Baltimore Restaurant Week Summer 2013: A List of Participating Midtown Restaurants

brw-300x238We’re just a few days into the most delicious week of summer. That week is of course Baltimore Restaurant Week! From July 26 – August 4, 2013, many of Baltimore’s best restaurants will offer special three-course menus and some of Midtown’s finest will be participating. To make finding your next tasty meal a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of participating Midtown eateries.

Some participating Midtown restaurants include:

Bolton Hill:

  • BBistro

Mount Vernon:

  • Cazbar
  • City Café
  • Créme Restaurant & Lounge
  • Helmand Restaurant
  • Marie Louise Bistro
  • Red Maple
  • Sascha’s 527 Restaurant
  • Sotto Sopra
  • The 13th Floor
  • The Brewer’s Art
  • The Prime Rib
  • Tio Pepe
  • Waterstone Bar and Grille

For more on Baltimore Restaurant Week and more participating restaurants, visit http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com/.

Traffic Alert: Portion of Howard Street to Close For Repairs

Heads up Midtown Residents and commuters! A portion of Howard Street is set to close for water main repairs and its closure is expected to cause some significant traffic delays around surrounding streets.

The portion of North Howard Street impacted is between West North and Mount Royal avenues, including the bridge over Interstate 83. The closure will take place Monday at 9 a.m.

DPW said crews will work to replace an 80-year-old valve, vault and connecting water mains. The work is expected to take about three to four weeks.

The Howard Street closure is expected to cause significant delays to northbound traffic along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. [WBAL TV]

DPW suggests alternate routes for northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as follows:

– Left on McCulloh Street, right on Druid Park Lake Drive to 28th Street

– Left on Eutaw Place, right on Druid Park Lake Drive to 28th Street

– Right on Druid Hill Avenue to Centre Street, left on Calvert Street

Drivers who travel southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will need to detour upon reaching the closure. Alternate routes include:

From 33rd Street — turn left onto St. Paul Street, right onto Chase Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Beware: BGE Scam in Bolton Hill

bgelogoBeware, Midtown residents! A scam involving BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric) has been reported in the Bolton Hill neighborhood and Midtown Community Benefits District and BGE would like to remind you to remain vigilant about home and personal safety.

In the report, an individual posing as an employee of BGE came to a resident’s door to ask if they’d received a “check for free electricity.” The observant resident noticed three other young men standing suspiciously off to the side and immediately declined the “offer.”

The scam, which BGE warned customers about in April 2013, is “an attempt to steal money and other valuables by gaining access to customer homes or businesses or to gain credit card information.”

“Although it is rare for a BGE representative to require entry into the customer’s home, if the entry is requested, the customer should always ask to see photo identification,” said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. “All BGE employees and contractors carry company identification badges, which should be visible at all times, displaying their name, photograph and identification number.”

If you are contacted as part of this scam, call local law enforcement and the BGE Customer Contact Center immediately at 800.685.0123.