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Hot Plate: Bourbon Tasting at Mt. Washington Tavern, Ampersea Opens, Basque Film at The Parkway Theater and More

Mt. Washington Tavern’s 4th annual Kentucky Nights bourbon tasting, benefiting Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, is on Thursday, Feb. 22.

The Valentine’s Day rush might be over, but Baltimore restaurants aren’t slowing down. This week brings a flurry of new opening announcements plus a wide variety of food and drink-related events. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

B. Doughnut is Returning for Weekends at Mt. Vernon Marketplace

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B. Doughnut is coming back to Baltimore—but only for weekends.

Annapolis Restaurant Week Starts February 25!


Foodies of many different tastes are readying their palates for a week of deals and savory dishes during the last week of February for the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

The Bygone, Ida B’s and Others Make Eater’s List of Baltimore’s Best New Restaurants

Eater’s Heat Map of Baltimore’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants.

There’s been plenty of talk lately about restaurants in Baltimore closing. Eater acknowledged as much in its new list, “The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Baltimore.”

Harbor East Rolls Out the Red Carpet, and Pops a Little Bubbly for Valentine’s Day Diners


Harbor East is rolling out the red carpet, and popping bubbly for the occasion! Reserve your table-for-two on February 14th at one of the area’s featured restaurants for a chance to be #lovebombed with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

Event Pick: The World Championships of Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

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It seems every year, more and more excellent vegan options emerge as alternatives for our favorite everyday snacks. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the World Vegan Mac N’ Cheese Championship, which Baltimore is hosting for the third straight year.

With New Bill Introduced, Battle Over Beer Law Brewing Again in Annapolis


Over the last year or so, Comptroller Peter Franchot has made reforming the state’s beer laws his raison d’être.

Hot Plate: Specials for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year

It’s Valentine’s season in Baltimore – and local restaurants are ready.

This week is a big one, Baltimore, with food-friendly holidays filled with love, luck and lots of fun. Here’s a look at what’s happening around town.

Bistro Rx in Patterson Park Announces Closure, Ownership Transition

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The Patterson Park corner restaurant and wine bar Bistro Rx announced it is closing for a time as new owners take over the space.