Saturday, February 4, 2012
- Best Afghan Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best African/Ethiopian Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best American Traditional Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Asian Fusion Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Barbecue Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Bistro in Baltimore
- Best Breakfast Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Brewpub in Baltimore
- Best Burgers in Baltimore
- Best Chinese Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Contemporary Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Crab Cakes Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Creole Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Cuban Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Deli in Baltimore
- Best Desserts in Baltimore
- Best Diner in Baltimore
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best French Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best German Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Greek Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Hot Dogs in Baltimore
- Best Indian Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Italian Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Latin/South American Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Locavore Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Mexican Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Pizza in Baltimore
- Best Raw Bar in Baltimore
- Best Ribs in Baltimore
- Best Seafood Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Soul Food Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Spanish Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Steak House in Baltimore
- Best Tacos in Baltimore
- Best Tapas Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Thai Restaurant in Baltimore
- Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Baltimore
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
1) Pazo in Fells Point.
2) b Bistro in Bolton Hill.
3) Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East.
4) Brasserie Tatin in Homewood.
5) Dogwood in Hampden.
6) Pazza Luna in Locust Point.
7) Osteria 177 in Annapolis.
8) Della Notte in Little Italy.
9) Minato in Mount Vernon.
10) P. F. Chang's in the Inner Harbor.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
IN THE NEWS: Anne Arundel County officials are trying to keep up with a surge in demand for new liquor license applications from restaurants moving into the fast-growing county's hotels, airport and new shopping centers, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. By the end of June, the county could have more than 500 liquor licenses, a nearly 20 percent increase from the roughly 420 establishments with liquor licenses three years ago, said Victoria Bowen, an administrator at the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board. About a quarter of the new licenses are for restaurants at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Changes in the county's liquor license regulations also have made it easier for chain restaurants to open additional outlets. Chili's Grill & Bar has applied for a liquor license in Linthicum while Outback Steakhouse received approval to hold a liquor license at Arundel Mills. Other new restaurants are opening at new retail centers, such as Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole. Formerly a strip mall known as Parole Town Center, the project is being redeveloped into a retail, office and residential complex by Greenberg Gibbons Commercial of Owings Mills. Restaurants slated for the site include P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc., Brio Tuscan Grille and Chop House, an upscale steak restaurant. baltimore.bizjournals.com ... The Baltimore Sun's Karen Nitkin gives three stars to Red Parrot Asian Cafe (8874 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD), while the Takeout column looks at rib joints. ... The Sun's Elizabeth Large gives two and a half stars to Petalo's Restaurant (1002 Eastern Ave., Baltimore) and reports: Abacrombie Fine Foods has closed until at least Sept. 1, after the kitchen staff left en masse; Saffron in Mount Vernon was closed effective immediately; Three, the restaurant that replaced Parkside at 2901 E. Baltimore St. near Patterson Park, has opened; Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao is getting ready to open a branch in the Inner Harbor this August at 600 E. Pratt St.; and Soto's Grill has opened in the Ellicott City area (8001 Hillsborough Road). baltimoresun.com
