Tag: sushi

Hot Plate: Nori opens in Hampden, Damascus meets Caracas at Alma Cocina Latina, Gertrude’s patio parties begin

Cosima, which has one of the prettier outdoor spaces in the city, will not be open for brunch during July and August.

The lazy days of mid-summer have arrived in Baltimore, but local restaurants still have plenty of announcements and fun events to keep you busy. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Nori, new sushi restaurant and bar, coming to old Corner Bar space in Hampden

Hampden’s new sushi bar, Nori. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Less than two months after the Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar abruptly closed up shop, a new sushi bar is taking over the vacant space in Hampden.

New Sushi Restaurant to Open at The Rotunda

View of the Rotunda. Image via Rotunda Developer/Realtor, Hekemian Co.

The Rotunda is getting a new Sushi bar: 18-8 Sushi is slated to open in the redeveloped Hampden complex by New Year’s Day of 2018. 

Event of the Day: RA Sushi Tax Day Monday Special


The popularity of our House of the Day feature convinced us to bring our favorite events to you, too!   Only catch: the events MUST be from our events page. So sign up and post those events. It’s easy.  – The Eds.  

From our events page: “This year, the tax return deadline is Monday, April 15, and RA Sushi is offering a reward for those who got their taxes done early or a little relief for the procrastinators. RA Sushi has created a Tax Day Monday special, extending its Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close on April 15. On Tax Day Monday, guests can choose from more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections ranging from $2.25 to $7.25, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake, and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7.”

RA Sushi’s Boo Bash


Boo Bash at RA Sushi in Baltimore

Aaaaah! You’re afraid, and the ghosts and ghouls aren’t even out in full force. Could it be fear of not having spectacular Halloween plans? Terror at the idea that your Best Costume Ever  won’t get the airplay it deserves? These fears could be considered more legitimate than those caused by the usual errant zombies and foreboding black cats. Yet, we have no suggestions for what to do should a zombie/ghoul/cat/ghost/sexy nurse cross your path. But we can offer a solution to your where-to-party debacle.

Tonight from 7pm “’til close,” RA Sushi Bar hosts their annual Boo Bash Party. There’ll be “spooktacular” food and drink specials, a costume contest, and a guest D.J. (read: dancing). Those dressed to kill will have the opportunity to take a bite out of some serious treats, including a $100 RA gift certificate for the first place winner and a $25 RA gift certificate for second place. Make it your primary haunt for the evening, or simply stop in to catch some terror on your way to the next.

RA Sushi is located at 1390 Lancaster Street in Baltimore.

Competitive Sushi Eating for a Good Cause: Tonight at RA Sushi


Competitive eating is hard work.

Alex Fili is Baltimore’s bread pudding eating champion; Peter Jackson is a competitive sushi eater who also happens to be a local social entrepreneur and vice president of GiveCorps. Tonight, the two competitive eaters will attempt to stuff as much sushi in their mouths as possible — all for a good cause. Oh, and there’s free sushi for you, too, if you stop by…

Charm City Cook: PABU


PABU: Fabulous Japanese food and an expansive sake selection in the Four Seasons Hotel – in the coolest neighborhood in B’more, Harbor East. Sure my ‘hood of Hampden is cool in its own quirky way, but Harbor East is actually like, schwank cool. It’s the land of the beautiful people (sorta like the luxury wing at Towson Town Center…Louis Vuitton…seriously?), has lovely water views and some really great restaurants, including PABU. But, don’t be intimidated here, hon.