| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Shoo-Fly Diner, the Belvedere Square bar and restaurant by Spike Gjerde, has been named one of the South's "20 Best New Bars of 2014" by the editors of Southern Living in their February issue.
On the criteria: "Editors selected budding hotspots based...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The year 2013 was, for the most part, a positive one on the Baltimore dining scene, except perhaps for trend-spotters. For every sign, there was a counter-sign. The sudden closing of a restaurant was followed by an unexpected, or at least not highly...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It's hard to fault Baltimoreans for anticipating culinary greatness from Shoo-Fly Diner.
This fall, expectations were predictably high when the restaurant opened in Belvedere Square. Having the name Spike Gjerde — the Woodberry Kitchen owner who...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For a region accustomed to fizzled snow forecasts in recent years, a storm dumping as much as 8 inches of snow across northern Maryland surprised many on Sunday, stalling vehicles, canceling the city's annual holiday parade and blanketing the field at M&T...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Conceding that the Village of Cross Keys is in need of "investment," the owner of the residential, retail and office complex is planning a mostly cosmetic makeover that would revamp the gatehouse, freshen the courtyard of the shopping center, and turn a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Dan Rodricks' column ("A remade Inner Harbor should be for locals," Nov. 24) was so very spot on. The Inner Harbor has become a place for tourists and out-of-town visitors, rarely utilized by city residents. To truly thrive, it needs to be more citizen-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Shoo-Fly Diner, the new restaurant from Amy and Spike Gjerde, opened mid-October in the Belvedere Square building — a former Hess Shoes store — that has previously housed the restaurants Taste and Crush.
Before their untimely closings,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Suddenly, first anniversary parties are the thing for restaurants. And why not? The first year for a restaurant is a tough one, so who can blame them for wanting to celebrate? Call in some chef friends to lend a hand and give yourselves a big pat on the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Ryleigh's presents its seventh annual Oysterfest this weekend on East Cross Street.
Admission is free to the block party, which this year will include more than 10 raw bars, live music and the third-annual Baltimore Oyster Shucking Competition on...