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

Restaurant review: Coelum is a stellar addition to Canton’s restaurant scene

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Has the Baltimore restaurant scene woken up from a nap? After a few sluggish years, with more news of closings than openings, the scene is showing signs of life, with high-profile debuts and new, creative menus on the way.

Coelum, which opened last July in the Canton space formerly occupied by Gitan Bistro Cru, is part of that wave. If the next few restaurants that open in Baltimore are even half as good as Coelum, we are in for quite a ride this season.

Hot Plate: Bake sale at Fat Tiger, BRD opening in Federal Hill, Oktoberfest celebrations and more

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On Sunday, Bramble Baking Co. will pop up at Fat Tiger in Fells Point for a fun bake sale.

With autumn officially underway and the temperatures (maybe) starting to drop, the Baltimore food community is coming out strong to celebrate harvest season. This week brings lots of fun events, from beer fests to bake sales. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Charm City Night Market returns, Taste of Hampden, Maryland Wine Festival, Pickle Party and more

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Pastries for sale at Charm City Night Market. Photo by Corey Jennings.

Festivals, coffee drinks, chocolate, pickles–this week, Baltimore’s food scene is both busy and far-reaching, with events catering to lovers of all sorts of cuisine.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

Hot Plate: Baltimore Seafood Festival, Dining Out for Life, pawpaws are back and much more

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Seafood is in the spotlight at several events this week, including the 6th annual Baltimore Seafood Festival on Saturday and an Ocean & Garden dinner at Noona Wednesday.

Baltimore’s food scene offers a little something for everyone this week, whether you’re a seafood lover, a dedicated carnivore or a foraging vegetarian. This week brings news of high-profile openings and some excellent opportunities to raise money for good causes while eating well.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Ryleigh’s Oyster Regatta, mushroom dinner at Foraged, City Cafe celebrates 25 years and more

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Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley kicks off this month with a fun Saturday event raising money for Oyster Recovery Partnership.

From openings to anniversaries to a weekend of food-friendly festivals, this week is a fun one in the Baltimore restaurant world. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket for the next few days:

Hot Plate: Labor Day parties, Ekiben grows, changes at Cardinal Tavern and Minnow, and more

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A short week means a long weekend, and even more opportunities for long, leisurely dinners. This week, Baltimore restaurants offer a few changes to take advantage of the last bits of summer. Plus, news of upcoming openings and revamps as we head into autumn.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Bentley’s, Gangster Vegan and Bon Fresco open, new menu at Pitango, La Cuchara farmers’ market dinner and more

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Pitango in Fells Point has recently introduced a bunch of new menu items, including cocktails and sandwiches made on freshly baked bread.

As summer winds down, the Baltimore restaurant scene is heating up. This week brings news of openings, pop-ups, collaborations and a couple terrific-sounding seasonal dinners.

Restaurant Review: At The Tilted Row, interesting food and attention to detail create a memorable experience

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Bolton Hill’s dining scene has long been on the sleepier side, but with new development popping up, there are changes afoot. The Tilted Row, which opened earlier this year, is an exciting part of that progress.

Hot Plate: B-More Kitchen Battle of the Brands, Fiesta del Mar at Clavel, cooking classes at Gertrude’s and Cosima and more

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B-more Kitchen’s Battle of the Brands is back again this year, with a fun party and friendly competition at the Accelerator Space on Thursday.

Summertime is waning, but that doesn’t mean the Baltimore restaurant scene is heading off on vacation. This week includes news of a bunch of high-profile autumn openings, continuing restaurant week promotions and several events that promise to be a lot of fun.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: FishScale and Stone’s Throw Hash at R. House, dinner at Two Boots Farm, pig butchery at Noona’s and more

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Stone’s Throw Hash kicks off a stint in the R. House pop-up space on Monday. Photo via Stone’s Throw Hash/Facebook.

Local seafood and produce are at their peak, and this week in Baltimore brings everything from farm dinners to philanthropic crab feasts. It’s sure to be a fun one–and a tasty one, too.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

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