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By Karen Nitkin, knitkin@verizon.net | October 11, 2011
Crab Shanty, a family-owned Ellicott City landmark since 1978, is changing its menu, its look, even its name. "The changes had to happen," said William C. King III, who founded the restaurant with his father, William King Jr. "We have to attract a different clientele to stay in business. " Work began earlier this month and is expected to continue through early November. Outdoor seating will be added, the bar area will be made larger, and new colors, chairs and lighting will brighten the inside.
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By Allison Eatough | August 25, 2012
Sons learn from their fathers. Whether it's how to throw a ball, ride a bike, shave or tie a tie, the lessons fathers teach can last a lifetime. But how do those lessons change when a son joins his father in business? Howard Magazine talked with local father-son teams about how their relationships moved from the family circle to the daily grind, as well as what works - and what doesn't - when it comes to working together. The Hillmuth family At Hillmuth Certified Automotive, customers say staff members treat them like family.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1999
Over the past 21 years, the Crab Shanty in Ellicott City has made quite a name for itself.The eating place is renowned for its crabs, of course, and for the variety and selection of the fresh seafood. Its prominent location on U.S. 40 doesn't hurt, and the restaurant's carryout business has become as popular as the 290-seat sit-down eating house.But the monthlong Christmas season manages to attract even more customers than usual. It has become something of a local tradition to dine at the Crab Shanty -- or at least stop by -- to see the family-style restaurant's extravagant holiday decorations, which bring more than a little festive spirit to the always-packed house.
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By Karen Nitkin, knitkin@verizon.net | October 11, 2011
Crab Shanty, a family-owned Ellicott City landmark since 1978, is changing its menu, its look, even its name. "The changes had to happen," said William C. King III, who founded the restaurant with his father, William King Jr. "We have to attract a different clientele to stay in business. " Work began earlier this month and is expected to continue through early November. Outdoor seating will be added, the bar area will be made larger, and new colors, chairs and lighting will brighten the inside.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 29, 2004
Just for fun, one day I'm going to stand outside the Crab Shanty and see how many patrons waddle out the doors moaning that they ate too much. The restaurant, now in its 26th year, seems to operate under the philosophy that more is better. Broiled flounder is fine, and Crab Shanty serves a decent one, but what's the fun in that? Deep-fried flounder is the way to go here, or broiled flounder stuffed with an impressive amount of gooey crab imperial and doused with creamy hollandaise sauce.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,THE EVENING SUN THE SUN THE SUNDAY SUN | September 22, 1990
Sunset Restaurant & Lounge, 625 Greenway Ave., Glen 0) Burnie. Long-known for a famous nude over the bar, The Sunset deserves to be recognized for its food, friendly service and pleasant surroundings. This is a big restaurant but the dining area is divided into several separate rooms, so the atmosphere is generally cozy. Every meal begins with a complimentary platter of port wine cheese, crackers and crudites. The menu choices are many. I found the Crab Imperial rich and traditional and the bread pudding homemade and delicious.
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September 16, 1999
Two Howard County restaurant servers won second-place honors this week in the "Best Server in Maryland" competition at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.Marie Nichols, who works at Kings Contrivance restaurant in Columbia, took second in the fine dining category; Danielle Watters of the Crab Shanty in Ellicott City placed second in the casual dining category. They were awarded weekend resort vacations.Nichols and Watters were among 17 of Maryland's best servers who competed Monday in the final leg of competition.
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August 18, 1991
A Winchester, Va., man was killed Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Lisbon when his Ford Bronco flipped over several times after striking theback of another car, county police said.Charles Edward Mathers, 51, was ejected from the vehicle at 9:05 p.m. and died shortly after being flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Matherswas not wearing a safety belt, police said.Mathers was heading west on I-70 about one mile east of Route 94 at a high rate of speed when he switched lanes and struck the rear ofa car driven by James William Wilcoxin, 47, of Rockville, police said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1999
Il Giardino -- The Garden -- is the secret of the Golden Triangle.That may sound exotic, but we're not talking Far Eastern intrigue here.A one-story building camouflaged by the suburban clutter and heavy traffic of the old Golden Triangle shopping center, where U.S. 29 and U.S. 40 meet, the 12-year-old Italian restaurant looks ordinary on the outside.It is obscured by the rush of never-ending traffic, the disruption of a tire store going up next door, the bustle of the Lotte Plaza Asian supermarket, and the huge Super Fresh across U.S. 40.Inside, that's all out of sight, and out of mind.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 3, 2004
For years, George Sunderland, 89, collected bits of debris from the sides of the road and near the Intracoastal Waterway in Maryland. He used his stockpile of found items to create stunning three-dimensional works of art. His intricate scenes depict a Maryland of long ago. He created farm scenes of Western Maryland in the late 1800s and boating scenes from the early 1900s. He can't estimate how many hours he has spent on these labors of love, but he knows it's a lot. Recently, Sunderland moved from an apartment in Columbia to the Harmony Hall retirement community near the Hickory Ridge Village Center.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to The Sun | October 19, 2007
