>> Family favorite Rainforest Cafe in Towson Town Center has closed.
>> At the Colonnade, Spice Company has closed and a new restaurant, Alizee, has replaced it. The menu focuses on Euro-Asian fusian dishes, as well as sushi.
>> Catches Restaurant, Grill & Wine Bar has recently opened, specializing in seafood. (9727 Pulaski Highway, 410-574-3200)
>> In Federal Hill, Taverna Corvino has replaced Junior’s Wine Bar. The new owners (who also own Ryleigh’s Oyster) have a new chef, Chris Paternotte, and a new menu.
>> In Annapolis, Punk’s Backyard Grill, a contemporary, casual restaurant that re-creates the classic backyard cookout, is open in the Westfield Annapolis Mall (410-571-7744).