The memorabilia inside Birdland Sports Bar and Grill pays homage to sports old and new, including the Colts, Ravens, and Orioles, according to Bmore?s interview with owner Casey Jenkins. The sports-themed eatery features more than a dozen different sliders, pastas, and dishes infused with a Southern flair.
Eastpoint 10 Cinemas showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters on screens that face sloped or stadium-style seating. Digital and 3-D projectors entertain audiences with high-resolution images that virtually pop out of the screen, making viewers feel like a part of the film without having to actually fight off bloodthirsty aliens, wicked witches, or Gerard Depardieu. The theater occasionally pairs screenings with special tie-in events, such as karate demonstrations to go along with martial-arts flicks.
Just above the open window of Elliott's Pour House, there's painted a row of draft beer taps. Look inside that window, and you'll discover that the paintings are merely a taste of what's in store. Behind the bar, 20 colorful taps bear the names of craft breweries such as Star Hill, New Belgium, and Oskar Blues. Guests sip on pints of craft beer or the locally beloved Natty Boh (also on draft) as they watch NFL games on the TVs or play ping-pong on the bar's own table. Elliott's is known for taking care of its regulars, who are rewarded with perks such as a $10 gift card for every $100 spent or enrollment in the Draft Club, which begins with a ritualistic bath in beer foam.
Erica Saben's passions have taken her near and far. She studied dance, political science, and Caribbean culture in Kingston, Jamaica, before returning to the United States to perform with several multicultural companies. A juggling gig in Philadelphia introduced her to two local circus experts who knew the director of Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. From this chance meeting blossomed a new chapter in her life: in addition to teaching her her big-top skills such as aerials and tightwire, they introduced her to Chinese acrobat Lin Junming, who would become her resident acrobatics coach when she founded Charm City Movement Arts.
Nestled between Canton and Brewer's Hill, the studio and performance space lets children and adults live the lives of professional circus performers without having to sneak into a tent disguised as a barrel of clown feed. Each instructor boasts experience in diverse movement backgrounds: Lin is also a member of the Fujian Acrobatics Troupe of China, and managing director Paco Fish has taken home awards in several Southern burlesque competitions. Other instructors draw from backgrounds in rock climbing, slacklining, acrobatics, and aerial work. Using this range of skills, they teach students the basics of Western and Chinese acrobatics, Broadway tap-dancing, modern dance, juggling, unicycling, and blends of clowning and burlesque. When not in class, staffers and students also hone their own chops as performers in seasonal dance and circus shows.
Traditional and woven-basket tables??surrounded by chairs and stools, respectively??bring groups together with shareable platters of traditional Ethiopian food. Guests can scoop up a variety of stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread called injera. After dinner, they follow the beats to Sheba?s bar where a DJ spins tunes and an open floor provides ample space for dancing.
For over 30 years, patrons hungry for fresh, local seafood and juicy burgers have made the pilgrimage up to the Poncabird Pub's second floor, clinking frosty beers and cocktails amid a welcoming sports-bar ambience. Underneath the rustic, knotty wooden rafters, 12 TVs broadcast baseball and football games, while sizzling grills broil 10-ounce patties of beef to mouthwatering perfection by helping them get over their fear of open flames. A spacious open-air deck frames revelers underneath fluffy summer clouds or twinkling night skies, and regular DJs infuse nights out with a pounding soundtrack.