I'm in the Sun again, this time reviewing Republic Noodle, a new noodle bar in Federal Hill. Short version: we loved it. It's new, and we experienced a few timing glitches, but the food is fantastic and the staff knows what it's doing.
In fact, the staff was even more of a high point than I let on in the review. Our waiter was awesome - knowledgeable but also funny. Another side benefit: we got to eavesdrop on the bad date (maybe a 3rd or 4th date) at the table next to us. On the off chance the girl at that table is reading this: you seem nice! I hope you're not still with that guy.