Food & Drink

Dishing it Up with Leslie Schaller and Randi Settleman

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Leslie and Randi - The AssociatedLeslie Schaller and Randi Settleman admit they may not love to cook, but when it comes to food, they are definitely connoisseurs. It’s one of the reasons the sisters, who work side-by-side at their family-owned business, Bond Distributing, couldn’t wait to co-chair this fall’s biggest culinary event featuring five of the nation’s most prominent Jewish chefs.

Hot Plate: Two vegan bake shops, three farm events, four wine dinners and much more

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Chef Melanie Molinaro has opened a new vegan eatery, Little Fig Bake Shop, inside Stall 11 in R. House.

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a vegan baked goods expert, a big beer drinker or a fan of farm parties, there’s an event you’ll love this week in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Oysterfest takes over Cross Street, Baltimore Beer Week spills all over the city, wine dinners explore the grapes of Italy

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Ryleigh’s Oyster’s 12th annual Oysterfest takes place in Federal Hill this weekend. It’s one of several fun food festivals around Baltimore this week.

From oysters and beer by the boatload to refined dinners showcasing the fine wines of Italy, this week is a big one for food lovers in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

The Nickel Taphouse in Mt. Washington has closed

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Image via Facebook.

The Nickel Taphouse, the Mt. Washington eatery specializing in burgers, beers and other American fare, has closed, owner Robbin Haas posted in a note on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Hot Plate: Lots of booze-paired dinners, Baltimore Taco Festival, The Local Oyster turns three and more

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The Milton Inn hosts a history-inspired wine dinner on Wednesday evening. Photo by Beverly Funkhouser.

The weather in Baltimore is finally starting to cool and fall feels like it’s here to stay (fingers crossed), and restaurants are taking note with their menus and special events. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Patterson Public House delivers a five-star experience in a neighborhood restaurant setting

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Photo by Kit Pollard

We went to Patterson Public House expecting good wings and probably a solid burger. As it turns out, our expectations were too low.

The restaurant, which opened during the summer in the former home of Bistro Rx, is turning out genuinely sophisticated food–and not just pub fare, either. Plus, the service is five-star stuff. The Patterson Public House team is simply doing things right, all the way around.

10 vendors, including some old favorites, announced for redeveloped Cross Street Market

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Rendering via Caves Valley Partners

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the city reaching a deal with Caves Valley Partners to re-do Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, the market today announced 10 new and returning vendors, ranging from longtime tenants to a shiny new coffee shop, plus Korean and Vietnamese options.

Hot Plate: Chesapeake Film Festival celebrates food, FAUX-rean at Stalking Horse, wine dinners, whiskey tastings and more

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From Thursday-Sunday between now and Oct. 13, Stalking Horse in Federal Hill will host FAUX-rean, a Korean-inspired collaboration between pop-up chef groups Burnt Coat and haenyo.

This edition of HOT PLATE is sponsored by the upcoming Chesapeake Film Festival happening 10/11 – 10/14 on the Eastern Shore.

Rain or shine, late September is a great time for food events in the Baltimore area. This week brings festivals and fundraisers, cocktails and wine, and much more. Check out what’s on tap:

The Dizz in Remington is up for sale

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Photo via LoopNet

The Dizz, the rowhouse bar and restaurant that bills itself as “Baltimore in a Bar,” is on the market.

Hot Plate: Mueller’s Delicatessen closes, apple festivals in Perry Hall and Parkville, Farm to Chef Maryland and more

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Two apple festivals come to town this weekend – one at Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery in Perry Hall and the other at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville.

It’s harvest season in Baltimore and this week, the city gives new meaning to “farm to table,” with tons of events scheduled both on local farms and at restaurants around town.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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