| Jul 21, 2013
Dear Readers: I'm marking my 10-year anniversary of writing the "Ask Amy" column by rerunning some of my favorite Q-and-A's from the early days of the column. Today's letters deal with tension between friends. I return next week.
Dear Amy: My girlfriend...
| May 4, 2013
I could drink a bottle of this Morgon "Côte du Py" from Jean Foillard every week with the greatest of pleasure. How beautiful is the bottle, with its red wax seal? The wine itself is soft and unctuous, tasting of prunes and dried cherries, a voluptuous...
| Apr 26, 2013
Few pleasures connect us with our primordial ancestors like tearing meat from bone while grunting. In cartoons, it is the best illustration of a voracious appetite — Bluto inserts drumstick in mouth, removes bone denuded of meat in one impressive...
| Jul 2, 2013
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XIAMEN, China — Forget everything you think you know about Chinese food when you travel to mainland China. Even if orange chicken is on the menu, it won't look or taste anything like the sweet, gooey, fried stuff you're used to picking up at your...
| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Jul 8, 2013
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Jonah Johnson is the chef at GOAL, a “sports cafe” by the Beverly Center that likes to cover its french fries in fresh herbs and make everything on the menu from scratch. He is a published songwriter and personal chef to celebrities, including...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
If you want to sell lots of chicken wings, you have to listen to your customers.
That's what people at Aberdeen restaurants say.
Lonnie Frost, owner of the Circus Sports Bar and Grill, said you have to give customers what they like, “not...
| Jun 19, 2013
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We appear to be having a fried-chicken moment. As culinary crazes go, we may have moved past all things bacon and pork (or some of us may have at least). Swine time is...
| May 6, 2013
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You might wager romantic restaurant dinners on Valentine's Day would outnumber reservations on Mother's Day. But the National Restaurant Association says Mom wins out over Cupid, projecting that 75 million American adults will dine out May 12.
| Apr 10, 2013
Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East — the Far East —...
| Mar 23, 2013
David Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards has produced some renowned Pinot Noirs from his sprawling Sonoma Coast estate. They're very good. And very expensive. But the estate also makes a second label called "The Bohan-Dillon," which is much more affordable. About...