Local restaurants are now micro chains. For example, there are two Abbey Burger Bistros in city limits, and county outsiders Iron Rooster and Mission BBQ have set up shop in Canton in recent years. The new move, apparently, is for city restaurants to head to the burbs. Mother's Grille and Ryleigh's Oyster opened outposts in Timonium, and Birroteca set up shop in Bel Air. Something more disturbing happened this year, however, when Alchemy closed up its Hampden restaurant for good to focus on a new project in Bel Air. Hmm, pulling up roots from Baltimore to move to the country...something about that sounds so familiar.