A smaller version of the famed Eataly has come to Fells Point in the form of Modern Cook Shop. And I like it a lot.
Andy Gruver, who owns the new market-and-restaurant combo with business partner Jason Sanchez, said he was inspired by celebrity chef Mario Batali's Italian food halls in New York and Chicago.
"We wanted to bring a New York bodega feel to the neighborhood," said Gruver, who also owns Canton's Fork & Wrench with Sanchez.
But Modern Cook Shop in the Union Wharf apartment building isn't Italian-centric. The market offers a range of fresh produce, bread, milk and eggs, as well as staples like olive oil and flour. The restaurant serves New American...