Noodles and Company offers comfort food at great prices, with noodles -- whether macaroni, fettuccine or pad Thai -- as the base for each dish. page 16.
A lifetime devoted to miniatures has resulted in Roadside America, in Kutztown, Pa. The attraction boasts close to 400 miniature buildings, from a bakery to a cathedral. page 26.
Winter weather means skiing and snowboarding at area resorts from Wisp at Deep Creek Mountain Resort in Maryland to Blue Knob, Eagle Rock and Hidden Valley Four Seasons in Pennsylvania and still more in Virginia and West Virginia. page 28.
Amy Lamb's photographs capture flowers in monumental scale and show all their subtle tonal shadings. The works are at Steven Scott Gallery in Owings Mills. page 15.
Salute to Vienna helps Baltimore -- and 32 other cities -- mark the new year. Performers here include Swiss soprano Christiane Boesiger, Austrian tenor Thomas Sigwald, members of the Vienna Opera Ballet and the Strauss Symphony of America (featuring members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia). page 14.
Pick of the Week
What: Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert, Let Freedom Ring
Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
When: Wednesday night at 7:30
Why: Because in addition to honoring the civil rights leader, the program features acclaimed 16-year-old violinist Elena Urioste and 14-year-old tap dancer Thomas Ford.
Tickets: $5 general admission, free for kids ages 6-12.
Call: 410-783-8000 or www.baltimoresymphony.org for tickets or information.