By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Sondra Harrison McGee, who co-owned and managed her family's Pier Five seafood restaurant on Pratt Street, died of a heart attack March 17 at her Marco Island, Fla., home. She was 71 and had lived in the Hampton section of Towson. Born on Tilghman Island, she was the daughter of Levin F. Harrison Jr. and Alice Garvin Harrison, who owned and operated Harrison's Chesapeake House. Her father was a charter fishing boat operator and her mother ran the popular Eastern Shore summer hotel and restaurant.
Lorraine Mirabella | June 11, 2013
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is opening a restaurant in Crofton, where it plans to hire more than 100 workers. The new Red Robin, the 13 th in Maryland, will open in mid-July in the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center off Route 3 North.  "If the sizzle of burgers on the grill is music to your ears, and making people smile is one of your greatest talents, then you're just the type of person we want to talk with!," the company's announcement says. The casual dining chain serves more than two dozen varieties of burgers and its trademark Bottomless Steak Fries in addition to appetizers, chicken sandwiches, salads, soups and wraps.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
The former executive chef at Petit Louis will open La Cuchara , a Basque restaurant in the Meadow Mill complex, this summer. The chef is Ben Lefenfeld, a veteran of the Foreman Wolf restaurant group, who also worked at Charleston and who helped Foreman Wolf open Johnny's in Roland Park. Lefenfeld has signed a lease with Eutaw Property Enterprises at Meadow Mill, which was built by the sailcloth manufacturer William Hooper Co. in 1877 and whose most notable tenant was the London Fog company.
August 17, 1994
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new McDonald's restaurant of Lake Shore will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the building site, 45 Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena.The event will feature appearances by state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno and Dels. Joan Cadden, W. Ray Huff and Charles W. "Stokes" Kolodziejski, all District 31 Democrats.The new 2,900-square-foot restaurant is owned by Barbara and Bob Houck, who own five other local McDonald's. The restaurant is expected to open Nov. 1.
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2011
A 16-year-old caught drinking beer in a North Laurel restaurant has cost Wild Buffalo Grill owner Maria Marek a $500 fine and a six-day license suspension on two consecutive weekends starting Friday, according to a decision by the Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Association. Howard police Detective Mark Baxter told the board that officers found the youth drinking inside the restaurant the night of Nov. 12. John Curtis, the manager and Marek's brother-in-law, told them a regular patron, age 26, had bought a "bucket" of five beers, and the youth took one, police said.
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
Now that an opening date has been announced for the Four Seasons Hotel  Baltimore - November 1 - more information about the restaurants should begin to flow forth. Here's what we know so far. The three main restaurants include La Mill , which will be open for breakfast and lunch; Wit & Wisdom , a "contemporary take on a traditional tavern," to be overseen by celebrity chef Michael Mina, which will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Pabu , a high-end, dinner-only Japanese restaurant.
September 24, 1990
Funeral services will be held for Charles Wilbur Esserwein, a former local restaurateur, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lemmon Mitchell Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road.Mr. Esserwein died yesterday morning after a long bout with Parkinson's disease at his Lutherville home. He was 75 years old.He was born in East Baltimore, the son of Louise and John J. Esserwein. He attended St. Paul's Catholic School.He worked as a manager of a Read's Drug store at Baltimore and Calvert streets, then became manager of Morgan M. Millard's restaurant in downtown Baltimore.
August 7, 1991
County police were looking for two men who robbed a Linthicum fast-food restaurant early yesterday morning and forced three employees into a freezer.The holdup is similar to a number of recent incidentsin Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties, police say.Police said an employee of Wendy's restaurant at 714 Nursery Roadwas leaving at about 1:15 a.m. when a man with a sawed-off shotgun and an accomplice ordered him back inside.Once inside, the banditsdemanded money from the safe, and the manager complied.
By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Staff Writer | July 19, 1992
A restaurant that's just opened in the Inner Harbor East has an old Baltimore name and a Big City look. Bohager's, at the corner of Fleet and Eden streets, is the first new retail project in the heavily industrial 20-acre site south and east of Little Italy.Partners Jim Mikula and Tom Douglas, who teamed up previously at Weber's on Boston, have enlisted Weber's chef Bob Morgan in the new venture, which features a moderately priced, all-grill menu -- ribs, steaks, burgers and seafood -- and the open, "warehouse" style that has been popular in cities such as New York and Chicago.
June 19, 1991
A new franchised chain of restaurants owned by the Danbar Corp. has opened The Canopy, a fast-service restaurant, in Peddler's Square on Liberty Road.Operators Dan and Barbara Carter, longtime Eldersburg residents, opened May 29. The restaurant specializes in open pit beef, ham and turkey, barbecued ribs and chicken, pork, beef and barbecue sandwiches, and homemade soups and salads."Most everyone dreams of owning one's own business," said Dan Carter. "Opening The Canopy in Eldersburg is step one in the fulfillmentof our dream."
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