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Hot Plate: Tacos & Tequila at Gunther & Co., Greg’s Bagels Reopens, Bourbon, Whiskey and Local Distiller Events

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 17, 2017 9:11am

Gunther & Co. kicks off Tequila Taco Tuesdays next week

Have you recovered yet from your Valentine’s Day sugar high? Ready for something new?

There’s a lot happening this week in Baltimore restaurant news, and none of it involves heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. New spots are opening, culturally educational dinners are taking place and restaurants are providing locals with lots of opportunities to learn about – and enjoy – different types of liquors.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town this week:

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

New Beginnings Barbershop: ‘Doing Our Part To Make A Meaningful Difference’

2 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 11:58am

The New Beginnings Barbershop/Kaiser Permanente (KP) dream team is ready to to see you. From left to right: Troy Staton and Caira Daniels (New Beginnings Barbershop owners), Donette Jones (KP nurse), Sayonia Cheeks (KP lab technician) and Dr. Eddye Bullock (KP Physician).

“Our Hollins Market community sits between Baltimore’s two negative stories: The Corner and The Wire,” said Troy Staton, owner of the New Beginnings Barbershop located in Baltimore City. “We’re so much more than those two stories.”

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Cross Keys, Culture, The Rack

New York’s Lafayette 148 Holds Trunk Show at Chezelle of Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 1:52pm

Seven years ago, Julianna Margulies helped redefine what it’s like to dress as a professional woman, acting as high-profile lawyer Alicia Florrick on the television show The Good Wife. Her uniquely feminine style strayed from the pantsuits and “dress-like-a-man” ethos that flourished in business at the time. Instead, she wore modest, form-fitting dresses, swirling cloaks, patterned suits, and heels that occasionally lifted her higher than the height of many of her male co-stars. Costume designer Dan Lawson used a variety of brands to dress the show’s characters, but for Margulies’ character, he often favored a New York brand, Lafayette 148.

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Cool Rents, Owings Mills, Real Estate & Home, Sponsored Post

Large 2 Bedroom Townhomes Available Starting at $1230/Month!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 1:00pm

Enjoy a selection of six distinct amenities exclusive to the residents of Falcon Crest. Read More →

Canton, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Religious Conversion In Canton: New Condo In Old Church, $549K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 11:35am

Hot House: 1000 S. Ellwood Avenue (Canton), Baltimore, MD 21224

One of four new town homes in the former Canton Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1883, brick with slate roof, Gothic Revival style, designed by noted architect Charles L. Carson. Three bedrooms, four baths over 1,909 sq. ft. Open floor plan, original reclaimed wood, stained-glass detailing, vaulted ceiling, church windows. Hardwood floors throughout. Communal roof deck, zoned heat, central air, one-car garage parking: $549,000 (ask about CHAP tax credit)

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Culture, Featured, Urban Landscape

Hutzler Brothers Palace Building to reopen; Mechanic Theatre site in limbo; Fox building rezoning; and more

1 Written by: | Monday, Feb 13, 2017 10:32am

The Hutzler Building

The Hutzler Brothers Palace Building on Howard Street hasn’t been open to shoppers for nearly three decades, and many Baltimoreans have never been inside.

But visitors will get a chance to see the historic department store starting this week when The Contemporary museum opens an exhibit there in collaboration with the building operator, AiNET.

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Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Valentine’s Day, The Local Fry Turns Two, Whisky Weekend at Magdalena & The Ivy Hotel

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 10, 2017 7:55am

Star anise-dusted venison is on the Valentine’s Day menu at The Milton Inn.

It’s that time of year when hearts, flowers and prix fixe menus dominate the restaurant scene. It’s Valentine’s weekend! Baltimore restaurants do have a lot of big plans in the works for the holiday, but this week offers more than chocolate.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

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Featured, GreenLaurel

GreenLaurel: Education and Recycling Come Together at the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 11:21am

Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is a great reason to clean out your office.

“When you see posters, pictures, pencils, and supplies in a classroom, more than likely, a teacher paid for that,” said Melissa Badeker, co-founder of the super-cool nonprofit Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap.

Together with Kathleen Williams, Badeker solved this school supply “distribution” problem with help from an Open Society Institute-Baltimore grant. The former Baltimore City teachers opened a school supply hub where educators can shop for classroom materials at no cost. Since 2014, they’ve swapped $78,000 worth of supplies that would have most likely been trashed. Learn from their effort how you can shop, donate or volunteer and help make Baltimore’s schools better and teachers happier. Read More →

Shop Local, The Rack

A Roundup of Baltimore’s Best Valentine Cards

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 2:39pm

Gone are the days when we made valentines in school out of paper plates and doilies, relishing guilt-free in the seemingly unlimited craft supplies, and handing out democratically the finished product to everyone we knew. Sure we might celebrate with friends, or secretly hope for a homemade card from the kids, but let’s face it: We are adults now, by golly, and we usually have to narrow it down to one special valentine these days. We all know to book the reservations in advance, and pick up the flowers, but who has time to make a card? Still, nothing says “I love you” quite like that timeless tradition of writing those exact words.  Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline, Now We Are 50

Now We Are 50: One Family’s Scrapbook of Immigration and Hope

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 1:15pm

The writer and her parents.

Just over a week ago, my mother and I sat on the floor in my rec room in front of a closet full of books and games and toys. The closet isn’t opened much these days as the children who used to play with its contents are long past bingo and model cars. We were gathering things for the refugee families at the center where my parents are volunteering. They’re going a couple of times a week to teach English to a group of recent immigrants from all corners of the globe. My mother discovered, on a recent visit, great success with children’s picture books. Read More →

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