Fans of Cindy Wolf’s Charleston (and who isn’t?) know that the bar room is beautiful. But it’s more than just a place to cool your heels while waiting for your table. If you’re not up to the full three or four courses offered in the dining room, you can now opt for a quicker one- or two-course meal (from the same menu) at the bar. (1000 Lancaster St., 410-332-7373) …  >>Longtime HarborPlace Light Street Pavilion tenant Paolo’s has been shuttered and replaced with the Big Kahuna Cantina, described as a Mexican/Polynesian mix of “mythology and surf culture.” … >>In the developing Clipper Mill Park area, Artifact Coffee has opened. Enjoy your mocha latte inside or out, overlooking the gorgeous pool. (2010 Clipper Park Road, 410-464-8000) … >>Canton has a new place for dancing: Kasbah Lounge. The cavernous club, decorated with a Middle Eastern flair, is located upstairs from Hucka’s Sports Pub. Guest DJs and weekly theme parties add to the action. (2324 Boston St., 410-522-7770) … >>The Oceanaire Seafood Room has a new executive chef and operating partner: Benjamin Erjavec. Erjavec has cooked at Pinehurst Country Club in North Carolina and is the Oceanaire’s former sous chef.  (801 Aliceanna St., 443-872-0000) … >>Raffy’s Restaurant has opened in Parkville. Roland Mazzone, formerly of Rick’s Cafe Americain and noted for his crab cakes, is a partner in the new venture. (8706 Belair Road, 410-529-4005)

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