Craft beer bar chain Growler USA coming to Hampden’s Rotunda

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Craft beer bar chain Growler USA is moving in at The Rotunda shopping center in North Baltimore.

Photos: A look inside the in-progress Union Collective

  • Union co-owner Kevin Blodger inside of what will be Union Craft Brewing's taproom. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

While Union Collective’s opening is still a few months away, Baltimore Fishbowl got a tour this morning of the massive 138,000-square-foot complex at the southern edge of Medfield that will house Union Craft Brewing, an Earth Treks Climbing Center, the Baltimore Whiskey Company, the Charmery, Vent Coffee, Huckle’s hot sauce and Well Crafted Kitchen.

We’ll be checking back in at the space before the grand opening later this spring. For now, here are a few shots of what’s in the works. (Photos by J.M. Giordano.)

Well Crafted Pizza plans new concept for Union Collective

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The creators of Well Crafted Pizza, the mobile 1949 Dodge truck that has a wood fire pizza oven built onto the back, are planning a less mobile brick-and-mortar kitchen in Union Collective.

Event Pick: Chuck’s Trading Post throws a party to celebrate that they can now serve booze

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The dry days are over at Hampden’s signature–and probably only–breakfast skillet spot, Chuck’s Trading Post. Tonight, the restaurant will celebrate its newfound freedom to serve alcohol by partnering up on a party with nearby Union Craft Brewing. “Prohibition Ends at Last!” a flyer reads, also listing some of the brews that will be on tap, including the Double Duckpin double IPA, the coffee-infused Pajama Pants oatmeal stout and others.

Foraged Eatery uses local ingredients in a menu that’s both adventurous and approachable

Foraged Eatery opened in Hampden in late December.

How do you feel about pig parts?

It’s entirely likely that this is a question you’ve never asked yourself, but it’s something dinner at Foraged Eatery will force you to consider.

Vintage store Wishbone Reserve re-opening in Hampden next week

Rental items inside Wishbone Reserve. Photo via Facebook.

Vintage and antiques store Wishbone Reserve is joining the bustling Hampden neighborhood’s shopping scene next week.

In drug-afflicted Hampden, St. Luke’s Church plans a needle exchange

St. Luke Church in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

As North Baltimore’s tourist-drawing Hampden neighborhood struggles to confront its elephant in the room of opioid addiction, the Rev. Jim Muratore, of St. Luke’s Church on The Avenue, has proposed tackling the scourge with a tried-and-true, if somewhat unconventional solution: a needle exchange.

Event Pick: Celebrate Holy Frijoles’ revival with cheap margaritas and free pinball

Photo by Ethan McLeod

While Holy Frijoles has been up and running once again for about six months, it’s never too late to celebrate a neighborhood institution’s revival—and on National Margarita Day, no less.

Dmitri’s Tavern in Hampden Has Closed

Photo by Ethan McLeod

One of Hampden’s oldest dives has shut its doors after 45 years.

Hampden is Getting its Own Dessert Waffle Spot

Waffie’s new storefront in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

A dedicated waffle restaurant is coming to Hampden, and these aren’t of the traditional breakfast variety.