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Want Fries?

When Elizabeth and Kevin Irish traveled to Kevin’s home country of Ireland, they’d nosh on “taco fries.” The dish was simply chips slathered with seasoned ground beef—the perfect alcohol-absorbent snack before stumbling home after a night out. When they returned to the States, they couldn’t shake the memory of those …

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Grown-Up Grazing

When Phil Han opened Dooby’s in 2013, he had grand plans for the adjoining 4 W. Madison Street. The small, garden-level room would be an incubator for entrepreneurs—craftspeople, clothing designers, bakers, restaurateurs—appropriately called the Hatch. His friend and fellow Gilman alum Dylan Salmon launched the concept with his eponymous Oyster …

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Southern Charm

“Top Chef” alumna Jessie Sandlin says her new Canton restaurant, Jokers ‘n Thieves, “fits [her] dream pretty well.” The Low Country-influenced menu, bourbon-and-beer focused bar and casual décor (barn board walls, bare light bulbs, 10 flat-screen TVs), seem a logical step from Sandlin’s more recent venture, Oliver Speck’s barbecue in …

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Poetic License

Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats, which opened in June at the new Hotel Indigo, the 162-room (and 23-suite) beauty in Mt. Vernon, gets an “A” for effort. The bright room, with its mod art, charcoal upholstered banquettes and wingback chairs, is a lovely place to meet a friend or have …

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Cups Coffeehouse

James Stewart is showing off his shoes, a pair of Reebok sneakers almost as new as the ink needled into his biceps. On his right arm is the number 9, and on the left the number 7, stitched together to signify the year the 17-year-old Digital Harbor High School student …

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Now Serving

Jamie Hubbard had been eyeing the building at the corner of Aliceanna and Wolfe for years. He ran the bar at Jack’s Bistro and would talk with David Munyon, who worked in the kitchen, about opening a place of their own. He jumped ship to manage One-Eyed Mike’s, a neighborhood …

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Drink Me December

From chestnuts on an open fire to Santa’s cookies to that menacing mistletoe, holiday traditions offer us comfort and joy—and the chance to reimagine longtime favorites. This cocktail is a twist on a classic: The Old Fashioned—adding a bit of smoke, spice and intrigue. 2 oz Breaker Bourbon Whisky .5 …

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Restaurant Deconstructed December

The Horseshoe Casino, close to the South Baltimore spot where sports fans roar and highways crisscross overhead, is worth a visit—even if don’t have a taste for gambling. The carpets pulse in hues of brown and gold, the chandeliers drip glittering light, live lounge music bounces from the landings and …

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Drink Me November

Casinos worldwide are known for extravagance in service and decadent offerings. The Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is a prime example with its $3,000 signature Sapphire Martini garnished with a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings. Here is our luxurious, blue curacao-free interpretation. Earrings sold separately. 4 large ripe blueberries …

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chef talk bella kline

CHEF TALK: Bella Kline, Pen & Quill After years of wrangling, a massive renovation and grand opening with the mayor and VIPs, the reincarnation of the iconic Chesapeake restaurant never hit its stride. The Karzai family, which owns b Bistro, The Helmand and neighboring Tapas Teatro, pulled out of the …

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