| 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,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:57 AM
The original Chesapeake Restaurant was a Baltimore dining institution for more than 50 years until it closed in the late 1980s. After a 24-year dormancy, the doors at 1701 North Charles St. are open again. The new restaurant began dinner service on...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Which wine should you serve with oysters? For the most part, I’ll confess, my immediate answer is: "Yes."
Really, when you’re eating oysters, it’s the shellfish that comes first. But the wine matters too. And so Jon Rowley and Taylor...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:07 PM
More than 4,000 oyster tags cover two walls at Connie & Ted's, the soon-to-open West Hollywood seafood restaurant from Providence chef-owner Michael Cimarusti. Many of them are ones Cimarusti has collected over several years, Cryovac-ing them in plastic...
| May 2, 2013
It's no secret that many fine-dining restaurants in Greater Hartford offer fantastic happy-hour deals, with deeply discounted food specials and bargain beverages. And Dish Bar & Grill, in the heart of downtown, has some of the best offerings around.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Bill Taibe isn't a sentimental guy. But there's something about cooking at the James Beard house. It gives him goose bumps. "I think about all the people who have cooked in that kitchen," he says. Taibe has been nominated for a James Beard Award –...
| Apr 17, 2013
Michael's Cafe is nearly 30 years old, but it's still hot.
On a recent Thursday night, the Timonium restaurant was hopping. The warm, wood-filled bar was packed, and by 8 p.m., so was the dining room. Since its opening in 1984, Michael's has expanded...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:49 PM
As gulls and cormorants perched on the walls of Fort Carroll looked on, a crabbing boat stopped long enough to jettison 30 bushel baskets of very special oyster shells into the Patapsco River.
On the boat, a handful of Pasadena residents spent their...
| 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,...