| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Ten years after its opening, Grille 700, the main dining facility in the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, remains a perfectly decent hotel restaurant.
There were moments during a recent dinner when you thought that it could be something more, a real...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach and world-renowned ocean photographer Aaron Chang (who has a pop-up gallery in the Shorebreak lobby) have teamed up to create an experience for surf and art lovers.
Booking an "On a Mission for Art" package...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Arbutus, for all of its charms and assets, is not generally credited with being a culinary capital. The dining choices in family-oriented community on the southwest tip Baltimore County tend toward the tried and true.
A veteran caterer is hoping to...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Despite a wine making tradition that pre-dates California's by hundreds of years, Virginia has only recently earned itself a seat at the big table of international vintners.
For many years, Virginia's winemaking reputation elicited little excitement...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The heavy hitters were out at last night's Hamburger Hop, a friendly burger competition that serves as the kickoff event to this weekend's Chicago Gourmet food and wine festival.
But the little guys came out on top.
Bandera, a small restaurant on...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:05 AM
Did you hear the one about the hamburger that went to college?
Bobby's Burger Palace opens Thursday in College Park, the seventh in a small but quickly expanding group of restaurants launched in July 2008 by the chef, restaurateur and television...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Michael Mina's self-named San Francisco restaurant has been named Esquire's Restaurant of the Year. That's good news for Baltimoreans.
Mina's Wit & Wisdom is scheduled to open in the Four Seasons hotel in November. "If Mina is there the night you visit,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Wit & Wisdom posted announced an opening date, or at least mentioned an opening date in passing, on its Twitter page.
Michael Mina's restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is scheduled to open on Nov. 1.
UPDATE (Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.): A rep for...
| Oct 16, 2011
Up in the northwest forest where Washington, Idaho and British Columbia converge, there's a lazy little international border crossing called Nelway, about the size of a gas station.
"Where are you headed?" a Canadian border patrol agent asked when my...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:02 PM
The Resort at Pelican Hill is Condé Nast Traveler readers' top resort in the country, according to the results of the annual 2011 Reader's Choice Awards released last week.
Pelican Hill, which celebrates its third anniversary Nov. 26, scored 96.3 in...