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True Chesapeake Oyster Co. to open at Whitehall Mill on Sept. 17

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Photo via True Chesapeake Oyster Co./Facebook

True Chesapeake Oyster Co., the anchor for Hampden’s soon-to-open Whitehall Mill food hall, will debut Sept. 17, its operators announced today.

Monument City, Wine Source team up on IPA to benefit Hampden Family Center

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Image courtesy of Monument City Brewing.

For the second year in a row, Hampden booze merchant The Wine Source and Highlandtown brewery Monument City Brewing are teaming up to release a hazy IPA named for one of the North Baltimore neighborhood’s most famous spots, The Avenue.

This time around, the businesses will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Hampden Family Center, which offers support services for people of all ages.

TigerStyle in Hampden closes after six months

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

It was a good, if brief run for TigerStyle, the Asian carryout spot that opened this past winter in the basement alley space next to The Avenue Kitchen and Bar.

Whitehall Mill unveils food marketplace vendors, including Ceremony Coffee, Roggenart and others

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Photo via Whitehall Mill/Facebook

Hampden’s forthcoming food market at Whitehall Mill has unveiled its starting lineup, which includes another Baltimore outpost for Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee, a bakery, a general store, Filipino-inspired fare and more.

Restaurant Review: Nepenthe Brewing Co. is worth a visit, despite a few uneven dishes

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Before I stepped foot inside Nepenthe Brewing Co., I’d already heard a lot about it. I knew it was a new concept for Nepenthe Homebrew, a well-respected shop within the local homebrewing community that moved after a series of floods ravaged its building in the Meadow Mill complex next to the Jones Falls.

I’d also heard, through friends, that the new Nepenthe location was a lot of fun. They were right. During our visit, Nepenthe’s food was uneven, but there was a lot to like about it; the space, drinks and people went a long way towards making up for a few imperfections from the kitchen.

Wreck Room, a place to smash things to vent your rage, coming to Hampden

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Coming soon to North Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood: A spot where you’re not only permitted, but encouraged to break things in search of emotional catharsis.

HonFest 2019 in photos

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The local tradition continues on, hon. Thousands descended on The Avenue in Hampden this weekend for two days of music, food, vendors and beehive hairdos at HonFest, the annual celebration of Baltimore’s working women.

Attendees also enjoyed a contest to crown the Best Hon, an oyster shucking contest and (mostly) great weather.

Check out our photos from 2019’s HonFest.

Bluebird Pub in Hampden has reopened after flooding

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

You may have already noticed if you were wandering Hampden over Memorial Day weekend, but just to keep everyone in the loop: Bluebird Pub is back open.

Flooding ruins the party at Bluebird’s new Hampden pub on opening weekend

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The Bluebird Pub’s discreet sign. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Maintenance issues have promptly put a damper on the party at Hampden’s newest bar, The Bluebird Pub, which opened just this past Friday on the basement level of the building housing Bluebird Cocktail Room and Belgian beer hall De Kleine Duivel.

Prime Corner bodega in Hampden will close at end of May

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Image via Facebook.

Prime Corner, the Hampden bodega carrying upscale and locally made food and essentials, will close at the end of May, the business posted on Facebook.

“I’m just in awe thinking of how many new friends / sweet popups / pints of Taharka there have been in such a short time,” owner Tess Russell posted on Facebook. “Bodegas are defined by their communities as much as their snacks and we’ve had so much fun being yours.”

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