| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Punk's Backyard Grill has closed at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. The restaurant, which opened in 2009, evoked an American backyard gathering. The kitchen was enclosed behind a structure that suggested the back of a suburban home, the dining room was...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The nonprofit Center for the Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards. The "winners," which appear in the group's "Nutrition Action Healthletter," include offerings from the Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Johnny Rockets....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:42 AM
IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.
Each one is...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:48 AM
If I'd been weaned on Cuban black beans, I'm sure I'd hate the spicy version I had at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. If I had a Jamaican grandmother who regularly prepared curry, I'm sure the very good curried shrimp at Paladar wouldn't hold a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The Cheesecake Factory is offering its annual summertime discount on slices of cheesecake on Tuesday, July 30.
During the promotion, diners can get slices of cheesecaka at half-price.
No coupon is necessary. Once slice per guest.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
During a recent vacation, we met friends at a neighborhood hangout for dinner. As we walked in, I became worried — one sniff confirmed that a fish fry was taking place. After informing our server that I'm allergic to fish (also peanuts), she...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The house that was the scene of alleged sexual assaults by three Naval Academy football players looks like any other in suburban Annapolis: a brick split-level on a quiet cul de sac lined with cherry trees.
But neighbors in the Rolling Hills...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Rather than take full advantage of the local cuisine during their visit to Chicago, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato opted for old reliable: The Cheesecake Factory.
The two friends had dinner Tuesday at the national chain’s Gold Coast location....
| Dec 19, 2013
It's getting to be crunch time for holiday shopping, so you can expect massive crowds in our area malls and shop-heavy neighborhoods. Which doesn't concern me, frankly, but dining out after a day of retail madness does.
So I decided to pay a visit to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Colin's Seafood and Grill plans a grand opening today at 11:30 in Randallstown.
The restaurant in Randallstown Plaza at Liberty and Offutt roads, co-owned by restaurateurs Dante and Candes Daniels, opened last month offering sit-down dining for 146...
| Jan 17, 2013
When the discussion gets to the obesity crisis and eating, the usual suspects are soft drinks and fast food. And for good reason -- there's a lot of empty calories in those combos. But in a new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, some...