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Hot Plate: Local Fry Pops Up at Wet City, Brunch at The Elephant Announced, Wine Dinner at Cinghiale

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On Monday, The Local Fry teams up with Wet City for CHIMAEK, featuring several Korean specialties plus beer pairings.

With another springlike week behind us and more pleasant weather on the way, Baltimore’s restaurants have been filled with customers in good spirits. Let’s keep that going.

Though this week marks the start of Lent, traditionally a time of abstention, there are still plenty of events to keep local food lovers busy. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Baltimore this week:

Hot Plate: Tacos & Tequila at Gunther & Co., Greg’s Bagels Reopens, Bourbon, Whiskey and Local Distiller Events

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Gunther & Co. kicks off Tequila Taco Tuesdays next week

Have you recovered yet from your Valentine’s Day sugar high? Ready for something new?

There’s a lot happening this week in Baltimore restaurant news, and none of it involves heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. New spots are opening, culturally educational dinners are taking place and restaurants are providing locals with lots of opportunities to learn about – and enjoy – different types of liquors.

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

Hot Plate: Valentine’s Day, The Local Fry Turns Two, Whisky Weekend at Magdalena & The Ivy Hotel

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Star anise-dusted venison is on the Valentine’s Day menu at The Milton Inn.

It’s that time of year when hearts, flowers and prix fixe menus dominate the restaurant scene. It’s Valentine’s weekend! Baltimore restaurants do have a lot of big plans in the works for the holiday, but this week offers more than chocolate.

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

Dishy Dining: What’s Happening for Valentine’s Day at Baltimore’s Restaurants

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Cinghiale’s spinach ravioli with black trumpet mushrooms, pignoli and housemade mozzarella (photo credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker)

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which means that when it comes to dinners out to celebrate, Baltimore’s lovebirds have lots of choices. As usual, local restaurants have a lot planned for the holiday, from cooking classes to special menus.

With only a week to go before the big day, it’s time to make your reservations. Here’s a look at what restaurants have in store for Valentine’s Day 2017:

Hot Plate: Tacos at Clementine, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Super Bowl Parties & the Black Restaurant Challenge

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Clementine’s taco night is back, every Wednesday and Thursday.

Are you hungry and thirsty, Baltimore? From ice cream for breakfast on Saturday to a Tuesday night filled with fun events, this week is a big one. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town this week:

Hot Plate: Wine Dinners at Cosima, Bar Vasquez & Wit & Wisdom, Last Saturday Brunch at Cardinal Tavern, Superfood Symposium at Mt. Vernon Marketplace

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The ragu at Cosima, which is collaborating with Librandi Wines and London chef Andrea Librandi this week on a wine dinner dubbed Quattro Mani. (Photo credit: tPoz Photography)

Late January is, famously, one of the most depressing times of year. It’s cold outside (even if, this year, it’s not that cold) and though the days are getting longer, the sun still sets awfully early.

Fortunately, Baltimore restaurants are here to breathe some life into these dark hours. This week is chock full of events, from vegan meals to decadent wine dinners. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Helmand Kabobi Opens, County Restaurant Weeks, Wine Events & Tickets for The Supper

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Wit & Wisdom Chef Zack Mills will defend his title this year at “The Supper,” a fundraising event for St. Agnes Hospital. Tickets are on sale now.

There’s no such thing as mid-winter doldrums in the restaurant world – at least not this week. With openings, new hours and tons of events, Baltimore food lovers have plenty to keep them busy this week.

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

Hot Plate: Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week, Cask & Grain Opens, Trinacria Menu Reboot

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Wet City, in Mid-town Belvedere, has recently started lunch service – including soups, salads, sandwiches and some heartier fare

Less than two weeks into 2017, Baltimore restaurateurs seem to have recovered from the busy holiday season. This week brings tons of new restaurant opening news, several excellent events, and the beginning of Baltimore Winter Restaurant week.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town over the next few days:

Hot Plate: Little Italy Meatball Fest, Restaurant Week Starts, Hersh’s Anti-Temperance Society Is Back

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Cinghiale is one of over 100 restaurants participating in Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week, which kicks off Thursday.

Happy New Year! How are those resolutions holding up? Whether you’ve committed to a meatless January or you’re still nibbling leftover Christmas cookies, Baltimore’s restaurants are offering plenty to drool about this week. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

Hot Plate: New Year’s Eve Plans, Festivities at Pane e Vino, Canton Dockside Closes

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Keep the party going into the New Year at Pane e Vino’s Festive Flavors event Thursday night (photo courtesy of Pane e Vino)

We’ve made it, Baltimore. With a new year on the horizon and the end of 2016 firmly in our sights, we all have a reason to celebrate.

Many local restaurants have big plans for the launch of the new year and a few have celebrations lasting all week long. Here’s a look at what’s happening around town over the next week:

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