October 26, 1997
Visit the new Romano's Macaroni Grill and you'll feel as if a little bit of Italy has come to Timonium. Well, almost. Having a Bob Evans next door is a problem. And I'm not sure how authentic it is to have "Volare" playing at top volume in the dining room. (Don't get me wrong. I love "Volare." What's not to love?) And nachos -- do they serve those in Italy? OK, maybe they do. But made with fried won tons?As Chili's is to Southwestern, so Macaroni Grill is to Italian. (Chili's is another "concept" restaurant in parent company Brinker International's portfolio.
April 19, 2012
Let's face it, the Orioles are losers. You know it, I know it, they know it. Certainly, their opponents know it. It's just a fact. So let's stop whining about their losing record, poor management and lack of focus and get out there and support our beloved losers. Call your friends and go out to the park and watch the Orioles lose. Cheer when they commit an error. Applaud when they blow a three-run lead in the ninth. Jump up and down when they get swept by the Yankees. Losing isn't so bad, particularly when your mouth is full of overpriced beer and stadium nachos.
September 28, 2011
For almost a decade, the Red House Tavern has been a fixture for live music and beer on a quiet side street in Canton. But anyone who remembers the old Red House Tavern will be in for a pleasant surprise these days. A new owner, some major remodeling and a thorough cleaning have made the Red House into the comfortable neighborhood pub it was always meant to be. The food at Red House now features more upscale, global fare than the usual corner bar, while leaving old favorites intact.
July 3, 1997
What's the second thing you think of when you think of Memphis (the first, of course, being Elvis)? It's a tough one, right? In your mind, "blues" and "barbecue" are in a photo finish. ++ At Red Hot & Blue, they go hand in hand, with a little Elvis thrown in for good measure.Starting in 1988 with only one location -- in Arlington, Va. -- Red Hot & Blue may well be the fastest-growing barbecue chain in the country. There are more than 25 outposts now, with plans in the works for another 100. Maryland has one in Annapolis, Gaithersburg, Laurel and the one we recently visited in Owings Mills.
February 10, 2000
Bunker full of Spam? Spread it around Now that the world seems to be Y2 OK, many people who feared the worst are stuck with stockpiles of Spam and other canned foods. If this sounds like you, you could learn how to mix up new recipes with some of your surplus canned and packaged foods (see the recipe for Spam nachos). Plus, you could donate some of the goods to a food pantry. America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, announced a "Y Go 2 Waste" food drive until Feb. 15. "The food is very much needed by hungry people," said Deborah Leff, president of Second Harvest, which helps supply 50,000 local charities.
May 21, 1998
Just as Marjorie Merriweather Post was the grande dame of Washington society, so the Merriweather Post Pavilion has become the grande dame of area amphitheaters. With 30 seasons under its belt, the venerable venue has played host to everyone from Led Zeppelin to Blondie, from Sinatra to Madonna.But there's a difference between having a history and showing one's age. So as Merriweather heads into its 31st season, the Columbia landmark finds itself in the midst of a major make-over."We are undergoing phase two of a three-stage plan to give the entire facility a complete face-lift," Jean Parker, Merriweather general manager, said.