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Hot Plate: Soft Shells, Summer Drinks and Chef Brian Lavin’s New Spot

0 Written by: | Friday, May 27, 2016 12:45pm

Strawberry Rhubarb Margherita at Charleston

Strawberry Rhubarb Margherita at Charleston

It’s summer! And both the calendar and the thermometer agree, which, after the spring Baltimore has seen, could not be more welcome news.

In restaurants, the sudden shift to warm weather comes at a great time. Even as our minds turn to the beach, there’s plenty of great summertime food action right in the city, including tons of soft shells and new ice cream flavors from The Charmery, including never-before-seen options as well as classics like their Lemon Stick.

And the food and restaurant events just keep coming. Here’s what we have to look forward to in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend and for the week following: Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Mount Royal Tavern is One of the 18 Best Bars in the US, Esquire Says

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:50pm

Mt. Royal Tavern (via MICA)

Mt. Royal Tavern (via MICA)

While Baltimore has plenty of great spots popping up to grab artisinally-made drinks with high-end ingredients, it’s the neighborhood watering holes that really bring out the adjectives in the national media. On Thursday, Esquire jumped into the fray by ranking one of the city’s finest dives among the best in the country. Read More →

Food & Drink

Out with Mars and in with Weis in Baltimore County

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:21am


Baltimore County, prepare yourself for a grocery store switcheroo. Read More →

Food & Drink, Giving, Ravens Nation

Terra’s Kitchen Partners with Ed Reed to Benefit Baltimore’s Friends of Great Kids Farm Initiative

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:32pm

_DSC1697What do former Raven (and all-around lovable guy) Ed Reed and meal kit company Terra’s Kitchen have in common? They both love Baltimore – and are both committed to making sure that children in the region have access to healthy food and food education. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Coolest Mobile Pizza Oven Will Become a Restaurant

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:56am


The BricknFire Pizza Company, whose brick oven on a trailer has been serving fast, gourmet pizza at various Baltimore-area locations for two years now, will be opening a restaurant at Marriott Inner Harbor in June. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

This Wine Ice Cream Is Going to Make Summer a Whole Lot More Fun

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:23am


You know that moment after you’ve finished dinner when you can’t decide if you want dessert or a(nother) glass of wine? Well, imagine a world in which you could have both. At the same time. Read More →

Federal Hill, Food & Drink

Tattoos &pizza Debut in Federal Hill This Week

0 Written by: | Monday, May 23, 2016 2:06pm

&pizza in Federal Hill

&pizza in Federal Hill

Federal Hill is about to get a brand new pizza joint – and it’s a good one. The restaurant, called &pizza, is part of a small, four-year old chain with 15 locations in the D.C. region; the Baltimore shop is the first outside the area immediately around Washington. Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink, Parties

Preakness Pics

0 Written by: | Monday, May 23, 2016 7:00am

Officials reported record attendance at the Preakness on Saturday. That’s a shock given the rainy conditions, but the Preakness attracts die-hard fans.  Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these revellers from their appointed rounds. My husband and I were lucky enough to go for the first time, thanks to an invitation from The Stronach Group. A former Ralph Lauren creative director from Beverly Hills, California designed the space inside the tent.  It was jaw-dropping.

Stronach Group tent

The Stronach Group Tent

Inside the Stronach Group Tent

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Hot Plate: Openings in Canton and Fells Point, Preakness Parties

0 Written by: | Friday, May 20, 2016 2:30pm

Gunther & Co. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas/Plaid Photo

Gunther & Co. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas/Plaid Photo

This year’s Preakness might be a little soppy – the chance of rain is high – but don’t let that get you down. In addition to events related to this weekend’s races, there’s a lot happening in the Baltimore restaurant world this week. Check it out: Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Why You Can’t Buy Natty Boh at an O’s Game

0 Written by: | Friday, May 20, 2016 10:22am


Natty Boh may not be brewed (or owned) locally, but it’s still widely considered to be the Baltimore beer. And the Orioles are obviously the Baltimore baseball team. Ergo, you might expect you could spend a lovely afternoon at Camden Yards, drinking some $7.50 Bohs and cheering on the O’s. But not so fast. Read More →

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