cocktails being crafted in this small space.
Dubbed "Potions" (see what they did there?), the cocktail menu features an extensive selection...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Kettle Hill has announced an opening date.
Inspired, its operators say, by the life and spirit of Theodore Roosevelt, Kettle Hill will open April 20 on Market Place as the anchor restaurant in the Power Plant Live complex. The restaurant's name is...