Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring Is Coming

Wow, may I claim that winter is finally over? We’ve had amazing weather this week and I don’t know about you, but it definitely feels like pre-covid times. This Sunday, daylight savings time occurs so we get a little bit more sunshine later in the day.

Have you gotten your vaccine yet? Although I’ve heard that it’s tough to get an appointment. Hopefully things will be ramping up soon with a 3rd vaccine coming into supply.

Here are the latest openings on places we’ve blogged before about: Clove and Cardamom.

Pho 5Up - Scaggsville - Open

A tip from reddit user crepuscula, this pho place will be adding it’s third location right in Scaggsville. Their other locations, in Annapolis and Crofton, seem to be highly reviewed. It’s nice to see a pho place outside of the concentrated Snowden/Dobbin area.

Roggenart - Ellicott City - Coming Soon

Roggenart is opening it’s second location in Howard County. Replacing where the SmashBurger was in Ellictt City right off of Rt. 40. This bakery is home to some great freshly made bread, pastries and coffee.

Update (03/13/21): Opening March 20th

Pub Dog - Columbia - Open

March 8th Pub Dog re-opened. It’s been a long time since the infamous gas explosion. Finally that building is back up and it’s great to see pub dog back.

Ichiban - Columbia - Closed

Report on reddit from user dzoey, says that Ichiban in Columbia has closed. These place has been around for more than 10 years. They were located in the Columbia Crossing shopping center.

Sizzle Kabob - Ellicott City - Closed

Unfortunately, another restaurant closure. From reader Kathy B, Sizzle Kabob in Ellicott City has closed. This was a great kabob place and sad to see it go.

Do you have any news on upcoming restaurants? Or are you the owner opening a restaurant in Howard County? Let me know in the comments below or contact me at

Tags: Scaggsville, Ellicott City, and Columbia