Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Colette & Langermann’s Closing, National Doughnut Day, St. Nicholas Greek Festival

The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is a celebration of all things Greece, and local food-lovers know that it’s famous for its great food lineup.

The local food scene took a bit of a breather last week, settling into summer with just a few events. This week restaurants are back in full force, hosting wine dinners, brunches and other events, and other organizations are getting in on the action, too, with everything from a doughnut bike crawl to one of the city’s most popular international festivals.

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

Hot Plate: CREAM at Union Craft Brewing, Wine Dinners Everywhere

Wit & Wisdom Chef Zack Mills will cook a four-course dinner at The Vineyards in Dodon on Thursday.

With rain in the forecast, Baltimoreans might not need to break out the sunscreen this weekend. But there’s still a lot to celebrate now that summer is – unofficially, at least – on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned for Memorial Day weekend and the rest of the week:

Hot Plate: Preakness Parties, Summer Menus & More

To celebrate Preakness, Johnny’s will have a Black-Eyed Susan cocktail on the menu all weekend long.

Happy Preakness Weekend, Baltimore. Even after Always Dreaming and the rest of the field compete to see who will take home the blanket of Black-Eyed Susans, there’s a lot to cheer about this week. Here’s a look at what to expect from local restaurants over the next seven days:

Hot Plate: Mother’s Day Around Town, Crabs at Wit & Wisdom, Openings in Hampden

Wit & Wisdom will offer crab feasts on the patio this summer.

With Mother’s Day this weekend, Preakness coming up next week and warmer days ahead, there’s a general feeling of Spring Fever excitement in the air around Baltimore, particularly in the city’s restaurants. Here’s a look at what the food world has in store for us this week:

Hot Plate: Baltimore Wine & Food Festival, Soft Shell Season, Kentucky Derby Parties & Mother’s Day Options

You can find soft shells on menus all over Baltimore this week – including at R. House, where The Big Softy pop-up is open until May 14.

Raining or not, this weekend and week offer a lot of opportunities to eat well and have fun. Here’s a look at what’s on tap in Baltimore this week:

Hot Plate: Minnow Open and Charm City Cakes Open, Soft Shells at R. House, Wine Dinners All Over

The Chuleton ribeye will be paired with two wines – a Tempranillo and a Pinot Noir – at La Cuchara’s American Basque Tour wine dinner on Thursday.

We’ve got a warm week ahead of us, Baltimore, and plenty of ways to enjoy it – from hot restaurant openings to wine dinners, new spring menus (softshells!) and a terrific food-friendly bluegrass festival. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Baltimore this week:

Hot Plate: Sagamore Spirit Distillery Opens, New Owner at Holy Crepe, Outdoor Events at Boathouse & Wit & Wisdom

Holy Crepe Cafe in Canton has a new owner and plans for a new menu and hours.

Get ready, Baltimore food lovers: this coming week offers a ton of events, from Baltimore Cocktail Week classes to the opening of a brand new distillery. Here’s a look at what local restaurants, bars and organizations have to offer over the next few days:

Hot Plate: New Wet City Hours, Four Season Restaurant Announcement, Monument Beer Dinner at Gnocco

Wet City announced new hours this week; it will no longer be open for lunch.

Gorgeous weather – and the promise of more of it – make this a great week to head out to dinner. Following a big weekend, packed with Easter brunch options, local restaurants and food-related businesses are hosting a smattering of events all week long.

Here’s a look at what to do in and around Baltimore this week:

Hot Plate: Center Cut Doughnuts Officially Opens, Spring Menu Additions, Easter Brunch Options

Fork & Wrench updated its menu this week, adding a new batch of seasonal dishes.

Between Opening Day, Light City and a (mostly) gorgeous stretch of weather, Baltimore has been the place to be this past week.

Local restaurants are keeping the magic going next week, too, with new menu additions and events. They’re also looking ahead to the following weekend, with big plans for Easter brunches. Here’s a look at what’s happening next week and Easter weekend:

Hot Plate: No Kid Hungry Fundraiser at Gunther & Co., The Emporiyum & Light City Return, Rye Rocks at The Walters & More

Gunther & Co. will host chefs from several restaurants for a Tuesday night fundraiser benefiting No Kid Hungry.

Get ready, Baltimore food lovers: this week is a big one. From multiple food-related benefits to the return of two of the city’s best events, The Emporiyum and Light City, to the Orioles’ Opening Day, this week is absolutely jam-packed.

Plan your dining and drinking strategies accordingly. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week: