Christina Tkacik,

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Past articles by Christina:

Preserve owners to open beer garden at former Cafe Bretton in Severna Park

Could this be Severna Park’s first COVID-proof restaurant? → Read More

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund gave Baltimore-area businesses grants to stay open. So why did some close?

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness and oversight of the COVID-19 relief program, which awarded $28.6 billion in grants to thousands of businesses. → Read More

‘Star Wars’ actor Moses Ingram to replace Lupita Nyong’o in filming of ‘Lady in the Lake’ TV series in Baltimore

Ingram’s addition to the cast of 'Lady in the Lake' comes just four weeks after it was revealed that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o pulled out of her co-starring role in the series being filmed in Baltimore. → Read More

Bits & Bites: Refresh for Rowhouse Grille, Gundalow Gourmet expands, revisiting rye whiskey

Baltimore foodies continue to expand and innovate, from restaurants to caterers to distilleries. Local touches just make any meal taste better. → Read More

Baltimore City schools without A/C to close early Tuesday

Baltimore City Schools announced early dismissal Tuesday for the two dozen schools whose buildings lack air conditioning. Temperatures both Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to reach the mid-90s. → Read More

Victim shot on Greenmount Avenue on Memorial Day

Police did not provide the victim’s age or specify whether he was an adult or juvenile, referring to him as an “unknown male” who was shot in the arm and shoulder around 2:50 p.m. → Read More

New Preakness Live festival draws diverse crowd to Pimlico

The event curated by Baltimore native and entertainment mogul Kevin Liles is both a 'celebration of Baltimore' and one that is meant to improve the connection between Preakness and the city that hosts it. → Read More

Bits & Bites: Brunch takes over Baltimore, arcade games in Federal Hill and a ‘B-Side’ of the farmer’s market

The pandemic seems to have killed the work lunch, but it might have renewed our love affair with brunch. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, suffers what he calls ‘minor stroke’

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, is recovering from a “minor stroke,” he said in a statement late Sunday night. → Read More

Foodies loved ramps to death. Now Baltimore chefs aim to ramp up Maryland’s supply of the garlicky, tasty plant

Ramps, long a cherished food for Native Americans, have become a trendy ingredient in the culinary world. In the spring, they’re a necessary item at many local farm-to-table restaurants. → Read More

Bye, Hon: Iconic Baltimore cafe closing after 30 years will become Foreman Wolf concept

Hampden’s Cafe Hon on the Avenue is serving up its last dinner Friday night before it shuts down to make way for a new restaurant. → Read More

Unearthing memories of James Hemings, the French-trained chef who died in Baltimore

James Hemings was an enslaved cook for Thomas Jefferson. His life has inspired artwork in Baltimore and beyond. → Read More

Deputies with Harford County Sheriff’s Office fatally shoot man in test for new state law

Deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office fatally shot a man at a Forest Hill shopping center on Saturday, the first deputy-involved shooting in the county in several years. → Read More

What fans can eat at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, from crab cake egg rolls to crab dip pretzels

Camden Yards has released a promising list of Opening Day roster of concessions, including new items. We gave them all a try and came away with a delicious lineup for baseball fans and foodies, too. → Read More

Morgan State University will develop satellite campus at former Lake Clifton High School

Morgan president David K. Wilson called the agreement with the city “an important step in what will be a monumental advancement in Morgan’s history.” The new campus will allow the historically Black Morgan State to “expand our footprint and our access to the communities we serve.” → Read More

Sisters, reunited after 50 years, seek answers about their mother’s 1972 death in Baltimore County

Thanks to at-home DNA testing, and persistence, two sisters were able to meet each other for the first time. → Read More

Bits & Bites: Woodberry Kitchen auctions off items, Shark on the Harbor sells, and The Local Oyster hits delays

Spring is the time for new beginnings and some local restaurants are ready to forge new paths. → Read More

Dips, stick-ons and stiletto nails: A guide to choosing the best manicure for your 2022 wedding

Nailed it: Choosing the best manicure for your 2022 wedding → Read More

Maryland honeymoons: You don’t have to go far to enjoy the suite life

Whether you go mini, big or both, you and your new spouse will want some time to unwind and connect post wedding. → Read More

How Baltimore’s Great Fire of 1904 reverberates into 2022

Fires — of 1904 or 2022 — are top of mind at the Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville, which houses 40 antique fire engines. → Read More