Tzu Yang tries a new ethnic style

TABLE TALK

January 27, 1995|By Elizabeth Large

Restaurateur Tzu Yang hasn't done it all, maybe, but he's done a lot. He's the owner of Kawasaki (Japanese food) and Stixx (California cuisine). He's a partner in the two Uncle Lee's restaurants (Chinese).

His latest project, the City Diner, featuring '50s American fare and decor, should see the light of day by April, or May at the latest. "I'm opening it for two reasons," he says. "Demographic-wise, the area needs it. And it'll be a challenge for me."

The diner, next to the old Peabody Book Shop and Beer Stube at 911 N. Charles, will be open 24 hours a day.

* "What sells in New York sells in New York," says Sfuzzi manager Tony Silva. "What sells in Baltimore . . ." Therefore the trendy Inner Harbor restaurant -- part of a regional chain -- has made some changes on its northern Italian menu. Prices have been lowered and items like chicken parmigiani and stuffed shrimp have been added. A Sunset Menu, introduced this fall, is available between 4 and 7 p.m. It features a salad course; pizza, pasta or one of several special entrees; and dessert for $9.95.

* More on Baltimore's love affair with the bagel: A new Bagel Works has just opened in Hunt Valley at 11209 York Road. It has bagels, of course, and sandwiches on bagels, plus soup and salads. The original Bagel Works is in Lutherville; a third will open soon in the Belvedere downtown.

Table Talk welcomes interesting tidbits of restaurant news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, Table Talk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or call (410) 332-6197.

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