Food scene is catch­ing fire with Char’d City

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - LIFE & TRAVEL - By Christina Tkacik

Hamil­ton-Lau­rav­ille is be­com­ing one of Bal­ti­more’s great food des­ti­na­tions, home to an in­creas­ing num­ber of unique cafes and restau­rants. In that col­lec­tion, the neigh­bor­hood’s culi­nary-minded boost­ers of­ten men­tion Char’d City, a new pizza place that opened this year in the former Cle­men­tine space from Tu­nisian chef Yas­sine Rmadh­nia and his wife, Sindee Gibson.

The own­ers’ meet cute is worth telling. Rmadh­nia was a break­dancer from Tu­nis, the cap­i­tal of Tunisia, where his fam­ily owns a deli. When he wasn’t at home, he was trav­el­ing the world with his moves. One stop: Creative Al­liance, where Gibson was work­ing. They met, married, and this year opened Char’d City.

It turns out that in ad­di­tion to danc­ing, Rmadh­nia can cook. The chef, who be

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Arugula and pro­sciutto pizza at Char’d City restau­rant in Hamil­ton.

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