Christina Tkacik, The Baltimore Sun

Christina Tkacik

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Christina:

'This is a collective experience’: How Baltimore’s creative class practices self-care during coronavirus pandemic

Members of Baltimore's culinary, literary and musical communities discuss their strategies for coping with the anxiety and uncertainty of this moment. → Read More

Police respond to triple shooting Saturday afternoon in Baltimore

Three people were shot Saturday afternoon in the city’s Brooklyn neighborhood, according to police. → Read More

The $349 billion federal Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday. Here’s what you need to know.

The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday, offering loans of up to $10 million, mostly to employers with fewer than 500 workers that are designed to help employers keeping paying their workers. → Read More

With restaurants closed due to the coronavirus, Baltimore area chefs offer tips for home cooks

The Baltimore Sun is asking area chefs how to spice up at-home dining with simple-to-prepare dishes. Today: Mario Cano Catalan, executive chef for Bar Vasquez, the spacious Harbor East restaurant. → Read More

5 carryout meals from Baltimore eateries to get you through quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic

These days, food carryout and delivery provides perhaps the single greatest refuge to what can feel like an endless stream of bad news. → Read More

Virtual tip jars, streaming DJ sets: How Maryland’s unemployed dining workers are surviving coronavirus crisis

Industry workers are experiencing financial insecurity and fear. At the same time, they’re using social media and digital payment services to support themselves → Read More

Last call as Maryland bars, restaurants shut down to prevent coronavirus spread

Patrons enjoyed one last outing Monday after learning Gov. Larry Hogan was shutting down bars and eateries. The shutdown will idle many of the servers and bartenders among the 259,000 people in Maryland who work in food service — roughly 9 percent of the state’s workforce. → Read More

Coronavirus has prompted Maryland to close restaurants. Here’s how to safely order delivery, carryout

Many restaurants are getting creative with delivery or curbside pickup specials designed to feed guests and their families while minimizing contact. → Read More

The best Baltimore restaurants for globally inspired takeout

Globally-inspired carryout restaurants in the Baltimore area to grab dinner on the go. → Read More

No shards, no screwdrivers: Baltimore-area experts on how (and how not) to shuck an oyster

Leaving shards of shell in the liquor that need to be spit out? That’s a no no. Using a screwdriver to pry open a bivalve? Hard pass. → Read More

Baltimore’s Guinness Taproom is a beer drinker’s paradise. The food is an afterthought.

Area beer drinkers may find paradise in the Taproom of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. At the first U.S. outpost for the historic Irish brewery since 1954, sip any manner of experimental brews and classic varieties too, from the comfort of a spacious booth and bright, floor length windows. → Read More

Historic Peerce’s in Phoenix fuses Indian and New American cuisines in newly renovated building

It’s a testament to the expertise and effort of Peerce's new owners, brothers Keir and Binda Singh, and their staff that after just a few months in action Peerce’s feels better than ever. → Read More

Veteran-owned Creole Soul gives new reason to brave the R. House lunch rush

One of R. House’s newest stalls, Creole Soul, gives Baltimoreans some great reasons to brave the crowds. → Read More

Celine Dion stops in at Canton’s Harbor Lights tanning salon before Baltimore performance

Salon owner Kalliopi Karamichalis said she had no advance warning that Celine Dion would be visiting the O’Donnell Street salon → Read More

Where to have a paczki, Baltimore’s cherished pre-Lent treat

Donuts called “paczki” are the unofficial Polish-Baltimorean treat to eat before Lent, which for many Christians starts this Wednesday → Read More

Ouch! In the Victorian era, Baltimoreans sent snarky ‘vinegar valentines’ to their enemies

In late 19th and early 20th century Baltimore, there was a worse fate than not receiving a Valentine’s Day card from your beloved. → Read More

The LVH offers some of Baltimore’s best mac 'n cheese, and that’s just the beginning

When mac 'n cheese cravings strike and only the best will do, Baltimoreans would do well to drive to The LVH in Lauraville. → Read More

Hampden: Don’t freak out, but Ekiben opens next week

The new location is in an alleyway storefront to the rear of the Avenue. → Read More

Quick Bite: Andina brings Peruvian street food to downtown Baltimore

Charm City residents can now find some tasty versions of empanadas at Andina, which arrived to downtown’s lunch scene late last fall. → Read More

These Baltimore restaurants are offering specials (and still have tables) for Valentine’s Day

Go somewhere nice on this special day. → Read More