Derek Reese, owner of TBonz Grille & Pub in Ellicott City, plans to take 60 pounds of grilled meat Sunday to the annual Taste & Auction at Turf Valley Resort. He'll offer the filet mignon in bite-sized portions, alongside a salad of field greens, crumbled blue cheese, candied walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette, he said. Joe and Mary Barbera, owners of Aida Bistro & Wine Bar in Columbia, will serve a goat cheese antipasto roulade on grilled crostini. Alexias Sharoky of Trapeze in Maple Lawn will contribute 25 pounds of Cajun-spiced, seared tuna, served with a cucumber wasabi and sesame-ginger sauce.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 29, 2004
Just for fun, one day I'm going to stand outside the Crab Shanty and see how many patrons waddle out the doors moaning that they ate too much. The restaurant, now in its 26th year, seems to operate under the philosophy that more is better. Broiled flounder is fine, and Crab Shanty serves a decent one, but what's the fun in that? Deep-fried flounder is the way to go here, or broiled flounder stuffed with an impressive amount of gooey crab imperial and doused with creamy hollandaise sauce.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 3, 2004
For years, George Sunderland, 89, collected bits of debris from the sides of the road and near the Intracoastal Waterway in Maryland. He used his stockpile of found items to create stunning three-dimensional works of art. His intricate scenes depict a Maryland of long ago. He created farm scenes of Western Maryland in the late 1800s and boating scenes from the early 1900s. He can't estimate how many hours he has spent on these labors of love, but he knows it's a lot. Recently, Sunderland moved from an apartment in Columbia to the Harmony Hall retirement community near the Hickory Ridge Village Center.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1999
Over the past 21 years, the Crab Shanty in Ellicott City has made quite a name for itself.The eating place is renowned for its crabs, of course, and for the variety and selection of the fresh seafood. Its prominent location on U.S. 40 doesn't hurt, and the restaurant's carryout business has become as popular as the 290-seat sit-down eating house.But the monthlong Christmas season manages to attract even more customers than usual. It has become something of a local tradition to dine at the Crab Shanty -- or at least stop by -- to see the family-style restaurant's extravagant holiday decorations, which bring more than a little festive spirit to the always-packed house.
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September 16, 1999
Two Howard County restaurant servers won second-place honors this week in the "Best Server in Maryland" competition at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.Marie Nichols, who works at Kings Contrivance restaurant in Columbia, took second in the fine dining category; Danielle Watters of the Crab Shanty in Ellicott City placed second in the casual dining category. They were awarded weekend resort vacations.Nichols and Watters were among 17 of Maryland's best servers who competed Monday in the final leg of competition.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1999
Il Giardino -- The Garden -- is the secret of the Golden Triangle.That may sound exotic, but we're not talking Far Eastern intrigue here.A one-story building camouflaged by the suburban clutter and heavy traffic of the old Golden Triangle shopping center, where U.S. 29 and U.S. 40 meet, the 12-year-old Italian restaurant looks ordinary on the outside.It is obscured by the rush of never-ending traffic, the disruption of a tire store going up next door, the bustle of the Lotte Plaza Asian supermarket, and the huge Super Fresh across U.S. 40.Inside, that's all out of sight, and out of mind.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | July 31, 1994
Judging by the letters to the editor written in response to a column I wrote three weeks ago, I somehow managed to throw in everything but the kitchen sink in my supposed tirade against the Crab Shanty restaurant in Ellicott City.From my pedestal of "righteous indignation," as one respondenput it, I called forth comment on everything from the denigration and stereotyping of blacks, to white women grabbing their purses on an elevator when a black man gets on, to the O. J. Simpson case.All, say my critics, was done in an unfair attempt to paint onelocal eatery as a racist institution.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
Steven McClure used to think his Bare Bones restaurant was safe on the U.S. 40 corridor in Ellicott City. The only time his silent alarm system had ever gone off was when an employee accidentally tripped the button.BTC But McClure now worries that his suburban location no longer is the safe haven it used to be. Two armed robberies of restaurants nearby within a four-day period have changed his thinking."We've felt safe for a long time because we were out here," he said yesterday, moments after Howard County police Sgt. David Richards left him with a few tips on crime prevention.
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August 14, 1994
Coming to the Defense of Crab Shanty ManagerAfter reading the commentary by Kevin Thomas regarding the Crab Shanty (July 10), and more specifically, Cliff Hughes, I feel compelled to comment.Cliff Hughes worked for me for 13 years, until 1986. He was a competent, caring manager who fulfilled his responsibilities with great skill. I can honestly say I never heard or saw Cliff treat any customer in a discourteous manner.As a restaurant owner, I know this type of incident is inexcusable. It is most difficult for me to understand why Cliff would respond to Mr. Thomas in such a hostile manner, when he has never in all my years of association with him treated any customer in the way purported by Mr. Thomas.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | July 31, 1994
Judging by the letters to the editor written in response to a column I wrote three weeks ago, I somehow managed to throw in everything but the kitchen sink in my supposed tirade against the Crab Shanty restaurant in Ellicott City.From my pedestal of "righteous indignation," as one respondenput it, I called forth comment on everything from the denigration and stereotyping of blacks, to white women grabbing their purses on an elevator when a black man gets on, to the O. J. Simpson case.All, say my critics, was done in an unfair attempt to paint onelocal eatery as a racist institution.
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