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Hot Plate: Baltimore Seafood Festival, Dining Out for Life, pawpaws are back and much more

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Seafood is in the spotlight at several events this week, including the 6th annual Baltimore Seafood Festival on Saturday and an Ocean & Garden dinner at Noona Wednesday.

Baltimore’s food scene offers a little something for everyone this week, whether you’re a seafood lover, a dedicated carnivore or a foraging vegetarian. This week brings news of high-profile openings and some excellent opportunities to raise money for good causes while eating well.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Q&A with Rachel Monroe, former editor of Baltimore Fishbowl and author of ‘Savage Appetites’

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“Savage Appetites” is a book about women who love crime, or at least stories about crime, and author Rachel Monroe is one of them. “I was a teenager storming with hormones when I pulled Helter Skelter off my parents’ shelf,” she writes. “When I learned that the Columbine killers’ journals were online, I read those, too.”

Monroe’s debut work of narrative nonfiction opens at Opryland in Nashville, where she’s attending CrimeCon, a fan gathering hosted by the “all crime, all the time” cable network, Oxygen. The conference is attended almost exclusively by women, the main consumers of the true-crime genre. She stands in front of a Wall of Motives, where attendees have stuck post-its with their reasons for being there–“justice and rage,” “morbid curiosity and sisterhood,” “cupcakes and patriarchy battling,” “fear and revenge”–and thinks about her own.

Q&A: Judith Krummeck, local author of ‘Old New Worlds’

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Judith Krummeck’s new book, “Old New Worlds” (Green Writers Press, 360 pp., $24.95), occupies a unique spot on the spectrum of creative non-fiction. Half the book is actually historical fiction about her great-great-grandmother, Sarah Barker, who immigrated with her missionary husband, George, from England to the wilds of South Africa in the early nineteenth century. The other half is a memoir about the author’s own immigration from South Africa to the U.S., and her quest for the facts of Sarah’s life on which she based her imaginative story.

Hot Plate: Ryleigh’s Oyster Regatta, mushroom dinner at Foraged, City Cafe celebrates 25 years and more

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Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley kicks off this month with a fun Saturday event raising money for Oyster Recovery Partnership.

From openings to anniversaries to a weekend of food-friendly festivals, this week is a fun one in the Baltimore restaurant world. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket for the next few days:

Baltimost: Ernest Shaw Jr., teacher and artist in residence at Motor House

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Credit: André Chung

Baltimost is a Baltimore Fishbowl feature series that asks locals what they love about their city. The idea is to celebrate Baltimore and the people who make it so unique.

So what makes Baltimore the Baltimost to you? It could be a favorite place, a great meal, a memorable interaction or something else entirely. Email suggestions to Karen at [email protected]

Ernest Shaw Jr., 50, is a painter, teacher and artist in residence at Motor House

In his words: “I grew up in a community where art was celebrated. My mother painted. I have other relatives who are musicians, dancers and visual artists.

Just Another Family Dinner

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Photo by Capes Treasures, via Flickr

One day last month I was lucky enough not only to have dinner with both of my sons, who now live far away from me and each other, but also to hideously embarrass both of them, as is family tradition.

Hot Plate: Labor Day parties, Ekiben grows, changes at Cardinal Tavern and Minnow, and more

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A short week means a long weekend, and even more opportunities for long, leisurely dinners. This week, Baltimore restaurants offer a few changes to take advantage of the last bits of summer. Plus, news of upcoming openings and revamps as we head into autumn.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Bentley’s, Gangster Vegan and Bon Fresco open, new menu at Pitango, La Cuchara farmers’ market dinner and more

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Pitango in Fells Point has recently introduced a bunch of new menu items, including cocktails and sandwiches made on freshly baked bread.

As summer winds down, the Baltimore restaurant scene is heating up. This week brings news of openings, pop-ups, collaborations and a couple terrific-sounding seasonal dinners.

Baltimost: Audrey Van de Castle, metalworker and makerspace manager for Stanley Black & Decker

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Credit: Quinn Struke

Baltimost is a Baltimore Fishbowl feature series that asks locals what they love about their city. The idea is to celebrate Baltimore and the people who make it so unique.

So what makes Baltimore the Baltimost to you? It could be a favorite place, a great meal, a memorable interaction or something else entirely. Email suggestions to Karen at [email protected]

Audrey Van de Castle, 27, is the makerspace and open innovation manager for Stanley Black & Decker. 

In her words: “I grew up in Baltimore and went to Mercy High School. My dad was in construction, so I was around tools from a young age, but I didn’t really see them as my passion until I got my hands on a welder in college.  

Hot Plate: B-More Kitchen Battle of the Brands, Fiesta del Mar at Clavel, cooking classes at Gertrude’s and Cosima and more

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B-more Kitchen’s Battle of the Brands is back again this year, with a fun party and friendly competition at the Accelerator Space on Thursday.

Summertime is waning, but that doesn’t mean the Baltimore restaurant scene is heading off on vacation. This week includes news of a bunch of high-profile autumn openings, continuing restaurant week promotions and several events that promise to be a lot of fun.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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