Food & Drink

Hampden is Getting its Own Dessert Waffle Spot

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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.

Hot Plate: foraged eatery Opens, Restaurant Week Begins

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Chef Chris Amendola’s new Hampden restaurant, foraged eatery, opened last week.

Happy New Year, Baltimore food lovers!

With the holidays behind us and 2018 a clean slate, local restaurants are getting back into regular routines and trying some new things. Here’s a look at what’s new and what’s coming up this week:

Goodbye Long John’s Pub, Hello 29th Street Tavern

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Image via Swallow at the Hollow’s Facebook page.

Following a renovation, the Remington dive bar Long John’s Pub will reopen as 29th Street Tavern next week, owner Aaron Reinhart tells Baltimore Magazine’s Jess Mayhugh.

Union Craft Brewing Announces ‘Zay Day’ in Honor of 98-Year-Old Employee

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Image via Union Craft Brewing

In honor of the man they’re dubbing “the world’s oldest brewery employee,” Union Craft Brewing will throw a party on Jan. 13 for Henry “Zadie” Benesch, who is turning 98. Fittingly, his favorite Union beer, Blackwing Lager, can be had for just $.98.

Baltimore Chef Kiran Patnam to Compete on ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ Next Week

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Photo via press handout

Baltimore-based chef Kiran Patnam will be competing against celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a cable-televised cook-off late next week.

Details of 7th Annual Ryes Up Against Cystic Fibrosis Announced

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The Old Fashioned. Photo by Erich Wagner, CC BY-SA 4.0.

One of Baltimore’s best boozy fundraisers of the spring has returned, relying upon a liquor with deep local roots to raise money for a great cause.

Comedian John Oliver Celebrated the New Year Eating in South Baltimore, Fells Point

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John Oliver at Alexander’s Tavern. Photo via Alexander’s Tavern/Facebook.

World-famous comedian John Oliver rang in the New Year on Monday by dining around Baltimore in between stand-up sets at the Hippodrome.

Opponents are Lining Up Against Franchot’s Beer Bill

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Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image Courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Facebook.

After a months-long process of forming a task force on the state’s beer laws and holding meetings, Comptroller Peter Franchot released proposals in December 2016 for loosening restrictions on Maryland’s craft breweries.

Hot Plate: Restaurants Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Lib’s Grill & Food Plenty Open, Suburban House Closes

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Local restaurants have plenty of champagne on ice in anticipation of Sunday night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Photo copyright.

With 2017 nearly over and 2018 on the horizon, local restaurants are ready to break out the bubbly. Here’s a look at what Baltimore’s food scene has in store for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the rest of the week to come:

Suburban House Restaurant Closes its Doors

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Image via Facebook

The Suburban House restaurant — a culinary touchstone for generations of local lovers of delicatessen cuisine for nearly eight decades — recently closed its doors at its 1700 Reisterstown Road location of seven years. A simple “Closed” sign is posted on the eatery’s front door.