Casey Jenkins, chef/owner of Darker Than Blue (and one of our top singles!), e-mailed me today that the Waverly restaurant is expanding. He said that construction will begin soon on the building’s second floor.
When complete, there will be an additional 50 seats, a full-service bar, and a chef’s table. Casey also said there will be a small segment about the restaurant on Style Network in June, calling it "one of the hot spots to visit when you come to Baltimore."
Remember My Panini near Ruth’s Chris on Pier 5 at the Inner Harbor? No? I’m not surprised. The pressed-sandwich place opened and closed quickly. Now, there’s a sign saying, "Pizzazz Tuscan Grille. Coming this spring." (I have Henry Hong, Food Nerd extraordinaire, to thank for the tip.)
So I decided to hobble (I’ll explain the limp in a post tomorrow) over to the Inner Harbor and see what's going on. I popped into the Pier 5 Hotel and asked about the new place. I was told the restaurant will be a "little Italian bistro" and will open the second week in May. It’s a cute space with outdoor seating on the water. Maybe this concept will work better.