New Look, New Menu, New Name: Ware House 518

Ezra Tilaye decided to rebrand, rename and reformat his restaurant Crēme located on one of America’s historical byways. The restaurant is located along the Mt. Vernon section of Charles Street and in its day was like New York’s Fifth Avenue. It was filled with boutiques and artisan furniture shops like Potthast Brothers and Ware & Company. Tilaye’s muse to refresh and rebrand his restaurant’s look was being located in the former Ware & Company building.

Christopher Vocci, executive chef, and Pat Raley, bar manager, revamped the cuisine: Maryland fresh with a nod to Dixie and the drinks inspired by pre-prohibition.

Ware House 518 Restaurant & Bar

518 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, Md.



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