Restaurant news, gossip and crumbs
For instance, I got an e-mail yesterday from Meghan Welsh, a manager at Tsunami/Lemongrass downtown saying that a "gentleman" from The Sun had left a message on their voice mail. He had heard "from some sources that either both Tsunami and Lemongrass or just Tsunami were going to close their doors, and he assumed that since the phone hadn't been answered that we really were closed for good. He said that he would rely on the other sources (who really knows who these sources are!) and that the information would be published today."
Of course, the poor woman was in a panic, although no story appeared. Anyway, a Sun reporter would have called one of the original restaurants in Annapolis to confirm. I'm assuming it was a prank. Tsunami, however, does have a new menu, she told me.
I heard from a reliable source who didn't want to be quoted that Dizzy Issie's in Remington will be reopening Aug. 4. But we all know that opening dates can be fluid.
The Parthenon Diner downtown has closed (so quickly!). A sign on the door says the Park Avenue Grill will open there in August under new management.
Lager's Pub in Canton has new owners and a new menu featuring "overstuffed signature sandwiches."
Actress (and Baltimore native) Anna Faris had dinner with a group at Aldo's in Little Italy last Saturday night.
There's more, but I have to keep moving if I'm going to get everything done that needs to be done before I have to physically be at my desk at work.
(Elizabeth Malby/Sun photographer)