| 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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:02 PM
It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Labor Day has come and gone, but there's no need to pack away all that white. Not only can you still wear it, you can use the color to give your decor a lift.
Fashion designers from Derek Lam to J. Mendel stocked their fall 2012 collections with crisp...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:22 PM
BALTIMORE — One of the great charms of Baltimore is its lack of interest in running with the herd. Possessing a unique look and an entertainingly odd culture, it moves at a slow and steady pace, entirely out of step with the rest of the bustling...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Go ahead and bang a drum, hang from the curtains and spin that hula hoop. Area gym instructors say it's good for you, even if you don't realize it.
The unconventional workouts are part of a movement to keep the masses focused on their fitness by...
| Nov 3, 2011
Wine is the focus at Grand Cru, a bar in the charming food market at Belvedere Square.
It's a good spot to sit and learn about new wines — chances are, Grand Cru's knowledgeable staff can help you find a new favorite grape. The selection of...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
For almost as long as the Senator Theatre has been in operation, so has Swallow at the Hollow.
The bar/restaurant has been a holdout in Belvedere-Govans since the 1940s, when it was called the Hollow Bar and Grill. Little changed at the corner bar over...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
Often, the best way to find fun, original holiday gifts is to look locally. Greater Baltimore has a bevy of earnest, thoughtful shops with plenty to offer this season. The 100 clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet and gift stores on this list are some of...
| Oct 17, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Some of you posted your weekend dining plans. How did everything turn out? Even if you didn't post, tell us anyway.How was that dinner at the Wine Market, Karen? A lot of us are curious about how Christopher Becker's doing.......