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"Azul 17 Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Lounge brilliantly personifies the restaurant-lounge concept with its sophisticated offering & modern design. The contemporary décor is complete with iridescent ocean blue tiles adorning the walls & sleek white leather lounge seating areas which create a cool and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of hot spots found in South Beach.
We are very excited about bringing a refreshing vibe and dining experience to the area which we feel will allow our clients to relax, enjoy themselves and just escape for awhile without the need to catch a flight or travel into the city.
Of course, this cosmopolitan lounge would not be complete without the sensual sounds of downtempo-midtempo grooves to set the mood. Bring an open mind as our resident & guest DJ’s provide an eclectic mix of musical flavors that will move your mind, body & soul.
Azul 17 specializes in contemporary authentic Mexican cuisine which essentially means that our recipes are made from scratch staying true to the authentic flavors of Mexico and our Executive Chef, Damian Portuguez, prepares dishes using the latest culinary techniques. We are proud of our vibrant menu and guarantee that you will find many unique Mexican dishes at Azul 17 that you will not find at your garden variety tex-mex restaurant. Some of the contemporary cuisine you will find on the menu include a variety of tableside prepared guacamoles, sushi grade ceviches (citrus marinated seafood cocktails) and delectable small plates served family style. They are complimented by the authentic flavors and original recipes that Chef Damian learned from his grandmother in Mexico. Just like you would find in his grandmothers kitchen our empanadas, tamales, hand-pressed mini tortillas and desserts are made fresh daily in house.
Why Azul 17? “Azul” in English means “blue” which is the color of the Agave plant, the main source of Tequila and “17” is the owner’s life-long lucky number. Azul 17 is the vision of Owner, Julio Soto, a Cuban American and his wife, Lily Soto, who is from the tequila region of Jalisco, Mexico. Their vision has come to life as they incorporate their appreciation for culture and exceptional tastes in food, tequila, fine wines, design and music to create the ultimate dining destination. As true entrepreneurs this is not their first business venture however it is their first personally owned restaurant. For the past 10 years Julio & Lily have worked with other Mexican restaurants to gain experience and prepare for the opening of their own restaurant. They have owned a country western apparel store and still operate Lily's Latin Market on Dobbin Road in Columbia. They have always prided themselves in only using the freshest ingredients and quality products. The Soto's look forward to exposing and educating their guests about the cultivating and distilling of their collection of over 100 premium tequilas. You will find the number "17" throughout our offering, starting with our 17 fresh hand squeezed margaritas & international cocktails. Julio & Lily understand the importance of quality and that is why the Azul 17 Traditional Margarita is guaranteed to be the best in town because we use premium silver tequila, fresh hand squeezed lime juice and organic agave nectar! We also feature an eclectic wine list that has been hand selected by Owner, Julio, to pair beautifully with our cuisine.
As small business owners they are excited to finally provide a new hot spot in their community for dining, dancing, nightlife and a great ambiance for families & business professionals alike. The Azul 17 team of passionate professionals is dedicated to consistently providing our guests with superior service and a memorable experience that will only leave you yearning for more!
Mexican Cuisine our specialty, Tequila Lounge our distinction.
At Corks the wine list is every bit as important as the dinner menu (where entrée descriptions are accompanied by specific wine recommendations). The owners are wine fanatics who search out vintages both excellent and obscure and then craft a seasonal menu to complement their wine finds. We love that many wines are available by the glass, allowing each course to have its own appropriate quaff. The food is intelligent but fun New American, with standout dishes like a duck breast with watercress salad and mission fig tartlet. Attention to detail is evident in everything that Corks does, from smoking its own trout to removing menu items when ingredients do not meet the chef's demands for excellence.
Fat Eric's is here to solve your dilemma of it doesnt matter to me I dont care where do you want to go or whatever you want answers. You see, by checking our menu over the month, you can plan your dinners around us. If you are on a hot date of dinner and Netflix, having a special occasion, planning an event in your home, or enjoying an evening in front of your HD, simply order online, call ahead and come pick it up, or have us deliver to you. With 1 delicious dinner per night, you can now answer Fat Eric's.
Vegetarianism gets a first-class venue in this sophisticated Howard County bistro, a love project from the folks behind the (almost) adjacent Roots Market. Artisinal cheese plates and nightly specials which exhibit more flair than the standard menu.
"Step inside Jack’s Bistro for a delightful “coastal” experience that is serious about taste buds, and cozy in atmosphere. Nestled in the quaint Canton neighborhood centrally located in downtown Baltimore, Jack’s Bistro boasts a unique menu including food you wont find anywhere else. Jack’s Bistro turns everyday ingredients into culinary masterpiece combinations. Sophisticated with a sense of humor, Jack’s Bistro humbly possesses a modern feel with retro tinges including earth toned painted walls, Jetson-style art, and booths made up of church pews on a brick tile platform. Chef/Owner Ted Stelzenmuller combines prime world flavors with a creative flare that ROCKS! We are sure you will find the staff warm and welcoming as they help guide you through the tempting menu items, rousing wine list, and innovative cocktails. Jack’s Bistro assures passion for detail in a casual atmosphere where the food speaks for itself."
The bar/nightclub's ever-changing menu of adventurous finger food doesn't settle on one cuisine and nothing is entree-sized, but it's easy to split a variety of small plates among friends.
Colorful interior, exotic flavors, open kitchen, and a new Hawaiian fusion menu daily.
The Rumor Mill specializes in using fresh, local ingredients to create its menu of globally-influenced small plates. The Rumor Mill's cocktail list features drinks created with house-made fusion vodkas. All desserts are also made on premises. Join us for lunch, happy hour, dinner or late night!
