| May 1, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The cocktail is well past a comeback.
Tom Collins, Bloody Mary, Brandy Alexander, Gin Rickey, Harvey Wallbanger, Pink Lady and that little tart Hot Toddy have taken their place at the bar, and they show no signs of giving up their seats.
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Active work and total preparation time: 20 minutes
1 pound lean ground lamb
1 recipe Sephardic charoset
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon oil
* Combine lamb, charoset and salt and pepper to taste in large bowl. Knead into ball, divide into 8...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Of all the wines that work well with cold weather at the top of the list must be port. The history of port alone is a winter's tale, a story best told at the fire-lit hearth.
Port is the only wine to have been invented by mistake and political intrigue....
| Apr 7, 2013
Vodka needs an image makeover. It has been kicked to the curb in bartending corners, where its nuances have been undermined by its definition as a colorless, odorless and tasteless spirit.
"It's as though there is a boycott against vodka by the craft...
| Mar 13, 2013
During the past 30 years, no winemaking area of France has transformed itself as much as Languedoc, the fertile crescent of vineyards stretching along a third of the country's western Mediterranean coastline.
The winemaking region is properly called...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Happy hours like the Buddha Sky Bar's may be part of the reason Rand McNally and USA Today last year named Delray Beach the most-fun small town in America. Almost all the bar's offerings are half-off every day from 4 to 6 p.m., including specialty...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Princess Cruises officials on Tuesday reiterated some key features of the line's new 3,600-passenger Royal Princess Cruise ship during a media briefing at the 29th Cruise Shipping Miami conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center,
| Mar 14, 2013
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares.
Today we look at two west suburban...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:03 PM
One thing to know about our book club
Our book club's name is "Reading Between the WINES." WINES is an acronym for "Women Interested in Nonfiction ExcluSively." All of our selections are nonfiction, which provides very lively discussions.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:11 AM
For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:44 PM
At a time when many restaurants are closing their doors, Benny’s Pub in Hagerstown is brewing up new business.
On Tuesday, owner Bill Skomski Sr. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Antietam Brewery inside the Benny’s Pub...
| Mar 9, 2013
There was a time when I would have considered a trip to a baseball park without a visit to the hot-dog stand as something close to sacrilege.
That was before the crab-cake sandwiches entered the picture.
At Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, spring...