Fallon moves from topiary to tavern


January 06, 1995|By Elizabeth Large

It's a far cry from the Ladew Topiary Gardens cafe to a tavern in Dundalk, but Jane Fallon of Jane Fallon Catering, who runs the cafe, isn't worried. On Tuesday she's taking over the Phillips Inn at 7018 Holabird Ave.

"It's a comfortable, down-home kind of bar environment," she says, and she's planning appropriate food. No dainty tea sandwiches here: Look for ribs, nachos, barbecued chicken and homemade coleslaw on the new menu.

* Last year, the Zagat Survey of America's Top Restaurants ranked the Prime Rib No. 1 in Baltimore. In this year's survey, just released, Hampton's has moved up to first place with the Milton Inn, Prime Rib, M. Gettier and Linwood's following in order. The survey was taken before last year's change of chefs at Hampton's and the Milton Inn, so we'll have to wait for next year to see what local participants think of the new regimes.

* When I spoke highly of the Chester River Inn in my New Year's Day wrap-up of restaurants, I didn't realize the owners, Mark and Barbara Henry, were on vacation and the inn was closed for a few days. Several readers called wondering what was up. Not to worry. The Chester River Inn is open again Wednesdays through Sundays, its regular winter schedule.

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