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

Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as fun as a college party, but with much better food

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Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as much fun as a college party, but its menu of global street food is a whole lot better than anything you’d find in an average campus kitchen.

Hot Plate: Kentucky Nights fundraiser at Mt. Washington Tavern, Vida & Jailbreak team up for beer and tacos, Valentine’s Day continues at Ampersea & Winecream

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Mt. Washington Tavern hosts its 5th annual Kentucky Nights bourbon tasting this week, benefiting the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

With Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, behind us, local restaurateurs could be taking a much-deserved break. But they’re not! This week brings a handful of fun events benefitting great causes, plus a few opportunities to check out interesting wines, beers and bourbons.

Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Valentine’s dinners, Galentine’s parties and more ways to celebrate love with food

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Citron’s Valentine’s Day menu includes Parmesan Reggiano arancini with saffron risotto, Mediterranean olive tapenade and roasted red pepper coulis. Photo by Beverly Funkhouser Photography.

The big news in Baltimore’s restaurant world this week is, of course, Valentine’s Day. But even before we get to Thursday’s celebration of hearts, flowers and all things lovey-dovey, there’s plenty else to do. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Orto and Alexander Brown Restaurant open, celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Year of the Pig pop-ups and more

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Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on Saturday at The Charmery or Silver Queen Cafe

The week ahead is filled with everything from high-profile restaurant openings to celebrations offering ice cream for breakfast (you read that right) to pop-ups honoring the Year of the Pig. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few days:

Hot Plate: Nepenthe opens, Encantada closes, Harry Potter at Order & Chaos, St. Vincent Festival at Old Westminster Winery and more

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Full Circle Artisan Palace and Order & Chaos Coffee join creative forces this weekend on a Harry Potter-themed menu at O&C.

This week in Baltimore’s food scene offers everything from Danish breakfast treats to a wine festival inspired by the traditions of ancient Burgundy.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Restaurant Weeks continue, Little Italy Meatball Fest, RAR + Union Craft at Don’t Know Tavern & more

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Chez Hugo Bistro chef/owner Steve Monnier will head to the James Beard House to cook this week. One of the dishes he prepares will make its way back to Baltimore and onto the Chez Hugo menu.

Baltimore Restaurant Week is winding down, Baltimore and Howard counties’ restaurant weeks are heating up and a diverse mix of events, from tea classes to beer dinners to meatball eating contests, are popping up on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Winter Restaurant Week, Krautfest at Gertrude’s, Mera’s Kitchen Collective & Cajou at LB Tavern and more

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Mera’s Kitchen Collective and non-dairy ice cream maker Cajou are teaming up for a sweet pop-up at LB Tavern on Thursday.

With Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week in full swing and several fun events on the horizon, there are plenty of reasons to bundle up and head out to dinner (or lunch or brunch) this week.

Hot Plate: Restaurant Week kickoff, Sotto Sopra’s L’Anno di Bergamo begins, purple pancakes for the Ravens, big plans at Ouzo Bay and more

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Sotto Sopra’s L’Anno di Bergamo, a year-long introduction to the cuisine of Bergamo in northern Italy, kicks off this week with a cooking class and dinner.

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for new beginnings. Baltimore’s restaurant industry is already working hard on that resolution. This week brings tons of announcements of openings around town, plus the return of Restaurant Week in the city and much more.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Fells Point’s Peter’s Inn is back and as lovable as ever

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

A few years ago, I interviewed Karin Tiffany, the co-owner of Peter’s Inn, for a feature on restaurant personalities, and we got to talking about what’s important to her as a restaurateur.

She said she never takes her customers for granted, that she and her husband/business partner, Bud Tiffany, recognize that going out to eat is expensive and they take it seriously that people are willing to spend their money on their food, at their restaurant.

“Some things on my menu might cost what people make in an hour. That’s your hard-earned money. It’s a big responsibility.”

That stuck with me, and I thought of it again last year, just after Christmas, when the Fells Point restaurant caught fire. The damage was severe enough that Peter’s Inn, which had at that point been open for over 20 years, was forced to close for nine months to make all the necessary repairs.

Hot Plate: New Year’s Eve and plans for early 2019

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New Year’s Eve will be a big night for Baltimore restaurants.

This week, unsurprisingly, starts off with a bang, then gets a little quieter. Even if you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans just yet, there’s still time–and local restaurants have you covered.

Here’s a look at what’s happening for New Year’s and for the rest the week here in Baltimore:

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