Donna's does downtown


April 07, 1995|By Elizabeth Large

Don't call her line of chic coffee bars McDonna's; Donna Crivello doesn't like it. But there's no denying they are springing up everywhere. The newest Donna's will open around June 1 in the University of Maryland Medical System complex at South Greene and Baltimore streets. The glass atrium dining room will have an 88-seat cafe and an express counter, with 50 more seats outdoors. The menu will be similar to the Mount Vernon and Towson coffee bars. By then, the Donna's inside Bibelot book and music store in the Festival at Woodholme will already have been turning out cappuccinos for a month.

* Fans of chef Brian Boston have called to ask where he'll be next, now that his Essex restaurant Boston's is closed. When I finally tracked down Mr. Boston, he explained that he'd been interviewing in New York and Nantucket for a private chef's job, but he still hasn't decided whether he'll leave or stay in Baltimore.

* This spring, Windows in Stouffer Renaissance Harborplace Hotel will introduce an expanded menu for kids age 6 to 15. The new menu will have a prize-winning cover, designed by a local middle school student who will win dinner for the whole family as well as a $1,000 technology or art grant for his or her school.

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