Red Parrot Asian Bistro will open at The Chesapeake

Changes continue at The Chesapeake, the gateway property at the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in the Station North Arts District.

Later this summer, the Karzai family, whose restaurants include The Helmand, Tapas Teatro and B, a Bolton Hill Bistro, will begin operating a restaurant in the first-floor space that was until recently known as The Chesapeake restaurant.

The Karzais' restaurant will be known as something-or-other "at the Chesapeake."

In other words, start thinking of the whole building as The Chesapeake, and everything else inside, which will eventually include apartments, offices and meeting space, as things "at the Chesapeake."

One of those things will be Red Parrot Asian Bistro, which will open this summer in the presently unoccupied ground-floor space between Tapas Teatro and the forthcoming Karzai restaurant.

Red Parrot's owner Wendy Cheng said the restaurant will be like an Asian version of a tapas restaurant, with a menu of dim sum, sushi and noodle-based dishes like ramen and pho.

Cheng, who is from Hong Kong, also operates Red Parrot Asian Bistros in Hanover and Ellicott City. She is no longer involved with the Red Parrot on McHenry Row, Cheng said.

Her restaurant at the Chesapeake will have a full bar, Cheng said, and is being readied for an August opening.



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