Kit Pollard

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Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Hot Plate: Holiday Markets at Dylan’s & Bird in Hand, Pancakes at Gertrude’s, Christmas Eve Dining Options

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Fans of the Feast of Seven Fishes have several options around Baltimore this year, including Gnocco, which will serve its feast on Saturday, Dec. 23.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for dining out. Whether you have last minute shopping to do or you just need a break from wrapping gifts, local restaurants offer plenty of reasons to visit this week.

Hot Plate: Holiday Markets, Foraged to Open in Hampden, Vietnamese at Salt

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Woodberry Kitchen’s holiday market is open in the restaurant during weekdays from now through Dec. 29. Photo credit: Shannon Patrick

The holiday season is in full swing this week, with tons of opportunities to shop for food-related gifts – and to eat – all over town. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Tooloulou Closes, Emma’s Tea Spot Opens, Miracle on Magothy Beach Spreads Holiday Cheer

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The Muletide is one of many holiday-themed drinks available at Miracle on Magothy Beach, a Christmassy pop-up at Mutiny Pirate Bar.

The holiday season kicks into gear this week in Baltimore, with restaurants hosting festive events throughout the week. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

Hot Plate: National French Toast Day at Blue Moon Cafe, Nickel Taphouse Turns Four, Holiday Shopping at Local Restaurants

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Hoopers Island Oysters and Parts & Labor are collaborating on a vintage-style oyster tin filled with shucked oysters, available for gifts (or for your personal use) at P&L this holiday season.

With Thanksgiving behind us and holiday shopping season stretching over the next few weeks, it’s time to fortify and fill up. Here’s a look at where to do that in and around Baltimore this week:

Small Business Saturday

Most of the press about Small Business Saturday focuses on shopping, but it’s also a great day to support locally-owned restaurants and cafes. No matter where you’re shopping, when you’re ready for a break, look around for a spot owned and run by folks from Baltimore. There are tons of great locally-owned options, all over the city and in the surrounding counties.

Hot Plate: Wine Release Party at Woodberry Kitchen, Thanksgiving around Town, Food Market Book Release Party & More

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Woodberry Kitchen is celebrating Old Westminster Winery’s new Cabernet Franc with a Beaujolais Nouveau-style fete on the patio this evening.

Happy Thanksgiving Week, Baltimore! This week is mostly about turkey (and shopping) but local restaurants have a few additional tricks up their sleeves. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few days:

Hot Plate: Vent Coffee to Join Union Collective, Harvest Festival at R. House, Thanksgiving Classes at The Corner Pantry & Avenue Kitchen & Bar

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Vent Coffee Roasters will join other food-related businesses, including Union Craft Brewing and The Charmery, at Union Collective, which is slated to open in the spring of 2018.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, most Baltimoreans’ minds and stomachs are turning to turkey and stuffing. But before the big day, there are still plenty of other things to sip and bite around town. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Baltimore food scene this week:

Hot Plate: LB Speakeasy Opens, Dutch Courage Announced, New Chef at The Elephant

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LB Speakeasy’s menu will include drinks like the 12 Mile and Southside.

November is a big month for food in Baltimore – when the month closes with a holiday like Thanksgiving, how couldn’t it be? This week, Baltimore’s restaurants have a lot to offer, including tons of great news about the launch of new spots and a handful of charity-related events that sound delicious.

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

Hot Plate: Guinness Test Taproom & The Point Open, Themed Dinners at Modern Cook Shop, New Fall Menus Debut

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White Envelope, the arepa bar in R. House, has updated its menu for the fall season.

Happy Halloween week, Baltimore! This week is sure to be a wild, sugar-soaked one with the spooky holiday on Tuesday. But there are a handful of other events to keep you entertained, even if trick-or-treating isn’t on your list. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Hot Plate: New Fall Cocktails, BBQs over the Weekend, Charm City Cook at Everyman Theater

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R. Bar is one of several local spots that has recently launched a new fall cocktail menu.

This week has a little bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers, from good news about new spots opening to a long list of boozy dinners. Here’s a look at what will keep you entertained all week long:

Hot Plate: Molina Pizze & Polpette Opening, The Charmery Announces Expansion Plans, 11th Annual Oysterfest in Federal Hill

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Molina, a new permanent stall in R. House, will open Thursday.

If you’re a fan of oysters, beer and outdoor festivals – or just a fan of food in general – you’ve got a lot to look forward to this week. Here’s what’s coming up in Baltimore’s food world?