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Bonaparte Breads is closed temporarily, perhaps for good

A mysterious sign on the door of the Fells Point cafe and bakery Bonaparte Breads indicated the business is closed. The sign, posted on social media, read: "Pierre, (the owner) owed the government $40,000 + he left town and went back to France. He has no money to pay 25%. Bullshit right? R.I.P....

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Amish Der Edel's pungent blue cheese is the perfect cure for frigid days

A frigid day calls for a brutal eye-opener, preferably of the congealed-dairy variety. After getting lunch at Liam Flynn's, we grabbed a $6 to-go box of Amish Der Edel blue cheese from its fridge. A...

Stillwater Artisanal Ales to release new line of contemporary brews in February

February marks the five-year anniversary for Stillwater Artisanal Ales, a brewery distinguished by its avant-garde brews and haute-couture labels, and the company's founder, Brian Strumke, says...

A loving obituary for Craig's, the shittiest bar I've ever been to

"I'm convinced that this place is an absolute detriment to the community in every respect."

The Beatnik is closed for now; bar manager hopes to reopen soon

Beatnik (2101 Maryland Ave.), the cozy bar, restaurant, and music venue on the corner of Maryland Avenue and 21st Street, unexpectedly closed last Friday. The bar updated its Facebook page with this...

Erik Bruner-Yang to debut menu for D.C.'s Maketto at pop-up with Shoo-Fly

Being from Baltimore, you might not give a shit about anything from Washington, D.C. But Baltimoreans who love food would be missing out if they simply shrugged off the upcoming pop-up collaboration...

Angelo's Pie in the Sky has its soft opening, and we mean SOFT OPENING

Angelo Pizza is sorry. "The produce guy didn't give us any parsley for the meatballs."

Mare Nostrum brings authentic Turkish and Mediterranean fare to Fells Point

Fells Point now has an authentic Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant with the opening of Mare Nostrum (716 S. Broadway, [410] 327-6173, ...

Clark Burger opens at the Senator Theatre, offering authentic poutine

With the opening of Clark Burger (5906 York Road) you can now enjoy a beer, burger, and authentic poutine while taking in the latest Hollywood epic at The Senator Theatre.

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Italy's Tuma Persa is not for the faint of heart, but the results are dizzyingly good

With every wheel of cheese is a story that could be made into a film starring Gary Oldman, and Tuma Persa is no exception. Years ago, a well-regarded Sicilian cheesemaker named Salvatore Passalacqua...

Hangover Helper: Sweet 27 may be known as one of the few gluten-free joints in town, but its brunch is good for all

You may know Sweet 27 Bakery and Cafe as one of the only dedicated gluten-free joints in town. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you may know them because, since they make all of their food without...

Snackcrafting: Punjabi-Spiced Mustard

Mustard is used in various forms in Indian cuisine; the seeds, brown or yellow, are ground into masalas or fried in tarka, and super-pungent mustard oil is used for frying vegetables or poured over...

UPDATED: Idle Hour is closed until further notice, per its Facebook page

UPDATE (Jan. 5): A new post on the bar's Facebook page says: "We've got an...

Hangover Helper: Among its many great choices, Maggie's Farm offers what might be Mobtown's best hangover remedy

If ever there was a day to test-drive a hangover helper venue, it's New Year’s Day. We rang in New Year's Eve with wine pairings at dinner, cocktails before and after, champagne at the end,...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: California's Humboldt Fog might be the best cheese we eat in 2015, it's that good

If any cheese is best eaten with a fork, it's Humboldt Fog, a soft goat's milk cheese from Humboldt County, California. This is as much a decadent cake as it is a cheese—in fact, it's...

Hangover Helper, New Year's Day Edition: Kick off 2015 with brunch

Congrats, you've fully celebrated the demise of 2014 and welcomed in the new year. But if you're like us and you tend to celebrate a little too hard, you might be in need of some brunch to soothe your...

