Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ravens Star Ray Lewis in BBQ Brouhaha

IN THE NEWS: Investors in Birmingham, Ala.'s Full Moon Bar-B-Q's first and only out-of-state location are suing the chain's owners for $6 million, the Birmingham Business Journal reports. The case revolves around Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Q in Baltimore. The restaurant, which included Baltimore Ravens football star Ray Lewis as an investor, was slated to be the first of a nationwide Full Moon concept involving celebrity athletes. The investors, calling themselves Our House LLC, filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Maryland in June against Full Moon's owners, brothers Joseph A. Maluff and David M. Maluff and their company Maluff Foods LLC. ... The Sun's Karen Nitkin gives two and a half stars to J&K Jazz Cafe (1800 Belmont Ave., Baltimore), while Elizabeth Large reviews Minato, notes the openings of Eric's Eatery and "Simply Delicious" Carry Out (2334 N. Charles St.), and the planned mid-August arrival of Linda Doolittle and husband Carlos Venegas' Ranazul (8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton). They also own Sierra's Grill in Beltsville. baltimoresun.com ... BlackCoffeeAndADonut.blogspot.com visits Bonaparte, a French bakery in Fells Point.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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