“All I ever wanted to do was to own my own restaurant someday.” – Chef Matthew Milani

“Someday has arrived.” – The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant

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Howard Magazine’s “Best of Dining” 2012  

We are honored to have been included in the 2012 “Best of Dining” awards from Howard Magazine.  The Rumor Mill received honorable mentions in three categories: best chef, best small plates and best desserts.  (That’s our flourless chocolate-raspberry cake to the right.  Delicious, right?)

We find these awards particularly meaningful because they are based on a public vote.  Thank you to all the guests who voted for us in any category!  We hope to see you here soon.

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Valentine’s Day 2013  

Join us on Thursday, February 14 for two special menus that permit each guest to have a hand – literally! – in preparing his or her own dishes!  We’ll have some great wine specials too.  For details, visit our “Events & Parties” page.

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Weekly Specials

  • roasted oysters $12.00

    five fat sapidus farms oysters on the half shell, topped with a luxurious crab salad bound with grilled green onion aioli & baked till bubbly.

  • lamb chops & mash $12.00

    lamb chops spiced with chef matthew’s own lamb seasoning blend, cooked till medium rare & served over mashed purple sweet potatoes with a red wine-lamb demiglace.

  • crispy-skinned salmon $12.00

    salmon seasoned simply with salt, pepper & grassy extra-virgin olive oil, lightly floured & sauteed till its skin is crisp, served over anise-scented rice with a mustard seed cream sauce

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