Federales to open in Federal Hill
A new upscale Mexican eatery named Federales is coming to Federal Hill, a source told me.
If all goes as planned, Billabong, the Australian themed pub on East Cross Street, will close, and the liquor license will be transfered to the building at 1100 S. Charles St. (where Dinner at Your Door once was).
The new owners are going to build an outdoor terrace in the adjacent parking lot.
Why is this on Midnight Sun? Well, Elizabeth Large is on vacation, so I thought I'd pass it along before anybody else does.
The chef will be Francisco Lopez, who is currently the sous chef at Ryleigh's Oyster.
I'd say it's a shame Billabong has to close for Federales to open, but I was never sold on the place. It was OK -- certainly not great.
(Sun archive photo)