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September 28, 2008

Next Sunday's review

tapabar1.jpgNext Sunday I review Tapabar in Little Italy. I talk a lot about whether a non-Italian restaurant can survive in Little Italy, but maybe I ought to have thought about the question in broader terms.

I don't have much sense about how Little Italy's restaurant scene is doing in general.

I know there are several spots that have been empty for awhile. I'm not sure if and when Boccaccio is going to open again after its owner's death.

Tourists are always going to want to go to Little Italy. Locals seem to realize that there are other neighborhoods in Baltimore that have good Italian restaurants, but a lot of us still love Little Italy.

Anyway, is there room for a Spanish-Venezuelan tapas bar in Little Italy?

(Gene Sweeney Jr./Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 7:13 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Review Preview


If the picture is of a dish at Tapabar I would say they won't last long. The hard boiled eggs in the picture are way overcooked. Not a good sign for a restaurant.

I tried TapaBar recently and was impressed with the food and the warm service. Can't wait to go back.

My only complaint was the frenetic eurotrash music playing on the sound system - who can eat to that? It's not a dance club.

Hmmm, I have been at TapaBar a few times LJ, maybe you've seen me? I usually wear my urban sombrero and shiny gold vest.

Tapabar is the food is amazing , the wine list a great, the sangria is yummi
the place is cozy and warm
try very inviting

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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