| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:55 AM
When I lived in Chicago in the ’90s, Friday nights after class would often find me at my favorite tavern, The Hopleaf, with friends and a pint of Sprecher Black Bavarian. Inevitably, after our bellies yearned for more than alcohol, we would walk a...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Many of the best new restaurants in the city will descend on Canton Waterfront Park, along with many established favorites, to serve up some seafood dishes at the first Baltimore Seafood Festival on Sept. 20 from noon to 6 p.m.
Menus featuring shrimp,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:26 PM
By Degrees Café (415 S. Central Ave.,  522-0478, bydegreescafe.com) has been on my to-do list since it opened a little over a year ago. The chef, Omar Semidey, has worked at New York’s Gramercy Tavern and at some of Baltimore’s finest...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:19 PM
My wife, CP contributor Nicole King (pictured, left), and I were sitting in a park sipping from a big bottle of beer as dogs frolicked and people talked softly and drank. When our beer was empty and we were hungry, we decided to go and eat in one of the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:24 AM
There was a time when locals in the know popped down to the windowless J. Patrick’s Pub in Locust Point to swill whiskey and beer in one of the most authentic Irish bars in Baltimore. Owner Joe Patrick Byrne enthusiastically poured for the crowds...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:27 PM
It begins with a wisp of a breadstick shot through with fennel seed. Brittle and hard between your teeth, it shatters with just a little pressure, tasting like taralli, that chubby Italian pretzel-like snack, though this version is much more lithe and...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The kitchen at Collington Square School is closed. That’s not something a chef wants to hear right before teaching a cooking class for about 15 elementary school kids, but this setback doesn’t phase Ihsan Baha-Umbra Bey, or Chef Bey, as...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Farm-to-table restaurants are noble pursuits. When done properly, buying produce from local farms helps out small local businesses while reconnecting diners with produce and varieties of meat that they might not regularly try (heirloom tomatoes, bison,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:40 PM
I was not a born road-tripper. For a kid with chronic motion sickness, piling into the car with extended family for an afternoon’s drive held no pleasure, only anxiety and annoyance. The road trips of my childhood smelled of my father’s...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:27 AM
It’s hard to categorize BricknFire Pizza. It’s not a restaurant. Not a food truck either. Maybe we could call it a “Pizza Gypsy.” The owners roam from their homebase at The Breadery in Catonsville to various farmers markets and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
On Tuesday night, Bond Street Social in Fells Point (901 S. Bond St.) previewed items from its new dinner menu for the Baltimore Area Concierge Association (BACA). This equated to a networking happy hour that didn't focus very much on the food, despite...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:40 PM
1729 Maryland Ave., (443) 708-5709, bottega1729.com
Bottega is a restaurant for people who love to eat. No, we’re not talking about people who like to stuff their maws at all-you-can-eat buffets; we’re talking about the kind of person who...