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Hot Plate: Party at Sandlot, Market at Montebello debuts, Raw & Refined opens and more

This week offers opportunities to eat and drink outdoors, including at a party at the Sandlot on Sunday.

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and the Baltimore restaurant scene is in celebration mode this week, with tons of al fresco dining options, a handful of fun new openings and several strong incentives to raise a glass. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Hot Plate: Fat Tiger, El Tigre and Old Boy open in Broadway Market, Preakness specials, Mac and Cheese Festival and more

Topside celebrates Preakness Friday and Saturday with a “raising the steaks” special.

This week is full of great restaurant news, including multiple openings and new offerings, Preakness-related specials and an opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest women in the Baltimore restaurant scene.

Here’s a look at what’s been happening and what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Weekend festivals, a long list of Mother’s Day brunch specials, celebrating Mr. Trash Wheel with a new beer and more

RemFest returns to Remington this weekend with food from tons of local favorites, plus live music and more.

This week includes Saturday festivals, lots of specials for Sunday brunch with mom and events celebrating wine, beer and entertaining. Here’s what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby weekend, Sunday wine festivals, meet the neighbors at Gunther & Co. and more

Vida Taco Bar in Harbor Point will kick off Cinco de Mayo celebrations a day early on Saturday with an outdoor party.

With gorgeous weather on the horizon, the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo in our sights and some happy news on the restaurant front, this week is a good one for the Baltimore dining scene. Here’s a look at what’s been happening and what to expect:

Hot Plate: Bluegrass and brews in Mt. Airy and Baltimore, Champagne at The A.B., Clavel at Union and more

This weekend is a great one for food-friendly festivals, including the Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ Festival at Red Shedman Farm in Mt. Airy.

This week is a fun one in Baltimore, with tons of food-friendly festivals and special events celebrating beer, champagne and, of course, a lot of food. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Easter plans, rooftop bars opening at Mt. Washington Tavern and Lord Baltimore Hotel, Banditos Taco Fest, Diamondback Greener Fest and more

Two rooftop bars of varying heights open this week: the rooftop spot at the Lord Baltimore Hotel (pictured) and the second-floor deck space at Mt. Washington Tavern.

Easter is coming–with plenty of candy and brunch in order–though this week offers plenty of other reasons to dine out, too, from rooftop deck openings to beer, wine and spirits dinners. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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: