Category: Columns

Pigtown’s Gourmet Market and Kitchen – Culinary Architecture

Pigtown has a long history. Its name — ‘Pigtowne’ — dates back to the mid-1800s when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad released its cargo of pigs from the Midwest to be processed in slaughterhouses and meat packing plants in South Baltimore. Bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the east, Monroe Street to the […]


OPEN FOR BIZ Grabbagreen, a healthy fast-casual restaurant “where great tasting, healthy food meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food” opened in Hunt Valley Towne Centre. The “Eat Clean” menu is preservative-free, naturally gluten-free, and GMO-free. The franchise, which has 25 locations, is the first in Maryland. D.C.’s Moby Dick House of […]

The District Wharf’s Kith and Kin

The District Wharf’s Kith and Kin

Kwame Onwuachi is back. This past October, he unveiled his highly anticipated Kith and Kin in the sprawling District Wharf. The successor to his short-lived Shaw Bijou, Kwame’s 96-seat, Afro-Caribbean restaurant is ensconced in the stylish InterContinental Hotel. “The process of bringing Kith and Kin to life has been a very exciting, rewarding, and a […]

Farm Market Maven Graduates to Brick and Mortar

“I work 120 hours a week,” says Jennifer Brown. “But it feels like only 90!” The baker, package wrapper, deliverer, bookkeeper, and dishwasher of Cupcakes Lounge seems to have unlimited energy and simply loves what she does. And, as she will happily explain, her baking business is the realization of her dreams. A resident of […]

Holiday Party Food — Is it Safe? …For Real

Happy holidays everyone!!!! I know this is going to happen to lots of you this month…so, here’s the scene. You get invited to your friend or auntie’s holiday open house, on a Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. You show up mid-afternoon, and after visiting with friends or relatives for a few minutes, you head […]

Virginia Elections Equalize Power, Setting Up Tough Battles in 2018

Last month, as anyone in the DMV area knows, Virginia held its elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and all 100 seats for the House of Delegates. Seen by most pundits as a referendum on the 2016 national election, Virginia saw not just a wave but a tsunami of Democratic support across the Commonwealth. […]

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