| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
Silhouette Stages presents this Tony Award-winning musical comedy through Saturday, Nov. 5, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Shows at 3 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $18; $15 for seniors and...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
New restaurants opened at snail's pace over the first 10 months of 2011. All of a sudden, they're arriving at jack-rabbit speed.
In a span of 19 days, three new restaurants will have opened, all within a nine-block radius. And another restaurant will re-...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:14 PM
As the Four Seasons Baltimore opened to its first guests Monday, the city's newest waterfront hotel looked forward to many more.
Over a dozen couples have booked weddings, companies have set up corporate accounts, and business is strong for year-end...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Purchasing the perfect holiday gift can be tricky. And when you have a picky recipient, gift-giving is downright stressful.
Enter personal shopper Stephanie Bradshaw.
"Gifts are suppose to be something that they wouldn't get for themselves," she says....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else.
That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...