Dining

Ruben’s Mexican Food Opens Brooklyn Park Location, Opening Washington, D.C. Location

Ruben’s Mexican Food Opens Brooklyn Park Location, Opening Washington, D.C. Location

Federal Hill restaurant Ruben’s Mexican Food has opened a second location at 5502 Governor Ritchie Hwy. in Brooklyn Park. The new Ruben’s is inside of an American gas station.

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Topgolf Construction Opens Up Waterfront Views of The Middle Branch

Topgolf Construction Opens Up Waterfront Views of The Middle Branch

The Topgolf construction at 301 Stockholm St. in Stadium Area has opened up previously-obstructed views of Ridgely’s Cove of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The construction demolished the former Animal Control and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) site, and part of the project undertakes improvements to the adjacent trail and park located behind Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s parking garage and along the Gwynns Falls Trail.

| July 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Prepared Meal Service ‘Yes Chef’ Opening Retail Marketplace at McHenry Row

Prepared Meal Service ‘Yes Chef’ Opening Retail Marketplace at McHenry Row

Prepared meal service Yes Chef is opening a commercial kitchen and retail marketplace at McHenry Row in Locust Point. It fills a 1,700 sq. ft. retail space formerly occupied by The Urban Oyster.

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Groundwork Kitchen by Paul’s Place Opens in Pigtown

Groundwork Kitchen by Paul’s Place Opens in Pigtown

Groundwork Kitchen, a $10-million, 14,000 sq. ft. culinary arts training center, restaurant, and carryout shop at 925 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown, opened its first phase last week. The carryout shop is now open with the rest of the offerings slated to open in the coming months. This is a project by Paul’s Place which as been a part of the Pigtown community for 36 years.

| July 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Southrn’ Spice Now Open at Cross Street Market

Southrn’ Spice Now Open at Cross Street Market

Southern food stall Southrn’ Spice is now open at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. Southrn’ Spice, which opened last month, takes over a stall that was vacated by Royal Farms Chicken earlier this year.

| July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Five Black-Owned Retail Businesses to Receive Grant Funding and Open Downtown

Five Black-Owned Retail Businesses to Receive Grant Funding and Open Downtown

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore today announced the first group of five entrepreneurs selected for an innovative new program to attract and support Black-owned retail businesses in Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods.

| July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Mural Added to Cross Street Market Facade

New Mural Added to Cross Street Market Facade

The colorful mural features elements of the Baltimore and Maryland flags, Federal Hill Park, food and drinks, a section reading “The Heart of Federal Hill,” and the Stella Artois logo.

| July 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Barracudas Planning its Comeback, Thankful for Neighborhood Support

Barracudas Planning its Comeback, Thankful for Neighborhood Support

“Our staff and community really came together. It’s us and our customers that make Barracudas. And, as long as we have all of us here, we’ll be okay,” said Barracudas General Manager Samantha Stinchcomb. 

| July 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Barracudas Closes Temporarily After Fire

Barracudas Closes Temporarily After Fire

On Sunday, July 4th, a fire started at Barracudas in Locust Point. The Baltimore Fire Department arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire, and the restaurant closed immediately after. There were no injuries.

| July 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Culinary Incubator and Event Space Planned for West Baltimore Street in Union Square

Culinary Incubator and Event Space Planned for West Baltimore Street in Union Square

Siblings Ashley and Kenneth Watson are planning a culinary incubator and event space at 1411 W. Baltimore St. in Union Square/Franklin Square. The Watsons have acquired the vacant three-story, 4,500 sq. ft. building and will be completing a $350,000-renovation. The building will be called Project 1411.

| July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Culinary Architecture Expands its Specialty Grocery Store in Pigtown

Culinary Architecture Expands its Specialty Grocery Store in Pigtown

Pigtown specialty grocery store Culinary Architecture at 767 Washington Blvd. has expanded into the adjacent retail space at 765 Washington Blvd. This retail space, which adds about 1,800 sq. ft. to Culinary Architecture’s footprint, was the former home of HomeFree USA.

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Hammerjacks Begins Construction on Outdoor Music and Tailgate Venue Made of Shipping Containers

Hammerjacks Begins Construction on Outdoor Music and Tailgate Venue Made of Shipping Containers

The ownership group of Hammerjacks is now under construction on a multi-purpose outdoor venue made of recycled shipping containers at its property at 1300 Russell St. in Stadium Area. The team recently demolished the former Paradox night club to make way for this open-air space. A warehouse building, which is part of the property, still stands fronting W. Ostend St.

| June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Ashish Alfred Restaurant ‘No Way Rosé’ Coming to Former ‘Bookmakers’ Space in Federal Hill

Ashish Alfred Restaurant ‘No Way Rosé’ Coming to Former ‘Bookmakers’ Space in Federal Hill

Chef Ashish Alfred, who owns Duck Duck Goose in Fells Point, is opening a new concept called No Way Rosé at the former Bookmakers Cocktail Club space at 31 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. Cosmetic renovations are currently underway and Alfred hopes to open No Way Rosé in August or September. Bookmakers closed during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in March 2020 and never reopened.

| June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Restaurant and Apartment Replacing the Former Ronnie’s in South Baltimore

New Restaurant and Apartment Replacing the Former Ronnie’s in South Baltimore

The former Ronnie’s Sub Shop at 1 W. Barney St. closed in late 2019 after it was purchased by Iconic Builders. Since closing, Iconic Builders has been renovating the property to bring a new three-bedroom apartment and restaurant space to the South Baltimore community.

| June 14, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Vegan Shop ‘Cloudy Donuts’ Coming to Federal Hill

Vegan Shop ‘Cloudy Donuts’ Coming to Federal Hill

Cloudy Donuts is owned by Home Maid Owner Derrick Faulcon and has another location in Hamilton-Lauraville. Faulcon started Cloudy Donuts in January 2020 after buying the business Donut Alliance. He opened Home Maid in Federal Hill in 2016 and has been selling the donuts at the restaurant.

| June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Ono Poké Closes at Cross Street Market

Ono Poké Closes at Cross Street Market

Ono Poké opened in June 2019 and was the first to occupy its stall in the newly-renovated Cross Street Market. Last week it posted a picture of The Punisher actor Jon Bernthal visiting the stall.

| June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Waterfront Partnership Seeks an Operator for Rash Field Café

Waterfront Partnership Seeks an Operator for Rash Field Café

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Baltimore Development Corporation, and Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks today issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) from restaurateurs and food purveyors to operate the waterfront café at Rash Field Park, which is currently under construction at the Inner Harbor.

| June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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