South Baltimore Business Roundup

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tacos Coming to Downtown 

R&R Taqueria, a popular Elkridge Taco restaurant that started in a gas station and has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is opening a location Downtown at 30 Light St. in early 2018 according to the Baltimore Business Journal. From the article:

Rodrigo Albarran, the chef and owner, said he was attracted to the downtown site because of its “great location and design.” The space joins Cilantro and Subway on the first floor of a garage that sits across from 100 Light St.

Albarran said he hopes to open between March and May. This location will serve alcohol, and R&R is in the process of securing a liquor license, Albarran said. It does not serve alcohol at its two other locations.

R&R also has a location in Perry Hall.

Circus Holiday Show Coming to Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown

Federal Hill resident Kelly Jo Stull and her company In the Dark Circus Arts are hosting “Let Them Eat Yule Log – A Victorian Holiday Comedy Cirque Show!” at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on December 9th. From a press release:

Join Baltimore’s premier circus company and travel back to a time of powdered wigs, satin shoes, and a completely dysfunctional household staff. As the holidays near, the eager butler tries desperately to ready the household for the extravagance the season brings. All ages are sure to be amazed as the butler, maid, baker, and ladies of the house perform acts on aerial apparatuses, the spinning Cyr wheel, hand balancers, and more. The finale will please those with a sweet tooth, as – what’s a holiday without a Yule Log dessert?

The show will be presented twice at Mobtown Ballroom on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The matinee will be at 2:00 PM and the evening show at 7:30 PM. The Mobtown Ballroom is located at 861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, and has a full bar. Street parking is available. For ticket information or to purchase tickets, visit

Photo courtesy of  In the Dark Circus Arts

Order & Chaos and Diamondback Team Up

South Baltimore companies Order & Chaos Coffee and Diamondback Brewing Company have again teamed up on a beer. The two companies are launching Order & Chaos Coffee Stout at a release party tonight at the Diamondback taproom in Locust Point.

Christmas Village in Baltimore to Return

The Christmas Village in Baltimore at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor will return on Thanksgiving and run through Christmas Eve. The traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market will featured a 21′ Christmas Tree, live music on two stages, children’s actuates, 50+ vendors, and European food and drinks. It will host “Thank You for Serving Weekend”, on December 16th and 17th to honor Veterans and active service men and women in the Baltimore and Washington DC metro areas.

Burrito Eating Competition at Blue Agave to Benefit Paul’s Place

Blue Agave is partnering with local businesses on a competition to benefit Pigtown’s Paul’s Place. The event is Monday, November 20th at 8pm. From a press release:

WHAT: Teams of two will have 30 minutes to take on the Thanksgiving-style four pound burrito, filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing & corn all wrapped in a tortilla and topped with gravy! Each Federal Hill business participating made a donation to Paul’s Place, a nonprofit that provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families in Southwest Baltimore communities.

WHO: Blue Agave is coordinating and hosting this event. Participating businesses in the eating challenge include, Banditos Bar & Kitchen, The Charles Baltimore, BMORE Around Town, 101 Deli Bar, Wayward Smokehouse, The Outpost American Tavern, Pub Dog, One Star Country Club, SoBo Cafe and Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Co.

Shotti’s Point Featured in The Baltimore Sun

Riverside’s Shotti’s Point was recently reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Author Suzanne Loudermilk raved about the bar’s burger, fish tacos, and friendly service.

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