The Bluebird Bar reopens, there’s a new chef on The Tilted Row, summer produce and more

Gunther & Co. One of the many local restaurants making the most of the season with production-heavy dishes. Image courtesy of Gunther & Co.

The air is hot and humid but the tomatoes are ripe and the peaches are sweet – July is a great time to eat in Baltimore. Here’s a look at the local restaurants you can click through this week:

Openings and announcements

Bluebird Pub It will reopen on Friday, July 22nd. The pub will be open on Fridays and Saturdays and will offer a menu of American whiskey, beer, wine and bar snacks, including cured meats.

Atlas Restaurants Group This week it announced that it will acquire an area of ​​Harbor East that previously housed Fleming’s Steakhouse. Atlas has plans to divide the space to create a 30-seat cocktail bar and a 200-seat steakhouse that will feature a large wine cellar and dry aging facility.

Bottomless brunch is back in Of love and regret Available every weekend until 3pm

Doner Bros New Harbor Point website opened.

Lexington Market Announcing a few new sellers: Mac & Cheese Spot elbows The crush burger maker Bones In Sons.

oblique row The new chef. Chef Amy Heisel is a Houston native who attended the culinary program at Baltimore International College and worked at Josef’s Country Inn and Gunpowder Fall Brewing.

Storm Reports

Tuesday afternoon’s wild storm knocked out power to a large swath of the area – including many restaurants and food-related businesses. Due to the extent of the outage and damage to some areas, some of these businesses were unable to reopen immediately.

Before heading to your favorite place, check to make sure they are open. And consider making an extra stop or buying in places affected by the storm; In addition to the financial hit of not being able to open as usual, some have lost large amounts of food due to power outages.

Birdland Crab Feast

on Sunday, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood It hosts the second edition of the popular Birdland Crab Feast event benefiting the Maryland Special Olympics. The party includes lobster, of course, as well as a large buffet with plenty of non-crab options, bottomless beer and wine, chances to win Orioles stuff, and more.

Chicken Mandela Day

on July 18 Nando’s Berry Berry Its annual event is repeated on Mandela Day, in honor of the birthday of anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., all US locations of the restaurant (which is based in South Africa) will provide guests with a free quarter chicken and chips.

Nando will also collect school supplies and donations to pass on to local nonprofits.

Cut to Barrel in Inverness

Starting Thursday, head to Inverness Brewing For an outdoor fun weekend of great beer plus foods and goods from farmers and other local businesses. Crop to Keg Weekend at Monkton Brewery will offer opportunities to pick up produce, flowers, bread, honey, and more. In addition, there will be extended hours and live music every evening and on Saturdays and Sundays afternoons.

Good bad taste in Teatro tapas

To collaborate with The Charles Theater series “The Filthiest Films Ever Made”, Tapas Theater He created a fun new cocktail list to celebrate John Waters’ “good bad taste.” Drinks include Accident Carr, vodka, lime soda, Luxardo liqueur in honor of “Female Trouble,” Miss Baltimore Crabs, vodka, lemonade, ginger ale, and Old Bay made for “hairspray.”

All about Restaurant Week

This week marks the start of not just one week of promotions, but two weeks for the restaurant.

Starting Monday, July 18, Black Restaurant Week begins in the Baltimore/Washington area. The event runs through Sunday, July 31; During that time, local black-owned restaurants will offer specials, promotions, and more. A lot of Baltimore restaurants are participating this year, including Fishnet, Land of KushAnd the tea house cups.

This week also marks the start of Baltimore Restaurant Week; The event begins on Friday, July 22 and also runs through July 31. Restaurant Week participants will offer set menus for prizes priced at $25, $35 and/or $45, along with promotions and other fun activities.

Dishes production

This is the best time of the year to enjoy local produce. Local restaurants know this and assemble dishes that make the most of the season.

in the spoonA salad of tomato, basil and pickled zucchini garnished with fresh ricotta cheese and smoked toast.

food market salmon panzanella also It includes sumptuous toast – this time spiced – tossed with tomatoes, roasted sweet corn, arugula, burrata and peaches.

in pantry cornerDrain the tomatoes into a paste and mix with the ricotta to make a delicious filling for pastries.

This weekend’s menu at Peter’s Inn It includes all kinds of seasonal produce, such as eggplant, basil, bean pesto with burrata, corn soup with chives and crab picetto.

Latin Soul Cuisine Garnished with Dijon aioli, basil oil, and balsamic pearls, tomato gazpacho creates a dish that is as exquisite as it is delicious.

in Jia CafeSummer flavors are also in the glass, with homemade options like the watermelon mint cello.

Gunther and Company. It has veggies all over its menu, including on top of a crunchy flatbread.

True Chesapeake Oyster Co.’s The menu includes chilled tomato beer soup with blue crab and Fresno chilis.

Planning for the future

Mark your calendars for:

July 23: Bmor for Ukraine Festival

August 1st: Lobsterama begins in Gertrude’s

September 30: A Passion for Food and Wine for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland

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