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Brass Elephant, The Sequel What happened when Steven and Linda Rivelis decided to kick "brass."

In STYLE’s annual food issue last November, I wrote about Steven and Linda Rivelis, Baltimore business owners who had purchased the former Brass Elephant with ambitious plans to renovate and open a restaurant proffering world cuisine—some based on what they had encountered on their extensive travels running Campaign Consultation, Inc. …

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Restaurant Deconstructed Oh Donna

Donna Crivello—yes, that Donna—has historically created restaurants where she herself wants to eat. Serene specialty coffee shops in the days when Starbuck was still just the mate in “Moby-Dick,” casual eateries with neighborhood appeal. Now she’s cooked up the restaurant of her dreams. Inspired by Crivello’s Italian heritage—and many trips …

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Beer Studies

After Ian Hummel graduated from the VLB, a prestigious German beer-making school in Berlin, his dad, Harry, a York, PA-based architect, offered to help him establish a place to ply his trade. The result is the revitalized former Station 16 firehouse at N. Calvert and Read, in which the architect …

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New Moon

While newcomers might confuse her restaurant for a brand of Belgian-style wheat beer, owner Sarah Simington is quick to set them straight. “We were here first man, we were here first,” she says of the 35-seat Blue Moon in Fells Point, known for its 24-hour hangover-friendly breakfast menu. Simington opened …

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In Like Finn

After parting company with his brother Spike (they co-owned Spike & Charlie’s and The Atlantic), Charlie Gjerde went on to open Alexander’s Tavern and Papi’s Tacos in Fells Point and, most recently, Huck’s American Craft, which took over the former Elliott’s Pour House in Brewers Hill. The team—Gjerde and his …

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