| May 22, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Many a name-brand casino in Vegas, Atlantic City and elsewhere feature high-end restaurants conceived by celebrity chefs. Locally, at Maryland Live! casino in Arundel Mills, the celebrity is the restaurant chain, The Prime Rib, which opened in January,...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:05 PM
It's 7 o'clock on a Friday night, and Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar is hopping. Every stool at the bar that winds from inside to outside is taken. It's happy hour, and people are drinking, but they're also partaking in Buck-a-Shuck, when Racks puts Blue...
| May 26, 2013
Victorio's Oyster Bar & Grille started in 1979 as a small Italian pizzeria. Today it's a homegrown chain with locations in Apopka, Longwood, Oviedo and Titusville.
Each outpost has its own personality, but all serve the same homemade sauces and...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I've followed many a Salt Life bumper sticker on I-95, but until Salt Life Food Shack came along, I never knew much more about this two-word idiom.
Salt Life — an homage to Florida fishing, surfing and swimming — is a lifestyle brand with...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:39 PM
It's planting time in the Chesapeake Bay, just as it is on land for farmers and gardeners across Maryland.
Instead of seeds, though, hundreds of millions of speck-sized baby oysters — known as spat — are being planted this spring in Harris...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:23 AM
The best thing about O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant is how tricky it is to describe.
Not so many years back, I'd have called O'Leary's eclectic, which became a byword for both a type of menu and the kind of place that served it. Offering a relaxed version...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Guests at Saturday's Preakness will get the first slurp of the Skinny Dipper, a new oyster from True Chesapeake Oyster Co., an oyster farm in St. Mary's County.
The Skinny Dipper will be supplied to Baltimore-area restaurants beginning this summer,...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Learn and Grow Series with Art in the Garden
Linda Miller, Artist and Virginia Master Naturalist, will help children 7 and older create a botanical portrait in colored pencil or watercolor from plant materials they select in the Williamsburg Botanical...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Overall impression: Sage's menu includes sections devoted to oysters and pizza, risotto and organic meat and poultry. Throw in beef bourguignonne and meat loaf, and it's hard to know what kind of restaurant Sage wants to be. None of it is particularly...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:53 AM
When first proposed about a decade ago, it seemed like a promising means to revive the Chesapeake Bay's devastated oyster crop: Bring in Chinese oysters, which are impervious to the diseases killing the native stock and also grow faster. If successful,...
| May 12, 2013
So, on New Year's Eve Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and spouse, his chief of staff Jared Kupiec and guest, two city cops, Chief Operating Officer Saundra Kee Borges, and an eighth person (Jay Gatsby, perhaps?) ran up a $700-plus tab at Max Downtown,...