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Home Cooking When  the Lights Go Out

Home Cooking When the Lights Go Out

Eats and Drinks: Hot food on cold days and nights with no electricity By Michelle Gienow 2/19/2014
Size Doesn’t Matter

Size Doesn’t Matter

Eats and Drinks: When measuring the potency of aphrodisiacs, you’ll likely come up short By Henry Hong 2/12/2014
Restaurant Review: Scoozi

Restaurant Review: Scoozi

Eats and Drinks: Italian remake at the Radisson in Cross Keys won’t hold much appeal for locals By Evan Serpick 2/5/2014
Voltron Gumbo

Voltron Gumbo

Eats and Drinks: A head-to-toe guide to making the greatest American soup By Henry Hong 1/29/2014
Restaurant Review: Puerto 511

Restaurant Review: Puerto 511

Eats and Drinks: Tiny downtown Peruvian outlet a gold mine for delicate dishes and complex flavors By Baynard Woods 1/15/2014
Restaurant Review: Cunningham’s

Restaurant Review: Cunningham’s

Eats and Drinks: Cunningham’s makes big improvement on standard suburban fare By Jenn Ladd 1/8/2014
Looking For The Perfect Jerk

Looking For The Perfect Jerk

Eats and Drinks: Beat the winter chill with these Caribbean specialists By S.H. Fernando Jr. 1/1/2014
Nickel Taphouse

Nickel Taphouse

Eats and Drinks: With Nickel Taphouse, Birroteca’s owner makes a confident, varied attempt to succeed in a troubled Mount Washington space By Evan Serpick 12/25/2013
Restaurant Review: Bosphorus Bistro

Restaurant Review: Bosphorus Bistro

Eats and Drinks: Promising Mediterranean in Govans sunk by small portions, uneven flavors By John Houser III 12/18/2013
Restaurant Review: Mi Comalito

Restaurant Review: Mi Comalito

Eats and Drinks: Charles North Latin American spot Mi Comalito may be the best new restaurant in town By Baynard Woods 12/10/2013
Restaurant Review: The Other Corner

Restaurant Review: The Other Corner

Eats and Drinks: Corner BYOB offshoot offers exceptional charcuterie at bare-bones prices By Jenn Ladd 12/4/2013
Bangkok in Baltimore county

Bangkok in Baltimore county

Eats and Drinks: Thai street food comes to Towson By Michelle Gienow 11/27/2013
The Fire Within

The Fire Within

Eats and Drinks: Hampden’s Arthouse has the cozy setting and warm flavors to ease winter’s chill By Evan Serpick 11/20/2013
Sampling the Suburbs

Sampling the Suburbs

Eats and Drinks: Canton Crossing’s corporate offerings find a place on the urban waterfront By Evan Serpick 10/23/2013
Pride of Baltimore 2?

Pride of Baltimore 2?

Eats and Drinks: Canton’s Chasseur offers comfort food with a twist By John Houser III 10/16/2013
Restaurant Review: Be-One

Restaurant Review: Be-One

Eats and Drinks: New Korean spot fills to the gills with delights from the grill By Baynard Woods 10/2/2013
Restaurant Review: Waterstone

Restaurant Review: Waterstone

Eats and Drinks: After three years, Waterstone thrives with great service and an endless array of satisfying Mediterranean dishes By Evan Serpick 9/25/2013
Pigging out

Pigging out

Eats and Drinks: Jesse Sandlin goes whole hog with Oliver Speck’s By Martha Thomas 9/11/2013
Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Eats and Drinks: Ozra brings Mediterranean flavors, hope to Little Italy By John Houser III 8/28/2013
Food on the Hill

Food on the Hill

Eats and Drinks: New Mount Vernon diner/bar adds a casual, friendly option with killer fries and omelets By Jenn Ladd 8/21/2013
Gettin’ Corny

Gettin’ Corny

Eats and Drinks: How, where, and why to find the best Maryland corn By Michelle Gienow 8/14/2013
Chicken-Supported Agriculture

Chicken-Supported Agriculture

Eats and Drinks: A CSA delivers chickens and helps the land By Rebecca Scott Lord 8/7/2013
Fork & Wrench Retooled

