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The ‘Mayor’ of Hampden Gets His Stolen Tricycle Back

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Photo via Lou Catelli

Lou Catelli got his wheels back today.

Hampden’s Le Garage to Close and Rebrand

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After three years of occupying its space on The Avenue, Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites is calling it quits at the end of this week.

Baltimore Women and Allies Band Together for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

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A poster at Sandy’s on The Avenue.

Wednesday won’t be business as usual on Hampden’s bustling 36th Street, where female business owners plan are displaying vibrant flashes or red in their storefronts and holding events for women to speak out for their rights.

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar to Open in Hampden

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Photo via Dylan's Oyster Bar Facebook page
Photo via Dylan’s Oyster Bar Facebook page

36th Street will be getting even tastier soon: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, an oyster-and-cocktail joint, is scheduled to open in Hampden this fall.

Ice Cream for Breakfast at the Charmery

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catch of the day fish (2)Weekend brunch is pretty great no matter what. But you know what else is great? Ice cream. And you know when it’s best? Any time. Luckily, the folks over at The Charmery seem to agree with us, which is why they’re hosting an Ice Cream for Breakfast event tomorrow, Saturday, February 7th. They’re declaring it, “the most wonderful, delicious, morning of the year!” And we can’t see why we wouldn’t agree. So throw on your best footie pajamas (yes, dressing in your PJs is encouraged) and head down for the least nutritious breakfast of the year.

13.5% Wine Bar Celebrates Five Years

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catch of the day fish (2)We’re going to just assume that much like the wine they serve, 13.5% Wine Bar is getting better with age. Not that we had any complaints when they first opened their doors five years ago. The incredible wine selection and perfect food pairings featuring local and seasonal delights make for some of the most elegant eating and drinking you can do in this town. So we’re more than happy to join them in raising a glass (or two, or three) to celebrate five awesome years on The Avenue, to be followed, we hope, by many, many more.

Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites to Open in Hampden Friday

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Le Garage Beer Bar & FritesHampden is ready to welcome a new bar and restaurant to take over the old Dogwood location. Le Garage, which as you probably got from the name is a casual French place, opens this Friday on the Avenue.

The executive chef is Sarah Acconcia, formerly of the 13.5% Wine Bar, who has been tasked with crafting “working class” versions of fancy French staples and putting new twists on “peasant dishes.”  Entrees will be priced between $15 and $19 “for the most part” (though City Paper has it between $16 and $23 for single-person entrees).

Hampden Ice Cream Parlor Unveils Oriole-Themed “Crunch Davis” Flavor

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It’s sweet cream ice cream with orange sprinkles and bits of Nestle Crunch bars, and it comes in a dish shaped like an O’s cap. It’s called “Crunch Davis,” a nod to Orioles first baseman Chris “Crush” Davis, and it’s the newest offering from Hampden’s Charmery ice cream parlor.

It’s fitting that Davis be the inspiration for the flavor. With the Orioles currently playing below their ability and struggling to make it into the postseason as a wild card team, his performance at bat this season is a consolation prize. His 47 homeruns and counting lead the major leagues and put him on pace to break a club record for homeruns in a single season.

Hampden’s Golden West Makes It onto “House of Cards” Shoot

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The Golden West Cafe all dressed up on the Avenue in Hampden
The Golden West Cafe all dressed up on the Avenue in Hampden. Photo via Mend Community Acupuncture.

The Netflix original series House of Cards can be hard for a Baltimorean to watch. The locations are so obviously Charm City that it’s easy to forget the show takes place in D.C. And it looks like we can count on another uncanny viewing experience soon, as quintessential Hampden haunt Golden West Cafe apparently played the role of “4th Street Cafe” in a shoot for the series last Wednesday.

Hampden Loses Dogwood Restaurant Suddenly

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It’s official: Dogwood Restaurant has closed for good. Like that! (I just snapped my fingers.) The owners said they only made the decision this weekend, implying that the staff couldn’t have had much notice regarding their sudden unemployment. The owners blamed the closing on “three very poor weeks of revenue.”