Come on out this year on March 29th at Delia Foley’s and help us reach our 2014 fundraising goal of $5,000. Local bands, Hunger Strike and Amateur Hour, will be kicking it off starting at 8:00 pm. T-shirts made by Bmore Threads will also be available for purchase. A prize will be awarded to the person voted to have the best stache, so come show us what you can grow.
Here’s a round-up of the most-read SouthBMore.com articles from February including Crossbar news, business updates, a snowboarding session, and Port Covington news.
For those looking to eat meat-free for religious purposes this time of year, or for those who practice a vegetarian lifestyle year-round, here is a compilation of meat-free recommendations from SouthBMore.com’s ‘Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore’ feature.
JR’s Bar & Grill at 1229 Hull St. in Locust Point has recently undergone some fairly extensive changes. Interior renovations include a new downstairs dining room, an updated kitchen, and a soon-to-open upstairs game room with a pool table and other games.
FULL TILT BREWING (FTB), Baltimore’s newest craft beer producer, is excited to announce their newest addition, “CAMDEN CREAM.” Their initial release to the ever growing craft beer market will take place on Saturday, March 8th at Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant in the Camden Yards warehouse located at 333 W. Camden St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
The Ryleigh’s restaurant group’s plans for Crossbar were approved on Thursday, February 20th by the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) thus expanding the liquor license from 12-14 E. Cross St. to 12-18 E. Cross St. However, the drawings for the plan, which included several zoning variances, were denied at the Baltimore City Municipal Zoning and Appeals Board (BMZA) yesterday, February 25th. The plan was approved by a 3-2 vote, but a 4-1 decision of approval is needed for projects to move forward.
After ten months of discussions, two proposals, hundreds of hours of negotiations, two liquor board hearings totaling more than eight hours, and three attempts to challenge the validity of the liquor license, the plan for Crossbar der Biergarten has been approved by the BLLC.
Ropewalk Tavern, which has been a part of the Federal Hill bar and restaurant scene for eighteen and a half years, is excited about some upcoming changes. Riding the success of Ropewalk Fenwick at the Delaware shore, owner Marc McFaul is looking to bring some of the concepts that made the Fenwick restaurant so popular.
Crossbar Der Biergarten, an authentic German biergarten proposed by the Ryleigh’s restaurant group for 12-18 E. Cross St. in the former home of Turner’s/Billabong (12-14 E. Cross St.) and Lanasa Produce in Federal Hill, has gained some key support during this latest round of the approval process.
Chesapeake Craft Brewers, the group that was once eyeing a move to the Pabst Castle at 1834 S. Charles St. for a production brewery and brewpub, is still searching for a home. Led by South Baltimore residents Spike Owen and Mike McDonald, Chesapeake Craft Brewers began looking for a new space.
After two years in the making, Primo Chicken has opened their doors at 1242 West Lombard St. in Hollins Market adjacent to Union Square. Primo will serve pollo a la brasa, or Peruvian rotisserie chicken, along with sides, Latin American drinks, sodas and desserts.
Cockey’s has completed their move from Hollins Market to Fells Point, opening Cockey’s Fells Point Restaurant and bar last Thursday at 1901 Gough St. The father son duo of Bob (Father) and Robert Cockey (Son) spent the last 6 months performing a complete renovation of the former Shed Row, which had been open since the prohibition
Riverside resident Evan Siple is a Baltimorean with a lot going on. He started an award-winning blog, The City That Breeds, along with an award-winning podcast, the CTB Podcast. He also works diligently on Mobtown Meat Snacks, the Baltimore-based jerky company he started.
The Federal Hill South Chili Cookoff took place last Sunday, January 26th at Little Havana. The Key Hwy. restaurant was packed with patrons sampling 20+ pots of chili. In addition to many local area residents, restaurants such as Sweet Caroline’s, Liv2Eat, Nobles and Baba’s brought chili to taste. It was a great event and a great meal.