Food & Drink

Food & Drink

After immigrating to the US from Laos and working in restaurants for 15 years, Mona Kettavhong opened the Hampden restaurant in 2021

From her friend’s mom who decided to live in Maryland, to the sugarcane operator who pushed her forward, to the friend who introduced her to her wife—each of our lives is a glass box covered with the fingerprints of others.

"I already did the hard work, now it’s just time to grow.”

Strength to Love II bolsters an impressive roster of produce year-round. Collards, squash, and kale are amongst the produce being sent far and wide throughout the city.

An Interview with Max Lents of the Baltimore Spirits Company and Gallery

The Baltimore Spirits Co. Cocktail Gallery offers a chance for one of my favorite pairings: cocktails and art.

Chyno is many things at once: a food persona, a business owner, a cannabis advocate, a parent to an impressive plant collection

Through his work, Chyno constructs better realities not only for himself but for many other people in this city.

Kris Fulton of Sophomore Coffee on hospitality, inspiration from 'Cheers,' caramel macchiatos, and more

Fulton wants Sophomore to be a place for people to have experiences—some of them hopefully a little more profound than my remembrance of being sweaty and late—a place where friends can gather and conversations can be sparked.

Taharka Brothers' Detric McCoy reflects on the rebirth of the mission-driven ice cream company as a worker-owned cooperative

The founder of Taharka Brothers, Sean Smeeton, was my dad’s mentor when he was a teenager.

The bookstore/cafe announced that the cooperative has purchased two buildings that will become their "forever home" in Waverly

A cooperative rather than collective, Red Emma’s tweaks the sometimes oppositional, puritanical perspective of radicalism, expanding without compromising.

Centering food over commodity, human interaction over digital interface, and calm amidst calamity

For the past three years, the five-person team has been hustling to return and rebuild, announcing this week that the Remington storefront is now back open to the public once more.

No matter your relationship status, the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts that support local creative businesses

A shopping list of twelve Valentine's Day gift options, all made in Baltimore

The natural wine enthusiast and co-owner of Le Comptoir du Vin talks food-industry camaraderie and COVID pivots

Prior to COVID, the restaurant was booked many weeks out. Now they’re making it work through a grab-and-go storefront selling sandwiches, hearty stews, and baked goods to go.

Election Night cocktails by Remody Celeste, Bryan Reinhold, Tyler DiMarco, and Maximo Manuel Guerra

Drink recipes to help us deal with democracy—one if Joe Biden is elected President and a different one if our current president remains in power. 

Family secrets, the challenges of being a female business owner, and how knowing chocolate’s history might make you savor it more

She’s had a reverence for the confection since a fateful day in 2012 when, while working an event as a nutrition consultant, she stepped on a postcard advertising chocolate-making classes.

Supporting our favorite spots and tapping into the feeling of congregating in bars by buying drinks to go

The possibility of escapism through a curated QuaranTiki kit is something that we all could use these days.

Support local bars, restaurants, and their loveable bartenders by ordering takeaway drinks in a variety of formats

Enjoy professionally made, effective, and beautiful drinks at home from Baltimore restaurants and bars

Kelly Xio is an artist and a grocery store worker on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Customers are more afraid of hurting us right now; the power structures I’m used to have changed basically overnight.

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