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Hot Plate: Festivals, restaurant openings, Mother’s Day, a Parts & Labor yard sale and more

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The Maryland Craft Beer Festival takes place in Frederick on Saturday, May 12. It’s one of several festivals happening on Saturday.

Last week, the news out of Baltimore’s restaurant scene wasn’t great, with several beloved restaurants announcing their closing. This week, the view from Charm City is much sunnier, with multiple openings on the horizon! And, of course, a day dedicated to moms (and brunch).

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

Hot Plate: Restaurant closings, farmers’ markets return, Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day plans

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The Sandlot opens for the season on Saturday, May 5, with a party featuring a new Monument City Brewing beer.

Not all of this week’s restaurant news is good–-a couple tough closings have recently been announced. But we have a big party weekend ahead of us, Baltimore, and a lot to look forward to for the rest of the month.

Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: LB Skybar reopening, Ramps & Rose dinner at Foraged, Petit Louis’ April in Paris fete and more

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LB Skybar opens Friday on the 19th floor of the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

If you’re thinking about heading outside with a drink in hand, now’s the time, Baltimore. This week brings tons of opportunities to eat and drink seasonally and locally–and outdoors. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Sagamore Spirit celebrates one year, Tacos ‘N Taps at Harbor Point and much more

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Sagamore Spirit distillery will celebrate its first anniversary with a day-long party on Saturday, April 21.

There’s never a bad time to be a foodie in Baltimore, but in terms of restaurant events, some weeks are better than others. This week happens to be one of the better ones. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Light City action, Lock House Craft Beer & Wine Festival, wine dinners, fundraisers & more

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On Saturday, the Lock House in Havre de Grace will host its first ever Craft Beer & Wine Festival.

The weather has broken, Light City has returned and this week is as busy as it gets in terms of restaurant events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Baltimore food world.

Hot Plate: The Orient reopens, Bowl & A Beer pop-up at Artifact and more

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D.C. hummus shop Little Sesame will pop up at Artifact Coffee on Wednesday.

Even with snow and chilly temperatures in the forecast, Baltimore is welcoming spring this week, with the first wave of Light City events and a variety of fun food and drink activities.

Hot Plate: Easter brunch options, National Oysters on the Half Shell Day, haenyo at Forno, and more

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Korean pop-up haenyo is partnering with Everyman Theatre this week for a dinner at Forno, featuring dishes from Everyman’s new play, “Aubergine.”

The big restaurant news this week is Easter, which takes place Sunday, April 1. If you’re still in the market for brunch or dinner reservations, check out the options toward the end of today’s column. Sunday is not the only day local restaurateurs will be busy this week, though, with plenty of other food events happening in the coming days.

Hot Plate: New digs for Full Tilt Brewing, celebrate Maryland’s food history and make your Easter brunch plans

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Cinghiale, like many restaurants around Baltimore, will offer a special brunch menu for Easter on April 1.

Spring is here (if you can believe it) and Easter is right around the corner. That means local restaurants are busy with brunch plans, as well as a variety of dinners, parties and menu changes.

Hot Plate: Irish food and drinks this weekend, followed by a week of wine

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The Corner Pantry’s corned beef and cabbage is just one of the Irish specials to be had around town this weekend.

From beer and whiskey to wine and funky mushrooms, this week is a festive one in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Changes in Federal Hill, coffee competitions, wine dinners and more

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Order & Chaos’s latte art throwdown competition is just one of a couple coffee-related events this week.

From breakfast through evening cocktails, Baltimore restaurants have you covered this week. It’s a fun one. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

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