Review

Pop’s SeaBar and Walrus & Oyster Ale House: 2 joints where seafood rules

(Stacy Zarin Goldberg / For The Washington Post)

Pop’s SeaBar nails its casual plates, while Walrus & Oyster Ale House looks spiffy but tastes sloppy.

Review

Lunchbox: It looks good and sounds good, but it sure could taste better

(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

At star chef Bryan Voltaggio’s newest casual place, the answer so far is an unfortunate no.

Review

Tom Sietsema reviews Parts & Labor in Baltimore

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

At Parts & Labor, Spike Gjerde’s team uses butchery, smoke and wood to glorify meat in all its permutations.

Article

Bethesda Curry Kitchen: The singular flavors of Hyderabad come to life

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)

Curry Kitchen showcases the singular flavors of chef Anil Sustarwar’s native Hyderabad, India.

Review

Urban Butcher, a carnivore’s ‘playground’ in Silver Spring

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

At Urban Butcher, chef shows talent with curing and smoking meats, but needs to trim the fat.

Review

With Republic, Jeff Black makes a splash in Takoma Park

(Scott Suchman)

At Republic, the oysters are briny, the cocktails fun and the burger juicy, but some dishes miss the mark.

Review

Shoo-Fly, Spike Gjerde’s new Baltimore diner, falls flat

(Scott Suchman)

Spike Gjerde’s new diner offers few reasons to make the drive.

Review

Jackie’s, Montmartre and the Source: Good, but not always great dining

(Scott Suchman)

Tom Sietsema spotlights three restaurants that didn’t make the cut for the annual fall compilation.

Article

Touring the Chesapeake Bay with its legendary watermen

(Jim Lo Scalzo / European Pressphoto Agency)

Their numbers are dwindling, but a new tourism program hopes to keep their traditions and memory alive.

Review

Chesapeake reborn, but nothing like the original

(Marge Ely / For The Washington Post)

A long-closed Baltimore favorite is revived, but there’s not much to connect present with past.