Busboys & Poets, the D.C.-born restaurant-bar-coffee shop-bookstore chain, is expanding its growing roster of locations with a new one in Columbia’s in-progress Merriweather District.
Hot Plate: Ryleigh’s Oyster Regatta, mushroom dinner at Foraged, City Cafe celebrates 25 years and more
From openings to anniversaries to a weekend of food-friendly festivals, this week is a fun one in the Baltimore restaurant world. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket for the next few days:
After years spent as actors, musicians and educators around the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas, Daven Ralston and her husband, Joseph Carlson, have cast themselves for a new role as small business owners.
The couple plans to open a bookstore on the main strip of Southwest Baltimore’s Pigtown neighborhood after recently relocating to Woodberry from Alexandria, Virginia, where Ralston has worked part-time for newcomer Old Town Books since the spring.
Diners were relieved in April to learn the owners of The Dizz, a beloved corner restaurant in Remington, had ditched plans to put the eatery and building on the market.
Now, the restaurant is shutting down. A post on The Dizz’s Facebook page signed by co-owner Thomas L. Basta Jr. said the business is closed as of today.
“[W]e would like to thank all our wonderfully [sic] customers for your support over the years and to all of our employees,” the post said.
Michael S. Levine, who previously served as the listing agent when The Dizz was put up for sale in 2018, said the building and business are once again on the market.
If you were living on Baltimore’s Eastside 60 years ago, you would have woken up and smelled yeast from one of the city’s big breweries nearby: Gunther, National Premium and, of course, National Bohemian. Those places are now long gone and have been replaced with condos and chain retail space.
But over the past three years, beer-making in East Baltimore has been making a comeback. Monument, and more recently, Mobtown Brewing Company, have set up shop near the area where those massive breweries churned out beer.
A short week means a long weekend, and even more opportunities for long, leisurely dinners. This week, Baltimore restaurants offer a few changes to take advantage of the last bits of summer. Plus, news of upcoming openings and revamps as we head into autumn.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
In culinary terms, George Marsh knows how to get the most out of an animal. He cut his teeth leading the butchery program for the lauded Woodberry Kitchen and, from 2013 to summer 2018, served as head chef for Remington’s now-shuttered whole-animal butchery and eatery Parts and Labor.
“I loved my job there, I loved what I was doing, I loved the place. The butcher shop was my baby,” he says. “I don’t think I could get rid of that–it’s part of me now. It’s how I think and how I do things. I know it’s a good way to operate.”
A year and change after lawmakers increased statewide brewing limits to cater to Guinness’ new U.S. production facility, Maryland is creating a new bus line spur to shuttle visitors to and from the attraction and brewing plant in Relay.
Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting and shopping in Baltimore’s hippest neighborhood – Harbor East – at the 5th Annual Vino in Vogue on Saturday, September 7. Swirl, sip and sample wines from some of the neighborhood’s most notable restaurants and venues while enjoying shopping events, lite bites and live music in the heart of Harbor East. This not-to-be-missed event is perfect for both serious oenophiles as well as casual wine drinkers looking to mix, mingle and imbibe. Make a date and reserve your tasting glass today! We couldn’t dream of a better way to spend a Saturday.