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.
The owner of De Kleine Duivel, a Belgian beer haven in an old banquet hall in Hampden, has sold his business to his upstairs neighbor, Bluebird Cocktail Room co-owner Paul Benkert.
“Not knowing what the reception would be, and then really being wowed by the number of people who came out, really just confirmed the hunch that there is an appetite and a desire for representation,” said Stephanie Hsu, one of the organizers from the Chinatown Collective.
As city lawmakers weigh banning plastic bags and levying a new tax on paper ones, homegrown Baltimore grocer Eddie’s of Roland Park is joining its peers in trying to incentivize shoppers to bring their own receptacles from home.
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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:
Next to join Federal Hill’s newly made-over market is Rooster + Hen, a local organic grocery that’s moving from Catonsville to Cross Street.
True Chesapeake Oyster Co., the anchor for Hampden’s soon-to-open Whitehall Mill food hall, will debut Sept. 17, its operators announced today.