New Restaurant In Hamden (Baltimore)
The ex-Executive Chef at the Harbor Court Restaurant, Galen Sampson and his wife Bridget have opened a new restaurant, The Dogwood, located at 911 W. 36th Street (same location as the old Mamie's Café). They are starting with a fairly simple menu and hope to build on it, but do not let my description of simple dissuade your from trying this "new jewel" in Hamden. It's worth a trip. The preparation and presentation are worthy of the best restaurants.
Their web address is: www.dogwooddeli.com
The Deli has been open since last summer, the full restaurant "Asta" has taken alot longer. I think they are predicting a late spring total opening. I think the seating downstairs is just an expansion of the deli and not the actual restaurant kitchen.
(It's Hampden, not Hamden)
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I had a breakfast sandwich there and the bread was a crunchy multigrain that was outstanding. The coffee was excellent too.
We hosted a dinner party at Dogwood's restaurant last night--the event was great! The restaurant sat us off to the side--felt like private dining. Our sever, Alexis, was patient (we were having fun and were slow decisionmakers as a consequence) and attentive. The whole wheat bread was fantastic. All eight of us thought we made excellent ordering choices. We loved the shrimp w/pasta, the duck, the pork tenderloin, the salad. Our whole group appreciated the organic food, and the social justice origins of the organization. We will go back, for sure.