Shop & Eat

Hot Plate: wine dinner at Charleston, Brewer’s Art turns 25, Dining Out for Life and more

NiHao is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with a special meal Sept. 19-21.

From wine dinners to anniversary specials to fundraisers, this week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Newest version of Hammerjacks set to open Sunday

The entrance to the new Hammerjacks, which will open Sunday at 1300 Russell Street. Photo courtesy of Hammerjacks.

The newest version of Hammerjacks will open Sunday at 1300 Russell Street, just south of M&T Bank Stadium, with the first of nine “tailgate parties” coinciding with Ravens home games.

Hot Plate: book benefiting Baltimore restaurant workers, Ocean Pride turns 50, new fall cocktails at Dutch Courage and more

Alma Cocina Latina is a great spot to hit for National Arepa Day, which happens to be this Saturday.

September is a gorgeous time in Baltimore, when crabs are still running but the humidity is starting to disappear. This week, local restaurants make the most of the weather and the flavors, with fun events and new menu items. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

SEPHORA Harbor East – Now Open! (Even More) Reasons to Shop Harbor East


Bring on the beauty! (Even more) reasons to shop Harbor East – Sephora is now open! Check out their gorgeous new shop on the corner of Fleet and Exeter Streets, in the heart of one of Baltimore’s favorite shopping districts. #Treatyourself to some retail therapy with fan-favorite brands like FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna, Drunk Elephant, Tatcha (and affordable picks from Sephora Collection). Follow @sephora_harbor.east to learn more about what’s happening locally, like exclusive product launches, brand events, and more.

Hot Plate: crabfeast at Das Bierhalle, Cornival at Hopkins Farm Brewery, markets with the Smithsonian and more

Thinking about crabs for Labor Day? Das Bierhalle is hosting an afternoon crab feast on Monday.

As Baltimore eases into September, restaurants are celebrating the end of summer and beginning to tweak their menus in anticipation of cooler weather. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the local restaurant scene this week:

How do you earn a spot in the White Castle Hall of Fame? For this Howard County woman, it was 400 sliders at her wedding.

Barbara Smole of Clarksville has been inducted in the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame, along with her son Sean and father, Dick Sorenson.

Maryland may lack a White Castle restaurant, but the state can now boast of some of the chain’s most celebrated fans.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, the iconic fast-food joint has been immortalized in movies and music, and has developed a cult following of “cravers” who can’t get enough of those tiny square burgers that rest on a steamy bed of onions between two square buns.

For the most elite eaters, though, there is the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame: the equivalent of the Grammys or Oscars for hardcore devotees. Each year, 10 or so loyal fans from across the country are inducted into the ring of honor.

This year, a family from Clarksville in Howard County made the cut — after submitting a nomination called “It’s All in The Family.”

Join the Ivy Bookshop for the Launch of Brigid Kemmerer’s New Book on 9/19


The Ivy Bookshop is thrilled to host the launch of Brigid Kemmerer’s new book, Defy the Night on Sunday, September 19 at 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon on The Ivy’s back patio as Brigid’s new book takes you on a blockbuster fantasy. To register for the event, click here.

To purchase the book, click here.

Hot Plate: Tersiguel’s reopening, anniversary celebration at Sally O’s, pawpaws are back and more

THB – and other local spots – are gearing up for the return of fall flavors (and purple Ravens bagels).

This week, Baltimore’s restaurant scene offers a mishmash of news and events celebrating the last days of summer while gearing up for fall. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Star Bright Farm Concert Series – The Honey Dewdrops Saturday, August 28


Join Star Bright Farm on Saturday, August 28th as we settle into a beautiful twilight evening set to the tunes of Americana favorite The Honey Dewdrops. Check them out Here. A Saturday night at at the farm, sitting amongst the rows of lavender, enjoying good tunes – a perfect way to socially distance and unwind with the sweet smells of lavender.