Monday, February 11, 2013
The country style restaurant is preparing to open at the location of the former Ridgely & Ferrens.
"Setbacks" have held up the opening of Big Sue's Kitchen, which is housed at the location of the former Ridgely & Ferrens. The owners of the casual county style restaurant are now preparing for a mid-March opening. The eatery was initially slated to open in the first week of December 2012. "We have a couple more big things to take care of," said Frederick Dixon, a Freeland resident who co-owns the establishment with his wife, the eponymous Sue Dixon. Big Sue's comes to Towson after a 5-year run in Dundalk. The Dixons took over the location at 11 Allegheny Avenue days after the closing of Ridgely & Ferrens—a longtime staple of the Towson dining scene—in October 2012.
The Caribbean eatery opened recently on Chesapeake Avenue, at a location formerly housed by Andy's Bistro and Creperie.
Baltimore resident ONeil Spencer is bringing Caribbean flavor to downtown Towson. Spencer opened Sunset Jamaica in a space previously occupied by Andy's Bistro and Creperie—also called World of Crepes Cafe—on Feb. 3. Menu items, which range from $8 to $12, include traditional Caribbean fare such as jerk chicken, oxtail, escovitch fish and curry chicken and goat. Entrees are served with plantains, vegetable medley and a rice and peas dish. Callaloo, a popular Caribbean dish featuring leafy greens, can be subsituted for the vegetable medley for a $2 upcharge. "I have [culinary] training, but I have been cooking since I was 8 years old," said Spencer, a native Jamaican. "This is my first American restaurant." Spencer said he purchased the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Emily Peterson, 25, is opening Bruns Interiors in March.
A West Towson woman has left the corporate world behind to follow her true passion—interior design. Emily Peterson, 25, graduated from what was then called the College of Notre Dame—now Notre Dame of Maryland University—in 2010 with a business degree focusing on accounting, and was two credits shy of an art degree. From July 2010 through June 2012, Peterson worked at Constellation Energy until she decided to quit and pursue her dream career. "I've always wanted to [be an interior designer] but wanted to have a good foundation for business first," she said. "Interior design and art always came naturally to me." Peterson is planning to open Bruns Interiors, a home-based business, on March 1. Services include flooring, window treatments, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Towson's Masters of Music takes students from the classroom to the stage.
Between $3,000 guitars, $2,000 microphones, recording sessions and performing live, being in a band isn't cheap or easy. "Getting into music is like getting into cars," said Christos Maricle, one of the owners of the recently opened Masters of Music in Towson. "You can start off with a basic guitar kit for about $200 but you'll soon start wanting nicer stuff." When Maricle, 32, and his business partner Jason George, 36, started Masters of Music in May, they did so with the idea of providing the "complete band experience" in one spot. At its most basic, the music education business offers lessons for instruments such as guitar, piano and drums, as well as vocal instruction. But Masters of Music also has options for those looking to go to …