| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
At 10 p.m. on a recent Thursday night, Red Maple, the lounge in Mount Vernon, was as quiet as an Old West movie town before a gunfight. Even the tumbleweeds were away, possibly pre-gaming somewhere else.
Then, at 10:30 p.m. on the dot, like Daniel...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:54 AM
MaGerk's in Federal Hill has a reputation. If we're being charitable, we could say it's a sports bar for young people. More accurately, it can be referred to as meat-heat central — especially upstairs.
But that reputation obscures the fact that...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Mount Vernon is teeming with lounges and bars that cater to young professionals.
The stretch of Eager Street between Charles and Cathedral has Eden's Lounge and City Cafe. Right around the corner, there's Red Maple. And now, there's E-Villa, which has...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 5:11 AM
A Chevon clerk saw Jaques Roy Divido, 50, going hog wild stuffing his undies with merchandise from the store, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat blog for TCPalm.com in Stuart.
Vero Beach cops found a partially eaten sausage and a pickled pig's...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Thursday might not be the best time to go to a bar to watch the Ravens. It's a home game, and it's Thanksgiving. You'll be hard-pressed to find many drink specials.
In South Baltimore, the Irish pub Delia Foley's is offering the next best thing: cheap...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 5:49 PM
I hope you're ready for a heap of restaurant news … 'cause we're about to dig in!
First, Strange Brew Tavern opened days ago at the former Jelly Beans Southside Jam space at 1996 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
Owners upgraded the 6,000-square-foot...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:55 AM
When the Canton bar Clutch closed this spring, few mourned its passing. Some neighbors had complained the bar had been to rowdy for the area, but mainly, the news seemed to have been greeted with a shrug.
The bar, which confidently called itself...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:31 AM
Leinenkugel's Beer Garden won't open for another month, but here's a partial list of the beers they'll have on tap and by the bottle.
Cordish Cos., the new beer garden's landlords at Power Plant Live, sent over the menu. It's a mix of regional craft...
| Aug 11, 2011
The north side of Cross Street Market has long outpaced the south side.
MaGerks, Ryleigh's, the Stalking Horse and the 8x10 have made the north side a viable and attractive destination. But the south side has been lacking a bona fide anchor establishment...
| Aug 11, 2011
Bottom of the Bay, the venerable (since 1972) crab joint-cum-seafood restaurant on Route 1 in Laurel, is not easy to describe. It's a one-story, two-room structure that defines what Maine lobster purveyors up "nawth" call "eating in the ruff." That is,...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 9:17 AM
It's Monday morning, and I'm girding my loins or whatever it is you gird when you're about to eat a lot for the 12th straight year.
But before I venture into the fray, I might as well address those of you who think I'm the scum of the earth for...