Mount Vernon favorite The Brewer’s Art welcomes new executive chef John “Tip” Carter and new sous chef Jeremy Dean to the kitchen. … Baltimore’s thirst for authentic Irish pubs goes unabated. The latest, Tir Na N—g Irish Bar & Grill, has opened at Harborplace in the Pratt Street Pavilion. It promises “New American cuisine with Celtic flair.” (201 E. Pratt St., 410-483-8971) … We were always mildly put off by the changing of the name of our favorite Federal Hill live music venue to The Funk Box. The club has reverted to its former name, the Eight By Ten Club, and all is now right again with the music world. (8-10 E. Cross St., 410-625-2000) … In other Federal Hill news, Bandaloops has changed hands and is now called Drifters. A new bar has been added and the menu has been pared down quite a bit— to basic pub grub. … One of the area’s culinary institutions, Rudy’s 2900, has closed after a 23-year run. … The Fells Point spot most recently known as Fatima’s is set to reopen as Tyson’s Tavern. … The Improv comedy club at Power Plant Live has closed its doors.

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