Bmore Media Staff


Draft Mag Names Brewer’s Art and Max’s Taphouse Among 100 Best Bars


We’re sure there are a lot of good places to quaff beer in this country.

Baltimore is home two of the best in the nation, according to Draft Magazine.

Persian Restaurant Opening in Former Stoneleigh Bakery Spot


A Persian restaurant is taking the place of the former Stoneleigh Bakery Cafe in Towson.

Villagio Café is opening Dec. 1 at 6805 York Road in the Stoneleigh neighborhood. Serving grilled kabob, lamb, salmon, basmati rice, hummus, baba ghanoush and Greek salad, Villagio will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fodor’s Says Baltimore is Undergoing a Food Renaissance


Baltimore has gotten some serious foodie cred, according to Fodor’s Travel.

From swanky joints like Ouzo Bay in Harbor East and farm-to-table restaurants like Fleet Street Kitchen, Baltimore is undergoing a culinary renaissance, Fodor’s writes.

The Sharing Economy: It’s Not Just Nice to Share, It Could Be the Next Big Thing



From bike shares to spare couches, from swapping clothes to trading tools, the sharing economy has picked up steam in the past five years. Some trend watchers point to Millennials as the source of the national uptick. Others say that a renewed interest in all things green as well as a new brand of thriftiness that started in the recession has led to the growth in collaborative consumption. 

Nickel Taphouse in Mt. Washington Opens Tomorrow


Less than a year after opening his popular artisan pizza joint Birroteca, Robbin Haas is ready to tackle his next restaurant venture in Mount Washington.

The Nickel Taphouse will open Nov. 20 in the former Blue Sage Café and Wine Bar space at 1604 Kelly Ave.

The 100-seat restaurant will serve grilled oysters, mussels, burgers and roast beef served on kimmelweck rolls, topped with sea salt and caraway seeds. The sandwich is a specialty in Haas’ native Buffalo, N.Y. The restaurant will also serve 32 craft beers on draft and about 50 wines. Menu items will cost between $5 and $19. 

CNN Names Obrycki’s One of the Best Hometown Airport Restaurants


Though it may have closed its longstanding restaurant in Fells Point two years ago, Obrycki’sairport spots are still garnering good reviews.

New Restaurant at Cross Keys Opening Mid-November


Courtesy Bmore Media – The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys is putting the finishing touches on its new contemporary Italian restaurant Scoozi that will open mid-November at the Roland Park property.

Scoozi — a play on the word for “excuse me” in Italian — will seat 120, about double the capacity of the old restaurant, Crossroads, Radisson General Manager Tom Cook says. He estimates the restaurant renovation cost around $300,000. A $6 million facelift is also underway at the property. 

NYTimes Takes a Look Inside Christian Siriano’s Apartment



Courtesy Bmore Media – Ever wondered whether Christian Siriano’s home is as fierce as his fashion designs?

Haute Blow Dry Heads to Harbor East


Courtesy Bmore Media – A new salon specializing in professional blow dries only is opening its second location in Harbor East mid-November and is eyeing Howard County for its third.

The Haute Blow Dry Bar doesn’t do haircuts. Clients come in for a 45-minute wash, scalp massage, and professional blow out. 

Food Republic Declares Baltimore One of the Most Underrated Food Cities

Disco Fries at Shoo-Fly. Photo courtesy Charm City Cook.
Disco Fries at Shoo-Fly Diner. Photo courtesy Charm City Cook.

Courtesy Bmore Media – Food Republic has given its readers seven restaurants in Baltimore they ought to visit. In a piece titled “Beyond Crab Cakes and Crime” (clever), the food site sings the praises of Charm City’s culinary scene, calling it one of the more underrated food cities.