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Cafe Pangea, Hampden's hip Internet coffee and wine bar at 4007 Falls Road, has an expanded kitchen, a new chef and a dinner menu. Richard Harris, a graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College who has worked at M. Gettier, brings specialties like smoked crab cakes, scallops with pancetta and stuffed rainbow trout to the cafe's sandwich and salad menu. Fresh pasta is in the works as well. "We've been experimenting with homemade ravioli stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard with a watercress sauce," says owner Buddy Wolfe.
Globe Brewing Co., which opened last February at 1321 Key Highway, has closed for renovations until sometime in early or mid-September.
"We're making things a little more customer-friendly," says manager Eric Borhani. The Contemporary Warehouse look was apparently a little too minimalist for Baltimore, so the brew pub is repainting, retiling and "softening things up a little. It'll be a little more polished," promises Borhani.
Chef cooks for elite
The prestigious James Beard Foundation in New York invited Michael Rork, owner of the Town Dock Restaurant in St. Michael's and formerly of Hampton's, to prepare an Eastern Shore dinner on Aug. 18. It was sold out as soon as it was announced. The menu consisted of such specialties as smoked bluefish on miniature sweet corn cakes with green apple glaze; sauteed soft shell crabs topped with lump crab meat, cured lemon and sage sauce; and pork loin with roasted cumin and almond crust.
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Pub Date: 8/28/97