In a week or so Maryland's second Bare Bones will open at 9811 York Road where the Greek restaurant Kosmakos used to be. The space, which has been completely gutted and redesigned, will seat 240. It has its own microbrewery.
Like the Ellicott City Bare Bones, which has been around for 11 years, the Cockeysville location will specialize in ribs, crab cakes and several beers brewed on the premises. But, says general manager Barry Guffey, "We're upscaling it a little. It will have the classic rib joint effect with great service."
The kitchen will cut its own steaks, and the menu will feature salads, sandwiches, three different fish specials every day and fresh vegetables.
Bare Bones will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Entrees will run $8-$21.
New in Fallston
Mo's Seafood Factory of Fallston has become the 152 Bar & Grill at 2403 Belair Road. It's more of a restaurant than the name implies, with a full American menu and a kids' menu. The executive chef, Kevin Sonn, has a resume that includes the Sheraton Inner Harbor and Simply Elegant Catering.
Steamed crabs are available to eat in or take out, and a crab deck is open when the weather is decent.
Lunch and dinner are served every day. The restaurant, so named because it's on Route 152, has a seafood market, a banquet hall and karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night in the pub. Dinner entrees are priced from $8.95 to $19.95.
Cafe Hon is expanding
When Hometown Girl, the gift shop at 1000 W. 36th St. in Hampden, moves across the street some time this week, Cafe Hon next door will take over the space. Owner Denise Whiting says she's planning to renovate it and open a bar connected to the restaurant there. "In this business," she says, "you have to reinvent yourself periodically."
Nothing will change in the restaurant; but the Alley, as it will be called, will provide additional seating and a duckpin bowling decor. Whiting hopes to build the bar itself out of a bowling lane.
The Alley will offer an expanded menu and draft beer. Look for it to open in late September or October.
Above the Claddagh Pub
The Galway Lounge has just opened above the Claddagh Pub at 2918 O'Donnell St. in Canton. Completely renovated, it's a martini and cigar lounge with leather couches and other furniture from Ireland and a working fireplace. The Claddagh's full menu is served there.
Rudy's is still there
If you tried to call Rudys' 2900 in Finksburg last week and were told the number was disconnected, not to worry. The restaurant is fine, but the carrier for their phone service went out of business. Things should be straightened out by now.
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