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By Elizabeth Large | February 10, 1995
Pier 500 has the great location (the HarborView Marina), with a dining room on the water, but somehow it's never found the right identity. In its latest incarnation, Pier 500 is a seafood restaurant, with Bernard Pfanner from Danny's as its executive chef. The biggest hits on the new menu so far have been the flounder Pontchartrain, lobster thermidor and bouillabaisse. The most unusual: an individual baked Alaska that's billed as low fat. (It's made with frozen yogurt.)* A reader called to report that the Owl Bar in the Belvedere is selling cigars -- and both men and women are smoking them.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE | August 29, 2007
Baltimoreans loved Tabrizi's, a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant, when it was located on South Charles Street in Federal Hill where Corks now is. Owner Michael Tabrizi sold it at the height of its success to his partner, got out of the food business and moved on to the dot.com industry. Tabrizi's closed in the '90s. Now he's back in the kitchen, and it will be interesting to see if the new Tabrizi's will flourish at 500 Harborview Drive. "The desire for cooking was always itching," he said.
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FEATURES
February 27, 1992
Pier 500 is definitely new Baltimore, but it's a restaurant that all Baltimore can be proud of.Nestled into the HarborView Marina & Yacht Club, once the site of the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, this small, contemporary restaurant, operated by chef Connie Crabtree, is somewhat of a pioneer in the reincarnation of Key Highway beyond the Inner Harbor. Rising next to the yacht club is a towering condominium complex -- if you haven't been that way in a while, your jaw will drop. The marina just outside Pier 500's glass walls will eventually harbor hundreds of boats.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | March 31, 2007
Connie Crabtree showcased her culinary reputation as an innovative chef while owning and operating several intimate and casual restaurants on and off for more than 30 years. Today, she has swapped the daily restaurant grind for that of a successful and much in demand caterer. In 1973, with the help of several friends, the former Towson State College and Maryland Institute student opened Cacao Lane, a funky informal French restaurant, in Ellicott City. "The menu changed every day because we didn't have a freezer and entrees were chalked up on a blackboard," said Crabtree, with a laugh, from her Federal Hill catering company.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Williams and Lynne Williams,Sun Restaurant Critic | November 23, 1990
Pier 500 Where: HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, 500 Harborview Drive.Hours: Open daily for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.Credit Cards: All major credit cards.Features: New American cuisine.Call: 625-0500.Non-smoking area: yes.*** Popular wisdom tells us this is the worst time imaginable to opening a restaurant. With an economic downturn looming, how many of us are willing to keep spending $50 for dinner? A different set of pundits has already pronounced the death of nouvelle cuisine; these days, sophisticated Americans supposedly shun the chevre and chow down on pot roast and hash browns.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Restaurant Critic | January 2, 1993
Zia PinaZia Pina, 5501 Belair Road, (410) 485-5700. A reader called me about Zia Pina's homemade Sicilian dishes, but what I liked at this tiny neighborhood spot was the pizza. It's thin with a crisp, crunchy crust -- not just at the edges but all of it. The balance of toppings is just right, and it isn't greasy. We had good salads here, too, and a fine homemade chicken noodle soup. The rest of our meal disappointed, but if you're tired of chain pizzas, this is definitely a place to keep in mind, especially if you want to bring the kids along.
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By MARY MAUSHARD and MARY MAUSHARD,Staff Writer Germano's Trattoria Petrucci Staff Writer Greenspring Inn | March 21, 1992
Pier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht ClubPier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. , Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. Pier 500 is definitely new Baltimore, but it's a restaurant that all Baltimore can be proud of. Operated by chef Connie Crabtree, this contemporary restaurant is nestled in a new waterfront development on Key Highway beyond the Inner Harbor. The atmosphere is casual; the dining room attractive; and the menu varied. There is a nice mix of light fare and full meals -- several salads that would each seem to make a meal and an entree list that includes grilled mixed vegetables ($9.95)
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | April 2, 1995
Pier 500, 500 HarborView Drive, (410) 625-0500. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Sundays for brunch. Major credit cards. No-smoking area: yes. Prices: appetizers, $3.95-$7.50; entrees, $13.95-$24.95. ** 1/2A critic could have a full-time career reviewing Pier 500, the handsome restaurant at the HarborView Marina. Every time you turn around it has a new concept, a new menu or a new chef. Or all three.To say that Pier 500 has had trouble finding its niche is to put it mildly. The restaurant has had more than its share of chefs guiding its kitchen -- Connie Crabtree and Brian Boston, to mention two well-known ones.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1997
HarborView's Pier 500, the HarborView Marina restaurant that recently closed, will be replaced next month by J. Leonard's Waterside, a waterfront eatery operated by a Baltimore caterer.J. Leonard Schleider, owner of Cameo Caterers of Baltimore, leads a new partnership that will operate the waterfront restaurant, as well as meeting rooms and a ballroom.Schleider said the partnership signed a long-term lease, but he would not disclose details. He said the restaurant and other facilities will be renovated and reopen as "fine dining in a casual atmosphere."
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | December 6, 1992
Pier 500, 500 Harborview Drive, (410) 625-0500. Open every day for lunch and dinner. AE, MC, V. No-smoking area: no. Wheelchair access: yes. Since it opened, Pier 500 has been a restaurant known for its casual chic. The food has always been a bit erratic but wonderfully imaginative; unfortunately, you never knew whether you were going to get a meal that would completely wow you or one that mildly disappointed.
