Kit Pollard

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

Hot Plate: Food at the Fells Point Fun Festival & Italian Heritage Festival, Taste of Hampden, Oktoberfests and more

It’s Oktoberfest season – right now is prime time for pretzels, beers and more. (Photo courtesy of Guiness Open Gate Brewery)

From Fells Point fun to tasting Hampden, this week offers tons of options all over town. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Baltimore restaurant world:

Hot Plate: Oktoberfest season, Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival, Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival and more

Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s third annual Oktoberfest is one of several German-inspired events this week.

Early autumn in Baltimore means cuisine that spans from steamed crabs to grilled bratwurst and this week, local spots have plenty of both. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: wine dinner at Charleston, Brewer’s Art turns 25, Dining Out for Life and more

NiHao is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with a special meal Sept. 19-21.

From wine dinners to anniversary specials to fundraisers, this week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: book benefiting Baltimore restaurant workers, Ocean Pride turns 50, new fall cocktails at Dutch Courage and more

Alma Cocina Latina is a great spot to hit for National Arepa Day, which happens to be this Saturday.

September is a gorgeous time in Baltimore, when crabs are still running but the humidity is starting to disappear. This week, local restaurants make the most of the weather and the flavors, with fun events and new menu items. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: crabfeast at Das Bierhalle, Cornival at Hopkins Farm Brewery, markets with the Smithsonian and more

Thinking about crabs for Labor Day? Das Bierhalle is hosting an afternoon crab feast on Monday.

As Baltimore eases into September, restaurants are celebrating the end of summer and beginning to tweak their menus in anticipation of cooler weather. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the local restaurant scene this week:

Hot Plate: Tersiguel’s reopening, anniversary celebration at Sally O’s, pawpaws are back and more

THB – and other local spots – are gearing up for the return of fall flavors (and purple Ravens bagels).

This week, Baltimore’s restaurant scene offers a mishmash of news and events celebrating the last days of summer while gearing up for fall. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Heritage Smokehouse opens, Whiskey on the Waterfront returns, spirits lessons at Maryland Science Center and more

CAnE Collective and Sagamore Spirit have teamed up to create a new line of canned rye cocktails.

This week, the Baltimore restaurant scene is full of good news, from openings and anniversaries to wine, whiskey and beer tastings. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: summer flavors at Gramercy Mansion, Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week, Opera Night is back and more

Guinness will release two new beers as part of its first-ever Arts & Drafts Festival, which starts Friday, Aug. 20.

From vegan specialties to summer produce, Baltimore’s restaurants have a lot to offer this week. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: weekend festivals, Mindpub Cafe opens, Union turns nine and more

The Corner Pantry’s Neill Howell has joined forces with the team from The Charmery on a new ice cream flavor.

From wine festivals and beer releases to locally-sourced pizza, this week is a fun one in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Charm City culinary scene:

Hot Plate: National Oyster Day, dumpling class at NiHao, Lobsterama at Gertrude’s and more

Wednesday, Aug. 5 is National Oyster Day and local spots – like The Urban Oyster – have fun plans to celebrate.

Restaurant Week wraps up this weekend but Baltimore’s culinary scene is staying hot this summer. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Restaurant Week starts, The Milton Inn and JBGB’s are open, Henninger’s closes and more

Magdalena, in The Ivy Hotel, has just launched a new summer menu.

With Restaurant Week underway and a flurry of openings, this week is an exciting one in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Perennial opening, hot dog poetry at G&A, get peachy with John Shields and more

Perennial opens this week in Towson.

This week is a fun one in the Baltimore restaurant world, with openings, pop-ups and lots of spice. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Bastille Day dining, make-your-own rocks glasses at Sagamore Spirit, gearing up for Restaurant Week and more

This week includes plenty of opportunities to grab great fries – from food truck stops to Bastille Day dinners.

As summer kicks into high gear, it’s prime time to get out and about and explore the local dining scene. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week:

Hot Plate: NiHao turns one, Maryland Food Truck Week returns, chaat hour is back at Good Neighbor and more

Maryland Food Truck Week kicks off July 9. The B’More Greek truck is part of the lineup – one of 75+ trucks participating this year.

With a freshly-lifted mask mandate in Baltimore City and a long holiday weekend ahead, it is prime time to go out to eat. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have on tap for this week:

Hot Plate: John Brown’s opens in Remington, Pride cocktails & donations, tomato season and more

Guinness has partnered with The Urban Oyster to launch a summery new brew, inspired by pina colada flavors.

Summer is officially here, which means fun happenings in the Baltimore restaurant scene, from local tomatoes to beachy cocktails. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week: