Monday, June 11, 2007

Rams Head Tavern To Close Brewery

IN THE NEWS: Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis plans to shutter its brewery with a 300-year-old history to make way for expansion of its concert venue, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Owner Bill Muelhauser has submitted plans to add about 100 seats to the 242-seat venue to the City of Annapolis' planning and zoning department, which reviewed the proposal June 7. The restaurant brand, which has five locations across the state, has been operating a brewery outside of Maryland since 2001 because of state liquor laws preventing owners from expanding the number of breweries they run. ... The Baltimore Sun's Karen Nitkin reviews Playbook Sports Bar and Grill (6700 German Hill Road, Baltimore). ... Elizabeth Large reports on the openings of: Memphis-style barbecue joint called the Alabama BBQ Co., 4311 Harford Road, (Co-owner Jay Belle is originally from Huntsville); The as yet unnamed restaurant formerly known as Vespa at 1117 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill should open sometime late this month or early July, with former Vespa executive chef Michael Russell, now a part owner, running the kitchen; Late this summer a second Teavolve should open in Harbor East. Unlike the first teahouse, which opened a couple of years ago in Fells Point, this one will have a liquor license. ... Large gives two and a half stars in her review of Crackpot in Bel Air (510 Marketplace Drive, Bel Air). ... The Baltimore Snacker stops by El Salto (5513 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn, MD) and Crab Depot (5717 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, MD). ... For its RA Sushi brand, Benihana officials say the company has seven locations under development: Mesa, Ariz.; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Tustin, Calif.; Baltimore, Md.; Lombard, Ill.; and Houston and Plano, Texas, the South Florida Business Journal reports.

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1 comment:

John said...

That's a shame about Ram's Head. I really liked that place.