Fork & Wrench Retooled

Eats and Drinks: New chef pushes Canton’s Fork & Wrench to new heights By John Houser III 7/31/2013
The Chesapeake Rises

The Chesapeake Rises

Eats and Drinks: Station North staple returns, recreating classic dishes for more modern palates By Martha Thomas 7/24/2013
Barn Raising

Barn Raising

Eats and Drinks: Harford Road mainstay is back from the dead, with better food By John Houser III 6/19/2013
Spores Galore

Spores Galore

Eats and Drinks: Local shroom dealer sells to top chefs, Occupy activists By Michelle Gienow 6/12/2013
Sage Advice

Sage Advice

Eats and Drinks: Mount Washington spot survives a year, but must refine for the long haul By John Houser III 5/22/2013
Raise Your Expectations

Raise Your Expectations

Eats and Drinks: Quaint county pub wows with creative, locally sourced cuisine By Martha Thomas 5/1/2013
Mis-Steakhouse

Mis-Steakhouse

Eats and Drinks: Casino Prime Rib fails to live up to original By John Houser III 4/24/2013
The Siren’s Song

The Siren’s Song

Eats and Drinks: An oasis of exquisite Mexican cuisine shimmers in Highlandtown By Baynard Woods 4/17/2013
Lost City Diner Found!

Lost City Diner Found!

Eats and Drinks: Station North’s Area 51-esque eatery makes a comeback By Jenn Ladd 4/10/2013
Three Dishes

Three Dishes

Eats and Drinks: Alladin Kabob grants skeptic’s culinary wishes By John Houser III 4/3/2013
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Eats and Drinks: Liv2Eat skips the shortcuts By Martha Thomas 3/27/2013
Food as Haiku

Food as Haiku

Eats and Drinks: A wise and wee café sprouts in Station Nort By Michelle Gienow 3/20/2013
Not your Mother’s Tavern

Not your Mother’s Tavern

Eats and Drinks: After a fire, Mt. Washington mainstay returns with new look, familiar food By Martha Thomas 3/6/2013
Shine On

Shine On

Eats and Drinks: Moonshine offers namesake hooch, but the real kick is in the food By John Houser III 2/27/2013
Give Squirrel a Whirl

Give Squirrel a Whirl

Eats and Drinks: The fluffy-tailed locals make a healthy, sensible, eco-friendly—and tasty—protein option By Michelle Gienow 2/20/2013
Room with More than a View

Room with More than a View

Eats and Drinks: The renovated 13th Floor at the Belvedere upgrades in cuisine, atmosphere By Martha Thomas 2/13/2013
Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

Eats and Drinks: Langermann’s Fed Hill offspring does the family proud By Martha Thomas 1/23/2013
Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Eats and Drinks: Canton sushi hub makes up for bland decor with explosive flavors By John Houser III 1/16/2013
In Cider Trading

In Cider Trading

Eats and Drinks: Monkton’s Millstone Cellars makes its debut By Michelle Gienow 1/9/2013
In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Eats and Drinks: Urban foragers find wild food within city limits By Michelle Gienow 1/2/2013
Dig In

Dig In

Eats and Drinks: Woodberry offshoot Artifact offers modern food at a throwback pace By Martha Thomas 12/26/2012
Comings & Goings

Comings & Goings

Eats and Drinks: Breathe-ing new life into Hampden If you’re not convinced that Hampden can sustain another coffee shop, don’t mention your concern to Susan Weis-Bohlen, owner of breathe books. She’s been energetically raising funds (with the help of the Kickstarter-like By Martha Thomas 12/26/2012
Working it out at Maggie’s Farm

Working it out at Maggie’s Farm

Eats and Drinks: “Refined peasant cuisine” By John Houser III 12/19/2012
What The Pho?

What The Pho?

