If the idea of a sophisticated, old-fashioned piano bar appeals to you, check out Jay’s On Read. Sink into one of the deep, inviting leather club chairs or belly up to the bar and order a martini, Manhattan or gimlet, and peruse the olive menu. Pianists and vocalists perform nightly.  (225 W. Read St., 410-225-0188) … >>The national chain of gourmet pizzerias, California Pizza Kitchen, has opened a new outlet in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. (118 Shawan Road, on the center’s second level, 410-785-3336) … >>Cibo, the chic Italian bistro in Owings Mills, has just expanded with a new 2,500-square-foot patio; it also offers live jazz every Friday evening. (100 Painters Mill Road, 410-902-CIBO) … >>Chef Carole M. Brosso, formerly of Buddy’s downtown, has purchased Cockeysville favorite Patrick’s, and freshened up the menu with several new entrees and specials.  (550 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville, 410-683-0604)

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