Coming to Broadway
Right now the food you can get at the just-opened Broadway (509 S. Broadway) in Fells Point is mostly upscale bar fare: 15 appetizers, some soups, salads and sandwiches. In a month or so, executive chef Robert Jacobi, also sous chef at the Polo Grill and formerly of Vidalia in Washington, will have a full "contemporary American" menu in place, with entree prices averaging $11.
Most interesting, though, is the plan to have food in the Broadway's movie theater. This will be meals, not snacks, although most of them won't require knives and forks. You'll eat at small tables while you watch first-run movies about three weeks after they first open. Ticket prices will be $3 or $4.
Stella's (1009 W. 36th St.), the chic little Italian restaurant owned by Cafe Hon's Denise Whiting, closed at the end of July. (The space is being used for catering.) Is Stella's gone for good or is the closing temporary -- a result of the summer doldrums? "We hope to reopen Oct. 1," says Whiting, "but it's not written in stone. I hope we can open back up. We'll just have to wait and see."
On a happier note, Boccaccio (925 Eastern Ave.) is also closed, but for renovation. When Little Italy's most luxurious restaurant opens Sept. 2, its kitchen will be almost three times as large and the back dining room will have been redone.
Bombay Grill's 10th
The Bombay Grill (2 E. Madison St.). is offering lots of specials to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Among them: Customers get a complimentary glass of house wine (and a bottle for four or more). Extra items have been added to the lunch buffets, and there are new specials at dinner. The restaurant is giving a free lunch for every 10 purchased. Discount parking is available.
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Pub Date: 8/21/97