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Another Unicorn Dead: Cross Bar License Invalidated

Another Unicorn Dead: Cross Bar License Invalidated

  In setting what could only be described as a dangerous precedent today, Octogenarian Head of the Liquor Board Thomas Ward and Commish Dana Moore voted 2-1 to invalidate the 10,000 year old (but still in use yet) Cross Bar der Biergarten’s (12-18 Cross St, Federal Hill (theoretically)) liquor license, a bar that hasn’t even finished construction. If you’re new to the whole issue, which has been going on for well over a year and change, … Read entire article »

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No Idea Tavern is Dead, Long Live No Idea Tavern

No Idea Tavern is Dead, Long Live No Idea Tavern

Do you have No Idea what’s going on? Well let me catch you up some. No Idea’s owner Jason Zink has sold No Idea to one of the same people he sold Don’t Know to back in 2011 in one Ryan Cooper. This frees Zink to focus on his Canton endeavor, Smaltimore. Now, the sale flew under the radar for most people and came as quite a surprise. That didn’t stop them from throwing a … Read entire article »

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A local favorite now offering lunch on the weekends

A local favorite now offering lunch on the weekends

Not that we needed more Sunday Funday options in the Hill area, but ask and ye shall receive! Pub Dog has long been providing us in the neighborhood with delectable eats, this is no surprise. The selection of delicious, personal (if you try hard enough) pizzas has been a craving to many Federal Hillians for years. As one of the few restaurants in the area that promises to stay open each night till 2am, it’s … Read entire article »

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Will Crossbar der Biergarten be open by October?

Will Crossbar der Biergarten be open by October?

Crossbar der Biergarten, or Crossbar for short, is the latest “super-bar” planned for Federal Hill. Brian McComas, Ryleigh’s owner, continues to push for this newest concept. The plan is to merge 12 & 14 East Cross Street and knock down the walls of 14 & 16 East Cross Street to create an open-air beer garden, thus uniting four currently vacant units. But the hurdles continue for Crossbar. They are getting extensive pushback from some of … Read entire article »

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Tommy’s Downtown Tavern is the toehold Pigtown needs

Tommy’s Downtown Tavern is the toehold Pigtown needs

A while ago I had heard through the grapevine (probably via @casey18cc and @carolott, who live within eyeshot) that Tommy’s Downtown Tavern (839 W Cross St, Pigtown) was for sale and was reminded again by reading it over on southbmore.com that Tom Fox is trying to sell the property to the “right person,” someone who would foster the relationships he’s built with his surrounding community over the past three years and continue to nurture them … Read entire article »

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Former Shucker’s gonna be a mexican joint

Former Shucker’s gonna be a mexican joint

A little while ago we TOTALLY BROKE THE STORY that Fells Point’s Shuckers was being shuttered with haste due to a litany of issues but an expiring lease was cited as the primary reason according to management. Some time later, BBJ and Baltimore Magazine brought us word that the brains behind the wildly successful Mad River and Bond Street Social (respectively) were teaming up to perform a full rehab on the property with live entertainment, … Read entire article »

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Say Hello To Smaltimore

Say Hello To Smaltimore

The long awaited, long anticipated, looooong time in the works new restaurant in Canton by one No Idea / former Don’t Know bartreneur Jason Zink, now officially called Smaltimore (Where everybody knows everyone and everything about them!, 2522 Fait Ave, Canton), has been opening its doors to the public in recent weeks and is slated for a grand opening on August 15th. The former Lager’s space had a rather traumatic conclusion two summers ago … Read entire article »

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First Impressions: Dirty Oars Tavern

First Impressions: Dirty Oars Tavern

Good God almighty it seems like a jillion years ago that defunct tequila bar Lime went up for sale – well, two years to be exact, which is an eternity in Blog Years – but at long last the everybody-has-seen-the-signs-up-but-never-seems-to-ever-have-been-opened Dirty Oars Tavern (801 E Fort Ave., Riverside) has finally opened its doors for business. Here’s our first impression. Interior wise and structurally absolutely nothing has changed since Lime except the paint job – a nice … Read entire article »

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Cross Street’s Cross Bar Denied

Cross Street’s Cross Bar Denied

In case you haven’t noticed lately, the Ryleigh’s Oyster group has been lobbying pretty hard on Twitter and Facebook in an effort to bring to fruition “Baltimore’s first German Biergarten” in the form of Cross Bar, an open air multihundred seat bar restaurant to occupy addresses 12-18 Cross Street. They lobbied hard, had a petition going, sought all avenues of support for their plan but the time-tested opponent to all things bar Federal Hill Neighborhood … Read entire article »

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Shuckers slapped with eviction notice, massive back rent owed

Shuckers slapped with eviction notice, massive back rent owed

Roughly 90 days after our last rumblings from one Shuckers of Fells Point (1629 Thames St) in which they were fined for operating without a business license – later revealed to be an issue of back taxes owed in excess of $100,000 – comes a tip today that they’ve been given an eviction notice from their primo waterfront spot at Brown’s Warf. Owing back rent to the tune of roughly $57,000, yeah, that’ll usually get … Read entire article »

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