Food & Drink

Owners of Baltimore Eagle building seek new operator, say they’re open to selling

Photo by Brandon Weigel

The owners of the Baltimore Eagle, the prominent local leather bar that closed last month amid a dispute with the managers of the establishment, have listed the building on a commercial real estate site in the hopes of finding a new operator–or selling the business altogether.

Hot Plate: Guinness, Little Bird and Patterson Park Public House open, National Oyster Day news and more

True Chesapeake Oyster House, a collaboration between True Chesapeake Oyster Company, The Local Oyster and former Wit & Wisdom chef Zack Mills, will open early next year in Whitehall Mill.

In Europe, the pace of life slows down in August, with businesses closing for the month and people going on holiday. Not so in Baltimore. This week, local restaurants are busier than ever, announcing new ventures, hosting collaborative dinners and more.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Event Pick: Head out to the county for Restaurant Week deals

Photo via the Baltimore County Restaurant Week’s Facebook page.

We write about restaurants in the city a lot because we think they’re great and there’s so, so much out there to savor. Even with all the existentialist drama surrounding the Baltimore dining scene earlier this year, there’s still plenty of new projects and events worth exploring. In that same spirit of discovery, we are suggesting a trip out to Baltimore County for its Restaurant Week. Yes, really.

The bar at Parts & Labor will remain open the next two months

The bar at Parts & Labor. Photo by Julie Hove Andersen.

People were saddened to learn earlier this week that Parts & Labor, the Remington butchery and restaurant run by Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka, would be closing after dinner service on Aug. 5.

Well folks, the bar, at least, is going to stay open a little while longer, offering “beers & spirits aplenty,” a rep for Gjerde says. And there will be food, too.

The Baltimore Eagle reopens, though former operators question legality of owners resuming business

Photo by Brandon Weigel

Just as quickly as it closed, the Baltimore Eagle reopened late last week under the same ownership, but new management. While the bar was back up and pouring drinks on Thursday, one day after its former operators, 4 Crazy Guys, abruptly packed up and shut it down, owner Ian Parrish says it wasn’t until Friday that they drew a small crowd.

Parts & Labor in Remington to shut down this week

Photo via Facebook

After more than four esteemed years in its space on N. Howard Street in Remington, butchery, bar and restaurant Parts & Labor plans to close up shop this week.

Iconic leather bar the Baltimore Eagle has closed amid alleged business disputes

Photo by Brandon Weigel

Baltimore Eagle, the storied leather bar that got a second life in 2017 after an extensive renovation, ceased operations last night, according to a post on the club’s website.

Hot Plate: La Calle opens, Hamilton Street Festival, Restaurant Week continues

Bar Vasquez is among more than 100 restaurants participating in Baltimore City’s summer Restaurant Week, which starts today. Pictured: zucchini soup with poached Patagonian shrimp, chicken cooked on the plancha and homemade bucatini pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes, zucchini and basil pesto.

Baltimore is getting a well-deserved break in the weather this week, and it couldn’t come at a better time, as local restaurants gear up for Restaurant Week, festivals and fundraisers.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap.