Kidney transplant patient, thrill-seeker psyched for downtown rappel
BY David Snyder
May 3, 2013

At 9 months old, Jared Weiner was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a rare genetic deformation that enlarges the kidneys and can negatively impact the liver and spleen. At 10, he made it through a lifesaving kidney transplant. He’s endured pneumonia and kidney stones. He’s had biopsies, routine blood draws and ultrasounds. Every CONTINUE »

Restaurateurs find solid management, innovation provide recipe for success
BY David Snyder
May 3, 2013

Fazzini’s Italian Kitchen in Cockeysville opens at 11:30 a.m. Ari Brownstein is there at 9. Entering through the back door, he hauls in a recently dropped-off produce order. The phone rings. It’s an employee in need of a shift change. “Don’t worry about it,” Brownstein says. “I can work for you Wednesday night.” In walks CONTINUE »

BY Ilene Spector
April 11, 2013

With $25,000 in prizes for the first-place winner, the Manischewitz Cookoff has now become one of the biggest annual cooking contests. I was at the latest Manischewitz Cookoff and got to taste every recipe from the five finalists. The winning recipe, a takeoff on Thai “Pho” (pronounced “Fuh”) soup, was delicious. It was simple, creative CONTINUE »

BY Rochelle Eisenberg
February 17, 2013

Pikesville resident Susan Cohen enjoys entertaining. She loves setting a pretty table, hanging out with family and friends and of course, eating. On the other hand, when she’s the one doing the entertaining, she wants to prepare easy dishes that “I can place in the oven and call it a day,” she says.CONTINUE »

BY Amy Landsman
February 3, 2013

For eight years, chef Chris Golder traveled the oceans, preparing meals on some of the world’s most luxurious yachts. Now the Maryland native has dropped anchor at Tark’s Grill at Green Spring Station in Lutherville, where happy customers enjoy the restaurant’s signature steaks, braised ribs and chicken potpie.CONTINUE »