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Baltimore Diner: Stuggy's adding Federal Hill location

Three years after opening its original Fells Point hot dog shop, Stuggy's is adding a location in Federal Hill.

The new location will be at 17 E. Cross St. in a an approximately 1,000-square-foot space that was most recently an M&T Bank branch. A Stuggy's stand debuted last year at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and will return this season, according to Stuggy's co-owner Ryan Perlberg.


Since taking over the old Burritos en Fuego space on South Broadway in 2010, Stuggy's has annexed the properties to either side, the Whistling Oyster and Sam's Kid, and converted them into the contemporary lounge spaces Rye and Willow, respectively. Last October, Stuggy's started a service that delivers food, liquor and commodities to addresses in Fells Point and Harbor East.

Scheduled to open this spring, the Federal Hill Stuggy's will feature some of popular items from the Fells Point store along with new items like the Cross Street specialty dog — a homemade seafood sausage topped with fresh calamari and marinara.


The original Stuggy's is at 809 S. Broadway. For information, call 410-327-0228 or go to

Ship-shape in Fells Point The Kali's Restaurant Group reopened the old Admiral's Cup (1647 Thames St., 410-534-5555, last October, but full-time dining service only started on Feb. 11 at the Fells Point tavern.

The entrees on the opening dinner menu focus on seafood like steamed mussels, steamed clams, crab cakes and a seafood pot, but there's also half a roasted chicken and pork ribs. All entree prices are less than $20.

The all-day menu includes soups, entree salads and sandwiches like a New England scallop roll, braised barbecue pork and the "Bo Brat," a National Bohemian-braised bratwurst dressed with chimichurri.

Admiral's Cup manager Kenneth Perry said that the restaurant has been working with local farms and purveyors like Big City Farms, Roma Sausage and Shore Nuff Farms in Centreville. The chef is Steve Hardison, who worked most recently at the Suburban Club. Before that, Hardison was a naval chef on an aircraft carrier.

The corner tavern has also recently added beer taps, which Perry said will feature Maryland beers. The opening lineup includes beers from Heavy Seas, DuClaw Brewing Co., Full Tilt Brewing, Union Craft Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing Co. and Brewer's Art.

Havana by Hopkins Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Jazz Bar (1903 Ashland Ave., 443-708-5184, has opened in a neighborhood not famous for its restaurants.

Known officially as Middle East, the area, which includes the Science & Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, is being developed as a mixed-use life-science campus by the Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership. Cuban Revolution, which opened Feb. 13, is the first new restaurant for the still-emerging district.

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"We're used to that," said Ed Morabito, who opened the original Cuban Revolution in Providence, R.I., with his wife, Mary. "It's fun to be a part of it. We're engaged."

Baltimore's Cuban Revolution is the first in the Mid-Atlantic region for Morabito, who started the concept in Providence, R.I., where there are now two locations. Another is in Durham, N.C.

Morabito said that Cuban Revolution restaurants strive to be good neighbors. Its Charitable Revolution program provides space and resources for small-scale, locally based charitable events. "We love being involved in urban areas. A lot of our menu is healthy eating and home cooking. It's a perfect fit for us."

The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Capital value Annapolis Restaurant Week runs Monday through March 3. Some 40 restaurants are participating in the dining promotion, offering fixed-price dinners for $32.95 and two-course lunch menus for $15.95.

Again this year, Miss Shirley's is offering two-course breakfast menus for $12.95.


The restaurant week promotion is sponsored by the Annapolis Business Association. For a list of participating restaurants, go to