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Lou's Pub & Package, Birmingham, Ala.; J Lounge, Golden Gopher, The Edison, The Broadway Bar, La Cita, Bordello, Redwood, and Bar 107, Los Angeles; Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood, Calif.; The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills; Beach Ball, Newport Beach, Calif.; Brennan's Pub, Marina Del Ray, Calif.; Bourbon & Branch, The Owl Tree, Vesuvio, and Zeitgeist, San Francisco; The Sportsman, Sonora, Calif.; Cruise Room, and El Chapultepec, Denver; Jimbo's, and Churchill's Pub, Miami; The Clermont Lounge, Atlanta; Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani Hotel, and La Mariana Sailing Club, Honolulu; The California Clipper, The Red Lion Pub, Bungalow, The Matchbox, Hideout, and Chipp Inn, Chicago; The Red Key, and Nicky Blaine's, Indianapolis; The Old Seelbach Bar, Louisville; The Chart Room, The Bar at Tujague's, Fritzel's European Jazz Pub, and Napoleon House, New Orleans; The Brewer's Art, and Shamrock Inn, Baltimore; B-Side Lounge, Cambridge, Mass.; No. 9 Park, Boston; Doyle's Cafe, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; The Bar at Seldom Blues, Detroit; Miller's Bar, Dearborn, Mich.; Bulldog NE, and Nye's Polonaise Room, Minneapolis; Half Time Rec, St. Paul; John D. McGurk's, St. Louis; Any bar on the Strip, Double Down Saloon, and Petrossian Bar, Las Vegas; Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, Little Branch, The Bar at Keens Steakhouse, Minetta Tavern, Jimmy's Corner, The Angel's Share, The Brooklyn Inn, The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, Flatiron Lounge, The Saloon, San Domenico Restaurant, Spuyten Duyvil, 21 Club, Grassroots Tavern, Bill's Gay 90s, Julius', and Pegu Club, New York City; Freddy's Bar & Backroom, Brooklyn; Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Queens; Thomas Street Tavern, Charlotte, NC; Andyman's Treehouse, Columbus, Ohio; The Library Bar & Grill, Norman, Okla.; Friendly Lounge, The Grey Lodge, and Southwark, Philadelphia; Dee's Cafe, Pittsburgh; Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, and Robert's Western World, Nashville; La Tuna, San Antonio; Donn's Depot, Austin; The Inwood Lounge, Dallas; Shooting Star Saloon, Huntsville, Utah; Sambar, Zig Zag Cafe, and Fu Kun Wu, Seattle; Hawk 'n' Dove, and The Tune Inn, Washington, DC; Holler House, Milwaukee.
IN THE NEWS: The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed the bill (on May 17) that would ban smoking in bars and restaurants in Maryland. The statewide ban will take effect Feb. 1, 2008, one month after a smoking ban goes into place in Baltimore City. Bar and restaurant owners will get a written reprimand from the state for their first violation. A second violation will result in a $100 fine and at least $250 for subsequent violations, the paper reports. ... The Baltimore Sun's Karen Nitkin awards three stars to Eclectic Café and Creperie, 723 S. Broadway in Baltimore, while Elizabeth Large navigates the buffet at Wegmans' Wokery. www.baltimoresun.com ... The City Paper's Richard Gorelick reviews Gino Troia Ristorante, 2304 Boston St. in Canton. citypaper.com ... The Baltimore Snacker baltimoresnacker.blogspot.com reports the sad news of the final night (May 18) of Seidel's Duckpin Bowling Center (with snack bar), opened 1929 on Belair Road ... Dan Taylor's The Hungover Gourmet hungovergourmet.blogspot.com stops by Zack's Hot Dogs and Cafe Hon ... The New York Times spends 36 Hours in Baltimore and hits the restaurants Obrycki's, The Blue Moon Cafe, Attman's, the Helman, The Brewer's Art, and Nick's . nytimes.com
Monday, May 14, 2007
Forbes' Top 10 Restaurant Cities:
1. New York City
3. San Francisco
4. Los Angeles
5. New Orleans
7. Washington, D.C.
10. Las Vegas
Rankings were based on: Overall number of restaurants above the fast food level; Number of fine dining restaurants with national and international standing; Solid representation of regional American food; A wide segment of second-tier restaurants that would include seafood, steakhouses, and independently chef-owned restaurants; Breadth and depth of ethnic restaurants, especially if the city has neighborhood such as a Chinatown; A significant number of neigborhood restaurants where the locals tend to eat out regularly; A well-traveled clientele that regards eating out in that city one of the real pleasures of going there.
