An Inherited Taste A Mother’s Recipes Serve Regi’s Well

Restaurateur Alan Morstein has a secret weapon in his gastronomic arsenal: his mother Saundra’s long-cherished recipes. Native Baltimorean Morstein and his wife, Sande, have owned Regi’s American Bistro for the past 15 years of its four-decade existence. “My actual role is part-time host, part-time bartender, part-time very good cook … part-time just about everything else,”… Read More

You Should Know… Eric Kessler

Eric Kessler, who turned 36 on Dec. 26, began creating art four years ago. That may come as a surprise to many who now seek out the Owings Mills and Pikesville native for custom paintings. A former addict, he was in the midst of a depression and needed something to break from it, so he… Read More

At Quarry Lake’s Citron, ‘Everybody is a VIP’

New Quarry Lake restaurant Citron is looking to fill a niche in the Pikesville area by  providing a versatile white-table-cloth experience with  a waterfront view outside of the culinary institutions in Baltimore City. The restaurant is the creation of Charles and Susan Levine. A chef himself, Charles, who has been in the catering business for… Read More

Walters’ Landau Hopes to Bridge Cultural, Religious Gaps through Art

Amy Landau, who has previously operated as the Walters Art Museum’s  associate curator of Islamic and South Asian art, has been promoted to the 8-decades-old  facility’s director of curatorial affairs. Landau will concurrently act as Walters’ curator of Islamic and South and Southeast Asian art, guiding a recently created team that includes fellow curators, interns… Read More

The Charmery Chills Out with Doughnuts

Hampden ice cream store The Charmery has a delicious treat in store for those looking for another way to celebrate Chanukah this year. On Friday, Dec. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the store will once again collaborate with pop-up Center Cut Doughnuts to offer, while supplies last, a unique twist on the seasonal… Read More

All I Want for Christmas Is … Chinese Food and a Movie

Chinese food and a movie on Christmas: It’s become a cherished Jewish tradition across the nation, and Baltimore is certainly no exception. Sonny Lee, owner of Sonny Lee’s Hunan Taste, estimates that being strategically located in Reisterstown, he has amassed a following of customers over the past 15 years that is “90 to 95 percent… Read More

Chanukah Sweaters are Now a Thing — And I Love Them

NEW YORK (JTA) — Ever since I moved here from Israel, every late November felt like the beginning of a month-long assault. Every store, business and doctor’s office blared Christmas songs, streets were decorated with ostentatious light shows and seemingly everything became green and red — which, as an art school grad, I found personally… Read More

Chanukah Concerts Kick Off with Klezmer

While Chanukah’s traditions can sometimes get lost in the chaos of the holiday season, local organizations and congregations are making sure to keep tradition front and center, starting with the music. A number of the various area concerts will feature klezmer bands, known for playing traditional Yiddish and Jewish music derived from Eastern European folk… Read More

Transcending The Music

If Pikesville-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff hasn’t taken you on a experiential journey while you’re listening to his music, he hasn’t done his job. Or so he contends in the liner notes to his recently released album containing world premiere recordings of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performing his “Symphony No. 2” and “Zohar.” Both… Read More