No. 100: Woman's Industrial Kitchen
Reviving the historic lunchroom at the Woman's Industrial Exchange sounded like the kind of impossible task issued to heroines in fairy tales, like picking lentils out of the ashes. But Irene Smith, who gained an ardent local following with her Souper Freak food truck, has pulled off a happy ending. The tomato aspic and chicken salad are back.
• Restaurant info.: Woman's Industrial Kitchen
, 333 N. Charles St., Woman's Industrial Exchange, downtown, 410-244-6450, www.womansindustrialkitchen.com (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photo /October 19, 2011)
Longtime general manager David Derewicz is leaving his position at the Prime Rib
. His departure was confirmed by the restaurant's owner, Buzz Beler, who described the parting as amicable.
Two familiar figures at the Prime Rib, John Klaus and Brad Black, will now be co-managing the storied steak house, and Prime Rib regulars will be seeing more of Beler himself. "I'll be taking over," said Beler, who relegated himself to an ownership role during Derewicz's long and widely admired tenure.
The Prime Rib at Maryland Live Casino, a joint venture between Beler and the casino's operators, is on track to open, quietly, sometime in December. Beler owns the Prime Rib restaurants in Philadelphia and Washington.
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