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By Elizabeth Large and By Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | August 25, 2002
If location, location, location is so important, why don't the restaurants that keep opening at 500 Harborview Drive stay around for a while? Every seat in the dining room has a great view of the harbor, and in good weather you can sit outside at the marina. The space inside is clean-lined and intimate. And there's free parking. The restaurant's newest incarnation, Catalina, follows the South Harbor Tavern; and before that the space was J. Leonard's Waterside. A dozen years ago, well-known local chef Connie Crabtree opened the place as Pier 500, a fine dining restaurant.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1997
HarborView's Pier 500, the HarborView Marina restaurant that recently closed, will be replaced next month by J. Leonard's Waterside, a waterfront eatery operated by a Baltimore caterer.J. Leonard Schleider, owner of Cameo Caterers of Baltimore, leads a new partnership that will operate the waterfront restaurant, as well as meeting rooms and a ballroom.Schleider said the partnership signed a long-term lease, but he would not disclose details. He said the restaurant and other facilities will be renovated and reopen as "fine dining in a casual atmosphere."
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | April 2, 1995
Pier 500, 500 HarborView Drive, (410) 625-0500. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Sundays for brunch. Major credit cards. No-smoking area: yes. Prices: appetizers, $3.95-$7.50; entrees, $13.95-$24.95. ** 1/2A critic could have a full-time career reviewing Pier 500, the handsome restaurant at the HarborView Marina. Every time you turn around it has a new concept, a new menu or a new chef. Or all three.To say that Pier 500 has had trouble finding its niche is to put it mildly. The restaurant has had more than its share of chefs guiding its kitchen -- Connie Crabtree and Brian Boston, to mention two well-known ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large | February 10, 1995
Pier 500 has the great location (the HarborView Marina), with a dining room on the water, but somehow it's never found the right identity. In its latest incarnation, Pier 500 is a seafood restaurant, with Bernard Pfanner from Danny's as its executive chef. The biggest hits on the new menu so far have been the flounder Pontchartrain, lobster thermidor and bouillabaisse. The most unusual: an individual baked Alaska that's billed as low fat. (It's made with frozen yogurt.)* A reader called to report that the Owl Bar in the Belvedere is selling cigars -- and both men and women are smoking them.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie | June 19, 1994
Church C.H.A.M.P.What were those 10 guys in chef's hats and aprons doing at Westview Shopping Center one recent Sunday? Cooking up heart-healthy dishes for fun and a little profit, at least for the three winners, under the auspices of Church C.H.A.M.P. (Community Health Awareness and Monitoring Program) at Liberty Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and the American Heart Association. With "Soul Cookin' for the Heart, for Men Who Cook," Church C.H.A.M.P. hoped to draw attention to the fact that men have a higher instance of high blood pressure and thus more need to be careful about their diet.
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Restaurant Critic | January 2, 1993
Zia PinaZia Pina, 5501 Belair Road, (410) 485-5700. A reader called me about Zia Pina's homemade Sicilian dishes, but what I liked at this tiny neighborhood spot was the pizza. It's thin with a crisp, crunchy crust -- not just at the edges but all of it. The balance of toppings is just right, and it isn't greasy. We had good salads here, too, and a fine homemade chicken noodle soup. The rest of our meal disappointed, but if you're tired of chain pizzas, this is definitely a place to keep in mind, especially if you want to bring the kids along.
NEWS
By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | March 31, 2007
Connie Crabtree showcased her culinary reputation as an innovative chef while owning and operating several intimate and casual restaurants on and off for more than 30 years. Today, she has swapped the daily restaurant grind for that of a successful and much in demand caterer. In 1973, with the help of several friends, the former Towson State College and Maryland Institute student opened Cacao Lane, a funky informal French restaurant, in Ellicott City. "The menu changed every day because we didn't have a freezer and entrees were chalked up on a blackboard," said Crabtree, with a laugh, from her Federal Hill catering company.
FEATURES
By LAURA CHARLES | November 20, 1991
IF YOU HAVEN'T made plans for tonight, why not think about dropping by the Mount Washington Tavern for Brick Night, starting at six-ish, to benefit the Buy-A-Brick campaign for the Baltimore Harbor Endowment?We'll be guest bartending with Bill Gilmore of the Baltimore Office Of Promotion, Marty Lastner of Harborplace/Rouse Company, and consultant Johnnie Ponzie, with tips benefiting the cause. A special attraction of the evening's festivities will be Tarot Card Readings by developer, Ted Rouse, and an appearance by the "Baltimore Brick," the Buy-a-Brick Campaign mascot!
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | December 6, 1992
Pier 500, 500 Harborview Drive, (410) 625-0500. Open every day for lunch and dinner. AE, MC, V. No-smoking area: no. Wheelchair access: yes. Since it opened, Pier 500 has been a restaurant known for its casual chic. The food has always been a bit erratic but wonderfully imaginative; unfortunately, you never knew whether you were going to get a meal that would completely wow you or one that mildly disappointed.
FEATURES
By MARY MAUSHARD and MARY MAUSHARD,Staff Writer Germano's Trattoria Petrucci Staff Writer Greenspring Inn | March 21, 1992
Pier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht ClubPier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. , Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. Pier 500 is definitely new Baltimore, but it's a restaurant that all Baltimore can be proud of. Operated by chef Connie Crabtree, this contemporary restaurant is nestled in a new waterfront development on Key Highway beyond the Inner Harbor. The atmosphere is casual; the dining room attractive; and the menu varied. There is a nice mix of light fare and full meals -- several salads that would each seem to make a meal and an entree list that includes grilled mixed vegetables ($9.95)
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