Bryan Voltaggio's new Baltimore branch of Family Meal to open on Friday

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, who was the runner-up on season six of "Top Chef" and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef award in the mid-Atlantic in 2012, is opening his newest...

Hangover Helper: Hersh's adds a delicious Sunday brunch to its pizza A-game

For weeks now we've paraded from holiday party to holiday party, dressing up, drinking champagne, and sipping whiskey, so, on what felt like the first sunny Sunday in weeks, we demanded some quiet...

Hangover Helper: The New Wyman Park Restaurant is a greasy-spoon gem for brunch

Good Morning, It's Breakfast Time! So states the first page of the menu at the New Wyman Park Restaurant (138 W 25th St., [410] 235-5100), a perfect option for an early breakfast on your way to work...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Sampling the lovely-looking Manchego cheese from Spain

Cheese opens you up to cuisines from all over the world, as many countries particularly in the Western world have mastered their own methods of producing hard, old milk. In the last Eating Cheese With...

Fleet Street Kitchen's new kitchen team shows its chops

Fluidity within the restaurant industry is commonplace, but this year's been such a veritable musical chairs of chef changes, it's been hard to keep up. Tim Dyson moved from Bluegrass to Dooby's,...

Hangover Helper: Annoula's SoBo Café offers the classics and some delicious Mediterranean and North African options

Dec. 5 marks a momentous occasion for drinkers of these United States: the repeal of the 18th Amendment, or the end of alcohol prohibition if you didn't pay attention in American history. It...

Iconic Fells Point dive bar Leadbetter's Tavern is set to close

Leadbetter's Tavern, the iconic Fells Point dive bar, is closing. The space was purchased by Anastasia Keramidas, daughter of ...

Hangover Helper: TenTen American Bistro's menu boasts a delicious mix of Maryland and the Southwest

On an overcast Sunday, after returning from Thanksgiving travels and then stuffing ourselves at Friends-Giving, we figured we'd extend our itinerary composed entirely of eating out and constant...

Snackcrafting: Cardamom ginger pickled pears

The past half-dozen times I've gone to the Safeway on 25th Street, I've been taunted by an incredible selection of adorable miniature pears. Seckels and Forelles? In stock for weeks upon weeks at a...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Four Fat Fowl's St. Stephen cheese at Pen & Quill

This blog is about cheese that is so divine you have to eat it by itself using a fork. We believe the flavor need not be dwindled by bread or crackers. Disclaimer: I am not a cheese connoisseur;...

Hangover Helper: Friendly service and unique menu items make Clementine worth the trip

We know that when you wake up feeling, um, a bit foggy, the last thing you wanna do is drag yourself to your car and drive 10-15 minutes for that much-needed sustenance. But with the quality of...

The High Life: A weed review of Kosher Kush

It's perfect that Kosher Kush came to town just in time for Hanukkah (and Thanksgiving, but that is, obviously, always prime weed time). It won't stay lit for eight days or whatever, but it is, they...

A Turkey Story

Once you kill the turkey, you don't get to like, relax and maybe drink a beer while watching "The Daily Show" and hours later be like, "Oh shit I never put that away" like you do after coming home...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Use a delicious cookie crumb crust for your pie

Anyone that utters the phrase "[something something] is as easy as pie" has almost certainly never actually baked a pie. Because, um, kudos for the the enthusiasm and all, but anyone who has ever...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Cranberry Orange Relish

It seems that "old family recipes," and even more so old family holiday recipes, will often have at least one component that is processed or pre-packaged. And this makes perfect sense,...

A new high-end food market is set to open in Mount Vernon

If the Time Group and development director Dominic Wiker have their way, the 15,000 square feet of empty space on the first floor of the newly renovated 520 Park apartment building will transform into...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Last-minute green beans

So, I've known this for weeks, but I'm on for making the green beans for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I haven't really prepared, other than to pick up some beans at the grocery store last weekend....

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Parsnip Cakes

So first things first, what exactly is a parsnip? If you mentally pictured an albino carrot, count yourself as part of a very small minority. If you recounted a mildly sweet flavor, a celery-with-...

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