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Alexander Baer moves downstairs: Warrington Penthouse lists for $2,885,800

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Hot House: The Warrington, 3908 N. Charles Street #1303, Baltimore MD, 21218

Penthouse duplex apartment at the Warrington Condominium, circa 1927. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 3,742 square feet, plus 500-square-foot terrace. 11- and 12-foot ceilings. Main floor: foyer, large living room with fireplace, dining room, butler’s pantry, library, powder room, Kitchen with oak floors, Traulsen fridge and private service elevator. Upstairs: ensuite master, dressing room w/custom walnut cabinetry and closet, spa-type marble slab bathroom, ensuite guest bedroom, laundry.  Central AC, one parking space: $2,885,800 (ask about HOA fee)

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.

Oprah: This is your sign from God

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Toward the end of last year, I was down in Virginia visiting my 92-year-old ex-mother-in-law Joyce, and Jane, her sister-in-law, a former ambassador. Joyce reads the Washington Post from cover to cover every day, while Jane reads the New York Times with equal thoroughness, though she eschews the Thursday Style section. I asked these avid and perspicacious followers of politics to give me their takes on the Democratic presidential candidate options. 

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:

Hot House: Chic horse farm, minutes from Wegmans, asks $1.2M

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Hot House:  14445 Old Hanover Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Mooreland Farm, circa 1876. 31.2-acre farm and an equine center. Turnkey operation with three barns (18 stalls total) and state-of-the-art, custom-designed indoor riding arena. Original farmhouse currently being restored. Renovated tractor shed has an office and rural chic living quarters. Multiple wash stalls, tack rooms. Outdoor riding ring and access to extensive network of riding trails through wooded property: $1,199,800

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:

Hot Plate: Last-minute shopping, Christmas Eve and Day dinner options, post-holiday parties

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Several local restaurants will offer Feast of the Seven Fishes menus on Christmas Eve.

Happy holidays, Baltimore! In between the wrapping and unwrapping, don’t forget to take time to dine. Local restaurants have you covered this week, with special holiday meals and post-Christmas celebrations. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

$1 Million Former Garage In South Fed Hill: Giant Roof Deck, All-Weather Pool Table

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Hot House: 37 Birckhead Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Former garage, circa 1920, complete renovation, 2011. Original brick construction with recent rubber roof, interior courtyard and two decks. Four bedrooms, four full, two half baths over 3,610 sq. ft. and two levels. Twelve-foot ceilings, Brazilian cherry floors, custom lighting. Double-paned, energy efficient, wood frame windows. Open plan kitchen and living area plus bedroom/office on main level. Central bluestone courtyard with water feature. Large gourmet kitchen with Sub Zero fridge, Wolf range, four-seat granite counter. Second level family room with gas fireplace, custom wet bar, deck off family room. Four en-suite bedrooms, master with 11′ ceilings, custom cabinetry and moldings, spa bath with double vanities, oversized shower. 23′ x 24′ roof deck with wet bar and all-weather pool table. Two-car garage. Zoned heat and central air: $1,000,000 (ask about CHAP tax credit)

Hot Plate: Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast, champagne menu at Petit Louis, Filipino Festivus, pop-up night market at Ekiben and more

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Petit Louis is celebrating all month long with a prix fixe champagne dinner and heavily discounted bottles.

The monument is lit, the city is sparkling and it’s a wonderful time of year to be in Baltimore. This week offers some terrific opportunities to head out to dinner to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned:

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Your Guide to the Best Locally Made Gifts

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It’s that time of year again when we search for gifts for family and friends (and teachers and secretaries and the postman and so on). This year our selections focus on items locally made. Not only will you find something for everyone, but you’ll be supporting local artisans as well!

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