501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD
Richard Gorelick
My Role

I am the restaurant critic for the Baltimore Sun. I contribute the a weekly restaurant review to the Sunday paper as well as a Wednesday column named "Table Talk" that recounts openings, closings, chef-moves, and other news related to the Baltimore area dining scene. I also maintain the Baltimore Diner blog.
My Biography

I joined the Baltimore Sun staff in September 2010. Prior to that I contributed restaurant reviews and occasional other cultural stories to the Sun and the Baltimore City Paper, as well as other regional publications. I am a native of Baltimore County, where I attended Pikesville Senior High School. I studied creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
My Interests

I love movies and swear by Powell & Pressburger, Max Ophuls, Eric Rohmer, and Caol Reed. I am devoted to the Mary Tyler Moore Show. This is the best job I've ever had.
My Recent Articles

First Steak 'n Shake burger franchise for Maryland coming to Millersville 5/22/2015
Shake Shack came in February, Smashburger showed up in April. The next burger franchise to open in the Baltimore area is Steak 'n Shake.

Shoo-Fly shutting down tonight 5/22/2015
Shoo-Fly will close in Belvedere Square tonight. The restaurant's closing was  first announced on May 13 by owner Spike Gjerde, but no closing date was given.

Cyrus Keefer joins 13.5% Wine Bar, where there are more changes 5/22/2015
Cyrus Keefer has landed in Hampden after all. The chef, formerly of  Fork & Wrench and Birroteca , announced earlier this year that he would open “micro-restaurant” on The Avenue in Hampden. But the partnership behind that venture fell through .

Baltimore Chef Shop, a teaching kitchen, coming to Hampden 5/22/2015
A chef and longtime culinary instructor will open a "teaching kitchen" in Hampden this summer. The location, 807 W. 36th St., is a few doors down from the popular ice cream shop The Charmery.

'MasterChef' season premiere features Baltimore contestant 5/20/2015
Baltimore resident Andrew Michael Woods is among 40 of "the best home cooks in America" competing on the new season of "MasterChef," which premieres on at 8 tonight, May 20, on Fox with back-to-back one-hour episodes.