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Hot Plate: Atelier de Culinaire opens, Artscape eats, butchery demo at Parts & Labor and more

Atelier de Culinaire, a new restaurant associated with Stratford University’s Hospitality and Culinary Program, opened recently in Little Italy.

It’s midsummer in Baltimore, which means it’s time for crabs, summer vegetables and Artscape in the heat. All of those things are good news for local food lovers. Here’s a look at what you can expect over the next week:

Event Pick: Duck in from Artscape to celebrate Wet City’s second birthday

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Believe it or not, the beer nerds at Wet City have been at it for two years now, introducing patrons to all sorts of new brews paired with a menu of creative bar fare. This weekend marks the craft beer drinkery’s second birthday, which means another party to add to the rambunctiousness of Artscape.

Treat Your Taste Buds to Baltimore Restaurant Week this Summer Starting July 27


Baltimore Restaurant Week

This summer, treat yourself to some tasty eats, delicious drinks and good company with Baltimore Restaurant Week. Baltimore is a delicious city, and from July 27th-August 5th, over 100 restaurants are offering super deals on amazing food.

Event Pick: Korean pop-up haenyo celebrates one year with event at Rye

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In one year, the local duo behind the roving Korean restaurant haenyo has made a splash without need for a brick-and-mortar home. Tonight and tomorrow, chefs Irvin Seo and Collin Morstein celebrate their business’ first anniversary by popping up at Fells Point cocktail bar Rye.

Another rat video closes a public market, this time Northeast Market

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Days after a video of a rat crawling around in a bakery case closed Lexington Market, another video surfaced yesterday showing two rats crawling in the aisles of Northeast Market in C.A.R.E.

Like Lexington Market, managers at Northeast decided to close today to address the rodent problem.

Lexington Market shut down after viral video shows rat in bakery case

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Management at Lexington Market announced it is closing the market for the day after video surfaced showing a rat crawling over baked goods in a glass case.

Hot Plate: Farmers’ markets in full swing, new summertime menus, Bastille Day celebrations and more

It’s prime time to grab great produce, like these raspberries from the Fells Point Farmers Market, which takes place on Saturdays in Broadway Square.

By the normal standards of Baltimore’s restaurant scene, the week we have coming up is a quiet one. But that doesn’t mean it’s boring. With Bastille Day on the horizon and local restaurants revamping their menus to showcase summer ingredients, there’s a lot of promising events.

Here’s a look at what to expect:

La Buco di Marco’s pizza shows promise, but the Butchers Hill restaurant needs adjustments to flourish

Pizza is a highlight at La Buco di Marco in Butchers Hill.

About halfway through our dinner at La Buco di Marco, “Welcome to the Jungle” came on the radio. It was the right song at the right time. The restaurant, at that moment, was starting to feel a little wild.