| Oct 17, 2011
| 8:19 AM
A new teen-oriented store is opening at Bel Air at 5 Bel Air South Parkway in the Festival Shopping Center. Owned by Harford County residents Patrick and Melissa Davis, the store, Uptown Cheapskate, is billed as a hip and trendy fashion exchange that pays...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:55 PM
Bond Street Social and Manchurian Rice Company opened this weekend in Fells Point and Harbor East, respectively. Drop in and say hello. There's plenty else to this weekend. Have a look.
The fourth annual Federal Hill Wine Festival on Saturday features...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:49 PM
City officials are calling the Baltimore Grand Prix an economic success, but a new study conducted for the city's tourism arm suggests that it funneled far less money to local businesses than race organizers predicted.
The report for Visit Baltimore,...
| Sep 3, 2011
Somehow people got it into their heads that Chazz: A Bronx Original was a glorified pizza parlor. Maybe it was the pre-opening articles that documented the pizza discovery tours and fact-finding missions embarked upon by the principals involved with...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:15 AM
I got a call from a resturateur on Thursday night who worried that diners were freaking out about the TV news coverage of Thursday's traffic snarl. The images and reporting, this person said, made it look like every street in five counties was gridlocked....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:23 AM
It will be a hectic fall for Baltimore diners. But nothing compared to next spring, when projects from Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Gjerde and Foreman/Wolf are expected to open, or at least break ground. The closely watched Chesapeake Restaurant project appears...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Emails and press releases on fall dining events have been falling into my email inbox like the fruits of the female gingko tree. Here are some recent rakings.
NEW: The 28th Maryland Wine Festival is on Sept. 17-18 at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:18 AM
Rosina D. Squires, a retired Montgomery Ward catalog worker who liked to garden, died Wednesday of vascular dementia at Ellicott City Rehabilitation Center.
The longtime Elkridge resident was 87.
The daughter of an immigrant Italian construction...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Here's good news for Heavy Seas fans -- a Heavy Seas Ale House is coming to Baltimore. The location is the Old Holland Tack Factory, most recently the home of Diablita, which closed in late 2010.
The restaurant is being developed by Patrick Dahlgren,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Marta Ines Quintana's Havana Road Cafe was one of the sweetest success stories of 2010. The Towson restaurant caught on quickly.
"Every once in a while, you come across a restaurant that has distinctive, well-prepared food at sensible prices," The...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Buy a $50 gift certificate from Amiccis in Little Italy and you'll get a free Pane Rotundo.
That's right, Amiccis will throw in its signature appetizer, aka "that shrimp and bread thing," for every purchase of a $50 gift certificate. There's more...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Janet Janata from Norfolk, Va., was looking for a recipe for what her husband called a "Marc Cake." She described it as a rolled yeast cake with a sweet poppy seed filling. DC Kiss from Ellicott City thought that the cake Janata and her husband were...