A taste for noodles
And you thought Baltimore wasn't trendy. Our third noodle shop should be opening by mid-May -- "If everything goes perfectly," says Nghia Hoang, owner of Hoang's Seafood Grill in Mount Washington and the new Hoang's Sushi and Noodle Shop (6805 York Road near Regester Avenue). Right now, the plans are for carryout and delivery only, but there may be a few tables as well.
Sure, the restaurant business is tough, but at least two local eateries are doing so well they're expanding dramatically. Michael's in Timonium (2119 York Road) has opened an addition with a new dining room for overflow, a small private dining room that seats 30 and, just in time for the good weather, a porch with a canopy.
Un Kim, owner of PaperMoon (227 W. 29th St.), says her new garden room will be the diner's "calm side" in contrast to "the wild side" (the original dining room).
"I'm going to be 40," she says with a laugh, "And this will appeal to people my age." The extension, designed to look like a rustic barn, will double the PaperMoon's seating. It should open around the beginning of June. Look for changes in the menu as well, with more entrees for those who want something beyond a burger.
Mother's Day tea
The Old Waverly History Exchange & Tea Room (414 E. 31st St.,  889-7112) will be open on Mother's Day for afternoon tea at 2: 15 p.m. and 4 p.m. The quirky little Victorian tea room specializes in "vegetarian tea," which translates into homemade scones, savory tartlets and other dainties. New this year: owner Donna Beth Joy Shapiro and her husband, Fred, bake and decorate cakes for occasions. Ms. Shapiro says she's particularly proud of the lifelike flowers she creates for her cakes.
Eating club considered
Usually I don't pass along news of projects in the very early planning stages -- too often they never happen. But this one intrigued me: A group of investors is looking into turning the Ambassador dining room at Canterbury Road and 39th Street into a private eating club. You heard it here first.
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Pub Date: 5/02/96