Off the Eaten Path
The Waterstone Bar & Grille—on West Madison Street as it makes its way from Mt. Vernon to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard—was buzzing on a recent Friday. It's one of the more diverse after-work...
One sign that Regions has already acquired a following is that the only reservations available on a recent Saturday night were 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. We claimed the latter time but requested an earlier...
Orchard Market & Café
Orchard Market & Café in Towson is like an old friend who seems a little weary but still musters up the grace of her glory days. The service may be slow, the wait between courses toe-tappingly...
Many diners have raved to us about Fallston’s Basta Pasta, which specializes in Italian fare and seafood—even Mickey Cucchiella of 98 Rock, a man about town who enjoys a good meal out.
But before we...
Harford County is a burgeoning exurb, better known for its family-friendly chain restaurants than its locally owned fine-dining venues. That’s why wandering into a polished gem like Pairings Bistro...
When McCabe’s suddenly closed in 2009, it looked like another longtime Baltimore tavern had given up the ghost. But, surprise, the Hampden neighborhood bar/restaurant came back to life in April with...
7 West Bistro Grille
The genealogy is fairly simple—from a longtime Sunny Surplus store with camouflage gear and tents to an empty space to the short-lived, we-barely-knew-ye Blue Grotto restaurant to the current 7 West...
Does the friendly, "sexy Southern" eatery live up to the hype?
When Night of the Cookers opened early last year, the positive buzz had people flocking to the Howard Street restaurant for its upscale Southern cuisine. A few months later, when the chef left, the...
The Parkside Fine Food & Spirits
The ground floor of this building, just north of McDonald's in Lauraville, could have housed any number of businesses: a bowling alley, a roller-skating rink, a giant sports bar. But The Parkside...
Sweet Léla’s Market Café
Sweet Léla’s leads a double life. It hides under the guise of a market café by day and then cleverly struts itself as a multi-course, tablecloth restaurant at night, at least on Thursdays, Fridays,...