| May 17, 2012
I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:03 AM
The owners of Kooper's Tavern, Katie and Patrick Russell, will open a Baltimore County location in Lutherville's Round Wood Shopping Center. The new location will be called Kooper's North. A new food truck, Woody's Taco Island, is also on its way.
| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Phillips Crab Deck is now open in Annapolis.
The 140-seat terrace restaurant, which opened very quietly Aug. 16, marks the return of Phillips to Annapolis — in the same Dock Street location it left in 2009. It was replaced there by Hell Point...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Four days after Tom Sietsema reported that Wit & Wisdom, A Michael Mina Tavern was looking for a new executive chef, representatives of the Mina Group could not confirm that executive chef Benjamin Lambert was being replaced.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:33 AM
The dancing days are over at Milan. The Little Italy establishment is now prohibited from allowing or providing live entertainment, including disc jockeys, on its premises.
The May 31 decision was made in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Clayton Miller has been named the new executive chef at Wit & Wisdom, A Michael Mina Tavern. He takes over from Benjamin Lambert, whose services were no longer needed at Mina's restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore.
There are some impressive...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Old Bay is painting Baltimore blue and gold. The indispensable seafood spice blend is being celebrated with the Summer of Baytriotism, a season-long celebration of the Baltimore-born shelf staple and the iconic tin can its shaken from.
A visual highlight...
| Jun 23, 2012
Hardly anything at Pabu grabs you by the lapels.
The last and latest restaurant to open at the new Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Pabu calls itself an "izakaya," the Japanese name for a drinking establishment that serves food. The izakaya craze has landed...
| Jun 17, 2012
MOAB, Utah — The doorknob had smashed a sizable hole in the wall of our room at the Apache Motel. The rusty bathroom ceiling fan made a harsh scraping sound, and the industrial carpet sported several suspicious stains.
We loved the place.