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Hue Aug 4, 2008 01:19 PM

I know that there is a Hamilton Tavern opening soon on Harford Road,(same people as Brewers Art?)
Has anyone heard anything about The Lauraville House opening (old Jerry O'Donnells?)

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    ronandaim Aug 4, 2008 03:30 PM

    I had not heard anything about this, but I googled it and found an article in The Examiner:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-277-Baltimo...

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      tapas gal Aug 7, 2008 01:06 PM

      I am curious to hear if anyone has tried this yet. I live nearby and cannot even picture where it is.

      anyone been?

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        ronandaim Aug 7, 2008 06:41 PM

        Haven't been yet, but we drove past. There isn't a sign yet and it doesn't look very inviting...a little bit keno-y IMO.

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          Montebello Aug 7, 2008 06:53 PM

          Ditto Ronandaim's comment. I had hopes for this place, but by the looks of the smokers who were banished to the sidewalk out front, it looks like the same old scruffy barfly crowd, which, to me, indicates a perpetuation of the O'Donnell's/Christies' paradigm. Yeah, funny there's no sign yet.

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            tapas gal Aug 8, 2008 06:36 AM

            Ah, well no sign explains why I didn't see it! Smoker's and Keno? ... I believe I will pass until someone else braves (and raves!) it.

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              crosby_p Aug 8, 2008 08:17 AM

              I think it's the white building on Harford right next to the fire department.

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                pleiades Aug 9, 2008 05:46 AM

                Tom, the manager of Brewers Art has purchased it. He and his wife have been working on it all summer. I'm sure the "old crowd" will try to hang on, but I doubt very much if Tom is keeping the Keno or has any intention of keeping it "as is."

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                  quarterjack Sep 22, 2008 07:15 PM

                  Well, I'm afraid that after the build up, the trip to Lauraville House came to nothing. We went in, and the ambience is still very much Keno/barfly, with Riviera Beach wedding reception furnishings and decor. We didn't stay -- part of me is ashamed about that. The new owner is, apparently adding some Peruvian dishes to the menu, and the aromas were certainly more alluring than the normal bar fare, but we couldn't bring ourselves to try it and went to the Hamilton Tavern again. Maybe we've been spoiled, but good luck to them.
                  The diner across the street from Hamilton Tavern is taking shape: the interior looks like fun, and it should be a good addition.

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                    shall Sep 29, 2008 09:34 AM

                    I would give it another shot. True, the decor leaves a bit to be desired (but it's a lot better than O'Donnell's!). And there is definitely still some of the old crowd going there. BUT the food is actually good! We've been a couple of times, and the beer battered fish sandwich is HUGE and tasty, with hand-cut fries. My wife really enjoyed the hot wings, and last time we went she had an incredible Asian tuna wrap - really good. Apparently there's also a blackened tuna offering.

                    Beer selections aren't as grand as the Hamilton Tavern, but the Happy Hour special is pretty good - $.75 off all beer, and I am pleased to report that they offer Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (as well as Blue Moon & others).

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                  pleiades Aug 9, 2008 06:55 AM

                  Hang on Hang on Hang on, we're getting our signals crossed here....

                  Hamilton Tavern- Bought by Tom from Brewers Art, slated to open end of August as a casual place for Lauraville types to hang out with good beer, wine, etc.

                  Lauraville House- no one knows

                  Hamilton House- scruffy Keno joint no one should bother checking out.

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                    shall Sep 29, 2008 09:34 AM

                    Lauraville House is owned by Luis Cabrera, who I believe lives right nearby.

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                  quarterjack Sep 19, 2008 12:35 PM

                  The Hamilton Tavern is stellar. We're heading to the Lauraville House tonight as the next trip on our tour of the new Harford Road eating places. From driving by it looks like there might be problems parking, and the strange signage leaves us a bit concerned, but you can't knock it until you try it.

                  1. scrapplelover Sep 24, 2008 12:20 PM

                    I've been a few times as it's near work, and seriously, try the atomic wings. they come as real wings or boneless chunks o' white meat...and they're super good, a very complex, deep peppery heat that doesn't just burn your lips off. While you're at it, order the empanadas, the home-madeness of it really surprised us, 'cause it does indeed look keno-y and is kinda poorly decorated. The blonde waitress is so super helpful, too.

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                      ronandaim Sep 24, 2008 03:34 PM

                      The empanadas may be what it takes to get me there....good to know.

                    2. scrapplelover Sep 24, 2008 12:22 PM

                      Also, I don't think there is any such place as hamilton house. It sounded like confusion

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