(Baltimore Sun photo/Kim…)
A new restaurant will open in the Living Classroom's Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum in late October.
Waterfront Kitchen will feature a menu of "spirited American cuisine" designed by Jerry Pellegrino of Corks and will "emphasize seasonal ingredients," some of which will be grown by students in Living Classroom's BUGS (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students) program in a greenhouse located on the school's nearby Caroline Street campus. The new restaurant, which will seat 75 inside and 100 outside on a waterside promenade, is owned by Charles Nabit and Michael Klein. Levi Briggs has been named chef de cuisine of Waterfront Kitchen, which will be open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
Waterfont Kitchen is no relation to the Waterfront Hotel a few blocks to the east on Thames Street.
Nabit, in a press statement, said that "relating the restaurant to the educational mission of Living Classrooms makes this a most rewarding project." Pellegrino and Briggs will guide BUGS in growing produce for the menu at Waterfront Kitchen, and the restaurant will also function as training facility for Living Classroom's Project Serve, which prepares at-risk men and women or careers in food service
A lunch-only operation named Northstar Bistro operated in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum's first-floor restaurant space, which has undergone a $1.5 million renovation by Patrick Sutton Interior Design.