Food & Drink

Event Pick: Try some Filipino pulutan to go with those drinks

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Photo via Calasag pop-up

We all love a good snack to pair with a cocktail or an ice-cold beer, but in the Phillipines these appetizers—called pulutan, derived from the root word “pulot,” which means to pick up—are part of the culture.

Event Pick: The grand opening of Baltimore Spirits Company’s new home at Union Collective

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Courtesy of Merchant Professional Services

It’s a new era for the company formerly known as Baltimore Whiskey Co., with a new name to match its roster of locally made batch liquors and a larger distillery to produce all of it. The new headquarters, part of the made-in-Baltimore hub Union Collective in Medfield, officially opens its doors to the public today.

Hot Plate: Beer garden in Old Goucher, Baltimore Seafood Festival is on, philanthropic Thursday

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The Baltimore Seafood Festival is on for this weekend. Several other festivals have been rescheduled due to uncertainty surrounding the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

With Hurricane Florence largely out of the way, local food lovers can spend this week focused on food, not wind. That’s a good thing, too, as it’s a busy week with lots of fun events planned. A look at what to expect:

Baltimore’s trash wheels are getting their very own festival, with food trucks and lots of beer

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Flyer via Healthy Harbor Initiative

The cult dedicated to Baltimore’s premier floating, garbage-eating machines will likely grow this fall, with a planned fan festival offering all-you-can-drink beer, food trucks and art inspired by the two web-savvy harbor cleaners.

Citing ‘children running amok’ in taproom, Union Craft to go adults-only for evenings

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Logo via Union Craft Brewing

Union Craft Brewing’s sprawling new digs offer a fun place for drinkers to gather and play, with cornhole sets, a nifty old trailer-photo booth, game machines and more. It might just be too fun, when it comes to families.

Hot Plate: Fall menus, wine dinners, global pop-ups, Bacon Jam and more

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This spiced black tea latte is one of the seasonal additions to Order & Chaos’ menu.

With summertime’s lazy days and beach weekends behind us, Baltimore’s restaurants are kicking into high gear. This week, that means new menu items, wine dinners, fun pop-ups and more.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

New Ideas to Inspire a Sweet New Year

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Sweet New Year

Looking for something healthy to accompany your traditional holiday menu? How about a pomegranate salad with cabbage from Lifebridge’s Esther Lejtman? Or Elise Rubenstein’s gluten-free brown rice crispy treats to go with your special apple cake? Discover new ideas that will inspire you and your family to have a sweet new year. 

Hot Plate: Fiesta del Sol at Union Craft Brewing, Culture + Cuisine at The Elephant, Kooper’s North renovated and more

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Bacon-inspired cocktails are on the menu at Power Plant Live’s Bacon Jam this Saturday.

Summer is winding down here in Baltimore. In addition to cooler weather and pumpkin everything, autumn also means tons of food festivals and events. This week, local restaurants kick off the season with some fun dinners and fundraisers.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Baltimore Whiskey Company set to open Union Collective space in September under new name

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Courtesy of Merchant Professional Services

The Baltimore Whiskey Company will open up its new production facility in Union Collective on Sept. 15, and it will do so under a new name: the Baltimore Spirits Company.

Hot Plate: Summer in Provence dinner at Ludlow Market, whiskey and oysters at Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, craft beer in Ellicott City and more

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Ludlow Market Bar & Bottle Shop will host a Summer in Provence wine dinner on Thursday.

Technically, we have a few more weeks of summer left, but with Labor Day weekend looming and college kids flooding the city, it’s starting to feel like autumn. Fortunately, the weather is cooperating, making this week a great one to head outside for dinner and drinks.

Local restaurants are making that easy, with a great lineup of outdoor events on tap this week. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next seven days:

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