Shop & Eat

Shake Shack to open tomorrow in Towson


County Executive Johnny Oleszewski will cut the ribbon Saturday, Feb. 20 on a new Shake Shack in the heart of Towson.

Hot Plate: De Kleine Duivel & Birroteca reopen, celebrate National Margarita Day, fish & chips at The Corner Pantry and more

De Kleine Duivel reopened this week with new owners – the team from The Bluebird. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas.

With Baltimore City’s one-hour dining restriction lifted – and a few chilly but snow-less days on the horizon – this week is a promising one for local restaurants. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Expansion at Clavel, reopenings across town, Valentine’s Day specials and more


Baltimore is feeling the love this week starting, but not ending, with tons of Valentine’s Day goodness. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Charm City’s restaurant scene this week:

A Valentine Experience You Both will Love at Star Bright Farm


Escape to the country this weekend and enjoy some Sweetheart Shopping at Star Bright Farm for this Valentine’s Day. The warm and welcoming barn provides a cozy atmosphere as you peruse personal gifts, sipping on bubbly and enjoying the moments. A shopping experience that is a match made in heaven.

Hungry Harvest – The Start of Your Next Great Meal… Delivered


After months of home cooking, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine. Purchasing the same ingredients can often lead to making the same recipes week after week. If you feel like your dinnertime playlist could use a reboot, try refreshing your meal plan with fresh produce from Hungry Harvest. Sign up for home delivery of farm fresh produce and pantry staples, starting at only $15!

Maryland bill bans plastic carryout bags at retail shops


Capital News Service – A Maryland House committee on Friday voted to approve a bill prohibiting all retail establishments from distributing a plastic carryout bag at the point of sale.

HB314, the Plastic Bag Reduction Act, cross-filled with SB223 in the state Senate, would tackle the plastic pollution problem in the state, advocates said.

Hot Plate: Super Bowl food, Valentine’s treats, Vegan Restaurant Week begins and more

Magdalena (above) and many other local restaurants have special menus available for Valentine’s Day.

From Super Bowl wings to Valentine’s Day lobster, the next week or so is sure to be tasty in homes and restaurants all over Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Walkable and Slightly Weird: 9 1/2 Hours in Takoma Park


People are staying closer to home these days, but there’s still lots to do in the region. 9 ½ hours is a feature with suggestions for local day trips.

The center square of Takoma Park
This art deco clock tower dominates the center square of Takoma Park

Takoma Park, a historic community that straddles the District of Columbia border, was founded in the late 19th century as a railroad suburb. Home buyers took a short-line trip from the swamps of the District of Columbia into a tree filled, elevated oasis.

New Tech and Venture Capital Companies Move to Port Covington


The Port Covington Development Team announced last week that four additional companies have joined the roster of businesses located at office buildings City Garage and Impact Village.

Hot Plate: Food for football, cocoa at Johnny’s, Milton Inn auction and more

Hot chocolate in the cup, cocoa beans and powder on the white wooden table, top view

This week is a cheery one on the Baltimore restaurant scene, as more restaurants re-open and spots continue creatively adapting to new circumstances. Plus, both the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are quickly approaching, so now’s the time to start thinking about plans for both.

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week: