Iron Rooster Restaurant

Baltimore, Maryland - 2013

The Iron Rooster, formerly the Farmstead Grill, is located on a sixty-five acre tract of a former industrial zone at Canton Crossing in southeast Baltimore, Maryland. The original Iron Rooster is located in Annapolis. The restaurant is known for serving “breakfast all day.”The Canton Crossing is a commercial development much like the King of Prussia Town Center project shown in the “Retail Projects” section of this book, with restaurants, small boutique-style shops, and large “anchor” department stores all thrown together with green spaces with a comfortable town-like feeling in a walk-able area close to a major metropolitan center.

Opened in 2014, the restaurant seats 200 people. The frame is composed of six tall Douglas Fir king-post bents and are joined together with visible through-bolted steel plates at most interfaces and with embedded hardwood pegged splines at others. The solid timbers are finished with a semi-transparent white stain, often referred to as “pickling” or “whitewashing.” The steel hardware is powder coated a light metallic gray.


BCP Investors,
Baltimore, Maryland


Brown Craig Turner Architects,
Baltimore, Maryland


D. Remy & Company,
Hayesville, North Carolina