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Current Stories
  • Old School Rules Hazelwood Inn puts the charm in Charm City | 8/29/2012
  • The Food Market Food Market dampens the din and lets the glorious food do the shouting | 8/22/2012
  • Of Love and Regret All the right ingredients don’t add up for Canton pub | 8/15/2012
  • Plug Ugly’s Publick House Friendly Canton spot needs to spice things up | 7/31/2012
  • More Kitchen Less Bar Table-side taps and great selection make this Harbor East newbie great for drinking | 7/25/2012
  • Viva la luna A return to the Mari Luna mothership finds that todo esta bien | 7/18/2012
  • Duesenberg’s Veteran chef brings exquisite German cuisine back to Charm City | 7/4/2012
  • Farm-To-Table Fakery Power Plant Live! addition talks a green game but fudges the details | 6/27/2012
  • Heaven’s Sake The Japanese delights at the Four Seasons’ new spot soar, but the prices are astronomical | 6/20/2012
  • 1542 Gastropub The atmosphere may be schizophrenic, but the food at the former Reserve delights | 6/6/2012
  • Towson Tavern New Towson bistro has promise but lacks nuance | 5/30/2012
  • Fork and Wrench Bar and Dining Room Fork and Wrench deftly wields the tools of the trade | 5/23/2012
  • Johnny Dee’s Lounge Sour beef, hot turkey, and loyal regulars rule at Johnny Dee’s | 5/2/2012
  • Yum’s Asian Bistro New Asian restaurant does the classics well enough | 4/25/2012
  • Heavy Seas Alehouse Heavy Seas Alehouse brings a winner into port | 4/18/2012
  • The Tavern on the Square Tavern on the Square features overwhelming menu, blah execution | 4/4/2012
  • Sobo Café Care taken in the kitchen makes the new Sobo Café a standout | 3/28/2012
  • Tooloulou Tooloulou brings po’boys and pizza to Lauraville | 3/21/2012
  • Calle’s Cucina Calle’s Cucina continues a Baltimore tradition of highly personalized restaurant quirk | 3/7/2012
  • Meli Meli suffers a bistro identity crisis | 2/29/2012
  • Cowboys and Rednecks Pub New Federal Hill restaurant/bar has a split personality | 2/22/2012
  • Waterfront Hotel The new Waterfront Hotel impresses with top-notch pub grub | 2/8/2012
  • Wit and Wisdom New restaurant makes the most of upscale local faves and water views | 2/1/2012
  • RowHouse Grille The RowHouse Grille doesn’t excel at everything, but its welcoming feel keeps you from minding | 1/25/2012
  • Waterfront Kitchen Good comfort-food favorites but inconsistent service. | 1/11/2012
  • Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks Baltimore’s newest heartthrob is a pizza joint | 1/4/2012
  • TEN TEN Almost a 10, Bagby’s second restaurant does almost everything well | 12/28/2011
  • Bond Street Social Bond Street Social gets the buzz part right for sure | 12/14/2011
  • Olive Room The only serious reservation about the Olive Room is the room | 12/7/2011
  • Lost City Diner Long-delayed Station North spot does great decor, good eats | 11/30/2011
  • Stang of Siam A luxe setting overpromises a little at new Preston Street Thai restaurant | 11/16/2011
  • Aloha Sushi Charles Street perch makes midtown sushi appealing | 11/9/2011
  • Vino Rosina A year and a chef change later, Inner Harbor East restaurant and wine bar remains one of Baltimore’s best | 11/2/2011
  • Henninger’s Tavern The Fells Point favorite is mostly as remembered, and that’s just fine | 10/19/2011
  • Social Pub and Pie New Fed Hill neighborhood spot serves up the basics | 10/12/2011
  • Indigma After fire, Mount Vernon Southern Indian restaurant recovers, relocates, reopens, and reinvents | 10/5/2011
  • Chazz: A Bronx Original Despite some theme-restaurant flash, Chazz Palminteri's restaurant delivers on Italian basics | 9/14/2011
