The Manor: Restaurant & Ultralounge, located at 924 North Charles Street, held a soft opening for invited guest on Thursday, February 6th featuring hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Proprietors Joshua Persing and Robert Gay, who previously owned G.A.Y. Lounge have done an amazing job highlighting the stunningly beautiful interior of this 1850s Mount Vernon mansion, which for years housed the Brass Elephant Restaurant. I don’t think there is a live flower left in Baltimore after this opening. Baltimore OUTLoud was warmly greeted by the general manager, Brian Scott, formerly of City Cafe and Sasha’s, and chef Parker Greene. The Manor will feature lunch and dinner. There’s house music in the lounge, and on Saturday and Sunday a drag brunch. Doors open at 11 am and the show begins at 12:30. Admission is just $12.50. Brooklyn Heights will host on Saturday and Evon Michelle on Sundays. The brunch will feature an à la carte menu and bottomless mimosas, rosé, or Bloody Marys. The Manor opened to the public on Friday, February 7th. Please stop in and see Baltimore’s most beautiful restaurant and bar. During this dark, cold, rainy winter, you will find warmth and beauty at The Manor.
- Rodney is originally from Hagerstown, Maryland and for many years has lived in Baltimore. In April 2017, Rodney was sworn in for his 10th year as the President of the ShipMates Club of Baltimore. He has been involved in the leather community for many years, but often denies that he sold Jell-O shots at The Last Supper. He has been writing THE LEATHER LINE for the BALTIMORE OUTLOUD newspaper (Baltimoreoutloud.com.) for over fourteen years. He has produced the Mr. & Ms. Baltimore Eagle Contest and the Maryland LeatherSIR/Leatherboy Contest. In 2001 he was proud to serve as Maryland Mr. Drummer 2001. Rodney also does stand-up comedy and in 2013 was thrilled to perform at Philadelphia Leather Pride Night. He has been nominated multiple times for a Pantheon of Leather Award, was selected Leather Man of the Year in 2013 by COMMAND M.C. and by the Baltimore Leather Association of the Deaf in 2006. The 11th annual 12 Days of Christmas benefit show was dedicated to Rodney and his partner Sir Steve. He has been twice selected as ShipMate of the Year. He has judged Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015, Atlantic States LeatherSIR / Leatherboy and recently judged Mr. Eagle NYC 2018. He is delighted to be able to bring news of his beloved leather community to his readers every issue.