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June 10, 2009

Green Cilantro replaces the Whistling Oyster in Fells Point

green cilantroA bar called Green Cilantro has opened where the Whistling Oyster used to be on South Broadway in Fells Point, according to Midnight Sun commenter jmgiordano.

He spotted the redundantly named new bar yesterday afternoon.

I mean, Green Cilantro? Really? 

Isn't that like naming your bar the Orange Carrot? Or are there other kinds of cilantro?

Either way, I'm not too pumped about the name.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:48 AM | | Comments (26)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


That's a dumb name.

Utterly dumb

They should have named it something cool like "Hot Ice".

or 'Xtreme Cilantro' ... i would go to a place called that

And the Whistling Oyster was such a great name, too.


Any other info besides opinions on the name?

Better than the Bivalve Oyster.

OR Whistling Cilantro! Huh? Good, right?

Dave wins for name of the millennium.

Oh shhhhh it is a new place to try

Appears there are different types of cilantro, but all are green.

I don't think Green Cilantro is some kind of thinly-veiled sophomoric double entendre, so it's already an improvement over the Whistling Oyster. Is the Bearded Clam still around? And does the Fractured Prune belong on that list?

I love cilantro. I intend to check it out.

Can't wait for the typical "reviews" to roll in:

"I went to the [insert bar name] last night with some friends. It was great. The owner, [insert name], has done an awesome job with the place. The food was delicious and the drinks we're reasonably priced. I plan on going back frequently!"

Ace, if you love cilantro as you say, you should check out this lovely feature story we did on cilantro,0,7622043.story

it ran in today's paper.


NOTHING will ever replace the Whistling Oyster. Do business in the same building, yes, but replace the Oyster? NEVER! Fells Point has lost one of the last (maybe the very last) of its true old-time sailors' bars. It's just another sad day in Charm City. Someone pass the hot sauce, will ya?

somewhat akin to the old purple pepper on boston street

Fractured Prune may be an odd name, but those little donuts are mighty good!

Pink Taco out in Arizona is still the best bar name to date.

Perhaps it's the Green Turtle's sister bar. Aren't turtles herbivores for the most part?

Green Cilantro - How dare they! We shoulda been consulted!

I agree with Capt. Jim (By the way, how are things in B-town?)

Synchronicity. I was just about to send an e-mail asking about this new bar because I also saw it yesterday. I was hoping for more information on the actual bar than critiques of the name. Will it serve food? Any happy hour specials so far? A website? Etc.

Food-color name, with Mediterranean reference? Any indication this might b e run by the Black Olive people?

Agreed, the name is dumb

And, no, not run by Black Olive

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