Portalli's opens where Jordan's was
Is it my imagination, or are a lot of restaurants opening in Howard County these days?
Trip Klaus sent me an e-mail today asking about Portalli's, the Italian restaurant opening where Jordan's Steakhouse was in Ellicott City.
Also today I got the following e-mail from Lee Biars, co-owner of the Diamondback Tavern and partner in this new venture (and frequent commenter on this blog): ...
"I wanted to give you an update on Portalli's in Ellicott City. We had a soft opening on Friday and Saturday and everything went well, so we're looking to open the doors on Monday evening. Our official Grand Opening will be the weekend of December 11th-13th, at which point we will be open for both lunch and dinner daily (right now we're doing dinner only) and have all menu and wine list items available.
"The website will be up in the next couple days [actually up now. EL] and people will be able to see our menu online. Feel free to pass this information along to whomever you wish, but I would encourage people to understand that we got up and running in just under a month and are still working out some of the kinks. Overall the feedback from the soft opening was largely positive, so I'm confident we will take great care of anybody that walks through the door."
(Photo courtesy of Portalli's Web site)