Author Archives: Julekha

About Julekha

I'm a Maryland (sub) urbanite who loves food, art and travel.

Spain seduces the second time around

  Would you entertain a second date with someone who didn’t leave a good impression the first time? That’s how I feel about destinations, which don’t get second chances with me. I made an exception for Spain last summer, giving in … Continue reading

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Mussel Bar & Grille now open in Baltimore

Biere, moules et frites. Those are the specialties at Robert Wiedmaier’s ode to the Belgian roadside dive, Mussel Bar and Grille, which opened March 10 in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant will open at 1350 Lancaster St., home of the former … Continue reading

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Firenze restaurant opening Feb. 12 in Reisterstown

Pizza, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs are making their way to Reisterstown’s historic Main Street. The 100-seat Firenze will open to the public Feb. 12 at 2 Hanover St. The upscale casual restaurant will also feature craft beer, cocktails and … Continue reading

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Morty’s Delicatessen is betting on Maryland Live Casino

Maryland Live Casino’s newest restaurant is a New York-style deli that serves up corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. The 84-seat Morty’s Delicatessen opened in early January and is located on the casino floor, next to the Maryland Live buffet. The Papa Louie … Continue reading

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Exploring the historic streets and spicy cuisine of Charleston, S.C.

You’re a (sub)urban Maryland couple looking for a short U.S. getaway late October/early Nov. There should be a direct, nonstop flight from BWI to said destination. The locale should be at least 10 degrees warmer than Baltimore. There should be good, … Continue reading

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Ryleigh’s Oyster opening Mount Vernon location Dec. 16

Soon you’ll be able to slurp some oysters before listening to Beethoven in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. The owner of Ryleigh’s Oyster will open his third location Dec. 16  across the street from Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home of the Baltimore Symphony … Continue reading

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#FBF: Finding a Chagall in Zagreb

So the tagline for this blog is food, art and travel. So I’d better take a short detour from my food obsession to write about my love of globetrotting, museum hopping and finding an unexpected treasure in the Museum of the City … Continue reading

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