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August 20, 2009

Hello, Lenny's

I just talked to Lenny's owner, Alan Smith, who told me that he's just signed a five-year lease to stay in his current location on Corned Beef Row. (He also posted a comment below my earlier entry on the sale of the property.)

“We are staying on Lombard Street,” he said. “When the time comes to leave our current location, we are planning to continue...on or around Corned Beef Row.” ...

He also asked me to mention the renovations he's just completed, with photographs showing the history of Lombard Street.

And maybe most important, he wants people to know the Owings Mills location isn't going anywhere.

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 9:53 AM | | Comments (3)


As someone that used to work there, I can tell you that The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) has many artifacts, photographs, & archival documents about Jewish life in the entire state of Maryland. There are many pieces that tell the story of Lenny's, Attman's & dozens of other Jewish institutions that used to inhabit East Baltimore. In fact, the Museum has an exhibit there right now about the evolution of Jewish life in East Baltimore.

Please check out the museum and see what it does before being assuming it is out to rid the neighborhood of Jewish culture. The meticulous restoration of the oldest synagogue in Maryland (and the 3rd oldest in the USA) speaks to the good work done there.

Does anyone know of a grocery store or seafood market offering Arctic Char other than Whole Foods?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Anon - I'm thinking Whole Market in Pikesville might. Or Wegman's. You might want to try both.

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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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