Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brooklyn Park's Club 4100 Set For Auction

IN THE NEWS: A Brooklyn Park gathering place for Charm City notables including Johnny Unitas, Cal Ripken Jr. and Oprah Winfrey is headed for the auction block after nearly 50 years of private ownership, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Baltimore-based A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers has scheduled a Sept. 6 auction for the Anne Arundel County establishment Club 4100, owned by brothers Dino and Manny Spanomanolis. The restaurant, established in 1959, is tucked into a property at the corner of 4th and Edison streets in Brooklyn Park and has been featured in the local media, including Baltimore magazine's "50 Best Restaurants" issue. baltimore.bizjournals.com ... The City Paper's Richard Gorelick writes about eating seasonally, including Lauraville's Chameleon Café, and notes the opening of Paula Szczepanek's barbecue stall called Smoke at the Cross Street Market, next to Fenwick's Fine Meats. ... Cheap Eats checks out Kitten's Eat to Live (Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., Baltimore). citypaper.com ... The Baltimore Sun's (baltimoresun.com) Karen Nitkin gives two and a half stars to Cocoaccinos (2831 Smith Ave., Baltimore). ... Elizabeth Large reviews Grapevine Café in Cockeysville, has dinner for the first time at 30-year-old Samos in Greektown, and reports: The space at 2110 N. Charles St., which was a restaurant called Lisa's Coffe House (that's not a typo) and before that Benny Gordon's French Restaurant 2110, is now the Lahore Kalal Kabab House, serving Pakastani and Indian food. ... Large also lists her Top 10 restaurants reviewed so far this year:

1) Pazo in Fells Point.
2) b Bistro in Bolton Hill.
3) Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East.
4) Brasserie Tatin in Homewood.
5) Dogwood in Hampden.
6) Pazza Luna in Locust Point.
7) Osteria 177 in Annapolis.
8) Della Notte in Little Italy.
9) Minato in Mount Vernon.
10) P. F. Chang's in the Inner Harbor.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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