  • Thames Street Oyster House Fells Point raw bar and seafood restaurant is the new go-to for seafood | 9/7/2011
  • Red House Tavern Canton tavern does some things well, others not so much | 8/31/2011
  • El Nayar Crossover Mexican restaurant looks like fast food, tastes like home cooking | 8/17/2011
  • Café Spice Former Towson staple thrives in its new worth-the-trip home | 8/10/2011
  • Koco's Pub Lauraville neighborhood institution does the homey local staples right | 8/3/2011
  • Currying Favor A Thai staple continues to please | 7/20/2011
  • Home Cooking Piedigrotta Bakery makes a casual, family-style dinner a special occasion | 7/13/2011
  • Meet 27 Remington bistro overcomes challenges to defy expectations with its Asian-flavored, gluten-free fare | 7/6/2011
  • b bistro Bolton Hill institution more than makes the grade | 6/22/2011
  • Catch of the Day Landlocked Breezy Point Seafood Co. does summer seafood simply, perfectly | 6/15/2011
  • Subcontinental Drift Darbar freshens up the Akbar template | 6/8/2011
  • Corner BYOB Go ahead, try this unique Hampden restaurant | 5/25/2011
  • Pappas Restaurant Famliar neighborhood institution still breeds contentment | 5/11/2011
  • Mari Luna Bistro A new city Mari Luna doesn’t quite live up to its suburban siblings | 5/4/2011
  • Joe Squared There’s more than killer pizza to recommend this North Avenue institution | 4/20/2011
  • Fiesta Mexicana New Highlandtown restaurant isn’t Mi Viejo Pueblito, and that’s just fine | 4/13/2011
  • The Prime Rib Midtown institution hasn’t changed a bit | 4/6/2011
  • Hummus Corner Northwest dine-in/carryout Lebanese joint a garlic-lover’s heaven | 3/23/2011
  • Hollywood Burger Bistro Bistro’s burgers get lost in the toppings | 3/16/2011
  • Demi Restaurant-within-a-restaurant offers a stimulating experience | 3/9/2011
  • Alchemy New Hampden restaurant pulls off some neat tricks and flubs a few too | 2/16/2011
  • Classic Cubano Homey new Cuban spot makes the most of its meats | 2/9/2011
  • Alewife A big beer selection and ambitious food make this tavern stand out | 1/19/2011
  • Johnny Rad's Skate-themed pizzeria does its pie and its bar business right | 1/12/2011
  • The Grille at Peerce's County favorite returns in fine form | 1/5/2011
  • Taste Mediterranean Grille New Towson Italian spot impresses with its fish | 12/22/2010
  • Sticky Rice Quirky regional chain appeals though the food hits and misses | 12/15/2010
  • Fine Swine Andy Nelson's is still the best barbecue in town | 12/1/2010
  • Casual Acquaintance The Point in Fells' food overcomes the restaurant's contradictions | 11/17/2010
  • Les Bon Temps Chef Mac's cuisine gets its Louisiana flavor direct from the sauce | 11/10/2010
  • Dizz-y The Dizz Grandview towers over the original location, but everything else is familiar | 11/3/2010
  • Summing Up Dining a la cart at Asian Court | 10/20/2010
  • Heady Dining in a Tapas Bar Tapas Teatro transcends trendiness and buzz | 10/13/2010
  • Thai-ed up The former Ten-O-Six tries a new name and a new menu with underwhelming results. | 10/6/2010
  • Gettin’ Piggy Wit It Korean barbecue spot Honey Pig Gooldaegee Korean Barbecue lives up to the hype | 8/18/2010
  • Hot Stuff Porters spicy new menu surpasses pub grub | 9/15/2010
  • Top Quality Vino Rosina's delicious, charming parts make for a satisfying whole | 9/1/2010
  • Waiting Area Good flavors peek through Regions’ curious concept and overwhelmed service | 9/8/2010
  • Bluegrass and High Tides Yet another adroit, innovative old-fashioned/newfangled spot succeeds | 8/11/2010

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