Tex-Mex Armadillo's is coming to Fells Point

TABLE TALK

November 08, 2001|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC

Those who prefer salsa to ketchup and margaritas to cosmopolitans will like this: Jeff Lipkin, former owner of the Hacienda on Belair Road, is opening a new Tex-Mex restaurant in Fells Point. Armadillo's (700 S. Broadway) should be up and running by early December.

The location, which formerly housed an eatery and convenience store, is being completely renovated, with murals and faux finishes by Jeff's wife, artist Mary Lipkin. The 45-seat dining room will be behind the display kitchen.

Armadillo's, which will serve lunch and dinner daily, should be fun and casual, with most dinners priced under $10. Specialties will include quesadillas, fajitas and burritos, with California wraps for lunch. Yes, you will be able to get your Mexican beer and margaritas here.

Saki tasting and dinner

One of Baltimore's most respected Japanese restaurants, Kawasaki (413 N. Charles St.), is holding a saki tasting next Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost of $70 a person includes a Japanese dinner, drinks, tax and tip.

French, but not fancy

I had lunch at Le French Twist (11 W. Preston St.) the other day and recommend it for when you feel like le French food. It isn't fancy, but you can get appealing and inexpensive onion soup, quiche and crepes here. If a little more attention was paid to the looks of the food, this would be a don't-miss spot.

Le French Twist, primarily a catering firm, is open for lunch weekdays.

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