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Lauraville restaurant The Chameleon changing into Maggie's Farm

The Chameleon is changing. Jeff Smith has sold his restaurant, a major player in Baltimore's farm-to-table movement, to executive chef, Andrew Weinzirl. The restaurant will now be known as Maggie's Farm; new signage should be appearing any day now at the Lauraville restaurant.

The news is not a complete surprise. Weinzirl, formerly of the Wine Market in Locust Point, took over the Chameleon kitchen from Smith back in the spring, and the transition to Maggie's Farm began shortly after.

Maggie's Farm, Weinzirl has said, will not be a radical departure from the Chameleon.

Smith opened the Chameleon Cafe in 2001, as a coffee shop by day and restaurant by night.

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