New restaurants offer diverse options

The papaya salad with peanuts and string beans, topped with a fresh garlic & chili lime dressing at the Mayuree Thai Tavern. | Photo by Julie M. Kichline

The papaya salad with peanuts and string beans, topped with a fresh garlic & chili lime dressing at the Mayuree Thai Tavern.
| Photo by Julie M. Kichline

Southeast foodies have a lot to be excited about. This summer brings the opening of several new restaurants, all of which offer something delicious to the southeast cuisine scene.

First is Hucks’ American Craft Brewer’s Hill opened earlier this month at 3728 Hudson Street, the former location of Elliot’s Pour House.

Huck’s boasts that they have “the greatest of craft brews, house-concocted cocktails, and a Chef’s take on the All-American”. The menu will feature traditional food with a gourmet twist, like a Vermont grilled cheese and Maine lobster dip. It is the work of Charlie Gjerde, the brother of James Beard award winner Spike Gjerde, and his sister-in-law Carrie Podles who also owns Papi’s Tacos and Alexander’s Tavern in Fells Point.

Huck’s will offer a 100% domestic beer and wine list to pair with their American comfort food.

In Canton, the former space of McDevin’s Bar & Grill is getting new life thanks to the newly-renovated Quarterhouse Tavern which opened on July 8.

Quarterhouse Tavern is offering unique options like a pickled roasted chicken and Canadian favorite, poutine with braised pork cheeks. Naturally, their summer cocktails are just as creative, and if you want something more traditional, they offer over 40 types of wine.

Quarterhouse is located at 801 S. Decker Street. For a full menu and more information, visit www.quarterhousetavern.com.

Also in Canton, taking the place of JD’s Smokehouse, is Jokers n’ Thieves, a “low country” restaurant which features Southern classics like shrimp and grits, pimento cheese, and smoked brisket.

They also offer live music on the weekends.

They are located at 3000 O’Donnell Street on the Square and more information can be found at www.jokersnthievesbaltimore.com.

The final restaurant is Mayuree Thai Tavern, which has generated plenty of positive buzz since it opened in June. Traditional, flavorful thai food, like chicken satay and curry, is now being offered at this tavern in Canton at 2815 Fleet Street.

For more information on Muyuree Thai Tavern, pick up the Baltimore Guide’s Reader’s Choice issue next week.

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