| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:33 PM
"Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
— Pope John Paul XXIII
Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Let's set one thing straight right away: St. Patrick's Day stereotypes to the contrary, there's nothing green about an Irish breakfast.
"No, nothing will be green," pledges Chris Marquis, chef at Baltimore's Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, before...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The sight of a few ladders outside the Senator Theatre did not prepare me for the scope of the restoration project that is transforming this Govans-Belvedere Square landmark, a Baltimore treasure being taken apart and reassembled. There will be three...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Hardcore college calculus and lab science courses need to be balanced out with a little bit of "South Park" and zombies. Thankfully, Dr. Joshua Joseph Baron at McDaniel has that covered. The 37-year-old, who has been at McDaniel for seven years, teaches...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust.
Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Effective Tuesday, Bel-Loc Diner in Parkville has discontinued its dinner service. The Parkville diner will now be open for breakfast and lunch only, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The diner has been open since 1964.
Greg's Bagels in Belvedere Square is going...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A new Sofi's Crepes has opened in Fells Point.
The new cafe is in the Brown's Wharf complex on Thames Street, which also houses Amuse Toys and Ten Thousand Villages. The new location, which is set back in the courtyard, facing the pier, will have a...
| May 28, 2013
Spike Gjerde is coming to Belvedere Square. The Woodberry Kitchen owner has signed a lease for the multi-level restaurant space that has been vacant since Crush closed in November.
His Belvedere Square project, Gjerde said, will be part canning kitchen...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Steve Appel, who's been in the business of selling cool furniture to Baltimoreans since the 1980s, called me after one of my give-a-guy-a-chance columns. It was 2009, with the recession lingering and the national unemployment rate at double digits....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Charles Louis von Nordeck, a jazz guitarist who led a quartet and was later a wine salesman, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 66 and lived in Stoneleigh.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Royden Blaine von Nordeck,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:05 PM
On a blustery Saturday a few days before Christmas, the thirsty and the simply curious took a break from their last-minute shopping and headed to the Union Brewing Co. in Woodberry.
There they took in a whimsical man cave on wheels that has been...