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Md. high court upholds Baltimore’s food truck restriction

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

Maryland’s top court Monday upheld the constitutionality of a Baltimore ordinance that bans food truck vendors from operating within 300 feet of restaurants selling similar edibles. The Court of Appeals said the “300-foot rule” is “rationally related” to the city’s ...

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Baltimore restaurants aim for a rebound from post-riot blues

Liam Flynn, owner of Liam Flynn's Ale House at 22 W. North Avenue in Baltimore, reported a substantial loss in business during the weeks following the civil unrest in April and May and the city-imposed 10-day curfew because of uneasiness felt by his customers when it came to going out to eat in the city. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

More than two months after the Baltimore riots and ensuing curfew, local restaurants are still searching for ways to rebound financially and recover lost revenues. The lost profits for owners and wages for employees have already been incurred, but the ...

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Appellate court sinks proposed floating restaurant next to Tiki Barge

The Tiki Barge (shown with downtown Baltimore in the background) has been a source of concern for the Harborview community, which has cited misbehavior by patrons of the establishment. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The Court of Special Appeals last week affirmed a ruling in Baltimore City Circuit Court, which had affirmed a liquor board decision not to expand Parkway Swirnow Inc.'s liquor license in the Harborview community to include Raw Barge Seafood Co. Parkway Swirnow already holds the liquor license for Tiki Barge and nearby Tabrizi’s and Sorso Cafe, but its plans for the Raw Barge have twice been stymied by the city’s Board of Liquor License Commissioners

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Somewhere in Md., it’s Restaurant Week

Patrons sample the fare at the 2011 Restaurant Week in the Light Street Pavilion in Baltimore, one of the early adapters to the phenomenon. (File photo)

Excluding tasting events and festivals – many of which revolve, unsurprisingly, around seafood – just over a dozen cities and counties put on a restaurant week (or two) annually, with more on the way.

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