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,...
Sauté, a tavern-style restaurant near Patterson Park, serves oysters and calamari that are fried, pork loin that is slow-roasted, and pizzas and steak that are grilled. Very few items are actually...
You know how some restaurants bring your bread with ice-cold butter that is impossible to spread? Jay Cohen, the owner and executive chef of three-year-old Mia Carolina in Glyndon, gets really...
What could be more classic than a corner bar in Fells Point? You know the kind—a long bar in the front and a small dining room in the rear with a side entrance that might once have been for "ladies...
Victoria Gastro Pub
In a pristine slice of Columbia sits a nondescript, brick structure near several similarly unobtrusive buildings in an office park. Even the nearby McDonald's is toned down per the planned community'...
Yellow Dog Tavern
Yellow Dog Tavern has had an impressive growth spurt in the kitchen. Not that there wasn't talent from the start behind the creative cuisine of chef Anita Scheiding, who owns the upper Canton...
Night of the Cookers
When I called to make a reservation, the chef surprisingly answered the phone and asked how I had heard about the restaurant. I told him truthfully that I'd read about it, and I had—in snippets on...