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Brew House No. 16 to Open In Mount Vernon

June 23, 2014
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Brew House No. 16 to Open In Mount Vernon

Based on the city notice posted on the façade of the old firehouse at 831 N. Calvert St., Mount Vernon is about to get a new brew house. Located across the street from Iggie’s, Brew House No. 16 (the fire station’s old number) is currently requesting a class B liquor license and by the...
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Bryan Voltaggio To Open Baltimore’s Aggio June 28

June 16, 2014
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Bryan Voltaggio To Open Baltimore’s Aggio June 28

Bryan Voltaggio—Top Chef runner-up, James Beard Finalist, and overall Maryland chef heavy hitter—is finally set unveil his first foray into Baltimore when he opens the doors of Aggio on Saturday, June 28. Similar to his DC restaurant of the same name, the Italian-focused restaurant will be located in the former space of Tatu near...
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Salt to Open New Bar in Locust Point

June 13, 2014
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Salt to Open New Bar in Locust Point

Salt, the perennially praised Butchers Hill restaurant, will be expanding to the other side of the harbor when they open their 30-seat bar in the former location of The House (1157 Haubert St.) in Locust Point. Chef/Owner Jason Ambrose tells us that although they’re still in the design and permit acquisition phases, they do...
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Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated

June 13, 2014
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Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated

As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “There is nothing permanent except change.” After a weekend of absorbing the news that Pabu and LAMILL are closing, we were finally able to get an early idea about what those planned changes are. Alex Smith and George Aligeorgas, owners of The Atlas Group and Ouzo Bay, have taken...
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Pabu and Lamill to close June 14th

June 6, 2014
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Pabu and Lamill to close June 14th

Whoa. We didn’t see that coming. After having just re-opened following a hefty recovery from a water main break, the Harbor East Development Group, Four Seasons, and the Mina Group have announced that Pabu will close for good after June 14th. In addition, their popular coffee shop LAMILL will close its doors at the same time. Bummer,...
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Artifact Coffee Extends Speakeasy Nights with Tiki Party

June 6, 2014
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Artifact Coffee Extends Speakeasy Nights with Tiki Party

Let’s be honest: They had us at suckling pig. Yup, Artifact will be holding a full-on tiki party on June 17th as part of what’s become a monthly Speakeasy Night at the Hampden/Woodberry coffee shop. Unlike the past—where they’ve brought in out-of-house cocktail mixers—this time, they’ll be using their own bartenders to serve up umbrella-laden...
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Chef Shakeup at Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen

June 6, 2014
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Chef Shakeup at Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen

The Bagby Restaurant Group has been busy this year—opening their new Towson standout Cunningham’s, adding a bakery, creating a more casual side to Fleet Street Kitchen in the way of The Tavern Room, and now shifting their chefs. After leading things at Fleet Street Kitchen for a little over a year, Chef Chris Amendola...
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Greg’s Bagels Turns 25; Greg is tired

June 5, 2014
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Greg’s Bagels Turns 25; Greg is tired

I went by Greg’s Bagels on Friday, where they were celebrating their 25th anniversary. They were closed but, there was a crowd of family inside getting ready to celebrate. When I said I was from City Paper, everyone pointed to the wall of City Paper Best of Baltimore awards. What can I say, we’re...
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Soft Shell Crab Week Starts Today

May 23, 2014
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Soft Shell Crab Week Starts Today

You know the seasons have changed when Baltimore restaurants start promoting soft-shells:  Get ready for the Downtown Partnership’s annual Official Soft Shell Crab Week, which goes from today until June 1st—technically 10 days, but I think Baltimore Beer Week is a month, so who’s counting. During this week, many downtown chefs are adding soft...
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Ritz Carlton Announces Sips Wine Bar, to open Labor Day

May 20, 2014
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Ritz Carlton Announces Sips Wine Bar, to open Labor Day

A new wine bar is set to open at the posh Ritz Carlton residences at 801 Key Highway. Joseph Graziose, senior vice president for RXR Realty, developers of the Ritz, says that an independently-owned restaurant, Sip Wine Shop & Restaurant, has purchased the 5,800 square-foot space in Building One (located on the north end...
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Pig’s Out

May 19, 2014
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The relatively new barbecue joint, Oliver Specks in Harbor East announced its immediate closure today. “It is with a very heavy heart that we say this. As of today, Oliver Speck’s Eats and Drinks has permanently closed,” said a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “We would like to thank each and every one...
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Birroteca goes vegan, offers round two of Beer vs. Wine

May 16, 2014
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Birroteca goes vegan, offers round two of Beer vs. Wine

Last month, Birroteca hosted Hops vs. Grapes vol. I, pitting brews from Union against vino from Tenth Harvest. No winner was declared, but perhaps it’s notable that Tenth Harvest, “Hailing from the European Boot” is back for vol. II, this time facing Evolution, “Hailing from the Eastern Shore.” Tickets to the showdown are $65...
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