Ages: Spike, 37, Charlie 34. Why they are rising: Spike, a talented chef, and Charlie, a financial whiz, have combined their talents since 1991 to create a restaurant company that operates five stylish restaurants and a specialty bakery that have greatly improved the culinary landscape of Baltimore. The brothers Gjerde have clearly hit their stride, opening a majority of their operations in the last year or two. Backgrounds: Spike, who has a philosophy degree, trained at Baltimore's ...

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