When then-owner Robert A. Sapero took a Baltimore Sun photographer on a tour of the Chesapeake in 1987, this sign promoting the restaurant's in-house pub was resting against a wall in one of the several dining halls.

This 2010 photograph shows the main dining room from the final incarnation of the Chesapeake Restaurant, which closed in 1989.

A Preakness-eve fire on May 18, 1974, caused considerable damage to the Chesapeake's second-floor dining areas but left the first floor -- including the kitchen, bar and Chesapeake Room -- virtually unscathed.

A nostalgic photograph of Baltimore water life was used on the wall that separates the main dining area from the espresso bar inside The Chesapeake. The new operators said they didn't want to overdo a nautical theme.

Shown here is a pan-seared rockfish with spring vegetables and artichoke puree. The operators of the new Chesapeake describe their menu as "sophisticated regional cuisine." "It's not a seafood restaurant," said Marco Daigle, one of the partners in the new restaurant.

At first, The Chesapeake will serve dinner only, but the operators will add lunch service in the coming weeks. Shown here is the espresso bar.

The Sheba sampler at Sheba, an Ethiopian restaurant in Canton.

We heard from folks who missed the bread basket, the Tyrolean dumplings and the Wiener Schnitzel a la Holstein, but the single most missed menu item from Haussner's is, of course, the immortal strawberry pie.

The second annual Baltimore Sun Peeps Recipe Contest brought out the creative culinary side of many folks. From Little Blue Peep Soup to the Rest in Peeps Shirley Temple and Mr. (Bo Peeps) Jangles' Cocktail, people really know how to rock the Peeps.

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