More Mediterranean

Table Talk

March 12, 1998|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

Look for a new restaurant to open soon where the Aegean, and before it the Mediterranean, used to be at 4901 Eastern Ave. The Olive Leaf, not to be confused with the Black Olive in Fells Point, will specialize in Mediterranean pastas.

New in Butchers Hill

I've been hearing good things about Butchers Hill's new Simon's Pub (2031 E. Fairmount Ave.). It's a family affair, owned by Bruce Price and his son Simon. The menu is limited (about as long as the impressive draft beer menu). But the pub does offer more than just bar food, including shepherd's pie, grilled salmon, pastas and daily specials.

Noodle House

Towson has a new Chinese restaurant called the Golden Gate Noodle House (6-8 Allegheny Ave.). It has traditional dishes except for a fine selection of noodle soups and a number of "Healthful Choices," steamed with low or no fat and served with the sauce on the side.

Food chains

And on the chain news front: T.G.I. Friday's has just opened its first restaurant in Owings Mills at 9634 Reisters-town Road . . . Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen has opened in the Avenue at White Marsh . . . For the sixth consecutive year, Chi-Chi's has been named America's Favorite Mexican Restaurant by the trade magazine Restaurants and Institutions . . . The Wall Street Journal reports that Baltimore developer Patrick Turner is planning a chain of theme restaurants to be called Crash Cafe, designed to appeal to those of us who are drawn to "car wrecks, burning buildings, collapsed bridges and other acts of destruction." No, this wasn't the paper's April 1 edition.

Table Talk welcomes interesting tidbits of restaurant news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, Table Talk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; or e-mail to elizabeth.largaltsun.com.

Pub Date: 3/12/98

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