Restaurant Review

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Restaurant Review: Fins Bar & Grill

Deciding to go to Fins on the Square is like finding $20 in the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn since last year. You’ve forgotten that it’s there, and when you remember, you’re more excited than you’ve been over $20 in a long time.

02/29/2012

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Restaurant Review: Sticky Rice

Asian fusion restaurants with an emphasis on sushi tend to fall into two categories – the hole-in-the-wall, BYOB, quiet and authentic sushi spot or the trendy, upscale bar-with-a-club-atmosphere sushi restaurant. Sticky Rice falls somewhere in between.

12/28/2011

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Restaurant Review: Mama’s On The Half Shell

It’s an unfailingly good choice no matter what. Out-of-town visitors craving some authentic Maryland seafood? Relaxing atmosphere for catching up with family and friends over good food? Cozy spot for Sunday brunch? Low-key bar in the midst of a nightlife hot spot for happy hour? Mama’s on the Half Shell seems to satisfy any requirement.

11/16/2011

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Restaurant Review: Canton Dockside

Contributor Staci Wolfson reviews Canton Dockside.

10/26/2011

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Restaurant Review: Red Star Bar & Grill

If any restaurant is a microcosm of Baltimore’s Fells Point, it may just be Red Star Bar & Grill. Red Star, like its home neighborhood, is casual and inviting, yet has a trendy, upscale twist. The dim lighting and warm brick and wood interior emit a relaxed vibe, perfect for a laidback happy hour or a lazy Sunday morning brunch.

10/19/2011

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Restaurant Review: Darbar

Located in the space that formerly housed Talay Thai, Darbar opened in the spring and seems to have found a welcoming home with its lunch buffets and wide-ranging dinner menu.

09/28/2011

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Restaurant Review: Woodberry Kitchen

When my mother asked me what Woodberry Kitchen was like, I found myself at a loss for comparisons. All I could come up with was, “It’s just sooooo good.”

09/14/2011

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Restaurant Review: The Waterfront Hotel

While gearing up for a friend’s annual birthday bar crawl, my roommate and I decided we needed sustenance to prepare for the evening’s festivities, which were to take place in Fells Point. So we settled on the Waterfront Hotel on Thames Street.

08/10/2011

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Restaurant Review: JD’s Smokehouse

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I just flat out forget about JD’s Smokehouse on the corner of Canton Square. Now, I realize this doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but the truth is, in my mind, this just makes JD’s a hidden gem, even if it is one hidden in plain sight.

08/03/2011

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Golden West Cafe … In Baltimore?

Local resident Thomas Rudis wanted an original culinary experience and used what he saw in Albuquerque, New Mexico to create the Golden West Cafe at 1105 West 36th Street in Hampden.

07/27/2011

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