Birdland Sports Bar & Grill, the new project from Casey Jenkins of Darker than Blue Cafe, will open Friday night on Belair Road.
The new restaurant is inviting the public to a grand opening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served, but guests will also be able to order from the full menu, which includes 15 different kinds of sliders, pastas and family-style meals.
Jenkins closed Darker Than Blue, his white-tablecloth soul-food restaurant on Greenmount Avenue, last October. Jenkins told The Baltimore Sun that he is in negotiations to bring back Darker than Blue in a new location.
In a press release announcing the grand opening, Jenkins said, "The Belair corridor doesn't have many family-oriented places to sit down and eat, so we are hoping to fill that void in a big way."
Birdland Sports Bar & Grille is at 6319 Belair Road in Baltimore's Rosemont East neighborhood, several blocks south of Northern Parkway. For information call 410-779-9991.