New Restaurants Getting Attention in Howard County
Harry Evans III, chairman of Howard County’s Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board has enthusiastically supported new restaurants, including new-to-Downtown Columbia establishments. New restaurants in Merriweather District include Peter Chang and Toastique, both of which opened in early 2023. Additional restaurants scheduled to open in the coming months include Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Banditos Tacos & Tequila, Caribbean-inspired The Angry Jerk, Kyo Matcha, and popular steak and fries chain Medium Rare.
Local owners look to differentiate themselves from the expected, both in cuisine and atmosphere, so it’s no surprise that so many have gravitated to Downtown Columbia.