South Baltimore Restaurant Roundup

| September 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

New Home Slyce and Changes

Running off the success of Home Slyce, Cazbar and Dah Food Truck, the ownership group led by Chef Haluk Kantar is opening a second Home Slyce downtown on 336 N. Charles St. was told they will be moving their delivery operation to that location where they will have a bigger kitchen and be able to provide another great restaurant option for downtown.  I can’t say enough good things about the food, atmosphere and staff at Home Slyce in South Baltimore so I’m sure their second location will also be a hit.

The Home Slyce in South Baltimore will now be closed for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning next Monday, but will be open for lunch Thursday through Sunday and open for dinner every night.

Langermann’s on Light Opens

Canton-based Langermann’s opened their South Baltimore restaurant, Langermann’s on Light, this Monday in the former location of Copa 2000/Royale/Charlotte’s/Reserve/Gastropub at 1542 Light St. This will hopefully be the last change for a long time.  Richard Gorelick from the Baltimore Sun is reporting that their menu will be pretty much the same as Langermann’s in Canton. Further improvements to the outside of the restaurant are also upcoming. This should be a great addition to SoBo as I’ve had nothing but good experiences at their sister restaurant.


Nichiban Closes, Restaurant Opportunity Available

After 20 years in Federal Hill as one of the early pioneers of the area’s renaissance, Nichiban has closed as it decided not to renew its lease. Though it is sad to see the closing of Nichiban, it does offer the opportunity for an aspiring or established restaurateur to open a restaurant in prime location in Federal Hill.

Federal Hill Carryout Closes

After a nice new renovation and a short-lived existence, Federal Hill Carryout at 1538 Light St. has shut its doors.  It is sad to see them go as I always enjoyed my meals from there (and former J&P’s).

CUPs Coffehouse Opens in Hollins Market

Another dining and coffee option has been added to Hollins Market as CUPs Coffeehouse has opened at 31 S. Arlington St. across the street from the market.  CUPs is a non-profit and serves Zeke’s Coffee as well as teas, pastries, salads, sandwiches and more.  Here is a description of their mission from their Facebook page:

CUPs is a Non-Profit organization which seeks to empower at-risk youth to become financially independent, purposefully educated, and leaders within their families and communities.

It is our belief that without opportunities to gain necessary job, communication, and life skills, a legacy of unemployment, insufficient income levels, above average arrest rates, and parental absenteeism will continue. We believe that in order for these cycles to be broken, job opportunities must be made readily available in an environment that is focused on training and developing practical job and life skills that are transferable to any career or life circumstance

Harborview Liquors Opens

Though not a restaurant, Haborview Liquors at 549 East Fort Ave. in Riverside has opened.  Harborview looks great from the outside and provides a great place to buy a bottle or two to bring when you dine at nearby Baba’s.





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