Fine dining coming to Foster Avenue

Written by on May 23, 2012 in Baltimore Bites, Blogs - No comments

Crossroads, the dive bar at the corner of Foster and Highland avenues, has served its last Bud Ice.

The bar closed Sunday and will be under new management. It will close for at least a month for top-to-bottom renovations. It will reopen—and here’s a metamorphosis for you—as a fine dining restaurant.

Chef Mark Littleton, whom diners may remember from his days at Annabel Lee, and earlier at Simon’s, will open “Adam’s Eve,” a 50-seat restaurant featuring Littleton’s signature new American cuisine, sometime in June. Or maybe July. You know how renovations can go.

He is going into business with his fiancee, Cheryl Gavoni. The restaurant is named for Cheryl’s son Adam, who died last year. She will manage the restaurant with Mark, who will serve as chef.

Her daughter Ashley, a talented artist and art therapist, will design and produce the restaurant’s sign.

Anyone who remembers Littleton’s delectable menu of chops, steaks seafood and chicken, not to mention his duck fat fries, at Annabel Lee will look forward to the opening of Adam’s Eve.

The food will be organic and locally sourced—grass fed beef, free-range poultry, local fish purveyors. There will be many vegetarian and seafood options.

The beer will be locally brewed, and micro. The wine list will be simple—four whites, five reds—and will feature Maryland wineries like Boordy, Linganore and Black Ankle.

The look and feel will be entirely different. The building needs a new floor, and they will replace the bar top. The exterior will be painted an antique shade called Philipsburg Blue.

“People will understand it’s a new entity,” says Littleton.

The pool table is already gone. So are the poker machines. One thing the new management can’t get rid of—yet—is the Keno machine. The contract with the Maryland Lottery runs yet awhile.

by Jacqueline Watts

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