IN THE NEWS: The Sun's Karen Nitkin gives two and a half stars to Looney's Pub North, 312 St. Main St. in Bel Air. Colleague Elizabeth Large also gives two and a half stars to Brightons, 550 Light St., InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel, and also blogs that Longo's in Green Spring Station may not be reopening this week after all. baltimoresun.com ... City Paper's Richard Gorelick reviews Lebanese Taverna, 719 S. President St. at Inner Harbor East, while Cheap Eats looks at Chicken Shack in West Baltimore. citypaper.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Chicago's Frontera Grill won Outstanding Restaurant of the Year and Michel Richard of Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, D.C. was named Outstanding Chef at the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony. Hosted by CBS Early Show anchor Hannah Storm, the Beard Awards were held May 7 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center. More than 60 awards were presented by the country's pre-eminent nonprofit culinary organization, in its 20th anniversary celebration, and more than 1,600 industry leaders attended the ceremony. Other top awards went to: New York's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, named Best New Restaurant; Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca.) received the award for Outstanding Restaurateur; and David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York) received the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. Celebrity and culinary superstar attendees included Stephanie March, Ted Allen, Katie Lee Joel, Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Thomas Keller, Jose Andres, Tom Colicchio, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Padma Lakshmi, and Marcus Samuelsson. The Foundation's Media Awards took place at a separate event at the Hudson Theatre at Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 6. All Award winners received a bronze medallion etched with the image of the late James Beard, the esteemed chef, cookbook author, and food journalist. There are no cash awards. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognizes outstanding achievement within the fine food and beverage industry in North America. For full awards results, please visit http://www.jamesbeard.org.
Beard Award highlights are:
AMERICA'S CLASSICS: Primanti Brothers, Demetrios Patrinos, Pittsburgh, Pa.; The Pickwick, Christopher Wisocki, Duluth, Minn.; Doe's Eat Place, The Signa Family, Greenville, Miss.; Aunt Carrie's, Elsie Foy, Narragansett, R.I.; I
Brookville Hotel, Mark and Connie Martin, Abilene, Kan.; Weaver D's, Dexter Weaver, Athens, Ga.
BEST CHEF, GREAT LAKES: Grant Achatz, Alinea, Chicago
BEST CHEF, MID-ATLANTIC: R.J. Cooper, III, Vidalia, Washington, DC
BEST CHEF, MIDWEST: Celina Tio, The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
BEST CHEF, NEW YORK CITY: David Waltuck, Chanterelle, New York, NY
BEST CHEF, NORTHEAST: Frank McClelland, L'Espalier, Boston
BEST CHEF, NORTHWEST: John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle
BEST CHEF, PACIFIC: Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco
BEST CHEF, SOUTH: Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
BEST CHEF, SOUTHEAST: Scott Peacock, Watershed, Decatur, Ga.
BEST CHEF, SOUTHWEST: Nobuo Fukuda, Sea Saw, Scottsdale, Ariz.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Chef-Owner: Joël Robuchon, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING CHEF: Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF: Michael Laskonis, Le Bernardin, New York, NY
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT: Frontera Grill, chef-owner: Rick and Deann Bayless, Chicago
OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE: Rick Tramonto, Gale Gand, and Richard Melman, Tru, Chicago
OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL: Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, Calif.
OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE: Mark Slater, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, DC
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR: David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York, NY
IN THE NEWS: Yes, she knows it's a chain. But the Sun's Elizabeth Large still gives three stars to the new P.F. Chang's China Bistro, which opened in March in the Inner Harbor. Karen Nitkin also awards three stars to Smedly's, 600 S. Wolfe St. baltimoresun.com ... Baltimore magazine looks at: Artifact Coffee, 2010 Clipper Park Road; Highlandtown's Carlos O’Charlie’s Sports Bar and Grill, 3508 Eastern Ave.; and the Crown & Thistle, 10 Fila Way, Sparks. The mag also reports on the recent closings of the fine-dining Hampton's at the InterContinental Hotel, Golden Gate Noodle House in Towson, and the Italian eatery Buono in Mt. Washington ... Blogger The Baltimore Snacker visits longtime late-night (until 4 am) favorite Nam Kang Korean Restaurant on Maryland Avenue ... Blogger Johnny Dollar's Vault stops by the Big Kahuna Cantina ... Blogger Pigtown Pigout goes to Chesapeake Wine Co. in Canton. ... Baltimore Business Journal reports that "nearly 60 restaurants have signed up to participate in Baltimore Restaurant Week, a week in August when diners can bite into three-course lunch and dinner meals for a fixed price. Organized by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc. and the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association and taking place July 30-Aug. 5, the promotion will offer lunch for $20.07 and dinner for $30.07. New restaurants participating this year include Lebanese Taverna, Brewer's Art, Eden's Lounge and Vin, in Towson." Baltimorerestaurantweek.com
Sunday, April 29, 2007
-- Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco; Frontera Grill, Chicago; Magnolia Grill, Durham, N.C., Picholine, New York; Spiaggia, Chicago.
