Food & Drink

Spike Gjerde's Shoo-Fly prepares for Friday opening at Belvedere Square

Suddenly, Belvedere Square is the center of the universe, or at least north Baltimore.

The Senator Theatre reopens to the public on Friday, following Thursday night's super-sold-out gala showing of "Hairspray."


It's also Thursday when the merchants in Belvedere Square's market start keeping later hours, in part to accommodate patrons of the movie theater. The market will now stay open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

But wait, there's more. Friday is now the expected opening day for Shoo-Fly, the new project from Amy and Spike Gjerde, who are the owners of Woodberry Kitchen and Artifact Coffee. A spokeswoman said that Friday's opening date isn't iron-clad but that Spike Gjerde hoped to have Shoo-Fly open then. Shoo-Fly will also stay open to accommodate movie-goers.


The menu at Shoo-Fly -- which will be located in the old Crush space -- includes things like sourdough pancakes with maple syrup, jars of local crab salad, open-faced sandwiches like creamed chipped beef, served with toasted butter bread and cured beef gravy, and a Hangtown Fry, the classic dish of fried oysters eggs, bacon and toast.

The restaurant will seat close to 100 overall, including counter space on the restaurant's lowest level.

Shoo-Fly will be open for dinner daily at 4:00 p.m.

Shoo-fly is located at 510 E. Belvedere Ave. We'll bring you a phone number and website address as soon as we have them.