The John Brown General & Butchery, a restaurant and butcher shop on Falls Road in Cockeysville, draws on both the area’s history and its agricultural richness. It also serves the best chicken sandwich for miles.
The dining scene in Baltimore’s Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood continues to expand with the opening of Fire & Rice, an elevated Japanese restaurant, and The LVH by Taste This, a two-level bar, lounge and restaurant.
As Eddie’s celebrates its 75th anniversary with an exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Nancy Cohen and longtime employees ensure that the store her father opened retains the gracious and familiar service that has helped make it a Baltimore institution.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians ratified a new one-year contract on Monday, ending a bitter labor dispute that will return the performers to the stage to open the season this weekend.
Posted by a brick wall outside the Choptank restaurant, newly installed in the former south shed of Fells Point’s Broadway Market, a plaque states a list of prohibitions. Among them: excessively baggy clothing, sunglasses after dark, and bandannas. “Management may enforce these policies within its discretion,” said a note at the bottom. Critics accused the highly anticipated restaurant of discrimination.
In a statement, a Blaze spokesman said the closure came as the company continues to “protect the long-term strength of the brand" and encouraged diners to visit the chain’s other area locations, including one that opened this year in Towson Commons.
For Jody Wright and other employees in the restaurant industry, chef Travis Wright’s recent death by suicide was a reminder of the pressures so many face in the field, and the challenges of staying sane while working 12-hour days or more. “The pendulum swings. It’s either fantastic or really tough,” said Jody Wright, who is fighting to keep open Shark on the Harbor, the Ocean City restaurant they ran together.
With the growth of taco shops like Cocina Luchadoras, Cinco de Mayo Taqueria in Highlandtown and the new R&R Taqueria near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Baltimore seems to be entering a new era of taco deliciousness. The next time you hear a Californian complain about not being able to find any Mexican food in Baltimore, just scroll and/or swipe through this photo gallery of the city’s most popular taco spots.
Compiled with input from readers and the newsroom, The Baltimore Sun’s list of 100 essential food experiences encompasses places people talk about, think about and come back to again and again and again.