Eats and Drinks: Pho Thanh Cong brings flavor to suburbs By By Michelle Gienow 12/12/2012
Johnny’s Be Good

Johnny’s Be Good

Eats and Drinks: Casual Foreman Wolf spot a welcome addition to Roland Park By Martha Thomas 12/5/2012
Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

Eats and Drinks: New Fells Point lounge masquerades as a restaurant By John Houser III 11/28/2012
Garden of Eatin’

Garden of Eatin’

Free Range: New Highlandtown spot melds fine cuisine and neighborhood charm By Martha Thomas 10/3/2012
All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Free Range: Smoky flavors dominate North Baltimore outlet’s upscale pizza and burgers By John Houser 9/26/2012
Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

Free Range: Clementine is a natural addition to the DIY-inspired Creative Alliance By Martha Thomas 9/11/2012
Old School Rules

Old School Rules

Free Range: Hazelwood Inn puts the charm in Charm City By Mary K. Zajac 8/29/2012
The Food Market

The Food Market

Free Range: Food Market dampens the din and lets the glorious food do the shouting By Mary K. Zajac 8/22/2012
Of Love and Regret

Of Love and Regret

Free Range: All the right ingredients don’t add up for Canton pub By Mary K. Zajac 8/15/2012
Plug Ugly’s Publick House

Plug Ugly’s Publick House

Free Range: Friendly Canton spot needs to spice things up By Mary K. Zajac 7/31/2012
More Kitchen Less Bar

More Kitchen Less Bar

Free Range: Table-side taps and great selection make this Harbor East newbie great for drinking By Mary K. Zajac 7/25/2012
Viva la luna

Viva la luna

Free Range: A return to the Mari Luna mothership finds that todo esta bien By Mary K. Zajac 7/18/2012
Duesenberg’s

Duesenberg’s

Free Range: Veteran chef brings exquisite German cuisine back to Charm City By Mary K. Zajac 7/4/2012
Farm-To-Table Fakery

Farm-To-Table Fakery

Free Range: Power Plant Live! addition talks a green game but fudges the details By Mary K. Zajac 6/27/2012
Heaven’s Sake

Heaven’s Sake

Free Range: The Japanese delights at the Four Seasons’ new spot soar, but the prices are astronomical By Mary K. Zajac 6/20/2012
1542 Gastropub

1542 Gastropub

Free Range: The atmosphere may be schizophrenic, but the food at the former Reserve delights By Mary K. Zajac 6/6/2012
Towson Tavern

Towson Tavern

Free Range: New Towson bistro has promise but lacks nuance By Mary K. Zajac 5/30/2012
Johnny Dee’s Lounge

Johnny Dee’s Lounge

Free Range: Sour beef, hot turkey, and loyal regulars rule at Johnny Dee’s By Mary K. Zajac 5/2/2012
Yum’s Asian Bistro

Yum’s Asian Bistro

Free Range: New Asian restaurant does the classics well enough By Mary K. Zajac 4/25/2012
Heavy Seas Alehouse

Heavy Seas Alehouse

Free Range: Heavy Seas Alehouse brings a winner into port By Mary K. Zajac 4/18/2012
The Tavern on the Square

The Tavern on the Square

Free Range: Tavern on the Square features overwhelming menu, blah execution By Mary K. Zajac 4/4/2012
Sobo Café

Sobo Café

Free Range: Care taken in the kitchen makes the new Sobo Café a standout By Mary K. Zajac 3/28/2012
Tooloulou

Tooloulou

Free Range: Tooloulou brings po’boys and pizza to Lauraville By Mary K. Zajac 3/21/2012
Calle’s Cucina

Calle’s Cucina

Free Range: Calle’s Cucina continues a Baltimore tradition of highly personalized restaurant quirk By Mary K. Zajac 3/7/2012
Meli

Meli

Free Range: Meli suffers a bistro identity crisis By Mary K. Zajac 2/29/2012
Cowboys and Rednecks Pub

Cowboys and Rednecks Pub

Free Range: New Federal Hill restaurant/bar has a split personality By Mary K. Zajac 2/22/2012
Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel

Free Range: The new Waterfront Hotel impresses with top-notch pub grub By Mary K. Zajac 2/8/2012
Wit and Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom

Free Range: New restaurant makes the most of upscale local faves and water views By Mary K. Zajac 2/1/2012
RowHouse Grille

