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Restaurant review: Hearty sauces, casual Zen feel at Republic Noodle
Restaurant review: Hearty sauces, casual Zen feel at Republic Noodle

For lovers of Asian flavors, organic and local food and, of course, noodles, the new Republic Noodle in Federal Hill hits a sweet spot. Owners David Lynch and Christopher Boylan — who live nearby — opened the Asian restaurant in September, hoping to make it a new neighborhood favorite. With Lynch and chef de cuisine Henry Hong, formerly of Suzie's Soba, working the wok, and a menu gathering flavors and cooking methods from across the continent (the name "Republic Noodle" is a nod to the pan-Asian approach) they're off to a good start. When we arrived early on a Thursday evening, the small space was nearly empty but filled up quickly. The kitchen also churned...

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