Cindy Wolf, the famed chef of Harbor East’s fine dining restaurant Charleston, and Clavel Mezcaleria, the Remington-based restaurant known for its imaginative drinks as well as its spin on Mexican cuisine, have both been named semifinalists for the James Beard Award.
Time is of the essence for Baltimore restaurateur Tony Foreman. It’s something that has been in the back of his mind since birth. “I spent my entire time knowing that I have a bad heart and that time is limited,” he said.
The Columbia location of Petit Louis isn't the only restaurant to close for a makeover in recent months. As restaurants approach a decade in business, many have found reinvention to bring a vital boost to business and forestall the prospect of closure.
The Department of Labor is proposing an update to rules governing which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime pay. The proposal would make an additional five million employees eligible, more than doubling the existing salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440.
When Kasimir Bujak cuts into a wheel of Harbison and uses a spoon to scoop some of the soft cheese on to a cracker, he lets out a little sigh of appreciation. "You can't get anything this good in Europe. It's an American original," says Bujak, a Certified Cheese Professional and cheesemonger at Whole Foods Market in Harbor East. "The rind is a spruce bark, which is a traditional Swiss and German thing, and the bark flavors the cheese itself."
These new systems have a cool factor that makes wine geeks go nuts. But the technology is for more than just show. Implementing these systems translates into more options for customers, cost savings for restaurant owners and environmental benefits for everyone.
By By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun
Jodi Levitan still gets choked up when she talks about her father, who died of dementia on Father's Day of 2012. Her mother, the caretaker, died of cancer and was buried on Mother's Day, 2013. On Saturday, April 8, Levitan and her husband, Scott, will be dancing the cha cha and Western swing at the annual Memory Ball, a fundraiser for memory loss and Alzheimer's research.