Ray Lewis' barbecue restaurant opens Sunday

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February 17, 2005|By Sloane Brown | Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

At long last, Ray Lewis' restaurant finally opens in Canton Sunday. Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Que is in the Can Company space that used to be the Atlantic, but any resemblance between the two establishments stops there.

Gone is the stark white Zenlike interior of the large dining room. General manager Kevin McCarthy says large photos of the Ravens' linebacker and sports memorabilia line the buttery glazed brick walls. Casual mahogany tables and booths circle the room, almost every one of them equipped with a flat-screen television. The small bar area is still on the left, but now it's decked out in Ravens purple and black, with Lewis' Vince Lombardi trophy prominently featured behind it. There's seating for 215 people, with tables outside for another 60.

In the back of the restaurant, you'll see a 15-foot-by-3 1/2 -foot brick barbecue pit, where everything is slow roasted over Alabama hickory - a trademark of Full Moon Bar-B-Que.

FOR THE RECORD - A column in yesterday's LIVE listed an incorrect phone number for Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Que. The phone number is 410-327-5200.
The Sun regrets the error.

Which brings us to the food. Let's start with the barbecue. Pork ($11.49), beef brisket ($11.49), a quarter dark meat chicken ($6.49), a quarter white meat chicken ($9.49) or half a chicken ($11.49). There's also smoked turkey breast ($11.49) and a baby back or classic spare ribs ($10.99-19.99). You can order filet mignon ($24.99), rib-eye ($18.99) or pork chops ($14.99) - all cooked over the pit.

The menu also offers grilled salmon ($15.99) and fried catfish ($11.99). In addition, there are more than half a dozen salads and about a dozen sandwiches and burgers to choose from. Not to mention down-home appetizers like onion rings, Buffalo wings and barbecue nachos.

A small retail space at the front of the restaurant offers sportswear and souvenirs, all displaying the restaurant logo.

Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, 410-547-5200, is at 2400 Boston St. Valet parking is available for $5. Seating is first-come, first-served. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Changes at Glasz Cafe

Another local noshery has changed hands. Lake Falls Village's Glasz Cafe is now owned and run by Classic Catering People. Classic's Mary Margaret Stepanian says you'll now find at least 20 to 25 different items in the prepared-food case. Choices will vary daily and will include salads, entrees, vegetables and starch dishes. In addition, customers can scoot in and nab a boxed meal out of another cold case. The meal boxes will vary day to day, but each of the eight to 10 choices will include an entree, veggie and starch. Examples include shrimp creole with veggies and rice, vegetarian Napoleon with couscous, salmon cakes with sauteed spinach and pine nuts or turkey breast with stuffing and sugar snap peas. Meal boxes are $9.95 to $12.95. You'll also find eight to 10 soups ready to go by the quart and a whole bunch of freshly baked desserts.

Glasz Cafe, 410-377-9060, is at 6080 Falls Road. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.

`Chocolate Affair'

There were lots of happy campers at last week's "Chocolate Affair," the annual fund-raiser for the Center for Poverty Solutions. Loads of local restaurants and caterers set up shop in the north club level lounge at M&T Bank Stadium, handing out chocolate concoctions to everyone who happened by. We're talking about your classic faves from truffles and chocolate cake to white chocolate mousse with kumquats to chocolate-spiked chili and pulled pork. You've never seen a room so full of flavonoids and endorphins. And if all those goodies weren't enough to get your heart racing, all you needed was to check out the display at Sascha's end of the room. Restaurateur/caterer Sascha Wohlhandler had a live male and female model lying on garnished tables - clad in nothing but chocolate paste and strategically placed flora.

The pooch and I

For the fauna part of our story: It seems Stefanie Powers doesn't like to go far without her pooch. In town last week performing in The King and I at the Hippodrome, Powers took family and friends out to dinner Saturday night at Little Italy's Da Mimmo. Also in tow, reports owner Mary Ann Cricchio, was Powers' miniature pinscher/Shih Tzu mix, Bounce. Mary Ann says she and restaurant manager Masood Masoodi quickly set up a play date outside with their "best friends," Masood's white Maltese, Malta, and Mary Ann's Yorkie, Rover.

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