Courtesy Bmore Media – With its nearly $2 million renovation in its final stages, the owner of Ryleigh’s Oyster House hopes to open his new 300-seat restaurant in Timonium Nov. 8.
The 10,000-square-foot location at 22 W. Padonia Road has a 2,000-square-foot rooftop herb garden available for private dining, and a patio.
“There was never any curb appeal,” Ryleigh’s Owner Brian McComas says of the former Gibby’s Seafood spot. “So we definitely made it ‘shore house chic’ and rebuilt the whole front section of the building.”
There are so many food events in Baltimore in the next month or so I needed to make a list, so I thought I’d share it with you!
Disloyalty Pop-up Coffee Tasting
Saturday, September 28
Fells Point Farmers Market
7:30am – until they run out….
The Disloyalty Card program, which encourages visitors and locals alike to discover the city’s great cafés and coffee shops outside of their daily routines, launched in August. Pitango Gelato and Dooby’s Coffee will join LAMILL Coffee at the Fells Point Farmers Market to provide complimentary samples of their bestselling beverages and light fare along with information about the Disloyalty Card program. Get your card at the farmers market, go to all of the participating coffee shops and discover some of the city’s best coffee!
Farm to Chef
Monday, September 30
American Visionary Art Museum
$110 day of event
Farm to Chef is a local culinary competition that benefits Days of Taste. Thirty of the most talented Maryland chefs will be paired with thirty local farms to create innovative dishes for guests to enjoy. Plus delicious, creative cocktails presented by the Baltimore Bartenders Guild.
PABU will kick off Sake Month with International Sake Day with the launch of a month-long Sake Happy Hour featuring complimentary abbreviated Sake 101 classes (see below for details) taught by Tiffany Soto, one of only three female master sake sommeliers in the world, and complimentary sake tastings. PABU will also highlight signature sake cocktails like the Cobra Kai and the Super X as well as offer special pricing on sake by the glass and bottle.
Birroteca’s 1st Birthday Benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter
Thursday, October 3
6:30-10:30pm General Admission
Courtesy Bmore Media – When Ryleigh’s Oyster first opened more than five years ago, the raw bar in Baltimore’s Federal Hill shucked about 500 oysters per week for its most adventurous eaters.
Today, with the oyster’s briny and Chesapeake Bay-friendly reputation luring more patrons to the bar, the place can breeze through as many as 5,000 of the bivalves in a week, Executive Chef Patrick Morrow says. More and more of those oysters are harvested from Baltimore’s backyard bay, thanks to a growing number of local oyster farms.
You know when your out-of-state relatives come to visit and demand an “authentic” Maryland dining experience? That usually means Thai Restaurant, Helmand, Crepe Du Jour, and all of Baltimore’s excellent Indian restaurants are out. Because it usually means they want crab, period. (Unless it means they want to go to Cafe Hon — let’s hope they’ve never heard of it.)