In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Aveley Farms Coffee; Poke Bowl; Boathouse Canton

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

By Lauren Cohen | November 1, 2018, 3:24 pm

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Aveley Farms Coffee; Poke Bowl; Boathouse Canton

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

By Lauren Cohen | November 1, 2018, 3:24 pm

COMING SOON

Aveley Farms Coffee: Come spring, Harbor East locals will have a new spot to get their caffeine fix. Towson native Corey Voelkel is planning to open Aveley Farms Coffee in 2019, offering global grinds and pastries sourced from local purveyors. Inspired by his time living in San Diego, Voelkel wants the space to have a West Coast feel mixed with touches of Baltimore’s old-school industrial charm. “All of the roastery operations will be visible to engage people to ask questions and get involved,” he explains. The 900-square-foot space will feature high ceilings and large warehouse windows overlooking the neighborhood skyline. Aside from highlighting his own blends, Voelkel plans to collaborate with other local roasters including Keffa Coffee downtown. “If you have a high-grade cup of coffee, you can drink it black,” he says. “I really want to build on that and celebrate the coffee scene here.” 1400 Aliceanna St.

Fenwick’s Choice Meats: Cross Street Market regulars were saddened when this longtime butcher closed up shop last spring as the public market began its ongoing renovation process. But now, meat master Henry Reisinger has vowed to reopen his stall this winter. Since debuting in 1952, Fenwick’s has become a go-to for products such as quality lamb chops to house-made brats. In addition to veteran vendors like Fenwick’s and Steve’s Lunch, the reinvigorated market will welcome a batch of new businesses in 2019. Be on the lookout for Sobeachy Haitian Cuisine, Vietnamese soup and sub shop Phubs, and a burger concept from the owners of Southside Diner in Locust Point. 1065 S. Charles St.

OPEN

Poke Bowl: Poke bowls have become all the rage lately, and Federal Hill diners now have a spot to dig in. This new eatery premiered on Light Street last month, offering colorful bowls filled with rice, raw fish, and customizable toppings ranging from kale and kimchi to pineapple and purple cabbage. The spot also specializes in sushi burritos in varieties like the “Salmon Bomb” (salmon, edamame, scallions, and cucumber) and the “Dancing Jack,” filled with tuna, yellowtail, cream cheese, and sweet corn. Owner Yun Jiang also serves the trendy dishes at Poke Bowl locations in Cockeysville, Lutherville, Bel Air, and downtown on North Calvert Street. A sixth shop in Owings Mills is currently in the works. 1040 Light St. 443-759-6229

EPICUREAN EVENTS

11/1-4: International Stout Day at Guinness
Now that the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House is up and running in Relay, the global beer behemoth can officially celebrate International Stout Day for the first time on American soil. Head brewer Hollie Stephenson and her team are toasting the holiday with a new beer, Guinness Small Stout, which will debut on tap on Thursday, November 1. At a 4.5-percent ABV, the beer uses a double-mash brewing method and has notes of chocolate and coffee with a tart finish. Throughout the weekend, $1 of all Small Stout sales will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank. 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, 800-909-2645

11/6: The Outpost Battle Royale Part One
This late-night chef throwdown series kicks off next week at The Outpost American Tavern in Riverside. Outpost chef Jesse Sandlin will welcome Ben Lefenfeld of La Cuchara and Doug Wetzel of Gertrude’s into her kitchen to see whose dishes reign supreme. The event will feature food and half-off drink deals for all hospitality industry professionals. 1032 Riverside Ave., 10 p.m.-12 a.m. 443-388-9113. Free.

SHUT

Boathouse Canton: Canton neighbors took to social media earlier this week to mourn the loss of this waterfront hangout, which has closed for good. Signs posted to its doors Wednesday indicated that the restaurant had shuttered, and thanked all of the “wonderful guests throughout the years.” Management has not yet disclosed the reasons behind the closure. Since the dockside spot opened in the spring of 2014, it became a go-to for seafood specialties, private parties, and neighborhood gatherings. We’ll especially miss the summer afternoons spent sipping Orange Crushes and swaying to live music on the dog-friendly DockBar. 2809 Boston St.




Meet The Author

Lauren Cohen is the digital senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers food, events, lifestyle, and community news.



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