| May 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy.
The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Tooloulou is moving from Lauraville to Belvedere Square.
The Cajun eatery will open in Belvedere Square's main market building later this spring, according to chef-owner Shawn Lagergren.
Lagergren said he considered operating Tooloulou at both...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The ancient practice of preserving foods through fermentation has recently become a hot trend, with items such as sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha finding themselves in the spotlight as the ingredient of the moment. High-profile writers and cooks —...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009.
When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Buckets of baby's breath, tulips and irises filled a walk-in cooler at Flowers by Gina D. on Thursday. Vases were wrapped with pink ribbons, and teddy bears and greeting cards stood ready for purchase.
Missing were the four drivers who had been...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Pabu Izakaya, an Asian restaurant in Harbor East's Four Seasons Hotel, plans to reopen next week after being closed since late January because of water damage.
Audrey Slade, director of public relations for Baltimore's Four Seasons Hotel, said the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The Liberatore family is on a roll.
Well known in the northern Baltimore suburbs for their eponymous Italian restaurants, the Liberatore family is branching out. Lib's Grill in Perry Hall, the family's seventh restaurant, ditches the Italian in favor of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A powerful city senator has amended legislation in Annapolis to ban any new liquor licenses in a North Baltimore neighborhood — a move that is drawing criticism from opponents who say it should have been aired in public first.
State Sen. Joan...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation restructuring the troubled Baltimore liquor board and giving City Hall more control.
The unanimous vote by the state Senate sends the measure to the governor, who is expected to sign it...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:07 AM
No, you will not be able to get an oil change at Spike Gjerde's Parts and Labor.
You will however, be able to order a variety of meats at the Remington butcher shop and restaurant being planned by Gjerde, the restaurateur who also owns Woodberry Kitchen...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...