Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Chef Longo Eyes New Namesake Location

IN THE NEWS: With Longo's restaurant at Greenspring Station closed and its corporate parent in bankruptcy, its landlord is looking for a new restaurant for the space, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Longo's, a second venue for well-known local chef Nancy Longo of Pierpoint Restaurant, closed earlier in May after about eight months in operation. Longo said in a recent interview that she wants to try to re-open the restaurant. Brookland Center Restaurant LLC, which owned Longo's, filed to reorganize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Baltimore's U.S. District Court on May 11. ... City Paper's Richard Gorelick reviews The Dogwood Restaurant (911 W. 36th Street, Hampden, Baltimore) from Galen Sampson, the former executive chef of Harbor Court Hotel. ... Cheap Eats visits Mama's Kitchen (2302 Wilkens Ave., Carroll, Baltimore). citypaper.com ... The Sun's Karen Nitkin gives three stars to the arrival of pizza chain ZPizza (8874 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD), while Elizabeth Large reports chef Edward Kim will leave as executive chef at Saffron Modern American. (802 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon.) as of June 17. ... Large also reviews Abacrombie Fine Food and Accommodations (58 W. Biddle St., Baltimore). baltimoresun.com ... Baltimore magazine baltimoremagazine.net reviews Pazza Luna Trattoria Italiana (1401 E. Clement Street) and Tam Tam Restaurant and also reports, "The Thirsty Dog Pub (20 E. Cross Street) is answering to a new name: Now, it’s just the Dog Pub. Evidently, the pooch-friendly pizza pub in Federal Hill was threatened with legal action by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company in Akron, Ohio." ... Blogger Pigtown Pigout pigtown-pigout.blogspot.com visits Mexican-Asian fusion joint Nasu Blanca (corner of Woodall and Fort Avenue in Locust Point). ... Blogger The Baltimore Snacker baltimoresnacker.blogspot.com gives a shout out to Where the Locals Eat (Thanks, John!) and reviews Best Seafood (7319 E Furnace Branch Rd, Glen Burnie, MD), and Dotson's Barbeque (7317 E Furnace Branch Rd, Glen Burnie, MD), ... Bloggers Black Coffee and a Donut blackcoffeeandadonut.blogspot.com reviews Federal Hill's Little Havana, and the sushi joint Matsuri.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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