As 2015 kicks off it seems we have some exciting new crop of restaurant openings to look forward to around Baltimore; diverse styles from French, Nepalese, sushi, ramen, burgers, pizza and more. Here goes:
As reported in the Baltimore Dish it looks like we can look forward to another opening in Hampden at 3520 Chestnut Avenue called Aromes Restaurant. Chef/owner Steve Monnier is from Reims, France and his pedigree includes a stint at Taillevant in Paris, winner of numerous Michelin stars. Eventually Chef Monnier he moved to the states, Los Angeles, and is now opening his own restaurant here in Baltimore. The focus is said to be big flavors centered in new American and French cuisine. The word is the restaurant is very close to opening. Baltimore Dish states they will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays evenings.
Downtown Diane was walking by the corner restaurant at Montford and Boston Street, the old Hollywood Burger, Tangiers, Red Fish, Meridan 54, and Weber location (obviously, the place has had many incarnations) and noticed a sign stating that Katana Sushi & Ramen was coming to this location.
After further investigation I found the owner Jimmie Chang, whose family owns a number of Katana Sushi restaurants here in Maryland, each a bit different from the other. Jimmie owns the one in Clarksville and hopes to open the Canton location on and around March 1st. This will be the only Katana Sushi that will be offering ramen. The ramen will be available with beef, pork and vegan broths. Chang will bring to the Canton location other dishes that are extremely popular at his Clarksville location. Whereas the Clarksville location serves Thai food it will not be offered at the Canton location.
Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal will open tomorrow, Friday January 2nd at the end of Pier 4 on Pratt Street, serving lunch and dinner. Come Monday, January 5th they will add breakfast to the mix.
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