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By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | January 24, 2013
Sheldon is thrilled with his back-to-back wins and that he is "one step closer for a better future for myself and a brighter future for my family. " Josie, on the other hand, is wiping away tears as she justifies her throwing-Kristen-under-the-bus actions to a silent Lizzie. "I don't care what anyone thinks," she stammers. If you don't care what anyone thinks, then why are you crying?  Heading into the kitchen, Padma introduces Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi. The challenge is to impress him with a sushi dish -- he urges the cheftestants to keep it simple.
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By John Lindner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2010
Kyodai bills itself as Baltimore's only rotating sushi bar. The concept is simple, if at first unintentionally amusing: You sit at the bar with your napkin, chopsticks, soy, wasabi and ginger. The sushi-tenders roll up various concoctions, cut them, usually into quarters, plate them, and place them on a shiny silver conveyor belt that chugs along the inside perimeter of the bar. And as they pass, you reach up and pluck down plates that look right for you. No menu. No wondering what it might look like.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | September 27, 1998
Our dinner at the Charred Rib's new and more spacious location - half a mile away from its old location on York Road - didn't start off as well as it might have. We had had reservations for a week, so we weren't happy about being put in the Outer Siberia room behind the bar - a brown box of a room with no pictures on the walls. Of course, not everyone can sit in the two pretty main dining rooms when the restaurant is this busy. But we wanted to.Not only was our dining room ugly, it was noisy.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2011
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is one of the Harbor East residents celebrating its 10th anniversary in Baltimore this year. Steak rules here, and you'd be foolish to disobey. I haven't had a more satisfying rib-eye than the one Fleming's recently served me. I loved looking at it and eating every robust bite. Fleming's signature steak preparation involves seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper and finishing with butter and parsley. This makes the beef, USDA prime, both outstandingly flavorful and gorgeous.
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For The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2013
Third in a three-part series. There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" And although even some lifelong crab-loving Marylanders believe soft-shell crabs to be a different species than the well-known blue crab, they are in fact the same creature. Soft crabs are simply blue crabs that have recently molted, shedding their hard shells to reveal a paper-thin exoskeleton that hardens within hours.
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By Richard Gorelick | September 11, 2008
SAMBUCA FRIEND SQUASH The more casual side at Cinghiale - the enoteca - keeps getting more accessible. So get a plate of late-summer bliss - firm yellow squash enveloped in a crispy batter, pleasingly salty with just the faintest whiff of anise. Better yet, have them as an accompaniment to executive chef Julian Marucci's Roman fried chicken (R.F.C.), where the tempura-like batter seems to be suspended in air over the juicy skin beneath ($16). Eat it outside, with a glass of Frascati. Try the Sambuca Fried Squash at Cinghiale, 822 Lancaster St. 410-547-8282.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | March 8, 2005
If you like the Ravens and you like sushi, you should be twice as happy about the recent signing of free agent cornerback Samari Rolle, whose name sounds like it would taste delicious on a plate with wasabi and pickled ginger. In honor of the newest Raven, we pondered just what a sushi Samari Roll should look and taste like. Here are some of our suggestions. Pick your favorite, then submit your own ideas. Tempura eggplant and sauted purple onion, to match Samari's new uniform color, with eel (hopefully he's slippery on the field)
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
In the world of Japanese steakhouses, showing off is everything. Cleavers are tossed, fires started, food thrown at the mouths of eager diners. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but we think all the drama and laughter make for a great time. At Lin's Hibachi, which opened in Havre de Grace in early February, the showmanship was on point, though service from the background crew - those not directly involved with the cooking - faltered occasionally. But thanks to food that was both nicely cooked and delivered with a laugh, dinner at Lin's was a satisfying blast.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 10, 2002
Hanamura Japanese Restaurant acts as a goodwill ambassador to acquaint American diners with traditional Japanese cuisine and culture. "Kohn bann wah," or "good evening," the menu greets. "We decided to open in Columbia because it is a beautiful place," said Mandy On, who manages the restaurant. "It's very pretty, very quiet." According to On, the restaurant's name means "flower village." "The owner, who is from Japan, wanted to find a name that matches the Columbia setting but that also reminded him of Japan," she said.
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By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
I must confess that until I visited Umi Sake, my image of sushi eaters was that they were young, svelte jet-setters. Not here. At Umi Sake, sushi is mainstream America. There are families with small children, plus-size people out for an evening, as well as eaters who do indeed look like members of the svelte set. They fill this Cockeysville restaurant, a low-rise building squeezed between a gas station and a Mercedes-Benz dealership on York Road. There is a small bar and lounge, as well as two good-size dining rooms with low ceilings and white wallpaper.
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