“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

  • Bread Pudding $8.00

    local peach & brown sugar bread pudding with vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce.  subject to change during service!

  • fried oysters $14.00

    fat, sweet sapidus farms oysters dredged in buttery ritz cracker crumbs & deep-fried, served over arugula & topped with a smoked oyster cream

  • grouper caponata $16.00

    lean, meaty grouper quickly sauteed & served over beluga lentils with a warm caponata-style sauce of local eggplant, sweet peppers, tomatoes & zucchini.

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