Wrong numberIn last week's item on Weber's, I reversed two...

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January 22, 1998|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

Wrong number

In last week's item on Weber's, I reversed two digits of the phone number. It should have read 410-276-0800. My apologies.

No name like old name

Immediately after recommending Le Bistro Midi (845 S. Montford Ave., 410-276-0080) to someone who may still be looking for it, I found out that the Canton pub-restaurant has changed its name back to Weber's after 10 months.


"People found it difficult to pronounce," says owner Denis Manneville. "So they continued to call it Weber's."

The menu will stay the same, with casual French food and light fare, three-course dinners for $10.95 Monday through Thursday, a Tuesday night lobster special for $8.95 and a $6.95 Sunday brunch buffet.

New caper from the Capers people

People in the Annapolis area -- and Baltimore, too, for that matter -- still remember Capers with fondness. The restaurant is long gone; owner Garry Anderson went on to open the more casual Garry's Grill in Severna Park. Now he's got a new project, a restaurant called Wildfire that should open in Severna Park in March (where the Italian Oven/Big Tomato was in the Park Plaza Shopping Center).

He describes his new place as "airy and light, with an L.A.-style open grill. It'll be leaning toward fine dining, but we don't want to be a special-occasion restaurant." He promises to bring back dishes "from the Capers archives," such as salmon Wellington and tricolored fettuccine with smoked shrimp.

A change at Marconi's!

No, you aren't imagining it. The linoleum tiles are gone. The Baltimore classic, Maison Marconi (106 W. Saratoga St., 410-727-9522), has new hardwood floors. For some people, that's tantamount to saying that the Sistine Chapel's ceiling got plastered over. But cooler heads will admit that it looks good.

"We try to do a little fix-up every year," explains maitre d' Richard Ruben. "We don't want to do anything major. It might start a revolution."

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Pub Date: 1/22/98


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