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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2010
C ammie Jennings calls her style "trendy, eclectic and comfortable. And versatile." The 24-year-old anthropology graduate student at East Carolina University holds down a job in South Carolina as an SAT prep teacher and K-12 tutor. Versatility is a must for Jennings' wardrobe, which includes many separates. "I'll go to classes in jeans, and then quickly change into slacks or a skirt for work," she said. When we Glimpsed her at the Capital Grille, she was celebrating her acceptance into a teacher certification program at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
The Capital Grille has come to feel like a hometown restaurant. Of course, it's not. When the Capital Grille opened on Pratt Street in 2005, is was part of a moderate-size regional chain. But since 2010, the steakhouse been wholly owned by the gigantic Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants, which also owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Still, Baltimore's business community has made the Capital Grille into its executive dining room. And on a Saturday night, you'll see a few tourists scattered about the handsome dining rooms, but mostly you'll see your friends and neighbors.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
The Capital Grille has come to feel like a hometown restaurant. Of course, it's not. When the Capital Grille opened on Pratt Street in 2005, is was part of a moderate-size regional chain. But since 2010, the steakhouse been wholly owned by the gigantic Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants, which also owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Still, Baltimore's business community has made the Capital Grille into its executive dining room. And on a Saturday night, you'll see a few tourists scattered about the handsome dining rooms, but mostly you'll see your friends and neighbors.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Blue Hill Tavern (938 S Conkling St., 443-388-9363, bluehilltavern.com): The Canton restaurant is serving  a $39.99 three-course prix fixe menu of Thanksgiving fare in addition to its regular a la carte menu. There are three seatings, between noon and 12:30, between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and between 5 and 5:30 p.m.  Cafe Troia (31 Allegheny Ave., 410-337-0133, www.cafetroia.com): The Towson restaurant will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving its regular menu as well as a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Peggy Thalheimer remembers the first time she went to Maison Marconi's. It was 1973, and she had just moved to Charm City. "My husband told me he was going to take me to the best restaurant in Baltimore," said Thalheimer, who acknowledged that the restaurant, still in its famously dowdy incarnation, wasn't what she was expecting. But she was eventually convinced. "Very soon it became my all-time favorite restaurant," she said. Diners like Thalheimer with fond memories of Marconi's still hold out hope that lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos may reopen the beloved restaurant that he closed in 2005, either in its original Saratoga Street home of 85 years or elsewhere.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Easter options are plentiful this year, and a few are lavish. The offerings at The Capital Grille (500 E. Pratt St., 443-703-4064, thecapitalgrille.com) include a carving station, raw bar, and breakfast station with scrambled eggs, French toast and roasted Kona tenderloin. Wit & Wisdom (200 International Drive, 410-576-5800, witandwisdombaltimore.com) at the Four Seasons Hotel is serving a three-course brunch with featuring chicory-glazed ham and, for dessert, a banana cream puff with chocolate, coconut tapioca and hazelnut sherbet.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | August 21, 2005
The new Capital Grille already has a cachet that other upscale chain steak houses can only aspire to. This is something of a mystery, because it offers the standards of the genre: big cuts of prime beef with even bigger price tags, a la carte entrees, 1-pound baked potatoes, a wine list as long as the menu is short, cigar-smokers lounging in the bar, and a clubby decor. But for some reason, Baltimore's newest steakhouse is also Baltimore's newest place to see and be seen. People dress up to eat here -- well, in a manner of speaking.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Blue Hill Tavern (938 S Conkling St., 443-388-9363, bluehilltavern.com): The Canton restaurant is serving  a $39.99 three-course prix fixe menu of Thanksgiving fare in addition to its regular a la carte menu. There are three seatings, between noon and 12:30, between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and between 5 and 5:30 p.m.  Cafe Troia (31 Allegheny Ave., 410-337-0133, www.cafetroia.com): The Towson restaurant will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving its regular menu as well as a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | April 27, 2008
GLIMPSED! AT THE CAPITAL GRILLE COLLEY BRUCE THE CAPITAL GRILLE IS A great place for Baltimore professionals to see and be seen. Schering-Plough pharmaceutical sales rep Colley Bruce is definitely one of this particular evening's top sights. Why does this 29-year-old Patterson Park resident prescribe a daily dose of good fashion sense? "When you look good, you're more confident throughout the day," he says. Age: 29 Residence: Patterson Park Job: Schering-Plough pharmaceutical sales representative Self-described style: Laid-back, but outgoing The look: Navy pinstriped Michael Kors suit.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Towson has a new tavern.  Recher Theatre owner Brian Recher has opened this new dark-wood, upscale tavern in the space that a generation of billiards-loving Towsonites got to know as the Rec Room space. It's name is Towson Tavern. For the Towson Tavern , Recher has hired his favorite chef, Daniel Henry, former executive chef at the Capital Grille in Baltimore. For now, Henry is serving an abbreviated lounge menu, with things like house-smoked pork dumplings, a black truffle and cheddar panini  and pork lollipops with porcini reduction and crispy prosciutto Think of this as phase one. The next step phase begins in just a few weeks when the Towson Tavern annexes and begins construction on a neighboring space, which for decades has been  Kazem Importers of Fine Persian Rugs.
