New and not a chain in Timonium



September 27, 2001|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

A new eating place has quietly opened in Timonium and - surprise! - unlike most restaurants that have opened in the area recently, it's not part of a chain. Bluestone (11 W. Aylesbury Road) is hard to characterize. Co-owner Dan McCarthy describes the eclectic atmosphere of the 10,000-square-foot restaurant as "spirited," and says the place is named Bluestone because "we liked the sound of it."

The food is hard to characterize, too. The dinner menu includes bayou jambalaya, Asian butterfly shrimp, salmon strudel, Tunisian chicken stew and churrasco steak. Entree prices run from $14 to $28.

Bluestone is open Monday through Friday for lunch and every night for dinner.

Gettier moves to Antrim

Michael Gettier recently closed his restaurant, Gettier's (1528 E. Joppa Road, Towson), and headed for a new stove. He's now running the kitchen of Antrim 1844 Country Inn (30 Trevanian Road, Taneytown), one of Maryland's premier destination restaurants.

The mansion's handsome dining areas and gracious service complement Gettier's deluxe, French-influenced cooking. Under the new chef, the restaurant's format will stay the same: a six-course dinner for a fixed price of $62.50, with hors d'oeuvres served in the drawing rooms during cocktail hour.

Antrim is open every night for dinner.

Rozz at the Rotunda

The Rotunda at 711 W. 40th St. has a new eating place, Coffee With Rozz. More accurately, it's coffee, sandwiches, salads, pastries and ice cream with Rozz.

Rozz is Roslyn DuPree, who, with her husband, Maurice, has opened the coffee shop where a TCBY used to be. Look for homemade soups and freshly made sandwiches on bread from the nearby Big Sky bakery.

Do good by eating well

Some Baltimore restaurants are responding to the recent terrorist attacks by holding events to benefit relief funds. Two I've heard about are donating 100 percent of their profit. I learned about Austin Grill's Sept. 25 benefit too late to include it in last week's column, but you can still get to Helen's Garden at 2908 O'Donnell St. for a fund-raiser Oct. 9. All its sales for the day will go to the American Red Cross. By eating there on the ninth, you'll not only do some good, you'll get a good meal, too.

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