| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Chicago, we really need to have a conversation about the term "V.I.P." Hosting a private V.I.P. event that manages to have 400 people crammed into it kind of kills the mystique, doesn't it? You snag an invite to a hot party only to find yourself getting a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:01 AM
In these food-happy times, even the pizza joint has evolved beyond the slice-and-soda model into something the most diehard foodie could love. HomeSlyce is proof.
The bar/restaurant, which has Federal Hill and Mount Vernon locations, joins a handful...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Story Tavern boosts Burbank and beer in equal measure. It's like walking into a history lesson where there's artisanal beer on tap. You're sipping your cider with Dr. David Burbank looking over your shoulder. The portrait of the eccentrically bearded...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Seven weeks in, The Chesapeake is still finding its sea legs.
There is potential here. The servers are capable and friendly, and there's evidence of talent in the kitchen, but the new restaurant near Station North has yet to assemble a coherent message....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:06 AM
Sitting on the cool patio at Donna's at Cross Key's, enjoying a fine dinner of gazpacho, Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs and bouillabaisse, I got to telling my friends about the old days at Donna's. These friends weren't living in Baltimore back in 1992,...
| Jul 6, 2013
Revenge, patient people tell us, is a dish best served cold. I feel the same way about soup, at least at this time of year. When it gets as hot as it's been this week, there are few things that will whet a flagging appetite like a sip of cold soup....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When you're short on time and/or energy, dinner doesn't get much easier than a frittata. Heat a pan, add some beaten eggs and flavorings and cook to puffed perfection. That's it.
Frittatas are easy to make and are versatile, perfect for breakfast or...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A space that was once a gift shop in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has become a gift for South Florida diners looking for a high-quality, Pan-Asian restaurant in Broward County.
The approximately 55-seat B¿l opened its doors in May right off...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Mama's on the Half Shell is now a bona fide, indisputable major success. That's fine. Mama's was a love letter to Baltimore from Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, a successful tavern owner and indefatigable nice guy whose wonderful life continues to be...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Bradley's of Fells Point might be more well known by its former name of J.A. Murphy's, or as "That bar that was on 'Bar Rescue.'"
Murphy's appeared on Spike TV's bar makeover show in August of 2012. Host Jon Taffer cleaned up the place's rough edges...