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  • Great Caribbean flavor at Sajhoma in Fells Point

    Great Caribbean flavor at Sajhoma in Fells Point

    The cuisine in Baltimore might not be as diverse as in some other cities, but Sajhoma is truly authentic Dominican fare. Sajhoma (pronounced SA-homa) came on the scene in early March in Fells Point with an array of fare from the Caribbean homeland of its owners, Rodolfo and Erica Rodriguez. The...

  • With more diners, Agora Bar and Grill could bring success to Inn at the Black Olive

    With more diners, Agora Bar and Grill could bring success to Inn at the Black Olive

    When you have an actor like Woody Harrelson associated with your restaurant and hotel, it's bound to draw attention. His connection with the Inn at the Black Olive near Fells Point reveals a story arc worthy of his bartending days on "Cheers": Famous star swoops in to save an earnest everyman from...

  • Big flavor at Grano Pasta Bar's second home in Federal Hill

    Big flavor at Grano Pasta Bar's second home in Federal Hill

    Grano Pasta Bar has been mixing and matching pastas and sauces in Hampden since 2008. Now, the Italian noodle shop has opened a second location in Federal Hill. "We came to the area and saw a lot of activity," said Julie Padilla, who owns the eateries with longtime restaurateur Gino Troia. "We...

  • Johnny's finds a niche as Roland Park's neighborhood gathering spot

    Johnny's finds a niche as Roland Park's neighborhood gathering spot

    Last year, Johnny's in Roland Park added a sushi bar five nights a week, causing a few heads to shake in wonder. While the fish preparations were glorious, it seemed like an odd offering for an American restaurant. The Japanese specialty didn't last long — it disappeared at some point along with...

  • Rusty Scupper remains pricey but satisfying under latest chef

    Rusty Scupper remains pricey but satisfying under latest chef

    This may be one of the priciest restaurant views in Baltimore, albeit one of the most stunning vistas of the Inner Harbor and the city skyline. The soaring windows at the Rusty Scupper, a restaurant mainstay since 1982, provide a mesmerizing look at luxury boats, the Domino Sugars sign, and the...

  • Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    It sounds like the beginning of a sitcom: Three guys meet at college and start cooking together. Three University of Maryland Baltimore County graduates, who enjoy putting twists on Asian comfort food, turned a hobby into a business, eventually serving their fare at the Fells Point Farmers' Market....

  • Under new chef, food shares the spotlight with beer at Brewer's Art

    Under new chef, food shares the spotlight with beer at Brewer's Art

    When a longtime, respected restaurant brings on a new chef, people pay attention — or at least I do. The Brewer's Art has been a staple in Mount Vernon since 1996, and the restaurant, which brews its own Belgian-style beers, has a couple of personalities: a moody, fun bar in the basement and an...

  • Mother's Grille clones itself in Baltimore County

    Mother's Grille clones itself in Baltimore County

    There's no purple patio, but there's plenty of purple passion -- and orange fervor -- at the new Mother's North Grille in Timonium, where 18 TVs are tuned to local sports and other games. The restaurant -- owned by Dave Rather, his brother Adam, who is the chef, and partner Marc Boyd -- opened...

  • Huck's American Craft goes above and beyond bar fare

    Huck's American Craft goes above and beyond bar fare

    Huck's American Craft isn't your typical corner bar. Yes, there are beers on draft (20 to be exact), fruity crush cocktails, a condensed list of decent wines and the requisite TVs scattered around the room. But there's a big difference. Huck's has a chef, Rob Suk, who is turning out delicious American...

  • Points South Latin Kitchen feels like a fit in Fells Point

    Points South Latin Kitchen feels like a fit in Fells Point

    For several years, this space on Thames Street in Fells Point has been trying to find its culinary niche. At first, Meli — named for the Greek word for honey — took over with Mediterranean-influenced food in 2007. The wrought-iron railing designed in a honeycomb pattern still remains in the dining...

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