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La Calle’s modern take on Mexican food is a winner

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Octopus with cactus salad is one of many successful dishes on La Calle’s modern Mexican menu.

It’s been 25 years since salsa overtook ketchup as the most sold condiment in the United States, but Baltimore’s embrace of serious Mexican food is a newer phenomenon. And a phenomenon it is. The recent success of legitimately authentic Mexican spots like Clavel and Cocina Lucahadoras is a heartening development.

Hot Plate: Thanksgiving plans, new beer garden and sake/wine bar Fadensonnen opens in Old Goucher, Oyfest at Union and more

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Tons of local restaurants will serve traditional Thanksgiving meals this Thursday.

It’s turkey time and that alone is exciting news. But Baltimore has more in store for food lovers this week, from oysters to ice cream to a brand new sake bar and beer garden. Take a look at what’s happening in Charm City food news this week:

Husband-and-wife team bring a small-town feel to local shopping with Ruxton Mercantile

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At the new Ruxton Mercantile general store, customers can buy activated charcoal toothpaste, throw blankets made on antique looms and merino wool clothing from New Zealand.

And they can head to the back to grab a cup of Ceremony Coffee with an array of add-ins that will enhance your skin, like collagen, peptide boosters, and raw honey.

For its 23rd anniversary, Heavy Seas is releasing an extra, extra strong triple IPA

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Halethorpe craft beer maker Heavy Seas Beer is ringing in its 23rd year in the hoppiest way. This morning, the brewery announced its latest creation, the 23 Anniversary Ale, which packs a whopping 11.5 percent ABV and a recipe the company says “will absolutely destroy your palate with hop flavor.”

Golden West Cafe takes on new investors with an eye toward expansion

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

Golden West Cafe, the eclectic restaurant serving Southwestern food in Hampden for the last two decades, is taking on new investors with an eye toward expanding its current space on The Avenue and possibly opening other locations, co-owner Samantha Claassen said.

Hot Plate: Broadway Market vendors announced, wine dinners at Petit Louis and Cafe Troia, Thanksgiving pies for pre-order and more

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The restaurant world lineup this week includes a couple stellar wine dinners.

Every once in a while, Baltimore’s food scene has an exceptionally busy week. We’ve got one of those coming up. From fine wines to down and dirty barbecue, this week holds a ton of promise for food lovers. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Tenants for revamped Broadway Market announced

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A sign shows a rendering of the redeveloped north pavilion of Broadway Market. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Connie’s Chicken and Waffles, Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, Thai Street and a bar overseen by Dooby’s owner Phil Han are just some of the tenants coming to the food hall in the revamped north pavilion of Broadway Market, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today.

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