RowHouse Grille

Free Range: The RowHouse Grille doesn’t excel at everything, but its welcoming feel keeps you from minding By Mary K. Zajac 1/25/2012
Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks

Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks

Free Range: Baltimore’s newest heartthrob is a pizza joint By Mary K. Zajac 1/4/2012
TEN TEN

TEN TEN

Free Range: Almost a 10, Bagby’s second restaurant does almost everything well By Mary K. Zajac 12/28/2011
Bond Street Social

Bond Street Social

Free Range: Bond Street Social gets the buzz part right for sure By Mary K. Zajac 12/14/2011
Olive Room

Olive Room

Free Range: The only serious reservation about the Olive Room is the room By Mary K. Zajac 12/7/2011
Lost City Diner

Lost City Diner

Free Range: Long-delayed Station North spot does great decor, good eats By Mary K. Zajac 11/30/2011
Stang of Siam

Stang of Siam

Free Range: A luxe setting overpromises a little at new Preston Street Thai restaurant By Mary K. Zajac 11/16/2011
Aloha Sushi

Aloha Sushi

Free Range: Charles Street perch makes midtown sushi appealing By Mary K. Zajac 11/9/2011
Vino Rosina

Vino Rosina

Free Range: A year and a chef change later, Inner Harbor East restaurant and wine bar remains one of Baltimore’s best By Mary K. Zajac 11/2/2011
Henninger’s Tavern

Henninger’s Tavern

Free Range: The Fells Point favorite is mostly as remembered, and that’s just fine By Mary K. Zajac 10/19/2011
Social Pub and Pie

Social Pub and Pie

Free Range: New Fed Hill neighborhood spot serves up the basics By Mary K. Zajac 10/12/2011
Indigma

Indigma

Free Range: After fire, Mount Vernon Southern Indian restaurant recovers, relocates, reopens, and reinvents By Mary K. Zajac 10/5/2011
Chazz: A Bronx Original

Chazz: A Bronx Original

Free Range: Despite some theme-restaurant flash, Chazz Palminteri's restaurant delivers on Italian basics By Mary K. Zajac 9/14/2011
Red House Tavern

Red House Tavern

Free Range: Canton tavern does some things well, others not so much By Mary K. Zajac 8/31/2011
El Nayar

El Nayar

Free Range: Crossover Mexican restaurant looks like fast food, tastes like home cooking By Mary K. Zajac 8/17/2011
Café Spice

Café Spice

Free Range: Former Towson staple thrives in its new worth-the-trip home By Mary K. Zajac 8/10/2011
Koco\'s Pub

Koco's Pub

Free Range: Lauraville neighborhood institution does the homey local staples right By Mary K. Zajac 8/3/2011
Currying Favor

Currying Favor

Free Range: A Thai staple continues to please By Mary K. Zajac 7/20/2011
Home Cooking

Home Cooking

Free Range: Piedigrotta Bakery makes a casual, family-style dinner a special occasion By Mary K. Zajac 7/13/2011
Meet 27

Meet 27

Free Range: Remington bistro overcomes challenges to defy expectations with its Asian-flavored, gluten-free fare By Mary K. Zajac 7/6/2011
b bistro

b bistro

Free Range: Bolton Hill institution more than makes the grade By Mary K. Zajac 6/22/2011
Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Free Range: Landlocked Breezy Point Seafood Co. does summer seafood simply, perfectly By Mary K. Zajac 6/15/2011
Subcontinental Drift

Subcontinental Drift

Free Range: Darbar freshens up the Akbar template By Mary K. Zajac 6/8/2011
Corner BYOB

Corner BYOB

Free Range: Go ahead, try this unique Hampden restaurant By Mary K. Zajac 5/25/2011
Pappas Restaurant

Pappas Restaurant

Free Range: Famliar neighborhood institution still breeds contentment By Mary K. Zajac 5/11/2011
Mari Luna Bistro

Mari Luna Bistro

Free Range: A new city Mari Luna doesn’t quite live up to its suburban siblings By Mary K. Zajac 5/4/2011
Joe Squared

