| Oct 13, 2011
If you're not joining the throngs gathering at Shaw's Crab House for this week's "Royster with the Oyster" celebration, here are a few other seafood specialists worth your attention:
Big & Little's (not rated) 939 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000.
| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| Dec 31, 2011
What is it we want from Phillips?
Like it or not, the restaurant is the city's unofficial headquarters for Chesapeake seafood. For the last three decades, more visitors to Baltimore likely received their first crab cake from Phillips in Harborplace...
| Jan 5, 2012
The best meals of the year aren't necessarily about foie gras and truffles, or indulgent tasting menus, or even the technically best cooking of 2011. They're those dinners that surprised and delighted, that wove food and wine and friendship together in...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:57 AM
First impression: Now that the winter tourist season is over, it's time to reclaim some of our best restaurants. And what a beauty we have in Grille 66, where chef Michael Siegel's all-American menu runs from raw bar, to prime steak and on to innovative...
| May 27, 2011
| 11:33 AM
When people tell me how much they like Bluestone, they stop short of gushing. They talk about Bluestone in terms of satisfaction, what a consistent and reliable place it is, but they don't use many superlatives when they do. Partly I think they're worried...
| May 26, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Background: Max's Grille celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. That's almost a generation, and judging by the crowds that wait for one of the 150 seats on the always bustling patio, it's a much-loved destination for young and old, locals and...
| Jun 2, 2011
Kenny Chesney had already recorded 11 songs on his new album, "Hemingway's Whiskey," when he decided to scrap all but a few of them and start from scratch.
It was the end of 2009, and he was about to take a year off from music.
But, Chesney said, "I...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
The taste of victory is either stone crab or barbecue flavored.
While the Heat and the Mavericks fought on the basketball court last night, a friendly battle of bishops simmered in the background: a wager between Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami and...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Best reason to go: The low prices. Entire meal for four, including one beer, one wine, an appetizer and two desserts: $56.41 plus tip. They also use humanely raised steak or chicken and offer organic and vegetarian choices. Finally, there are the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:52 AM
Nancy Ackerman knows her crusts. As the owner and baking genius of 4 & Twenty Blackbirds, she elevates the first layer of each dessert to something sublime, starting with crushed graham crackers at the base of the cranberry orange cheesecake and key...