Lou Catelli got his wheels back today.
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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.
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.
Hampden 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).
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.
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.
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.”