Joe Squared

Free Range: There’s more than killer pizza to recommend this North Avenue institution By Mary K. Zajac 4/20/2011
Fiesta Mexicana

Fiesta Mexicana

Free Range: New Highlandtown restaurant isn’t Mi Viejo Pueblito, and that’s just fine By Mary K. Zajac 4/13/2011
The Prime Rib

The Prime Rib

Free Range: Midtown institution hasn’t changed a bit By Mary K. Zajac 4/6/2011
Hummus Corner

Hummus Corner

Free Range: Northwest dine-in/carryout Lebanese joint a garlic-lover’s heaven By Mary K. Zajac 3/23/2011
Hollywood Burger Bistro

Hollywood Burger Bistro

Free Range: Bistro’s burgers get lost in the toppings By Mary K. Zajac 3/16/2011
Demi

Demi

Free Range: Restaurant-within-a-restaurant offers a stimulating experience By Mary K. Zajac 3/9/2011
Salt

Salt

Free Range: The Butchers Hill neighborhood destination still wows 2/23/2011
Alchemy

Alchemy

Free Range: New Hampden restaurant pulls off some neat tricks and flubs a few too By Mary K. Zajac 2/16/2011
Classic Cubano

Classic Cubano

Free Range: Homey new Cuban spot makes the most of its meats By Mary K. Zajac 2/9/2011
Alewife

Alewife

Free Range: A big beer selection and ambitious food make this tavern stand out By Mary K. Zajac 1/19/2011
Johnny Rad\'s

Johnny Rad's

Free Range: Skate-themed pizzeria does its pie and its bar business right By Mary K. Zajac 1/12/2011
The Grille at Peerce\'s

The Grille at Peerce's

Free Range: County favorite returns in fine form By Mary K. Zajac 1/5/2011
Taste Mediterranean Grille

Taste Mediterranean Grille

Free Range: New Towson Italian spot impresses with its fish By Mary K. Zajac 12/22/2010
Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice

Free Range: Quirky regional chain appeals though the food hits and misses By Mary K. Zajac 12/15/2010
Fine Swine

Fine Swine

Free Range: Andy Nelson's is still the best barbecue in town By Mary K. Zajac 12/1/2010
Casual Acquaintance

Casual Acquaintance

Free Range: The Point in Fells' food overcomes the restaurant's contradictions By Mary K. Zajac 11/17/2010
Les Bon Temps

Les Bon Temps

Free Range: Chef Mac's cuisine gets its Louisiana flavor direct from the sauce By Mary K. Zajac 11/10/2010
Dizz-y

Dizz-y

Free Range: The Dizz Grandview towers over the original location, but everything else is familiar By Mary K. Zajac 11/3/2010
Summing Up

Summing Up

Free Range: Dining a la cart at Asian Court By Mary K. Zajac 10/20/2010

Heady Dining in a Tapas Bar

Free Range: Tapas Teatro transcends trendiness and buzz By Mary K. Zajac 10/13/2010
Thai-ed up

Thai-ed up

Free Range: The former Ten-O-Six tries a new name and a new menu with underwhelming results. By Mary K. Zajac 10/6/2010
Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Free Range: Porters spicy new menu surpasses pub grub By Mary K. Zajac 9/15/2010
Waiting Area

Waiting Area

Free Range: Good flavors peek through Regions’ curious concept and overwhelmed service By Mary K. Zajac 9/8/2010
<i>Top</i> Quality

Top Quality

Free Range: Vino Rosina's delicious, charming parts make for a satisfying whole By Mary K. Zajac 9/1/2010
Getting Pickled

Getting Pickled

Eat Me: Homemade half-sours and chow-chow come out of the basement By Michelle Gienow 8/25/2010
Gettin’ Piggy Wit It

Gettin’ Piggy Wit It

Free Range: Korean barbecue spot Honey Pig Gooldaegee Korean Barbecue lives up to the hype By Mary K. Zajac 8/18/2010
Bluegrass and High Tides

Bluegrass and High Tides

Free Range: Yet another adroit, innovative old-fashioned/newfangled spot succeeds By Mary K. Zajac 8/11/2010

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