Kit Pollard

Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Hot Plate: Magdalena and others reopen for dine-in, Passover and Easter brunch and dinner options, make your own mixers with CaNe Collective and more

Magdalena is reopening for indoor and outdoor dining – and introducing a new spring menu at the same time.

This week is a great one for food-lovers in Baltimore. In addition to many choices for Passover and Easter dining, local restaurants and businesses are hosting several fun food and beverage-related events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: burgers and bonfires at Prigel, Tio in Towson, Maryland bagels at THB and more

Farmer’s market and CSA season is upon us – and this year, Hersh’s will be a pickup spot for the Richfield Farm CSA. © Lindsay Hite /

We’re now a full year since Baltimore’s restaurants initially closed their doors in an effort to curb the spread of COVID – and things are (finally) looking up. This week’s news includes reopenings, anniversaries, and fun events. Here’s a look at what’s on tap in the Baltimore restaurant world:

Hot Plate: Gunther, La Cuchara, Mama’s on the Half Shell reopen, Vaccaro’s turns 65, St. Patrick’s Day specials and more

Even though the parade is canceled, there are lots of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this week – including a trip to Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas.

With temperatures rising and COVID numbers dropping, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this week. Baltimore restaurants are ready, with news of reopenings, fun events and specials. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: openings in Towson and Remington, Krautfest at Gertrude’s, whiskey at The Manor Tavern and more

Perennial will open in May in the Towson space that formerly housed Cunningham’s.

Spring won’t be here for another couple weeks but Baltimore’s restaurant scene is getting a head start on the season of rebirth. This week brings news of several high-profile openings, plus a flurry of events featuring everything from whiskey to sauerkraut. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: homemade hot sauce, a new culinary school, beer label artistry and more

Charm City is spicy this week with the launch of a few new locally-made hot sauces.

From red wine to hot sauce, this week has a little something for all Baltimore food lovers. Here’s a look at what’s happening on the local restaurant scene:

Hot Plate: De Kleine Duivel & Birroteca reopen, celebrate National Margarita Day, fish & chips at The Corner Pantry and more

De Kleine Duivel reopened this week with new owners – the team from The Bluebird. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas.

With Baltimore City’s one-hour dining restriction lifted – and a few chilly but snow-less days on the horizon – this week is a promising one for local restaurants. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Expansion at Clavel, reopenings across town, Valentine’s Day specials and more


Baltimore is feeling the love this week starting, but not ending, with tons of Valentine’s Day goodness. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Charm City’s restaurant scene this week:

Hot Plate: Super Bowl food, Valentine’s treats, Vegan Restaurant Week begins and more

Magdalena (above) and many other local restaurants have special menus available for Valentine’s Day.

From Super Bowl wings to Valentine’s Day lobster, the next week or so is sure to be tasty in homes and restaurants all over Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Food for football, cocoa at Johnny’s, Milton Inn auction and more

Hot chocolate in the cup, cocoa beans and powder on the white wooden table, top view

This week is a cheery one on the Baltimore restaurant scene, as more restaurants re-open and spots continue creatively adapting to new circumstances. Plus, both the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are quickly approaching, so now’s the time to start thinking about plans for both.

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Hot Plate: Baltimore City restaurants reopen, neighborhoods rally around their restaurants, cooking classes go virtual and more

On Thursday nights, Guinness Open Gate Brewery is screening movies – complete with snacks and beers – in a heated outdoor tent.

This week is a big one for Baltimore restaurants – and not just because every restaurant in the region has taken full advantage of the Bernie meme. Who knew Bernie Sanders and his mittens would be such a fan of outdoor dining in Charm City?

Whether or not Bernie makes it to any Baltimore restaurants this week, there’s a lot for locals to enjoy. Here’s a look at what’s happening: