| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:14 PM
"A cocktail should still taste like the spirit you are basing it on."
Cocktail purists: Rejoice in this too-often-forgotten mantra from Alec Franklin and his team at the newly opened Oliver Speck's in Harbor East. And yet Speck's, the barbecue- and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The whine of Grand Prix's race cars carried across the Inner Harbor this weekend as Roland Keh stood on the steps of his Little Italy restaurant, surveying a deserted street.
"As you can see, not a normal Saturday," said Keh, co-owner of Amiccis. "The...
| Sep 1, 2013
Much of the landmark Inner Harbor developments are in the neighborhood of three decades old (Harborplace turned 30 officially in 2010), which lands them somewhere short of historic. Unfortunately, the project's genesis is fading even as many of the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:12 PM
"You follow me, kid?" An old friend of mine, educated at Hotchkiss and Haverford, used to ask that all the time, sometimes after every two sentences, like when he showed me how to make a martini or how to work the clutch in a '74 Fiat or when he tried...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A group of downtown property owners and managers announced its opposition to the Harbor Point tax increment financing plan Tuesday, a day before the City Council's taxation committee is set to hold another meeting on the legislation.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Date: June 22, 2013
Her story: Katherine Cox, 28, grew up in Baltimore. She is an exercise physiologist in the cardiac department at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Donna Cox, works for the L. Warner Cos. Inc. in Timonium, and her father,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:50 PM
When Dennis ONeal returned to his car last week after eating lunch in Harbor East, he was stunned to see a parking ticket on his windshield. And for good reason: The $32 ticket had been issued just nine minutes after he paid for a full hour of street...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Earlier this month, the team behind the Harbor East wine bar and restaurant Vino Rosina announced that the restaurant would be closing on July 20. At the time, they said that they were already working on a follow-up concept for the same space in the Bagby...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years.
Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:14 AM
On a breezy, sunny day, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are a beautiful, wild place. White-capped waves hide the teeming life below the surface as shifting winds keep boaters on their toes. Sailboats keel over with each gust of wind, and powerboats...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:48 AM
Close to 300 commercial properties in Baltimore are getting a property tax break this year thanks to the city’s Enterprise Zone program, which has a stated purpose of attracting development and jobs to poorer areas.
But while the benefits were...