"Forego the boring buffets and spoil yourself with contemporary food created with lavish, fusion flair. Experience chef Jerry Trice’s culinary twists on classic regional cuisine, unique signature dishes, and modern interpretations on sushi with an international flair at this energetic, often frenetic locally owned restaurant. Great atmosphere. Superb, friendly waitstaff. Offering brunch,lunch, dinner, carry-out, banquet, and catering services. Recipient of the 2005 Washingtoninan Restaurant Award for Outstanding Food, Service, Comfort and Value."
"A conglomerate of free form Baltimore/DC musicians that mixes Dub, Reggae, Funk, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Psychedelic, Breakbeat, Ska, Punk, Neo Soul, Afrobeat."
Hip-hop, jazz-fusion quintet featuring trumpet, piano, bass, drums and turntables.
Collective of Maryland/DC, promoters, party crews, DJs, producers, artists, venue representatives, collaborators, motivators, rave, club, & party goers feelin’ the fresh revival of Charm City’S DJs and music nightlife! Whether you are the DJ, the promoter, or the partygoer, BSB is a citywide unit so that when you go out, you know the people; when you spin, you have the crowd; when you throw parties, everyone is there!
Contemporary jazz guitarist. Has collaborated with Dennis Chambers, Victor Wooten, and grammy nominee Bob Berg. Blends rock and jazz influences.
Jazz-infused klezmer band led by guitarist and composer Michael Raitzyk.
BET "Jazz Discovery Winner"
Maryland State Art Council "Performance Award"
"New world jazz...a blend of jazz, world and new age influences."
"DRAKES' music is influenced by many different genres. It’s for this reason he's decided his music does not fit into any of today’s conventional genres. Therefore, he has started a new one. Rock ‘n Soul. When you listen to his sound, I think you’ll agree. His eclectic fusion of Soul, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae and Pop has captivated all who've had the pleasure of enjoying it."
"double bassist and composer who leads Soulstation, a Baltimore based instrumental group that explores closed-and-open-form composition, various approaches to improvisation, and extended performance techniques. Soulstation has adopted a Zen proverb as the group's musical credo."
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Nine piece band that combines R & B, hip hop, reggae, jazz, funk and old style soul ... the band "sews a million threads of rhythmic interconnectivity with ethereal hooks that still seem to cook the sidewalks with passion and distinctiveness." Influences include Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Sly & the Family Stone, Bob Marley, Anita Baker and Prince.
"Jay Turner’s curiosity, creativity and intuitive musicality has led him into an unusually diverse career as a bass player. Jay has made as much of a name for himself as the 'go to' man for the perfect bass line on a session as he has creating his own rich musical landscapes.
"Jay’s work today finds him playing Punk Rock in local bars, World Music at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Blues across Europe and session work in Nashville. He’s won a Grammy for his work on "Bon Apetit" and he’s been making sounds that haven’t been made before on a bass guitar. Perhaps most remarkably, Jay Turner has won the respect and friendship of a very diverse and widespread community of artists & musicians around the world."
Blend of blues, rock, jazz, funk . . . "not trying to re-invent the wheel . . . unique sound emerges from the influences we can't deny."
"Keefe Rocket brings the word fusion to a new plateau, delivering multiple different styles of music ranging from rock, hip-hop, reggae, funk, jazz, and R&B. KR does not find them selves held by the confines of the “this is our sound” complex many bands fall victim to.
Each member has had his/her share of experience in the local music scene. Taking a step back and learning from their past endeavors KR progresses rapidly in their execution of each track both live and on record. Members have a passion for the music and their eye on the prize.
SoSick having his hand in past Hip-Hop and Full Band projects brings the ability to switch gears flawlessly in a style all his own. This is not your average rock/rap product you have heard in the past.
Accompanied by the beautiful and at time haunting keyboard sounds of Mr. Ski the harmonics and overall feel of the tracks remain full and in your face. This is made possible with the combination of organ and piano accented by symphonic elements
Sugah holds the low end down with deep chest pounding blows. Giving the KR sound exactly what it needs. Locking in with G on the drums Sugah creates a pocket of thick sticky grooves.
Doc G known for inflicting heavy blows to drum heads for years; brings the drive to this project. Doc gives the music that infectious rhythm that boroughs into the minds of KR listeners. With the grace and ability to go from a straightforward hip-hop beat into a full out metal crunch leaving fans wondering what will happen next.
Send Booking Inquires to Keefe Rocket@yahoo.com"
Comprised of John Dierker: tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Evan Rapport: soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute; F. Vattel Cherry: double bass; Will Redman: drums
Group composed of drums, percussion, and basses that peforms composed and improvised tribal drumming, electronica, and primal grooves.
A typical NCB set is characterized by the segue of its original, written out material into an all-out trail blazing jam that navigates through many flavors of well-learned styles which include rock, jazz, funk, jam, blues, reggae, ambient and electronica.
"have fun with life and find me at the pub!"
One girl with a microphone and a portable cd player, singing over video game music.
high-energy hip-hop that mixes elements of rock, reggae and alternative and played with a live band. capable of creating mosh pits.
"An accomplished Maryland -based, award-winning original contemporary jazz group. Formed in 1991 after being chosen as a semi-finalist in a Mid-Atlantic Budweiser sponsorship, Richard and his band have gained regional and national recognition through airplay, songwriting contests, and performances." (from their website)
Over the past several years, he has established himself as a composer whose band performs original works that draw from a myriad of influences including twentieth century classical music, rock, world traditions, and modern jazz. His musical and compositional approach, called Symbol System, seeks to unify these diverse musical traditions into a personal style. -- From roblevit.com
The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
Presented by the Watership Partnership will feature live music, food trucks, a Kid's Zone, and more.
Baltimore City Paper, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278
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