-- Best New Restaurant: A Voce, New York City; Chochon, New Orleans; Cut, Beverly Hill, Calif; L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, New York City; Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York City; Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas.
-- Outstanding Restaurateur: Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif; Keith McNally, Balthazar, New York City; Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (R.J. Grunts, Wildfire, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!), Chicago; Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group (Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Rubicon), New York City; Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges restaurant, New York City.
-- Outstanding Chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, New York City; Lee Hefter, Spago, Beverly Hills, Calif.; Jean Joho, Everest, Chicago; Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago; Michel Richard, Michel Richard Citronelle, Washington, D.C.
-- Rising Star Chef: Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco; Graham Elliot Bowles, Avenues at The Peninsula Hotel, Philadelphia; David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York; Patrick Connelly, Radius, Boston; Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York City.
Restaurant magazine just released its list of the world's top 100 restaurants. (http://www.theworlds50best.com/2007_list.html) Here are the U.S. entries:
The French Laundry, Yountville, Ca. (No. 4)
Per Se, New York City (No. 9)
Jean Georges, New York City (No. 18)
Le Bernardin, New York City (No. 26)
Charlie Trotter's, Chicago (No. 30)
Daniel, New York City (No. 32)
Alinea, Chicago (No. 36)
Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Ca. (No. 40)
Masa, New York City (No. 56)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Four Seasons, New York City (No. 64)
Peter Lugar, Brooklyn, NY (No. 69)
Nobu New York, New York City (No. 89)
Gramercy Tavern, New York City (No. 90)
WD-50, New York City (No. 91)
Zuni Café, San Francisco (No. 98)
Alex at Wynn, Las Vegas (No. 100)
IN THE NEWS: Baltimore Sun critic Elizabeth Large gives three stars to Middle Eastern/Mediterranean spot Lebanese Taverna (www.lebanesetaverna.com). Large also reports on the opening of Big Kahuna Cantina in Light Street Pavilion in the former Paolo's space, the reopening of Snyder's Deli in Owings Mills, and the expected late-summer Annapolis openings of Lemongrass Thai restaurant and sister fusion eatery Tsunami in the Tack Factory retail complex. ... Large's top 10 seafood joints: The Black Olive in Fells Point, Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton, O'Leary's in Eastport, Mr Bill's Terrace Inn in Essex, Blue Sea Grill, Schultz's in Essex, Robert Oliver Seafood in Mount Vernon, Kali's Court in Fells Point, the uspcale chain Oceanaire Seafood Room in Inner Harbor East, and Pisces in the downtown Hyatt. www.baltimoresun.com ... Pazza Luna Trattoria Italiana is reviewed by the City Paper's Richard Gorelick. www.citypaper.com .. Baltimore magazine (www.baltimoremagazine.net)'s Hannah Feldman reviews Dominicano Internacional Restaurant, the city's only Dominican restaurant. The mag also reports on the expanded Miss Shirley's restaurant on Cold Spring Lane and the addition of S'ghetti Eddie's in its former site down the street, the opening of Glen Burnie eatery MJ Wagner’s Via Mia at 8 N. Crain Highway as well as the February closing of Parkside Restaurant, 2901 E. Baltimore St. ... The Hungover Gourmet (hungovergourmet.blogspot.com) chews on Zack's Hot Dogs.