Cask & Grain Kitchen opened its doors on January 7, 2017 in Canton. Owners, Steve Roop and chef Paul Jajewski, also own the Portside Tavern, which is located next door to the new restaurant.
The dinner menu focuses mainly on simple dishes, derived from local sources. Patrons will have a variety of entrees to choose from, including pan-roasted monkfish, woodland mushrooms and cavatelli, Gunpowder Bison cullotte steak and Wagon Wheel Ranch pork collar.
Guests can also share a starter, oysters on the half-shell, cheese plates and assorted shellfish. Wine and draft beer can be enjoyed in the dining room or bar area, which will comfortably seat 60 guests.
Cast & Grain is currently only serving dinner, but Roop said the restaurant plans to add brunch soon. The menu will also rotate five to six times per year and in-between seasons.
Hajewski, a Baltimore International College graduate, is experiencing his first time overseeing a kitchen in Baltimore. However, he has experience cooking in venues across the state. His most recent employment was the Inn at Brookeville Farms, located in Montgomery County. He also cooked in the kitchens at the now-closed Rudys’ in Finksburg and Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood.
Cask & Grain Kitchen
2823 O’Donnell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.