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Hot Plate: Sophomore Coffee opens, new spring menus all over town, Easter options and more

Menus all over the city have been updated for spring, including at Order & Chaos, where there are several new seasonal coffee and tea drinks available. Photo via Order & Chaos.

Spring weather brings openings, updated menus and opportunities for outdoor dining this week. Plus, it’s time to start thinking about Easter plans, for which Baltimore restaurants have you covered.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Harbor Market opens, Henninger’s Tavern for sale, local sweets makers go ‘Game of Thrones’-crazy and more

Waterfront Partnership’s Harbor Market season kicks off on Friday, April 12. The lunchtime market takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays in McKeldin Square, April to October.

From a restaurant-sponsored stream cleanup to “Game of Thrones”-themed sweets, this week in Baltimore offers plenty of diverse and seasonal activities for local food lovers.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Chef Cindy Wolf again named a James Beard finalist, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at the Fairgrounds, cocktails and plants at Hotel Revival and more

On Thursday, B. Willow will host a cocktails and plants workshop in Hotel Revival’s pretty rooftop garden room.

Openings and closings, beer and baseball, plants and oysters–and candy. Here’s a look at what’s on tap this week for the Baltimore restaurant scene.

Hot Plate: The Elephant is closing, Cosima turns three, Saturday wing festival, new spring cocktails and more

Cosima celebrates its third anniversary this week with a Tuesday night three-course dinner.

Spring has sprung and even though the temperatures haven’t fully caught up with the season, Baltimore restaurants offer plenty of reasons to head out to brunch or dinner this week. Take a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Epoch Rye release, new chefs at Michael’s Cafe and Hotel Revival and more

Baltimore Spirits Company releases its hotly anticipated Epoch Rye on Saturday.

Whether or not you’re a fan of corned beef and beer, this week should be a fun one. From St. Patrick’s Day festivities to Italian wine to a magical meal, there’s a little something for everyone.

Hot Plate: St. Paddy’s Day specials, new plans for former Nickel Taphouse space, a stall change at R. House and more

Think you know wine? Test your blind tasting capabilities during BIN 604’s Amateur Sommelier Competition on Saturday.

This week brings plenty of news about springtime restaurant openings, several food-oriented fundraisers and a few excellent wine and cocktail events. Plus, local restaurants are offering a healthy dose of all things green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebrations, R&R Taqueria opens, Cocina Luchadoras pops up at Ekiben and more

The Corner Pantry’s Shrove Tuesday menu – including pancakes and doughnuts all day long – is one of several pre-Lent celebrations happening around town.

It’s March and it’s Mardi Gras week, Baltimore, which means it’s time for beads, masks and a whole lot more. Local restaurants are kicking off the month with a festive week. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Champagne brunch & bar, talking African diaspora at Ida B’s, two Filipino pop-ups and more

This week sparkles with a pop-up Veuve Cliquot bar at the Four Seasons and a Ladies’ Only Champagne Brunch at The Chasseur.

Baltimore’s restaurant scene is closing out February with a fun week filled with bubbles, whiskey and Filipino food. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Kentucky Nights fundraiser at Mt. Washington Tavern, Vida & Jailbreak team up for beer and tacos, Valentine’s Day continues at Ampersea & Winecream

Mt. Washington Tavern hosts its 5th annual Kentucky Nights bourbon tasting this week, benefiting the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

With Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, behind us, local restaurateurs could be taking a much-deserved break. But they’re not! This week brings a handful of fun events benefitting great causes, plus a few opportunities to check out interesting wines, beers and bourbons.

Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Valentine’s dinners, Galentine’s parties and more ways to celebrate love with food

Citron’s Valentine’s Day menu includes Parmesan Reggiano arancini with saffron risotto, Mediterranean olive tapenade and roasted red pepper coulis. Photo by Beverly Funkhouser Photography.

The big news in Baltimore’s restaurant world this week is, of course, Valentine’s Day. But even before we get to Thursday’s celebration of hearts, flowers and all things lovey-dovey, there’s plenty else to do. Here’s a look at what’s happening: