| Aug 7, 2011
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Reporting from Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Early morning in a kayak on Linekin Bay. My paddle goes plash-plash. A gull gives me the hairy eyeball to warn me away from its nest. Across the water on the peninsula...
| Dec 1, 2011
Last week it was turkey on Thanksgiving, turkey sandwiches for Friday's lunch, turkey tetrazzini for Saturday dinner and — you get the idea.
Poultry in motion. Who could blame you for racing out for a first-rate steak dinner? Here are some good...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:43 PM
I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.
"Huge roach! Huge roach!" She kept repeating, eyes fixed on the kitchen trash...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:08 PM
First impression: Walk into the noisy, light-filled lobby of The Westin Diplomat and you could be at any family friendly resort. Walk to the left, across the threshold of Hollywood Prime, however, and you immediately feel the embrace of high-end...
| Aug 11, 2011
Overall impression: The classic neighborhood American tavern is alive and well at J. Mark's. Its first location in Pompano Beach opened four years ago. The Fort Lauderdale spot followed last summer. Judging by the crowds, people love this place, where...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Newport is set to get even sweeter this summer with the opening of Sweet and Saucy Shop at the Crystal Cove Promenade.
"We're shooting for the beginning of June and it looks like we're on track for that to happen," said Eileen Francabandera, who co-...
| Mar 2, 2012
Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times
Note: Adapted from Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant in Clearwater, Fla. The restaurant uses Eagle Brand condensed milk in the recipe and serves the pie topped with whipped cream,...
| Feb 16, 2012
Back for a fifth year, Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with 10 straight days of discounted dining, lunch and dinner, at some of Chicago's best restaurants.
Launched in 2008 with 35 pioneering participants, Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:02 AM
The building at the corner of Belair and Mountain Roads in Fallston has a reputation as one of those spots where no restaurant seems able to survive.
Tony Ashe, owner and general manager of the Mallet, the newest restaurant at the location, hopes to...