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Quick transition at Chick and Ruth's after Annapolis mainstay sold to new owner

“There was a lot of crying. Not a dry eye in the house. We were all crying together,” Beth Levitt said after her husband Ted told his employees Chick and Ruth’s Delly had been sold. Open since 1965, the Annapolis mainstay with the kitschy orange paint job is where everyone from ...

Formerly Mad River, the Charles bar and restaurant to open in Federal Hill this month

The Federal Hill bar formerly known as Mad River will reopen as the Charles this month, aiming to shift its focus to food instead of a weekend party scene. Operating manager David Yike and his partners closed Mad River in May for a rebranding, and Mad River regulars should immediately notice ...

Eating at Flamant feels like an intimate party

I felt as if I was going to an intimate party in the cozy cottage that houses Flamant in West Annapolis. A pleasant woman greeted us at the door as we approached and chatted with us during the evening like a gracious hostess. We didn’t meet the restaurant’s creative chef-owner, Frederik De ...

Mega-church drama of 'The Christians' gets incisive production at Center Stage

Religion, like politics, may be an unsafe topic for polite conversation, but it sure can make for memorable theater. Lucas Hnath’s 2015 play “The Christians,” enjoying a terrific production at Center Stage, manages an almost miraculous feat — addressing matters of faith without ...

Michael's Cafe opening second location in Middle River

After searching for another location for several years, Timonium-based Michael’s Cafe will open a second restaurant in Middle River. The restaurant is expected to open next year at 720 Concource Circle, part of the Greenleigh at Crossroads development near White Marsh, according to a press ...

HBO renews David Simon's 'The Deuce' for Season 2

HBO announced Tuesday that it is picking up David Simon’s drama series “The Deuce” for a second season. The eight-episode first season premiered Sept. 10 on the premium channel. The series looks at the rise of the porn industry in Times Square in the 1970s, and stars James Franco and ...

'Dancing With the Stars' premiere recap: Jordan Fisher and Lindsey Stirling stand out

The opening number for Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” is a seriously high-concept number that has the feel of being filmed on an old studio backlot. I only know about two-thirds of these contestants, as usual. Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron are back as hosts, and in case you don't ...

Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill coming to the Gallery in 2018

In 2018, sit-down dining will return to the Gallery. Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill plans to open in the Inner Harbor shopping mall, in the first-floor space that previously housed Brooks Brothers, by next summer, said co-owner Angela Washington-Tallitsch. The full-service eatery and bar plans to ...

Danny Glover will make gumbo for Ida B.'s Table's grand opening

Actor Danny Glover will bring his family’s gumbo recipe to the grand opening of Baltimore’s newest soul food restaurant. Ida B.’s Table will celebrate its grand opening Saturday with a sold-out event that includes a special appearance by Glover, who will join chef David Thomas in the ...

Jada Pinkett Smith denies Leah Remini's claims that she's a Scientologist

Baltimore actress Jada Pinkett Smith says she is not a Scientologist, denying claims made last week by actress Leah Remini. Remini, a former Scientologist who released the memoir “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” in 2015, made the claims about Pinkett Smith in an ...

Get ready to bug out: Baltimore pop-up restaurant plans an insect-filled menu

Diners at an upcoming pop-up restaurant will have the chance to fill up on foods with a crunch that comes from an unexpected ingredient: bugs. Ehrlich Pest Control is teaming up with Eleven Courses Catering & Event Co. to host a “Pestaurant,” a pop-up restaurant featuring bug-laced ...

A coffee subscription box service is launching in Baltimore

A pair of brothers from Harford County are starting a Baltimore-based coffee distributor with the hope of introducing customers to freshly roasted coffees through subscription boxes. Akash and Aman Magoon, 21 and 25, respectively, are launching Virtuous Coffee this week. The pre-launch of the ...

Where to take cooking classes in the Baltimore area

Whether you're an amateur chef or tying on an apron for the first time, a number of venues in the Baltimore area offer cooking classes for small groups, families and corporate groups. Here are some of the restaurants and kitchens where you can learn first-hand how to roll sushi, sharpen your ...

President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. "Saturday Night Live," for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during his campaign and early presidency, had its best Emmys haul...

This year's Emmys didn't even pretend not to be political

Subtext became text when issues of race, gender and national politics, long a part of Hollywood awards shows, took center stage at the 69th Emmy Awards telecast Sunday night. “You can’t deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way,” said host Stephen Colbert in his ...

Emmy Awards 2017 | Best- and worst-dressed

East Baltimore family to be featured on 'Family Feud' on Thursday

Five first cousins from East Baltimore will make their debut on “Family Feud,” hosted by actor Steve Harvey, this week, and they’re looking to “#turnup” the heat.The Ramsey family will compete on the game show on Thursday in hopes of outwitting another family and taking home ...

Cafe Mezzanote owners to open new Italian restaurant in Severna Park

The owners behind Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park will be opening up a new Italian restaurant at the Magothy Gateway Center. In a release, the restaurant said “Capiche Street Food Italiano” is anticipated to open next month about three miles away from their current restaurant. The ...

Sean Spicer makes surprise appearance during Colbert's Emmys opening monologue

Stephen Colbert unsurprisingly went political during Sunday night's Emmys, and was joined by none other than President Donald Trump's former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, in his opening monologue. Spicer rolled up on his signature podium as Colbert joked about the Emmys' audience size, making a...

Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore Book Festival, and more of the week's best events

Baltimore Comic Con The art of panel-by-panel storytelling, a distinctly American art form that has brought the world such cultural mainstays as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man, will be celebrated over the course of this three-day fan gathering at the Baltimore Convention Center,...

BSO opens season with colorful mix of new, old

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brought out a colorful assortment of the new and the old for the opening subscription program of the season and served it up engagingly. To start things off Thursday night at the Music Center at Strathmore, music director Marin Alsop provided then-and-now samples...

Lynda Carter talks 'Wonder Woman' mania ahead of Baltimore Comic-Con performance

Lynda Carter loved playing Wonder Woman. She loves all the attention the character has been getting of late, following the summer’s blockbuster movie starring Gal Gadot. And she loves meeting her fans.What she doesn’t love is the traditional comic-con template, in which stars sit at tables ...

Emmy Awards 2017 predictions: Who will win, who deserves to win and who could surprise us all

The Emmy Awards are on Sunday night, and the most exciting categories this year may all involve the limited series, as HBO's addictive "Big Little Lies" are up against heavy hitters like HBO's "The Night Of" and FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan." But don't forget about...

Everyman Theatre's 'M. Butterfly' revival thoughtful, uneven

If you ever doubted that the truth can be stranger than fiction, you need only take a cursory glance at the celebrated case of love and espionage involving mid-level French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and a Chinese opera singer, Shi Pei Pu. Just about every aspect in this story screams ...

Haenyo to host weekly pop-ups at PekoPeko Ramen

The team behind one of Baltimore’s newest pop-up restaurants will bring its Korean eats to Charles Village every week in October. Haenyo, a pop-up restaurant serving Korean cuisine that launched this spring, will transform PekoPeko Ramen into a stew house each Monday in October. The ...

New craft brewery to open in Bel Air

The owners of AleCraft Brewing Supply will soon be using the supplies they sell to the public to brew their own brand of beer. The store on Bond Street is moving to the front section of the Preston’s Stationery building on South Main Street, where it will become AleCraft Brewery and soon ...

Grubhub folds OrderUp into online, mobile platforms

The 27 OrderUp markets acquired by Grubhub this summer have officially been folded into the competing food delivery service’s platform.Those markets were acquired by Grubhub in a deal with Groupon, OrderUp’s parent company, that will also enable Groupon to integrate Grubhub’s food ...

10 fall movies to save the world

Tribune critic Michael Phillips is eager for the upcoming season's film roster. Here are his top 10. Release dates vary by region, and are subject to change.

Fork & Wrench to host 'Butcher Battle Series' to benefit Texas hurricane victims

Fork & Wrench will host a series of three cooking competitions between local chefs to raise money for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Butcher Battle Series, which launches Sept. 27, will pit three chefs against each other in each contest as they prepare selected meats for guests. Each...

Randy Newman brings his musical satire to Annapolis

As one of pop’s master satirist-humorists, it’s likely no surprise that for his first studio album in nine years, songwriter/composer Randy Newman has set his artistic crosshairs on Russian President Vladimir Putin. After all, this is the artist who inspired anger and protests with ...

One-Eyed Mike's is known for its Grand Marnier Club, but food deserves attention too

When we entered One-Eyed Mike’s in Fells Point on a recent Friday, we faced a raucous crowd of drinkers and a wall of Grand Marnier bottles in the narrow bar area. The restaurant claims to host the first and largest club dedicated to the French, orange-flavored cognac. But we weren’t there ...

Guinness temporary taproom to open in Relay next month

Guinness plans to start pouring beers at its new brewery in Relay next month, even as construction continues on the full Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House. A small-batch brewing system is ready to start producing beer and a temporary taproom is being built in an old warehouse at the southwest...

Dan Deacon talks 10th anniversary of seminal album 'Spiderman of the Rings'

Before Dan Deacon moved to Baltimore from New York in 2004, the aspiring musician burned compilations of his home recordings onto blank discs to distribute at shows. He never viewed them as actual albums. “It was more just like, ‘Oh, let me see how much I can fit on a CD-R, and I’ll ...

Chef Brian Lavin named to Zagat's '30 Under 30'

Gnocco chef and owner Brian Lavin has been named to Zagat’s first national “30 under 30” list. Lavin, 29, is the only Baltimore chef on the list, which incorporates “some of the best, brightest and most badass hospitality players from coast to coast.” Lavin, previously of ...

'Rat Film' highlights Baltimore's rat warfare, urban planning failures

It started with a rat trapped inside Theo Anthony’s outdoor trash can. “Absolutely, what you see is really how it came about,” the Baltimore-based filmmaker says of his first documentary feature, “Rat Film,” which opens Friday in Baltimore, New York and Chicago. “I had ...

On the anniversary of Tupac's death, looking back at his time in Baltimore

Rapper Tupac Shakur died 21 years ago today, six days after being shot on the Las Vegas strip. In honor of the anniversary, let’s take a look back at Shakur’s Baltimore beginnings. He spent a portion of his teenage years here and attended Baltimore School for the Arts — an experience ...

Baltimore duo Outcalls take control with new EP, 'No King'

The day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, Outcalls singers Melissa Wimbish and Britt Olsen-Ecker wished they could be in two places at once — the Women’s March in Washington and Wrightway Studios, the Baltimore recording studio where they had already scheduled a session. ...