Carolina’s Tex-Mex Restaurant in Fells Point has opened in the spot formerly occupied by Cafe Madrid. The place has a casual air and serves up dishes that range from Spanish to Cuban to El Salvadoran. (505 S. Broadway, 410-276-0711)… A few blocks up on Broadway, Mehak is a newcomer to the neighborhood, offering a traditional Indian menu. (811 S. Broadway, 410-522-9191)… The owners of Mount Vernon favorite Sotto Sopra have opened a satellite: Sotto Caffe, downtown in the lobby of the T. Rowe Price building. Casual fare like salads, paninis and daily specials are available, and there’s an espresso bar and fresh baked muffins for morning stops. (100 E. Pratt St., 410-332-1010)… For a fun throwback, check out J.J. McBride’s, in the retro-fabulous circa-1964 Hampton House in Towson. Irony-free classics like Fish’n’Chips, Chicken Florentine “Franchais,” chopped salad and Shrimp Sophia fill a menu that would suit Doris Day and Rock Hudson on date night. And dig that floating staircase in the rear lobby! (204 E. Joppa Road, 410-821-9005)

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