The Reserve in Federal Hill, which had shut down briefly, has re-branded itself and re-opened as 1542 Gastropub, now with chef Cyrus Keefer helming the kitchen. (1542 Light St., 410-605-0955)
Also in Federal Hill, Sobo Café has new owners, a fresh look and a “New Americana & Contemporary Comfort Food” menu. (6 W. Cross St., 410-752-1518)
Look for The Food Market, a new restaurant on The Avenure in Hampden to open this spring, with chef Chad Gauss, formerly of City Cafe.
Also in Hampden, a sprawling, shiny new Giant Foods has opened in the Green Spring Tower Square Shopping Center on 41st Street; it replaces the older Giant two blocks away in The Rotunda.