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Hot Plate: New Happenings at The Elephant, Dining Out for Life, Rye Street Tavern Opens & More

Upstairs at the Elephant, a new speakeasy-style lounge on The Elephant’s second floor, opened this week.

It’s mid-September, which means fundraiser season is in full swing in Baltimore – and that’s great news for local food lovers. This week brings a variety of different ways to raise money for great causes while eating fabulous food – plus a handful of other fun events and announcements.

Here’s a look at what’s happening around town this week:

Hot Plate: Pig Roast at Wit & Wisdom, Tomato Fight at La Cuchara, Holy Frijoles Reopens

Wit & Wisdom will host a pig roast on its outdoor patio this weekend.

The end of summer is always a wistful time, but with everyone heading back to school and a little chill in the air, it’s also a time of excitement and new beginnings – and great food.

Hot Plate: Bubble Room at Lord Baltimore Hotel, Share Kitchen Opens, Butchery Class at P&L

Clams casino is one of the retro dishes on the menu at this weekend’s Bubble Room party at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

With one week of summer left (unofficially, anyway) and unexpectedly gorgeous weather on the horizon, it’s a great time to avoid the kitchen and go out to eat. Here’s a look at how you can do that this week:

Hot Plate: Crab Bash at B&O, Pop Ups at Gnocco & SoBo Market, Fiesta del Sol at Union with Clavel & The Charmery

B&O American Brasserie’s annual crab bash, which brings chefs from all over the city together to benefit the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, takes place this Sunday.

Summer might be winding down, but that spells good news for local food lovers, as restaurants kick into high gear with a variety of events and festivals on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Blue Moon Cafe Turns 21, Peach Festival at Weber’s, Cocktail Dinner at Ouzo Bay

Photo via press handout

As summer winds down, the local food scene is heating up. This week brings numerous events, from cocktail dinners to crab feast fundraisers. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: National Oyster Day, The Elephant Turns One, Tagliata & The Elk Room Open

Local restaurants are gearing up to celebrate National Oyster Day, Saturday August 5. (Photo courtesy of The Boathouse Canton.)

With Restaurant Week still hopping, National Oyster Day on the horizon and tons of new restaurant openings announced, this week is an especially exciting one in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Baltimore Restaurant Week Begins, The Avenue Opens, Sascha’s 527 to Close

The Trifecta Food Truck Festival rolls into the state fairgrounds Saturday, July 29, featuring food from over 40 food trucks.

With the city’s Restaurant Week kicking off today and Baltimore County’s starting next week, the region’s restaurants have an active month ahead. This week, other news includes food trucks, oysters, donuts, curry puffs and a few high profile openings and announcements.

Hot Plate: Bluebird Cocktail Room Opens, The Charmery Turns Four, Restaurant Week Starts

El Bufalo Tequila Bar + Kitchen will celebrate National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24.

Happy Artscape, Baltimore! (And happy hottest weekend of the year.) Baltimore’s food scene is offering plenty of reasons to venture outside of your air-conditioned house this week.

Hot Plate: Jimmy’s Reopens, Beer & Mojitos at Birroteca, Artscape Action

Ejji Ramen is one of many local food companies that will be at Artscape, which starts July 21.

It’s hot out there, Baltimore, but it’s even hotter in the kitchen. It’s a good week to go out.

This week is busy one for restaurants, too, with tons of news, from expansions and reopenings to beer dinners, restaurant yoga and all the festivities surrounding Artscape.

Hot Plate: Clavel Expanding, haenyo Pops Up, Bastille Day Celebrations

The French Kitchen in the Lord Baltimore Hotel is one of a couple local places hosting Bastille Day celebrations later this week.

The muggy days of midsummer have arrived in Baltimore, but the restaurant scene is still as vibrant as ever. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned, and have announced, this week: