EATS AND DRINKS

Banditos changes its menu for the better, but then changes it again with disappointing results

Banditos changes its menu for the better, but then changes it again with disappointing results

Banditos has been hawking tacos and tequila in Federal Hill...

Brown Rice offers Korean-American fusion that won't leave you with dining fatigue

“It’s like Chipotle,” our cheerful server says as we belly up to the...

DIY Kitchen: Pasta Alla Carbonara that'll impress a one-night stand

Ah, carbonara, one of my all-time favorites. Simple yet...

The search for Baltimore's best matzo ball soup begins and ends at home

Like a lot of Jews, I have a theory about matzo ball soup. And that...

Sip Kitchen and Wine Bar offers 72 bottles of wine from self-pour machines

Federal Hill’s newest wine bar, Sip Kitchen & Wine Bar, quietly settled in to the first...

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A short list of substitutes Union Brewing and M&T Bank could use for 'joy nuggets'

M&T Bank thought it would be cool to make commercials highlighting local businesses, because ...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Taleggio Caravaggio may smell like shit (literally), but its creamy interior is comfort food

In 1606, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio stabbed a man to death in a brawl over a tennis match, or...

Johnny's announces the addition of sushi to its menu

Already known for its West Coast-inspired cuisine, Roland Park cafe Johnny's is adding sushi to...

The Old Bay Filet-O-Fish is an improvement on the already-perfect fish sandwich

For all the shit that McDonald's (perhaps not undeservingly) gets, it is still the best at...

Baltimore Beer Baron: Max's Taphouse and State Line Liquors

Baltimore Beer Baron: Max's Taphouse and State Line Liquors

Last month, just two establishments in Maryland were honored as “Top...

Kinda Like Lady Parts: New Ryleigh's Oyster location in Mount Vernon provides solid seafood offerings

Kinda Like Lady Parts: New Ryleigh's Oyster location in Mount Vernon provides solid seafood offerings

It’s said that Casanova ate 50 oysters for...

From basement blends to Baltimore staples, a look at coffee micro-roasters in Baltimore

From basement blends to Baltimore staples, a look at coffee micro-roasters in Baltimore

It was a cold day and Clifford Murphy was thirsty and hungry from...

Prem Raja Mahat of Nepal House is an international music superstar in his spare time

Prem Raja Mahat of Nepal House is an international music superstar in his spare time

“Try everything and see what you like,”...

The Crab Lab, a new food truck with plenty of crab-based dishes and an unbeatable lunch deal

The Crab Lab, a new food truck with plenty of crab-based dishes and an unbeatable lunch deal

A new food truck, The Crab Lab, began parking at the corner of Monument and North Calvert...

Local Pie brings imaginative choices, including duck-egg pizza, to Towson

Local Pie brings imaginative choices, including duck-egg pizza, to Towson

From the outside, you could almost miss Local Pie’s unassuming...

Twisted Pizza Kitchen and Pub has character and a comfortable familiarity

Twisted Pizza Kitchen and Pub has character and a comfortable familiarity

We visited Twisted Pizza Kitchen & Pub, a sports bar and craft-pizza joint that opened in...

Social media savvy soul food spot Great Granns

Social media savvy soul food spot Great Granns

Since opening last February, soul-food carry-out location Great Granns has...

DIY Kitchen: Microwave cooking tips

DIY Kitchen: Microwave cooking tips

As I was scoring my monthly RoFo chicken...

Oysters outside "R" months

Oysters outside "R" months

So how does that old chestnut about “R” months—months with an...

DIY Kitchen

DIY Kitchen

If you ever want to feel just a little bit worse about humanity, ask 10 of your friends what their...

Juice

Juice

Over the millennia, wines have become densely interwoven with Italy's regional...

Juice

Juice

Renewed commitment to craftsmanship continues to course through the world of...

Baltimore Beer Baron: Is 2015 the year of the can?

Baltimore Beer Baron: Is 2015 the year of the can?

2015 might be the Year of the Can in Baltimore. Once a matter of great...

Baltimore Beer Baron: Meet the Beer Baroness of Canton

City Paper is Baltimore’s Booziest Alternative Weekly, so instead of...

Three Months of Beer

Three Months of Beer

I've got a lot of ground to cover in 600 words, hopheads. August: Union's Second Birthday Bash...

Filling the World('s) Cup With Beer

Filling the World('s) Cup With Beer

With all the international competition brewing at the World Cup in Brazil, it...

The City that Drinks: 444 Liquors and Sports Bar, an utterly charming dive bar

The City that Drinks: 444 Liquors and Sports Bar, an utterly charming dive bar

Nestled comfortably on the main drag in Essex, among various pregnancy counseling...

Greene Turtle's tasty house beer, Shell Raiser

Greene Turtle's tasty house beer, Shell Raiser

Since City Paper is Baltimore’s Most Cynical Alternative Weekly, expectations...

If you've got pumpkin fatigue, try smoked beer instead

If you've got pumpkin fatigue, try smoked beer instead

What’s the scariest thing in the bar scene this time of year? This: Canton&...

The Secret Beauty of Matthew's Stellar Cellar Bar

The Secret Beauty of Matthew's Stellar Cellar Bar

There’s something about walking down a set of steps to enter a bar that make us feel like we&...

In Season: Roasted Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash

In Season: Roasted Celeriac and Sweet Potato Mash

Cooking seasonally often calls for an added measure of...

In Season: Massaged Kale Salad

In Season: Massaged Kale Salad

A healthy salad can be a welcome respite from the holiday meals, cookies, booze,...

Arugula Salad with Bresaola and Manchego

Arugula Salad with Bresaola and Manchego

In what feels like an instant, summer has passed and we find ourselves squarely...

In Season

In Season

A wide variety of these delicious stone fruits are available in our local market, and each will...

Brokeass Gourmet: Mushroom Bacon

Brokeass Gourmet: Mushroom Bacon

I was a vegetarian from early childhood until...

Brokeass Gourmet: Cherry Pepper Romesco Sauce

Brokeass Gourmet: Cherry Pepper Romesco Sauce

I resolve to cook more in 2015.

Brokeass Gourmet: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese

Brokeass Gourmet: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese

There’s something essentially comforting to me...

Brokeass Gourmet: Tandoori-style roast chicken

Brokeass Gourmet: Tandoori-style roast chicken

Tandoor ovens, perhaps best known for their role in cooking...

Hooch: Hot cocktails for a cold winter

Hooch: Hot cocktails for a cold winter

Are you an imbiber who believes that the...

Hooch: Expanding our gin knowledge

Hooch: Expanding our gin knowledge

Forget everything you think you know about gin. OK, maybe...

Hooch

Hooch

Looking for low-end liquor? Consider Kentucky Gentleman...

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