Under Armour Courting Johnny Manziel?
Locust Point’s Under Armour has been very aggressive in their recent partnerships which include Notre Dame, one of the biggest names in American sports, as well as ballerina Misty Copeland and Navy athletics.
Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton tweeted a buzz-worthy photo yesterday of signs welcoming former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to their campus. Manziel, known as ‘Johnny Football,’ has been arguably the most popular college football player in the last two years. He is a Heisman Trophy winner and is projected as a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Now, it appears Manziel is on his way to a recruiting trip with Under Armour.
Under Armour’s all decked out with Johnny Manziel stuff, did I miss an announcement or am I ahead of it? pic.twitter.com/ot76NRAxsU
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) January 20, 2014
Red Parrot Closed for Renovations
McHenry Row’s Red Parrot Asian Bistro is currently closed with a sign on the property that reads ‘Closed for Renovations.’
Red Parrot recently opened a new restaurant at Turf Valley Towne Square in Ellicott City, but closed a restaurant in Arlington, VA.
Baltimore couple Spike and Amy Gjerde, owners of Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee, Shoofly Diner and several other upcoming projects, have seen a steady rise to fame in the American culinary scene. They were recently interviewed by Where, a national travel publication, and they had some great things to say about several South Baltimore businesses and attractions including Ryleigh’s Oyster, Cross Street Market, Second Chance, Housewerks and Fort McHenry.
Where do you take visitors to eat?
My Perfect Day: A dream day in Baltimore with the Gjerdes
Morning: Breakfast ‘n’ Buds
We might head downtown to Pâtisserie Poupon for our favorites: pain aux raisins (Spike) and macaroons (Amy). Pâtisserie Poupon was the first pastry position Spike held when he returned to Baltimore after college, and he still consults Josef Poupon on occasion. Then we shop at Housewerks and Second Chance for items we can “upcycle” at home and in our restaurants, and Amy picks up flowers at Cross Street Market from The Flower Shop or Rosie’s Posies.