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Hot Plate: Fiesta del Sol at Union Craft Brewing, Culture + Cuisine at The Elephant, Kooper’s North renovated and more

Bacon-inspired cocktails are on the menu at Power Plant Live’s Bacon Jam this Saturday.

Summer is winding down here in Baltimore. In addition to cooler weather and pumpkin everything, autumn also means tons of food festivals and events. This week, local restaurants kick off the season with some fun dinners and fundraisers.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Summer in Provence dinner at Ludlow Market, whiskey and oysters at Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, craft beer in Ellicott City and more

Ludlow Market Bar & Bottle Shop will host a Summer in Provence wine dinner on Thursday.

Technically, we have a few more weeks of summer left, but with Labor Day weekend looming and college kids flooding the city, it’s starting to feel like autumn. Fortunately, the weather is cooperating, making this week a great one to head outside for dinner and drinks.

Local restaurants are making that easy, with a great lineup of outdoor events on tap this week. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next seven days:

Hot Plate: Pickles and jams at Birroteca, Battle of the Brands at B-More Kitchen, End of Summer Soiree at the Sagamore Pendry and more

Learn to make pickles and jams with the Birroteca charcuterie chef this Sunday.

Look for fun food and drink events in Baltimore every night this week, from pickling to wine tasting to outdoor summertime dinners. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Salt Tavern closing, Peach Festival at Weber’s, chocolate tasting at Clavel and more

It’s peach season in Baltimore, which means peach cake, peach shakes and the Weber’s Cider Mill Farm Peach Festival.

Summer produce is at its peak, which means it’s a fun (and tasty) time of year to be a chef or a diner in Baltimore’s restaurants. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in and around the city:

Hot Plate: Guinness, Little Bird and Patterson Park Public House open, National Oyster Day news and more

True Chesapeake Oyster House, a collaboration between True Chesapeake Oyster Company, The Local Oyster and former Wit & Wisdom chef Zack Mills, will open early next year in Whitehall Mill.

In Europe, the pace of life slows down in August, with businesses closing for the month and people going on holiday. Not so in Baltimore. This week, local restaurants are busier than ever, announcing new ventures, hosting collaborative dinners and more.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: La Calle opens, Hamilton Street Festival, Restaurant Week continues

Bar Vasquez is among more than 100 restaurants participating in Baltimore City’s summer Restaurant Week, which starts today. Pictured: zucchini soup with poached Patagonian shrimp, chicken cooked on the plancha and homemade bucatini pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes, zucchini and basil pesto.

Baltimore is getting a well-deserved break in the weather this week, and it couldn’t come at a better time, as local restaurants gear up for Restaurant Week, festivals and fundraisers.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap.

Hot Plate: Atelier de Culinaire opens, Artscape eats, butchery demo at Parts & Labor and more

Atelier de Culinaire, a new restaurant associated with Stratford University’s Hospitality and Culinary Program, opened recently in Little Italy.

It’s midsummer in Baltimore, which means it’s time for crabs, summer vegetables and Artscape in the heat. All of those things are good news for local food lovers. Here’s a look at what you can expect over the next week:

Hot Plate: Farmers’ markets in full swing, new summertime menus, Bastille Day celebrations and more

It’s prime time to grab great produce, like these raspberries from the Fells Point Farmers Market, which takes place on Saturdays in Broadway Square.

By the normal standards of Baltimore’s restaurant scene, the week we have coming up is a quiet one. But that doesn’t mean it’s boring. With Bastille Day on the horizon and local restaurants revamping their menus to showcase summer ingredients, there’s a lot of promising events.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

Hot Plate: Nori opens in Hampden, Damascus meets Caracas at Alma Cocina Latina, Gertrude’s patio parties begin

Cosima, which has one of the prettier outdoor spaces in the city, will not be open for brunch during July and August.

The lazy days of mid-summer have arrived in Baltimore, but local restaurants still have plenty of announcements and fun events to keep you busy. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Hot Plate: Fourth of July festivities, new openings in Hampden and Canton, Tacopalooza at La Food Marketa

The harborside view from Wit & Wisdom’s outdoor bar.

We celebrate America this week in Baltimore and, with several newly announced restaurant openings and a handful of fun dinners planned, a whole lot more. Here’s a look at what to expect this week: