Food & Drink

Hot Plate: The Elephant is closing, Cosima turns three, Saturday wing festival, new spring cocktails and more

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Cosima celebrates its third anniversary this week with a Tuesday night three-course dinner.

Spring has sprung and even though the temperatures haven’t fully caught up with the season, Baltimore restaurants offer plenty of reasons to head out to brunch or dinner this week. Take a look at what’s on tap:

Baltimore Eagle sets April 19 for reopening

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Photo by Ed Gunts

After months of dormancy, The Baltimore Eagle leather bar will reopen under new management on April 19.

A couple old favorites set to open this week at the redux Broadway Market

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A sign shows a rendering of the redeveloped north pavilion of Broadway Market. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

After a $3.2 million gut job with a modern-looking redesign, business will begin trickling in at Fells Point’s Broadway Market this week.

Conor McGregor stops by Cockeysville liquor store to see his whiskey on display

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Still via via from Conor McGregor/Facebook

During what’s already proven to be a tumultuous week for the controversy-prone superstar fighter, Conor McGregor was spotted in the unlikeliest of places on Thursday when he paid a visit to Cranbrook Liquors in Baltimore County.

Hot Plate: St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Epoch Rye release, new chefs at Michael’s Cafe and Hotel Revival and more

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Baltimore Spirits Company releases its hotly anticipated Epoch Rye on Saturday.

Whether or not you’re a fan of corned beef and beer, this week should be a fun one. From St. Patrick’s Day festivities to Italian wine to a magical meal, there’s a little something for everyone.

Seawall unveils initial designs for revamped Lexington Market

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Image courtesy of Seawall Development.

Featuring a central hip and pent hip roof spanning the length of the pavilion, the new Lexington Market would look a lot like the old sheds that served as the market’s home until a fire destroyed the structure in 1949. Only, it would be newer and sleeker, with slatted metal siding and factory-style windows.

Seawall Development, the firm tasked with designing the next iteration of the 237-year-old market, presented these plans, drawn up by BCT Architects, to the city’s Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel today.

Jazz club Keystone Korner Baltimore coming to Harbor East, with food from Robert Wiedmaier

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Logo via Facebook/Keystone Korner Baltimore

Thirty-six years have passed since Todd Barkan’s historic San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner closed its doors. From 1972 to 1983, greats like Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, Stan Getz and Max Roach, among countless others, played there. The venue continues to live on in written history, and through a series of time-honored albums recorded live in the Vallejo Street nightclub.

In the nearly four decades since, Barkan has further cemented his legacy in jazz as a record producer and an operator of clubs in New York (and, from 1990-1993, of Keystone Korner Tokyo). Now, at 72, the newly minted Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts is ready to give Keystone Korner another go—and it’s happening here in Baltimore, right at the water’s edge.

Bird in Hand applies for liquor license, plans more events and a few upgrades

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Photo via Bird in Hand/Facebook

Upon joining as a co-owner of Bird in Hand in 2017, Emma Snyder said she saw the then-new business “was a really terrific model of merging a bookstore with a truly social space.”

Drug City, Dundalk’s oldest pharmacy, is also a destination for whiskey lovers

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Dr. George Fotis amid the whiskies at Drug City in Dundalk. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

Dundalk is known for its cheesesteak subs at Captain Harvey’s, crabs on the waterfront at Dock of the Bay and, more recently, the fine beers at Key Brewing Co. But one of the best selections of whiskey in the area?

Well, there’s a store on North Point Road with more than 200 varietals of bourbon, rye and single malt, and it just so happens to be associated with Dundalk’s oldest operating pharmacy, Drug City.

Diamondback Brewing is rolling out a food menu with house-made pizzas and pretzels

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Photo by Zack Kaiser, courtesy of Diamondback Brewing Company

After hosting food trucks for the last couple years to serve imbibing patrons, Diamondback Brewing Company is unveiling a new food menu centered around pizzas made in-house and using some staff-made ingredients.

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