| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:57 AM
In less than decade, Caves Valley Partners has become one of the biggest players on the local real estate scene, with ambitious plans to reshape Towson and now South Baltimore.
The principals of the Towson-based development firm, who have deep roots...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:05 PM
It's nice to see that Laurel is getting a new movie theater. Long over due. Does Laurel really need another Outback and Panera Bread? If they really want to have restaurants how about the Cheesecake Factory or UNO.
Why another grocery store when there is...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"Where's home for you?"
Twelve years ago, answering that simple question suddenly became more difficult as I packed my childhood into a series of boxes and said goodbye to the house I grew up in on Stoneham Drive in West Hartford. For some people,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:01 PM
People like rich, tasty food — and sweet, smooth desserts.
That's a recipe the Cheesecake Factory Inc. has been following for more than three decades.
The company's roots can be traced to the home kitchen of Evelyn Overton, who ran a small baked...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, Dumb Starbucks.
The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers and CDs,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Weekly mortgage applications, January federal budget
Local earnings: Acco Brands, Deere & Co., Hospira Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Morningstar Inc., Nanosphere Inc.
Other earnings: Applied Materials, CBS Corp., Cheesecake Factory, Dr....
| May 30, 2014
| 6:00 PM
What is it like to eat at Hai Di Lao, the Ferrari of Chinese hot pot restaurants, to assemble your dipping sauce from an infinite bank of possibilities, to swish your bits of meat and fish through your own pot of seasoned broth instead of having to endure...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Get ready for the Juliet show.
During the series premiere of Bravo’s “Ladies of London” — which airs Monday and revolves around American expats penetrating London’s high society — Laguna Beach, Calif., native...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:18 PM
This could be a very entertaining summer, if you promise to do this:
Any time anybody running for anything approaches you with a petition to get on the ballot, you must — after verifying that the person is neither a white supremacist nor a man-boy...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
How much are you willing to work out in order to dine out?
That’s the tongue-in-cheek question posed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group that released its latest list of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium and high-...