Monday, August 13, 2007

Bombay Grill Group Sets Indigma Opening

IN THE NEWS: The Baltimore Sun's Elizabeth Large reviews Brasserie Tatin and reports, "Tony Chemmanoor, head of the Bombay Grill restaurant group, has gone back to what he knows best: Indian food. Chemmanoor is the owner of what was the group's crown jewel, Saffron at 800 N. Charles St. When it opened, Saffron served Indian fusion cuisine and then later, Asian fusion. When its last chef, Edward Kim, left, Chemmanoor closed the place to regroup and make a few renovations. It will reopen as Indigma - "not a fusion restaurant," he told me. "He was planning to reopen Aug. 8 or at least by Aug. 15, the 60th anniversary of Indian independence. ... Baltimore Pho is going to open in October, where Mencken's Cultured Pearl used to be at 1114 Hollins St., across from the market. ... Large also notes the closings of Caribbean Kitchen (353 N. Calvert St.) and the Peacock Cafe in the Pier 5 Hotel. ... McCormick & Schmick's, the upscale seafood restaurant chain, will open its fourth Maryland location in Annapolis by the end of this year, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. The restaurant will be part of the $100 million expansion at Westfield Annapolis mall that began in May 2006. ... visits Iggies (N. Calvert St. in Mt. Vernon) and Taste in Belvedere Square.

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