Wine Market chef leaving and other news
I don't think of Dining@Large as a restaurant news blog, but lately the news has been coming so thick and fast I feel I ought to make note of some of the things I've learned.
Christian DeLutis, chef at the Wine Market in Locust Point, has left for Ireland. His sous chef, Jason Lear, a Baltimore native and a CIA graduate, has taken over the kitchen.
In response to a Midnight Sun post, reader Dick Berwanger e-mailed Sam that Aloha Tokyo in Locust Point has applied for a new liquor license to open a restaurant in the spot where Cobbers was at 1218-20 N. Charles St.
And wait, there's more: ...
Did you know that Stone Mill Bakery in Green Spring Station is now open for dinner 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every night?
The photo above is of Dinner at Your Door. Midnight Sun Sam tells me its stall at the Cross Street Market has been abandoned for at least a week.
Germano's in Little Italy now has a Thursday evening cabaret, featuring performers from theater, popular song, jazz, classical music and opera.
Tabrizi's is offering a fixed-price menu with a glass of wine for $35 Tuesday through Thursday. The selection, says owner/chef Michael Tabrizi, is eclectic with normal portions.
I got this nice e-mail this weekend from owner Nelson Carey:
I read your blog on restaurant gift certificates. In the interest of being a good neighbor, Grand Cru will happily honor ant outstanding Taste gift certificates, tax & tip not included.
Did I mention that Salt now takes reservations?
Subway recently opened a Kosher Subway in Baltimore at 700 Reistertown Road. It’s the fourth Kosher Subway in the country.
Awhile back Andy S. let me know that My Panini has opened in the Pier V Hotel restaurant space where the Peacock Cafe was. Now Sam has sent me a photo.
Oh yes, I did hear from Mel Carter. His new restaurant will serve contemporary American cuisine; will fall into the "polished casual" category, although he doesn't like the term; and the decor will be "pretty modern" with a chef's table.
"It will be a special occasion restaurant where it doesn't have to be a special occasion to go," he says.
His best friend and fellow CIA graduate Brett Lockard will be his executive chef.
Bad news for your daughter's sweet 16 party, Mr. Stravrakis. Your operating partner is predicting a late summer-early fall opening.
(Photos by Sam Sessa)