Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Yakona Road carryout, open since last September, recently renovated and is now a sit-down restaurant that features live music on the weekends.
When executive chef David Thomas and his partners, Brandon Taylor and Yuriy Chernov, decided to strike out on their own and open a restaurant, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. The three restaurateurs wanted to bring something unique—farm-to-table dining—to an area they felt needed it. For the last eight months, that vision was executed in the form of Herb & Soul, a carryout kitchen operated inside of a convenience store at 1702 Yakona Rd. But recently, the trio had the opportunity to lease the entire building and turn their business into a sit-down restaurant. "We always wanted to do something [more than a carryout and] the opportunity just presented itself ... just going through those trials and tribulations, this space opened up…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The 49-year-old Parkville icon will now only be open for breakfast and lunch.
After nearly a decade of operating for 16-and-a-half hours a day, the Bel-Loc Diner is now cutting back its hours. "It was just time to do it," said owner Bill Doxanas, who has helmed the Parkville icon that helped inspire Barry Levinson's 1982 film "Diner" since its opening in April 1964. The diner will now be open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Doxanas said. It previously operated from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Doxanas declined to comment further on the reason for the decreased hours.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
For the next two Thursdays you can score a free breakfast entrée at the fast food chain.
If you find yourself craving some breakfast, but you're on the go or you just really want some Chick-Fil-A (as I often do) you can satisfy your needs on the cheap for the next two weeks. Area Chick-Fil-A restaurants are giving away free breakfast entrées during breakfast hours for the next two Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, according to a release from the company. Is there a catch? Of course there is. You have to remember to say "The early bird gets the chicken" between 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. to collect. Entrée choices will vary by restaurant, but could include: a chicken biscuit, spicy chicken biscuit, three or four Chick-n-Minis, a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit; a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit; chicken breakfast burrito or a sausage …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A dancer from the troupe Aubergine performs each Sunday at Kitchen of India in Parkville.
It's not easy to find dinner and a show in the Parkville area, but if you have a free Sunday evening you're in luck. Bellydancers from the Towson-based troupe Aubergine perform at 7 p.m. weekly at Kitchen of India on Joppa Road. Nina Rutledge, the troupe leader and a bellydance instructor, said she used to run a student show (called a hafla) at the restaurant and remembered owner Mohammad "Babu" Rahmen from her time there. "Aubergine is my troupe and they started as a student troupe ... we'd do a performance at a nursing home or a local belly dance show," Rutledge said. "Slowly the group got better and better." That's when she decided it was time for them to find a regular gig. Now Rutledge, a Towson resident who performs under the "nom de…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The annual Baltimore County Restaurant Week begins Friday and runs through Jan. 27.
Three Parkville area restaurants are among 44 participating in the Winter 2013 edition of Baltimore County's Restaurant Week. The event, which begins Friday and runs through Jan. 27, features fixed price three-course meals at area eateries for both lunch and dinner. In the Parkville area, check out: For those of you willing to explore options elsewhere in the county, check the Baltimore County Restaurant Week website for a full list of participants. Are you planning to go out during the Baltimore County Restaurant Week promotion? Will you eat somewhere in the neighborhood or go somewhere further afield? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Two Parkville eateries are offering discounts through group buying sites this week.
Looking to get good eats on the cheap? Check out these coupon deals at Kitchen of India and The Steakhouse. On Groupon this week, you can pay $15 for $30 worth of food at Kitchen of India (1842 Joppa Road). Check out the restaurant's menu here. Over at LivingSocial, pay $20 for $40 to spend on food and drinks at The Steakhouse, 3615 E. Joppa Road. The restaurant's menu can be found here.
The promotion features 38 restaurants and begins Friday.
Baltimore County is rolling out the white tablecloth for this year's summer restaurant week. County officials and business leaders marked the start of the week-plus affair with an opening event at Towson. The event at Cafe Troia featured samples from that restaurant and five other participating eateries: Barrett's Grill in Hunt Valley, Basta Pasta in Timonium, Island View Waterfront Cafe in Essex, The Milton Inn in Sparks and Towson Tavern. This year's summer restaurant week runs from this Friday, Aug. 10 to Aug. 19 and includes specials ranging from $10.12 to $35.12 at 38 Baltimore County eateries. The restaurant weeks began in 2010 as the brainchild of Milton Inn chef Brian Boston and are modeled off successful programs in Baltimore City…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Check out some of the local restaurants participating in Baltimore County Restaurant Week.
Baltimore County Restaurant Week starts Aug. 10 and there are a handful of restaurants in Parkville participating among the dozens of options countywide. Check out these three restaurants close to home before restaurant week ends Aug. 19. There are also plenty of options nearby: check out Perry Hall's restaurant week deals on Perry Hall Patch and Towson's restaurant week deals on Towson Patch; you can also visit the Baltimore County Restaurant Week's website to find deals countywide.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Bateman, an entrepreneur who opened his first restaurant on Harford Road 25 years ago, talked to the magazine about his life and business.