Review: Fresh Meat – Despite a familiar format, Baldamar is sizzling with new life

Baldamar is a steakhouse at a mall. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of this review. Despite its aggressive Instagram influencer-courting and its 9th Level Gnome Illusionist-sounding name, Baldamar is both fully contemporary and as square as can be, down to its Restoration Hardware-meets-Delta Sky Club interior. And yet: There’s a … [ Read more]

The Salt Cellar closes, new concept in the works

The Salt Cellar on Selby Avenue has closed. Jason DeRusha tweeted the news over the weekend. The throwback steakhouse helmed by forager chef Alan Bergo opened in early 2015 to reviews that ranged from middling to irritated to excoriating. The ownership group, also behind Eagle Street Grille and Ox Cart Ale House, plan to keep the space and … [ Read more]

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