Food & Drink

Open & Shut: Thread Coffee Roasters; Sacré Sucré; Primanti Bros.

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.


Thread Coffee Roasters: After operating out of temporary facilities in the area for the past 11 years, Thread Coffee Roasters is settling at its first long-term home at 1812 Greenmount Ave., Suite 102, in the Greenmount West neighborhood. A grand opening party on Feburary 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature special coffee tastings, tours of the roastery, and opportunities to meet the people behind the brand.

“We are thrilled to open our new roastery and share our passion for coffee with the community,” Thread’s co-owner and head roaster Holly Kent-Payne said in a statement. “This space is more than just a roastery; it’s the manifestation of all of our dreams come true.”

The women-, queer-, and employee-owned business—whose signature pink, black, and silver foil bags are easy to spot at retailers like MOM’s Organic Market and Whole Foods—has long been known to support women and marginalized people in the coffee industry. It’s also a member of an importing co-op that sustains growers with a subscription model. In keeping with its ethos, the team is looking forward to using the new space as a venue to host monthly coffee education events, which will delve into the art and science of brewing while teaching attendees about various methods, flavor profiles, and sustainable practices. Check out more information on future workshops, here

Clock Tower Coffee and Bakery: There’s also a newish coffee destination and bakery in Hanover. Clock Tower Coffee and Bakery debuted in October in the Oxford Square community, serving up locally roasted Ceremony coffee and freshly made breakfast and lunch items—including egg sammies, salads, and BALT’s. Baked goods include scones, croissants, muffins, and cupcakes. The family-owned business will also soon add an on-site convenience store. 


Sacré Sucré: Last year, partners Dane Thibodeaux and Manuel “Manny” Sanchez announced they would relocate their lovely Fells Point pastry shop to a larger space at 933 Fell St, not far from its former home on Fleet. After months of only taking online orders throughout the transition, the time has just about come for the new digs to debut. The owners announced on social media that they will hold a soft opening this weekend, Jan. 20-21, before resuming regular hours next week. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend, expect limited pastries and macarons while new staff gets warmed up. (Planning a Mardi Gras bash? The shop is currently taking orders for classic King Cakes and Galette des Rois.)

Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar: A Pittsburgh staple is headed to the Baltimore area. Before you say it, we know—Pittsburgh. But, aside from their football team, the city does offer a lot to love. Take the long-running Primanti Bros. chain, for example. It’s famous (or infamous) for its sandwiches that pile a mountain of fries and coleslaw between two slices of bread, and the restaurant is planning to open its first location in the Baltimore area—a 5,227-square-foot outpost in Linthicum Heights—this spring. In addition to those hearty sandwiches, the menu will include pub favorites like burgers, wings, and pizza, as well as a full bar with beer and cocktails. “There’s no better place for Primanti Bros. to continue its expansion than into the Baltimore region,” CEO Adam Golomb said in a press release. “While we might’ve been born out of Pittsburgh, we know once Baltimore gives us a shot, they’ll love what we do.”


Attman’s Delicatessen: Speaking of sandwiches, the newest location of Baltimore landmark Attman’s Delicatessen is now open at Harbor Point. Dubbed the oldest continuously family-owned deli in the country, Attman’s dates back to 1915 and is known for its piled-high corned beef sandwiches and scratch-made soups (plus that famous mustard). The new location at 1401 Point St.—the former home of Vida Taco Bar—is now open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring waited table seating inside and outside, plus a full-service bar program. The deli also offers takeout and catering. Attman’s has two other locations: the original around the corner on Baltimore’s Corned Beef Row on East Lombard Street and another in Potomac. 


1/26-2/4: Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
The temps are low, and starting next week, the prices at some of your favorite restaurants will be, too. Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week is back on Friday, Jan. 26, when an array of local eateries will feature prix-fixe brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings priced between $15-55. Get started on making reservations at one (or a few) of the many restaurants participating—like Allora, The Black Olive, BLK Swan, Foraged, or Mera Kitchen Collective. Happy dining!