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A school of golden fish swims across the ground floor windows of the 2 East Wells apartment complex, luring diners to Minnow (2 E. Wells St.,  759-6537, minnowbaltimore.com), the latest culinary venture by Ben and Jake Lefenfeld, the brothers behind Meadow Mill's La Cuchara. The theme here is regional seafood (and not overtly Gilligan's Island, though the bar offers two cocktails, "The Millionaire," and "And His Wife" named for Mr. and Mrs. Howell.
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Selecting a term
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