The rise of bagelsI like to think...


The rise of bagels

I like to think of it as the bageling of Baltimore. I know I've missed a hundred for every one new bagel shop I mention in this column, but here are two new ones. Greetings & Readings, 809 Taylor Ave. in Towson, is opening a bagel shop in its store, using dough from Sam's Bagels but baked fresh at G & R. Also, the Thames St. Deli and Bagel Bakery is now open at 1623 Thames St. in Fells Point.

Valentine's Day

Sure, you can get a table at a classic romantic spot for Valentine's Day. But if you're looking for something a little offbeat, here are two suggestions:

The new Russian Tea Room at 37 S. Charles St. is having a gypsy floor show Feb. 14, 15 and 16, with a full band, singing and dancing. The three-course dinner and show cost $29.95 a person. Call (410) 385-0902 for reservations.

And wouldn't it be romantic to stay at home Valentine's evening? For $64.95, Phillips Harborplace and Phillips Seafood Grill in White Marsh will supply you with a Candlelight Clam Bake Dinner for two, with two red candles and six roses. The ready-to-steam canister is filled with two lobsters, a half-pound of shrimp, 18 mussels, 10 clams and 6 new potatoes. Call (410) 685-6600 (Harborplace) or (410) 931-0077 (White Marsh) to order. For those who like the idea of sushi but not raw fish, my recommendation of the week is the sumo roll or the dragon roll at the Szechuan Wok (11714-E Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills). The former has cooked tuna, salmon, avocado and other good things, while the latter is made with tempura shrimp, crab and avocado. These are giant rolls -- the sumo roll costs $9.95 and the dragon roll, $9.50.

Table Talk welcomes interesting tidbits of restaurant news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, Table Talk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Or fax to (410) 783-2519.

Elizabeth Large's reviews of restaurants appear inside the Sunday Today section. This Sunday: The Sea Witch, the Admiral Fell Inn's forgotten seafood restaurant.

Pub Date: 2/06/97


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