Kit Pollard

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

Hot Plate: National Nacho Day, Cosima cooking classes are back, preparing for Thanksgiving and more

To celebrate National Nacho Day on Nov. 6, Felipe’s Taqueria is giving away free nachos at lunchtime.

From nachos to risotto, this week has a lot to offer Baltimore food lovers. Plus, many local restaurants have started thinking about Thanksgiving, coming up with creative menus for dine-in and carryout customers.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week and for Turkey Day later this month:

Hot Plate: Halloween treats for people and pups, cookies at Johnny’s, drinks at Whitehall Mill and more

Whitehall Mill just received a market-wide liquor license, so several vendors – including Suspended Brewing (pictured) – are now serving alcoholic drinks.

From Halloween treats to Election Day cookies, this week is a fun one on the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Cindy Lou’s Fish House and Monarque open, Sando in the Hando at The Charmery, white truffles appear on menus and more

Cindy Lou’s Fish House opens in Harbor Point this week.

This week, the Baltimore restaurant scene is full of good news, including high profile openings, updated autumn menus, and fun collaborations. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Bushel & Peck, Cowboy Row and Cielo Verde open, N. Charles St. goes walkable, new fall menus pop up

Two oyster-centric spots – The Local Oyster and True Chesapeake Oyster Co. – celebrate anniversaries this month.

It’s mid-October, which means leaves are changing – and so are menus in restaurants across Baltimore. This week brings news of Oktoberfests, new fall flavors on plates and in glasses across the city, and a handful of openings and anniversaries.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap for the week ahead:

Hot Plate: Preakness parties, Oktoberfest celebrations, EKIBEN at The Charmery in Towson and more

NiHao’s Mid-Autumn Festival menu includes 10 dim sum dishes and more.

From Preakness parties to Oktoberfest celebrations to seafood dinners, the next few weeks look like fun ones on the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Johnny Appleseed Days at Weber’s Farm, Meet & Make with NiHao, Farm to Chef goes virtual and more

Apple, goat cheese and honey tart is one of the options on Classic Catering’s special menu for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Autumn officially begins this week, which means it’s a great time for outdoor dining, among other things. In addition to all the excellent al fresco dining options Baltimore restaurants have put in place, over the next couple weeks, the local culinary scene includes a lineup of fun activities – both virtual and in-person – to help food lovers make the most of the season.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Renn Fest at Don’t Know Tavern, Fuisine and Friends & Family open, Chaat Hour at Good Neighbor and more

Baltimore Spirit Company is building a new cocktail bar next to its distillery in Union Collective; it is slated to open next year.

The fall is looking promising for Baltimore food lovers, with many new concepts opening and events on the calendar. While restaurant operations are still a bit unusual, thanks to COVID-related protocols and guidelines, there’s still a lot to do over the next few weeks. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Cafe Dear Leon opens, Sculpture Garden snowballs, dumplings at Ekiben and more

Mt. Washington Tavern’s new meal and drink kits are just one of the creative offerings local restaurants have launched to expand business during the pandemic.

Every day, the Baltimore restaurant scene slowly inches its way back to normalcy. Over the next few weeks, Baltimore food lovers can look forward to fun events and trying some new places, as well as revisiting old favorites.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the restaurant world right now:

Hot Plate: Sally O’s, Water Song Yunnan Kitchen and other spots open, restaurants celebrate seasonal ingredients, wine dinners and more

Bluebird in Hampden has reopened as a burger, dog and boozy shake pop-up called “Until Conditions Improve.”

August just might be the best time for dining out in Maryland. From peaches to corn to tomatoes to locally-caught crab and tuna, restaurants are celebrating the bounty of the season. Though dining out continues to look different than it did in the past, local restaurants are making the most of the situation with pop-up outdoor spaces and special menus.

This week, there’s plenty of room for optimism, with the announcement of several new spots opening and fun events on the horizon. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: NiHao and Hungry Like the Wolfe open, Ekiben and Johnny Spero collab, and more

Produce boxes and other goods, like cheese, sausage and wine, are available for pickup and delivery from Tablefield Grocery, which partners with Maryland Food Bank to support the food bank’s efforts to feed locals in need.

Despite the uncertainty of coronavirus, the Baltimore restaurant scene continues to stay busy, with openings and additions, events and collaborations. Here’s a look at what’s happened recently and what we can look forward to over the next few weeks: