- They’re banking on the outcome of the primary election to change things by hosting fundraisers and donating to candidates. But there’s no consensus on just exactly who is best for business as a top prosecutor. For some, it’s simply anyone but the incumbent.
- After 30 years perfecting his family's medivka recipe, a former McCormick food scientist has teamed up with a Baltimore distillery to sell the Ukrainian honey liqueur to benefit Doctors Without Borders.
- In this week's Bits & Bites: reverse gentrification, updates on Red Emma’s, new vendors for Lexington Market, and where to find Baltimore donuts and coffee in New York City.
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- Baltimore foodies continue to expand and innovate, from restaurants to caterers to distilleries. Local touches just make any meal taste better.
- In Baltimore-area gay bars and clubs there is an expectation among loyal patrons that bartenders will have a heavy hand when it comes to pouring liquor.
- Trevor White, a certified public accountant, a leader in the comeback of the Oliver neighborhood and a former Boston College defensive back, died of gunshot wounds Sunday outside his home in the Lakeside section of Ednor Gardens. He was 40.
- With soaring inflation driven by post-pandemic demand and the war in Ukraine, consumers in the Baltimore area and elsewhere have encountered sharply rising prices on food, gas and other daily necessities. Food price hikes have been especially acute in recent weeks.
- Baltimore's restaurants are steadily moving ahead with plans to reopen, restock, reimagine and reenergize the city's food scene.
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- Peter Chang is one of just five chefs across the U.S. to be named a finalist in the James Beard award for the category of “outstanding chef.” The winner will be selected Monday night.
- The shutdown of many longtime businesses during the pandemic has created opportunities for others. Area restaurateurs are adding new locations to their portfolios with rapid-fire speed.
- Taharka Brothers, a Baltimore-based ice cream company, is recalling its Peanut Butter Cup flavor because of a potential Salmonella risk in JIF peanut butter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
- Actor and Baltimore native Josh Charles repped his hometown recently in an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in which he brought along his own personal snowball machine.
- Ever wonder how the other half dines? Of course you do. So we skipped our usual $20 carryout and instead got carried away with some of the priciest menu items in Baltimore.
- James R. “Rat” Bowen, a member of the Lumbee Native American tribe who became a professional painter and a co-founder of Rose’s Bakery in the Northeast Market, died May 18 of pneumonia. He was 86.