Oriental Market offers lots of choices for fans of Asian food


August 26, 1999|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic

If you love Asian food, you'll want to know about Lotte Plaza Oriental Market (at the junction of U.S. 40 and Route 29 in Ellicott City) and the just-opened food court of eateries adjacent to it. Right now there are Japanese, sushi and Korean places; Chinese will be next and perhaps Vietnamese or Thai. You can take out or eat at tables there. And you can shop at the market for ingredients to make your own authentic Asian dishes at home.

Changes at Gettier's

It's official: M. Gettier's Orchard Inn has become Gettier's. Look for a new French-inspired menu to go along with the changed name; it'll be unveiled the week of Oct. 18.

Unfortunately, the renovations to the dining room and lounge, which were to be completed at roughly the same time, have been delayed. The new decor should be worth waiting for, though. It's the work of Dan Proctor of Kirk Designs, who created the good-looking interior of Gertrude's in the Baltimore Museum of Art.

A few morsels

Bits and pieces: Chef Riccardo Bosio is now the owner of Sotto Sopra (405 N. Charles St.). . . . The good folks of Cambridge have a place to get classic Tex-Mex fare with the opening of the seventh Austin Grill (at University Park). . . . The new Enotria (2 Newport Drive, Forest Hill) serves Italian food and offers outdoor seating. . . . Backfinz Bar & Grill, formerly Henry's (1036 E. Fort Ave.) has a new menu and a new second floor. . . . Wrap 'n Roll (2926 O'Donnell St.) is a new sandwich deli on Canton Square featuring, you guessed it, wraps. . . . Hops, part of a Florida-based casual-dining chain, will be opening its first Maryland location this fall in Baltimore. . . . If you love the steaks at Morton's of Chicago, you can give them as gifts starting Oct. 1. Call 800-260-0111 for more info, but bear in mind that gift packages start at $135 for four 20-ounce porterhouses.

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