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November 15, 2013
When Peter Angelos closed Marconi's Restaurant in 2005, it was a dual blow to not only a beloved Baltimore dining tradition but to one of the great pleasures of city life ( "The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint," Nov. 13). The delight and satisfaction of a meal at Marconi's - complete with its unique salad, lobster cardinal and vanilla ice cream topped with an inimitable chocolate sauce - had no equal. I will gratefully try the Capital Grill for a near-reincarnation of Marconi's salad, but I will still miss the rest of the dinner.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Peggy Thalheimer remembers the first time she went to Maison Marconi's. It was 1973, and she had just moved to Charm City. "My husband told me he was going to take me to the best restaurant in Baltimore," said Thalheimer, who acknowledged that the restaurant, still in its famously dowdy incarnation, wasn't what she was expecting. But she was eventually convinced. "Very soon it became my all-time favorite restaurant," she said. Diners like Thalheimer with fond memories of Marconi's still hold out hope that lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos may reopen the beloved restaurant that he closed in 2005, either in its original Saratoga Street home of 85 years or elsewhere.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Diners with fond memories of Marconi's still hold out hope that lawyer and Orioles owner Peter Angelos may reopen the beloved restaurant, either in its original Saratoga Street home of 85 years, or elsewhere.  People miss the Marconi's experience: the elegant setting, the impeccable table service and the quiet charm. Perhaps most missed of all, though, is the Marconi's Signature Chopped Salad, which ranks right up there with Haussner's strawberry pie when it comes to most-longed-for Baltimore dishes.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Easter options are plentiful this year, and a few are lavish. The offerings at The Capital Grille (500 E. Pratt St., 443-703-4064, thecapitalgrille.com) include a carving station, raw bar, and breakfast station with scrambled eggs, French toast and roasted Kona tenderloin. Wit & Wisdom (200 International Drive, 410-576-5800, witandwisdombaltimore.com) at the Four Seasons Hotel is serving a three-course brunch with featuring chicory-glazed ham and, for dessert, a banana cream puff with chocolate, coconut tapioca and hazelnut sherbet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Towson has a new tavern.  Recher Theatre owner Brian Recher has opened this new dark-wood, upscale tavern in the space that a generation of billiards-loving Towsonites got to know as the Rec Room space. It's name is Towson Tavern. For the Towson Tavern , Recher has hired his favorite chef, Daniel Henry, former executive chef at the Capital Grille in Baltimore. For now, Henry is serving an abbreviated lounge menu, with things like house-smoked pork dumplings, a black truffle and cheddar panini  and pork lollipops with porcini reduction and crispy prosciutto Think of this as phase one. The next step phase begins in just a few weeks when the Towson Tavern annexes and begins construction on a neighboring space, which for decades has been  Kazem Importers of Fine Persian Rugs.
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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2010
C ammie Jennings calls her style "trendy, eclectic and comfortable. And versatile." The 24-year-old anthropology graduate student at East Carolina University holds down a job in South Carolina as an SAT prep teacher and K-12 tutor. Versatility is a must for Jennings' wardrobe, which includes many separates. "I'll go to classes in jeans, and then quickly change into slacks or a skirt for work," she said. When we Glimpsed her at the Capital Grille, she was celebrating her acceptance into a teacher certification program at the University of Maryland, College Park.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
When Peter Angelos closed Marconi's Restaurant in 2005, it was a dual blow to not only a beloved Baltimore dining tradition but to one of the great pleasures of city life ( "The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint," Nov. 13). The delight and satisfaction of a meal at Marconi's - complete with its unique salad, lobster cardinal and vanilla ice cream topped with an inimitable chocolate sauce - had no equal. I will gratefully try the Capital Grill for a near-reincarnation of Marconi's salad, but I will still miss the rest of the dinner.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | December 25, 2005
If you had asked me before I went back over my reviews what 2005 was like in the local restaurant scene, I would have said, "uneventful." Wow, was that wrong. It completely slipped under my radar that I had gone to an astounding 37 new places this year. And that doesn't count restaurants that essentially reinvented themselves, such as Charleston, which now has a prix fixe small plates menu. The attention I had to pay to new places left only nine weeks to revisit old friends like Ten-o-Six and Tio Pepe.
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January 20, 2010
Because I don't eat out during Restaurant Week, I decided to make up a list of blog commenter recommendations for my Top 10 Places for Restaurant Week that appeared on Dining@Large ( baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge ) on Jan. 12. Most of them are pretty obvious - a good restaurant is a good restaurant - but a couple you might not have thought of. Here's an alphabetical list of restaurants where commenters think you'll get the most bang for your buck during Winter Restaurant Week, Jan. 22-Feb.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | January 9, 2010
Over lunch at the Capital Grille on Thursday, the two old friends enjoyed an upbeat, forward-looking conversation. Kurt L. Schmoke had the tuna steak salad, Sheila Dixon the salmon with vegetables. Schmoke, a former mayor, imparted an encouraging message to Dixon, the soon-to-be former mayor who announced Wednesday that she will resign as part of a plea with prosecutors to end her corruption case. "I just wanted to remind her there will be better days down the road," said Schmoke, who served as mayor from 1988 to 1999 and is now dean of the Howard University Law School.
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