Lynn's has a new chef and a neew menu as well


June 01, 2000|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic

When I reviewed Lynn's at 554 E. Fort Ave. this spring, about the only critical thing I said was, "It's an expensive restaurant for a blue-collar neighborhood."

Now that's changed with the arrival of a new chef, 28-year-old Charles Warner.

He was most recently assistant chef and banquet chef at the Polo Grill, and before that executive chef at the now-closed Harvey's in Green Spring Station.

Warner's new menu at Lynn's is a fusion of Asian and American.

"I have a long history of Asian cooking because I started off at the Pimlico," he explains. (The Pimlico, a Pikesville restaurant, was known for its Chinese food.)

Prices are significantly lower for Lynn's new menu, which includes signature dishes such as pesto-encrusted salmon and seared halibut with lobster-potato hash. Entrees run from $9.95 to $20.

Getting their licks

Summer is here, and ice cream is returning to Roland Avenue. (The departure of Baskin-Robbins was a major disaster for many Roland Park residents.) Sometime around the end of June or beginning of July a second Uncle Wiggly's will open up at 5123 Roland Ave., next to Eddie's, where a travel agency used to be.

This one will be a duplicate of the Uncle Wiggly's Ice Cream shop on York Road, says owner Bob Wiglesworth. It'll have old-fashioned sundaes, sodas, floats, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and 58 flavors of Edy's ice cream. Does he have a favorite?

"I'm a mint chip kind of guy," he says.

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Elizabeth Large's reviews appear in the Sunday Home and Family section. Next Sunday: The new Cosmopolitan Bar and Grill in Canton.

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