One new restaurant and a Top 10 Wednesday
This week in Table Talk I tell readers about the new B & O American Brasserie adjacent to the Hotel Monaco Baltimore. I didn't put it in the column, but the press release listed "composting" as one of the eco-measures the kitchen is doing.
I asked the PR person why the kitchen was composting -- I mean, isn't this downtown Baltimore? It turns out the composting hasn't actually started yet, but maybe there'll be a roof garden or something. ...
I also got hold of Jordan Naftal, the owner of Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City, and found out more about what will be happening when he takes over oZ. Chophouse in Maple Lawn.
And, as usual, there's a Deal of the Week, a recurring feature that sometimes feels like just one bar special after another (not this week's, however). So if you know of any that aren't, please post below.
In today's Taste section there's also a reprint of last Tuesday's Top 10 on cream of crab soup, one of the most popular ones I've done recently. I was frankly amazed. I thought people really preferred Maryland crab and were no longer very interested in cream of crab because of the calories and cholesterol involved. Was I wrong.
(Kim Hairston/Sun photographer)