| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The season's chilly weather calls for comfort food, but that's no reason to pack on the pounds. After all, spring is right around the corner.
We asked local chefs to share their comfort food favorites, lightened up a bit in honor of the season ahead....
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Oyster happy hours have been popping up lately. Corner BYOB in Hampden had a Saturday afternoon oyster party a few weeks ago. They called it a Shuck-n-Chat. Love that.
In January, Ten Ten in Harbor East started up Local Oyster Nights on Tuesday...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The history, current state and future of oyster production in the Chesapeake region are the subject of a four-part Sunday afternoon discussion series at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.
State of the Oyster, the first in a planned...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The 13th Floor is a treat. When we came here on a Friday night, people were dancing to live jazz music. Can you imagine? One couple, it was announced, had become engaged. You might, too. The renovated interior, which was unveiled last fall, is a real...
| 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,...
| 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...