The phone number for the new Milltown Tavern in Ellicott City was incorrect in yesterday's Table Talk column. The correct number is 410-480-0894.
The Sun regrets the error.
Last week, the Country Fare Inn in Reisterstown closed without fanfare. This was the restaurant that started the consortium that at one time or another included the Brass Elephant, City Lights, Fiori and King's Contrivance.
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One of the owners, Richard Pirone, says the group is considering attractive offer" for the restaurant. The alternative -- which he favors -- is to reopen with a new concept. (The old concept was a sort of casual Continental.)
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Before the Milltown Tavern in Ellicott City had even opened, it was an award-winning restaurant. Owner Peter Ruff received the Historic District Commission's Historic Preservation Month Award for his renovation of buildings that had once been livery stables and then were used by an antiques dealer as a warehouse.
Last week, the Milltown Tavern opened as a bar with a separate dining room. The menu features everything from burgers and kosher hot dogs to Continental cuisine, says chef Richard Vulgaris. Prices are reasonable, with the most expensive entree being the prime rib for $16.95.
The Milltown Tavern is at 3733 Old Columbia Pike (410-480-0890).
It's still in the negotiation stage, but there's a strong possibility that the space vacated by Flutie Garcia's in Towson hTC will be taken over by a Chinese restaurant. The new owner would be Tong Ming, who has the Central Asia carryout in the Loch Raven Plaza shopping center. (He also owned a sit-down restaurant with the same name in the shopping center that's now Towson Marketplace.)
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Pub Date: 6/26/97