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  • High Voltaggio in Power Plant

    High Voltaggio in Power Plant
    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 slender. Soon after, there’s bread—a spongy, garlicky, two-inch-thick hunk of focaccia—and a plate with two small pastel mounds, one milk-white, the other soft pink, like an icing rosebud. White reveals itself to be whipped ricotta (half cow’s milk, half sheep’s milk, you’re told) laced with the essence of lemon. Pink is salty, hammy, lush, the best mortadella you’ve ever had. Pureed into a paté, the pork is drizzled with pistachio oil, in an echo of the nuts that normally stud the sliced lunchmeat. You begin to get excited about what might follow.
  • From the Counties

    From the Counties
    An Poitin Stil  2323 York Road, Timonium, (410) 560-7900, $$, L, D, BR, P, Out, 10 p.m. Your nicely appointed, dark wood-with-fireplace and live music sit-down place where you can get an Irish stew or a quesadilla. Strong drinks....

    Fed Hill's Brewer's Cask adds wine bar

    In January, Brewer's Cask in Fed Hill (1236 Light Street)—City Paper's Best New Bar in 2012—changed ownership to Bill and Elle Grose. And, in exciting news for a wino like myself, they've opened an upstairs wine bar. The main floor of the...

    Birroteca goes vegan, offers round two of Beer vs. Wine

    Last month, Birroteca hosted Hops vs. Grapes vol. I, pitting brews from Union against vino from Tenth Harvest. No winner was declared, but perhaps it's notable that Tenth Harvest, "Hailing from the European Boot" is back for vol. II, this time facing...

    Ritz Carlton Announces Sips Wine Bar, to open Labor Day

    A new wine bar is set to open at the posh Ritz Carlton residences at 801 Key Highway. Joseph Graziose, senior vice president for RXR Realty, developers of the Ritz, says that an independently-owned restaurant, Sip Wine Shop & Restaurant, has purchased the...