Her name, her Maryland


June 20, 1996|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

Now that Susan Daniel's divorce is final, she's going back to her maiden name. And not only is the owner of Tabrizi's changing the name of her popular Federal Hill spot to Daniel's, she's renovating it, hiring a new chef (she's down to three candidates) and turning it into a Maryland seafood restaurant. All this should happen by early September.

"I'm tired of Mediterranean," says the woman who, with her ex-husband, introduced the cuisine to Baltimore. "Everybody's doing Mediterranean." She grew up in Maryland, she says, and she's always wanted to have a seafood restaurant. "I have the best recipe for Maryland crab soup I've ever tasted. It's over 50 years old."

The left side of her new menu will be all the old favorites -- crab soup, crab cakes, crab imperial, lobster Thermidor and Maryland fried chicken. The right side, Susan Daniel says, "will be cutting-edge seafood."


The Crease enters cyberspace, unlikely as that seems, when it gets its new computer for netwalkers -- part of a major renovation. Towson's bar-restaurant will soon have a second bar with more booths and tables, its first pool table, a large-screen television and live music once a month.

New in Annapolis

Annapolis' Harbour House on the City Dock is no more. This spring it became Vespucci's, an Italian seafood restaurant and bistro. Diners have their choice of the main restaurant, where entrees run from $11 to $26, the bistro ($4-$19) and the terrace, which is mostly light fare ($5-$19).

Breathe the air

Continued from last week: More places to eat outdoors you might not know about.

That's Amore in Towson has a patio out back with nine tables (with umbrellas). The regular menu of Italian food is served.

The quirkly little coffee and tea room Ethel & Ramone's in Mount Washington has tables on its porch and on the sidewalk.

On weekends, Caesar's Den in Little Italy puts out umbrella tables where you can get either light fare or a full menu.

One World Cafe in Federal Hill has a new deck on the side with four tables (and a new chef who worked before at Spike & Charlie's).

Harry's bar-restaurant at Charles and Biddle has a deck in back, and Maria D's bistro in South Baltimore has two, count 'em two, tables outdoors.

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 fax to (410) 783-2519.

Pub Date: 6/20/96

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