Six lawyers who make regular appearances before the Harford County Liquor Control Board say changes are needed in the board's resident licensee rules, paperwork and personal appearance requirements and in the current setback laws regarding licensed alcoholic beverage establishments and schools.
A daily diary, chocolate rainbow cake and a gift basket with skin care products were just some of the $1,300 in gifts Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake claimed on her 2013 ethics forms, according to a review of the filings.
Franco's Italian Bistro and Wine Bar, a partnership between two Arbutus restaurant owners and a Catonsville financial advisor, is expected to be open in time for the Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival Sept. 7
Whether it's a glass of wine at Galloping Goose Vineyards, a three course dinner at Brick Ridge Restaurant or the County Cork Wine Pub featuring produce from local farms or lunch at J Cafe in Westminster, Carroll County Restaurant Week offers something for everyone and their budget.
Forty years after it opened as the headquarters of the Rouse Company, the iconic white stucco building on Columbia's Lakefront will officially welcome a new tenant: Whole Foods Market. On Aug. 20, the successful grocery chain, which prides itself on its healthful offerings, will open its 44th store in the mid-Atlantic region — and its first in Howard County. The opening follows an extensive renovation of the landmark building, during which the lower level was gutted and the bottom two
Tony Conrad started out working in an office on weekdays and crabbing on the weekend to make extra money. Now, he operates four outlets for crabs, including Conrad's seafood market on Joppa Road in Parkville and the new restaurant Conrad's in Perry Hall.
For Maryland's two largest cities on the Chesapeake, flooding that once occurred just a day or two in any given year is increasingly common – more so than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake used her first veto since taking office in 2010 to strike down a bill passed by the City Council aimed at reducing or eliminating many of the so-called "minor privilege" fees the city charges.
Despite lower turnout last Friday due to the threat of rain, hundreds packed into the parking lot of Peace a Pizza on Mellor Avenue to attend Frederick Road Fridays, an event that continues to grow in popularity among the Catonsville crowd.
Dress codes are easing and lower dues are offered for young members at The Engineers Club of Baltimore in Mount Vernon and The Center Club, Downtown. Both have invested millions of dollars over the last five years to revamp aging facilities and maintain the appeal of exclusivity to attract those with money to spend.
The 220 miles that make up U.S. 40 in Maryland was an epicenter of historical clashes in the state with resistance culminating with a Freedom Ride less than three months after Kennedy issued his plea. On Dec. 16, 1961, as many as 700 blacks and whites descended upon dozens of still-segregated restaurants along the highway.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday at a popular burrito restaurant in Bethesda to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to promote a raise for other American workers.
Completion of a $1.7 million State Highway Administration project to improve the service road between the lanes of Route 40 West (South Philadelphia Boulevard) and Aberdeen businesses along that road has been delayed until at least the spring of 2015, Aberdeen's city manager said Monday.
A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers.
When the Towson Square movie complex opened on July 10, the Baltimore County parking "czar" Kenneth Mills Jr. was ready. Earlier in the month, on July 1, Mills, chief executive of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, instituted changes in public parking rates and hours with the dual goals of maximizing parking spaces and avoiding the dreaded gridlock.
Customers who visited P.F. Chang's China Bistro at the Inner Harbor during two months this spring may be victims of debit and credit card data theft, the Scottsdale-based chain warned today in an announcement of a widespread security breach at 33 locations across the U.S.
The best pizza-makers in Baltimore and beyond know how to create charred and chewy crusts in super-hot ovens, which are fueled by wood, coal or gas. They use fresh, flavorful and inventive toppings, often skipping the traditional red sauce or mozzarella. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free pizzas are also in demand, with some Baltimore pizza-makers gamely taking up the challenge while others refuse to dabble in soy cheeses or gluten-free crusts.
Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a choice of wines. But the theater, which opened July 10, also offers guests an unexpected sight from another age: a single, worn headstone from 1834.
A new state law means Harford County beer lovers can fill up their own containers from the tap at local retail establishments starting Oct. 1, and liquor license holders around the county are starting to receive permission to dispense beer in take-home containers, commonly called growlers.
Tom Peddy, and son, Ted Peddy, are second and third generations of success behind Green Spring Station, the Lutherville office and shopping center. Tom's father bought Green Spring Inn in 1936 and Tom later acquired adjacent land to develop Green Spring Station. Father and son are now working on a $2 million renovation of the center.
Pit beef is a long-standing Baltimore tradition but making a business model work hasn't been easy. For a while, the stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore and Baltimore County was known as "pit beef row," with Chaps, Big Al's and Big Fat Daddy's calling the strip home. Chaps is still there — and is a Baltimore legend.
Amusement game operators and distributors are fighting the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission's proposed regulations on arcade games, but the agency already has new authority that could affect the side of the game business that operators don't like to talk about: illegal slot machines.
Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common to high tourist season at the world's most famous boardwalk have found other spots to visit and place their bets.