April 2nd, 2021

How Atlas Restaurant Group Is Transforming Baltimore Into A Culinary Destination

Originally published by Forbes

April 1, 2021

For most people, the city of Baltimore typically brings two things to mind: the picturesque Inner Harbor and steamed blue crabs dusted with Old Bay. While both will always deserve our attention, there’s now another good reason to visit Maryland’s largest city – truly noteworthy restaurants and bars. 

Because for years, dining options in Charm City were mostly limited to fast food, big-name chains, and other mediocre spots targeting tourists. But things started shifting in 2013, when Alex Smith, a Baltimore native and CEO of Atlas Restaurant Group, took a chance by opening Ouzo Bay, a sophisticated Greek eatery in Harbor East.