"We're all growed up," says the Birroteca invite to its first birthday party. But the Hampden restaurant was hardly ever a baby. It hit the ground running when it opened last October and has been drawing a crowd ever since for its wood-fired pizza, pictured, and Italian dishes.
The celebration, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, will feature food and two drinks for each guest. Chef Chad Gauss of The Food Market will be on hand with Birroteca's chef Davide Rossi and chef/owner Robbin Haas.
There is also a VIP option that allows guests to have unlimited food and drinks and a chance to meet with several brewers from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35 for regular admission (VIP, $100) and are available at Birroteca's website.
All proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The cause is personal. Haas's wife has MS. Medical care was one of the reasons they came to Baltimore, he told me before the restaurant opened.
Haas already has another restaurant in the works, Nickel Taphouse, which is expected to open soon in Mt. Washington.