November 4, 1994
It's tough being a vegetarian restaurant these days.On the one hand, consumption of beef, butter, bacon and eggs is on the rise. My guess is that people are a little less into self-denial than they have been, especially when they're eating out.On the other hand, if you are a vegetarian, you can find wonderful non-meat dishes at any number of ethnic restaurants. And just about any chef at any type of restaurant these days is happy to make a vegetable platter for his customers.So I feel sorry for Sprouts, the relatively new natural foods cafe in Owings Mills.
June 27, 1992
LEANDRA'S 1016 S. Charles St. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. (410) 837-0130. Ever notice how freshness is next to godliness? Vegetables and fruit, of course, taste their very best the closer to picking that you get your teeth into them. And sandwiches and salads can go from simple to sublime when the slicing and dicing occur after you've ordered one.LeAndra's (subtitled: Creative Catering & Carry Away) is one of those tiny Federal Hill storefronts that seem several steps closer to freshness than other eateries.
March 28, 1991
We have become a nation of consumption without responsibility.After all, think for a minute about the proliferation of All-You-Can-Eat-Everything Bars.For one fee simple, you can force yourself to eat more in one sitting than you would ordinarily eat in an entire day -- in the name of economy.It's a great deal like our national debt.We now have all-you-can-eat smorgasbords of crab legs, barbecued everything, breakfast items and, of course, salads.Now there's food for thought.A salad BAR.''Yes, I'm eating light tonight.
October 17, 2007
The characters in the newest Wendy's ads are transvestite parodies of the hamburger chain's adorable little-girl mascot. Wendy's summery fruit salad - introduced two years ago in the depth of winter - flopped. Around the same time a hoaxer put a severed finger in an order of Wendy's chili. McDonald's and Burger King are eating Wendy's lunch. No wonder Wendy's shareholders got mad. But at least they can sell their stock. Breaking up isn't so easy for Wendy's franchisees. They are joined at the hip to a company that hasn't gotten it right since founder Dave Thomas died, and have finally decided to turn up the heat.
July 4, 1999
Each day of the week offers a menu aimed at a different aspect of meal planning. There's a family meal, a kids' menu aimed at younger tastes, a heat-and-eat meal that recycles leftovers, a budget meal that employs a cost- cutting strategy, a meatless or "less meat" dish for people who may not be strict vegetarians but are trying to cut down on meat, an express meal that requires little or no preparation, and an entertaining menu that's quick.Sunday/FamilyWhat's July Fourth without hamburgers with all the trimmings of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard?
December 27, 1994
When Wall Street opened today with the Dow Jones industrial average standing at 3,833.43 -- 79 points above (!) its New Year's Day level -- Faith Fishkind, Baltimore, led our annual forecasting contest with her year-end prediction, made last January, of 3,830. Second is Doris Wade, Sykesville, at 3,838, followed by Mary Jane Meisel, Ellicott City, at 3,827. The final winner receives dinner for two at his or her favorite restaurant, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ticker. Runner-up, ditto for lunch.