Here are 3 new restaurants coming to the Baltimore region. Most of the information below has come from their press releases. Indulge and go to their websites or social media pages to learn more.
Basta Pasta, a full service Italian and seafood restaurant/bar has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc for a space at Liberty Exchange, at the intersection of Maryland Routes 32 and 25 in Eldersburg. This will be the 3rd Basta Pasta and the first for Carroll County, the other two one in Fallston and one in Timonium
“The Eldersburg trade area continues to be under-served by restaurants, and Basta Pasta is introducing an extremely popular concept that has been well-received in Baltimore and Harford Counties,” explained Bill Holzman, Vice President of Retail Leasing for St. John Properties. “We envision Basta Pasta appealing to both families and businesses in the local trade area that are looking for a quality dining environment and experience.”
Twitter & Instagram: @Basta_Pasta https://www.facebook.com/bastapastamd/
&Pizza is a DC-based collection of pizza shops with 14 locations across the DMV (District, Maryland & Virginia) will be opening in Federal Hill at 1201 South Charles Street. The gourmet handmade pies by &pizza are looking to a summer opening. Keeping with the trend, &Pizza follows the fast casual format.
The Menu: Unique flavors with gourmet taste, &pizza curates a menu of seven signature pizzas, three signature salads, one dessert pizza, three signature cookies, six craft sodas, four teas and quarterly seasonal items. Guest pizza favorites include the Farmer’s Daughter which consists of spicy tomato sauce, spinach, fresh mozzarella, classic fennel Italian sausage topped with local farm eggs, red pepper chili oil and Parmigiano Reggiano, and the top seller, the Maverick, which includes classic tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, 39-day aged pepperoni, Italian sausage, salami, oregano oil and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Founded in 2012 in Washington, D.C.’s historic H Street NE corridor, &pizza set out to create a different kind of pizza shop – one where experience is the focal point, and every shop reflects the culture and people of its neighborhood. Evidence of their disruptive success can be found in the organizational culture of its employees (the brand calls them Tribe Members), its rapid expansion and numerous recognitions, including Best Pizza and Best Vegetarian in Washington D.C. &pizza currently owns and operates fourteen locations in the Washington D.C. area.
Twitter & Instagram: @andpizza https://www.facebook.com/LikeAndPizza/
Locust Point’s McHenry Row will be home to Ruby 8 Noodle and Sushi Bar, it is their second location, the first being in the Horseshow Casino. The menu will feature a variety of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese entrées to include roast duck soup, Bulgogi, Mongolian beef and Vietnamese beef pho; seafood selections such as sea bass, lobster and rockfish and specialty items such as General Tso’s chicken and Szechuan Spicy Pork.
According to General Manager Lisa Chung, the McHenry Row restaurant will be configured as a “more upscale, modern and contemporary version” of the Horseshoe Casino, with a greater emphasis placed on sushi, Asian cocktails and eighteen taps featuring local and imported beers. In addition, Ruby 8 will be adding a raw bar serving fresh oysters, clams and crab claws. The restaurant will include nearly 130 seats and will encourage elongated stays by its patrons with an engaging bar and lounge area. It will be replacing the Umi Sake location.