Food & Drink

Event Pick: Welcome back the fixed-up Charles Village Pub

The inside of Charles Village Pub. Image via Facebook.

If you think you missed Charles Village Pub during its three-month-plus hiatus, know this: CVP missed you, too.

Restaurant Review: In Fells Point, Duck Duck Goose makes fine dining fun, with a few caveats


Can fine dining be fun?

Duck Duck Goose, a French brasserie that opened in Fells Point earlier this summer, makes a pretty good case that it’s possible. Though the menu is elegant and the kitchen, helmed by owner and executive chef Ashish Alfred, obviously takes food seriously, the Duck Duck Goose vibe is more festive than reverential–and that is a good thing.

Fixed up after grease fire, Charles Village Pub to reopen this Thursday


It’s been a long summer without the Charles Village Pub, but the neighborhood institution is finally set to reopen this week after bouncing back from a grease fire.

Event Pick: Eat donuts for dinner, because Vegan Restaurant Week

Image via Donut Alliance’s Instagram.

Donuts are thought of as a thing you eat in the morning. Most famously, the bleary-eyed Dunkin’ Donuts mascot “Fred the Baker” got up early in the morning because it was “time to make” the delicious confection.

Tonight, though, the Donut Alliance in Beverly Hills is bucking convention to serve its small-batch vegan donuts in the evening. 

Event Pick: Heavy Seas releases its Honey Ale with Cherries

Image via Facebook.

With the temperature this time of year still climbing up into the 90s, as it’s supposed to today, a refreshing, drinkable beer is still very much a necessity. It’s far too early for those heavier pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers soon to be leering from the shelves of your local liquor store.

Hot Plate: Pickles and jams at Birroteca, Battle of the Brands at B-More Kitchen, End of Summer Soiree at the Sagamore Pendry and more

Learn to make pickles and jams with the Birroteca charcuterie chef this Sunday.

Look for fun food and drink events in Baltimore every night this week, from pickling to wine tasting to outdoor summertime dinners. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Event pick: Waffie celebrates its half-birthday with $1 waffles, $3 sundaes and free coffee drinks

Image via Facebook

Who says half-birthdays aren’t just as important as regular ones? No one does, especially if the person celebrating that half-birthday is offering dessert waffles and ice cream sundaes for next to nothing to all willing to celebrate.

For one night in September, an Asian night market will set up shop in Baltimore’s old Chinatown

An ornament at Thai Street pop-up, via press handout

Baltimore’s historic Chinatown that you’ve probably never noticed sits in the 300 block of Park Avenue. But if you head there you’ll find the lone family-style Cantonese restaurant ZongShan and the neighboring Po Tung grocery, surrounded by a dotting of Ethiopian spots that have moved into the area.

Event pick: Monument City Brewing releases a double IPA that helps fight pollution

Image via Monument City Brewing’s Facebook page

In Baltimore’s frustrating, worthwhile fight to keep trash and human waste out of city streets, parks and waterways, local breweries are stepping up to support the cause. Peabody Heights made its mark in the last couple years with two smartly branded brews to benefit the Healthy Harbor Initiative. And Southeast Baltimore’s Monument City Brewing is following suit this summer and fall, starting today with the release of a new double IPA–the first in a series of three–raising money for Trash Free Maryland and Blue Water Baltimore.

Hot Plate: Salt Tavern closing, Peach Festival at Weber’s, chocolate tasting at Clavel and more

It’s peach season in Baltimore, which means peach cake, peach shakes and the Weber’s Cider Mill Farm Peach Festival.

Summer produce is at its peak, which means it’s a fun (and tasty) time of year to be a chef or a diner in Baltimore’s restaurants. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in and around the city: