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Hot Plate: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar Opens, Clementine Reopens, New Year’s Eve Plans

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 23, 2016 8:20am

La Cuchara is one of several Baltimore restaurants offering a special menu for New Year’s Eve.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Baltimore – holiday week is upon us! It’s time to celebrate, both at home and in restaurants. And with openings, reopenings and other happy news, there is a lot to celebrate in the Baltimore restaurant world this week.

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

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The Gift: Intro to Coffee at Zeke’s

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 1:30pm


The Gift

What It is: A morning of getting to know all about coffee, taught by the folks who know it best: Zeke’s.  You’ll taste four very different coffee samples while you learn all about this magical elixir that brings so many of us to life each morning. Learn where it grows, how it is processed, and what happens when it’s roasted. Zeke’s offers this class with some regularity, and they are now accepting enrollment for Sunday, February 8th, 9:00am. $20.

Who It’s Perfect For:

The Aspiring Coffee Snob: You know your friend who just one day switched to pour-overs, but can’t explain to you why we should all be converting? Or maybe they’re hooked on “cappuccinos,” but you can’t help but notice that theirs always seem to come from Dunkin’ Donuts. Give ’em a little push in the right direction, while gently encouraging a well-rounded understanding of their addiction of choice.

Out-of-Towners: Baltimore hasn’t always been as epicurean-friendly as it is these days. Now that we’re the kind of town where people can come to be bowled over by local, seasonal, and specialty fare, it’s nice to show off a little. If you’ve got friends or family coming to visit– particularly if they’re coming from a place where “specialty coffee” means it has whipped cream on it– it’s a great activity to plan for them. Zeke’s has local flair, and a Sunday morning class is a great way to keep guests busy and entertained if you can’t be playing host 100% of the time.

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Zeke’s Coffee Brings Us Kopi Luwak

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 29, 2014 1:44pm

Kopi Luwak

catch of the day fish (2)If you’re given to foodie-ish tendencies, or you’re one of those who easily goes in for specialty, rarely-imported delicacies, you’ve probably heard of Kopi Luwak. No, that’s not a character from the next Star Wars release. It’s the (in)famous coffee variety that’s so perfectly processed, so hard to come by, and so delicately flavored that it could only come from one place– the digestive tract of the Asian palm civet, which, if you didn’t know, is a small, tree-dwelling mammal akin to a squirrel or weasel. Yes, that’s right. This prized coffee variety gets its unmatched, coveted flavor by passing all the way through another animal’s digestive system. And now, Zeke’s is bringing it to Baltimore. Read More →


Culture, Lifeline

Ten Baltimore Foods You Can’t Get Anywhere Else

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 9:45am

foods you can get only in baltimore

Saveur, that glossy monthly magazine for aspirational foodies, has finally started paying attention to Baltimore. “If you haven’t been [to Baltimore] in a while, you’re in for a tasty surprise,” Melissa Klurman writes. Here’s her list of six foods you can get only in Baltimore, plus a few additions of our own:

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