I, frankly, didn't believe it when I heard last March that Baltimore developer Patrick Turner wanted to open a chain of restaurants called the Crash Cafe - the theme being plane wrecks, car crashes and other disasters. But now the city liquor board is considering the transfer of the Globe Brewing Co.'s license to, yes, the Crash Cafe. (This would be at 1321 Key Highway.) I don't have any more details yet, but stay tuned.
Catonsville has a new Indian-Pakistani-Afghan restaurant, Royal Cuisine, located in the Days Inn across from the Westview Mall. The owners, Pakistani natives, also own the Kababish Place carryout on Broadway. Their new venture is a full-service restaurant and bar, with specialties like goat karahi (something like goat curry), shish kebab and tandoori dishes. Entrees run from $7.95 to $13.99. The lunch buffet costs $5.99. Royal Cuisine is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Ah, romance. The Old Country Buffet, at various locations around Baltimore and Annapolis, is offering free Valentine's Day meals and a photo on Feb. 14 and 15 to all couples who have been married 50 years or longer. You do have to bring your marriage certificate as proof.
I'd love to know what's behind the explosion of sushi restaurant openings in this area. The newest one I've heard about is Tokyo Sushi (60 Mountain Road) in Glen Burnie. Specializing in Japanese dishes and sushi - as you may have guessed by the name - the restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner.
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