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  • Gravy train

    Gravy train
    Let's end the rumor right now. Steve Martorano is not closing his more-than-20-year-old Oakland Park Boulevard restaurant. Quite the opposite: He's in major expansion mode. Martorano's Italian-American Kitchen officially opened last weekend in...
  • Cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop closes stores in L.A., elsewhere

    Caving under losses, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. has closed its high-end bakeries in Los Angeles and elsewhere after more than a decade of promoting the cupcakes that tapped the nation's sweet tooth. Financially, the nation's biggest cupcake chain recently...
  • New theaters proposed for block of N. Howard Street

    New theaters proposed for block of N. Howard Street
    A listless west-side block of downtown Baltimore will undergo an energetic makeover if an idea generated by DIY-style theater troupes and local developer Winstead "Ted" Rouse comes to fruition. Their plan, submitted earlier this year when the...
  • Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
    With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
  • Newport News City Council approves new food truck fee, rules

    Newport News City Council approves new food truck fee, rules
    Food trucks and sidewalk vendors will have to pay a new fee but will for the first time be assured of a set place to meet their regular shipyard and downtown customers. The city council approved new regulations that seek to end the practice of people...
  • A Fresh Pesto Find During A Lunchtime Break

    A Fresh Pesto Find During A Lunchtime Break
    I promised to report on great food and eateries along Route 44 and here's a fine one. The Country Bistro on Academy Street in Salisbury, just off 44, exceeds your basic sandwich place by a lot. I skipped the cold cucumber soup and poached salmon for the...
  • 'MasterChef' hopeful: Spring rolls did me in

    'MasterChef' hopeful: Spring rolls did me in
    Greasy spring rolls spelled doom for Orlando server Francis Biondi on "MasterChef," the Fox cooking contest. "Spring rolls did me in," Biondi said Tuesday after being ejected in Monday's episode. "I've been practicing ever since. I've made so many...
  • Tech Center neighbors renovate to prepare for new business from development

    Tech Center neighbors renovate to prepare for new business from development
    John Franklin, owner of Newport News-based Franklin Management Co., which owns and operates the Warwick Mobile Home Park along the 12000 block of Jefferson Avenue, knew the densely wooded 100-acre parcel at the apex of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point...
  • Singapore anti-gambling ad turns into World Cup hot tip

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has scored an own goal with its World Cup anti-gambling ad which features a crestfallen boy telling his friends his dad bet his life savings on Germany - who have just reached the finals by thrashing host nation Brazil 7-1....
  • New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation

    New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation
    New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems — from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured...
  • Theater opening is the latest step in Towson's ambitious makeover

    Theater opening is the latest step in Towson's ambitious makeover
    This week another piece of the redevelopment of downtown Towson falls into place as a 90,000-square-foot, 15-screen Cinemark theater ushers in its first moviegoers Thursday. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Towson Square and the theater...