| May 25, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Rusty Scupper is celebrating its 30th anniversary on the south side of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The restaurant says that all told, it's served more than 1.7 million crab cakes, 780,000 pounds of jumbo lump crab meat and 156,000 dozen oysters.
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
When it comes to community spirit there is arguably no more dedicated confederation of folks than the ardent and steadfast supporters of Pacific Chorale.
Recently in Newport Beach they came together, as they have done year after year, for an underwriting...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:21 PM
First impressions are everything.
While I'd never been to Tropical Acres Steakhouse, I did get a less-than-warm welcome from a hostess the other night. We sat down to a waitress who insisted on telling us about the nightly specials before bothering to...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Matthew and Joan Lallo never intended to open a restaurant in Baltimore. But considering the interesting menu and top-notch service at their Mount Washington spot, the Blue Sage Cafe & Wine Bar, Baltimore is lucky that they did.
Blue Sage opened in...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Barbara Sharpe and her family spend the winters in Lemon Bay, Fla.
So it's no coincidence she combined her love of lemons with a Florida favorite, Key Lime pie, to create Lemon Bay Cream Pie.
"It's delicious, and it's very simple," the Belmont woman...
| Jun 7, 2012
A word to NoRA Cupcake Company newcomers: Expect the unexpected. They just don't do "ordinary" here.
The 5-month-old Middletown cupcake shop presents a daily menu of imaginative indulgences, with passionately creative recipes that almost make red...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Could Orange County become any sweeter?
We just celebrated the new 'lette Macarons at Fashion Island, a place for authentic French macarons. We can order French pastries at Pandor Artisan Boulangerie that taste as delicious as ones in Paris.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Nora Ephron was really all about the food.
An acerbic observer of life whose wit translated so easily to the big screen, she was often as interested in the menu as she was in the script, and her appetite for moviemaking and crab cakes brought her to...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:57 AM
The problem with restaurants with a view is that their customers don't want them to change. We want to freeze them in time so we can always remember the big anniversaries, the bigger birthdays, the graduations and holidays exactly as they were celebrated....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Some people shudder at the thought of a "theme restaurant" — especially when that theme involves pirates. But with a gleaming, wood-lined interior, top-notch food and friendly service, Mutiny Pirate Bar in Glen Burnie is much better than it sounds...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:41 AM
If I were going to a restaurant that served bar food — or a gastropub, as we call them today — I'd want to make sure its French fries were in order. But the fries at English Tap and Beer Garden disappointed me. They weren't crisp, were near...