Food & Drink

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

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

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.

Hot Plate: St. Paddy’s Day specials, new plans for former Nickel Taphouse space, a stall change at R. House and more

Think you know wine? Test your blind tasting capabilities during BIN 604’s Amateur Sommelier Competition on Saturday.

This week brings plenty of news about springtime restaurant openings, several food-oriented fundraisers and a few excellent wine and cocktail events. Plus, local restaurants are offering a healthy dose of all things green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Baltimost: Catina Smith, line cook at Alexander Brown

Credit: Matty Tae.

Baltimost is a new Baltimore Fishbowl feature that asks locals what they love about their city. The idea is to celebrate Baltimore and the people who make it so unique.

So what makes Baltimore the Baltimost to you? It could be a favorite place, a great meal, a memorable interaction or something else entirely. Email suggestions to Karen at [email protected]

Catina Smith, 33, is a line cook at Alexander Brown. In her words:

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls opening at Harborplace next week

Photo via Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls/Facebook

After a 2018 exodus of eateries, Harborplace’s Pratt Street Pavilion is set to add a new one next week in Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls.

Grand Central nightclub to close; property will be converted to offices and retail space

Photo by Ed Gunts

First The Hippo, and now Grand Central.

Baltimore will lose its largest gay nightclub when new owners start converting Grand Central at 1001-1003 N. Charles Street to an office building with retail space at street level.

Lupa in Columbia to close this weekend

Photo courtesy of Foreman Wolf

Lupa, the Roman trattoria located on Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, will shut down this weekend after Saturday’s dinner service.

Hot Plate: Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebrations, R&R Taqueria opens, Cocina Luchadoras pops up at Ekiben and more

The Corner Pantry’s Shrove Tuesday menu – including pancakes and doughnuts all day long – is one of several pre-Lent celebrations happening around town.

It’s March and it’s Mardi Gras week, Baltimore, which means it’s time for beads, masks and a whole lot more. Local restaurants are kicking off the month with a festive week. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Trinacria’s Mount Vernon location closed ‘until further notice’

Image via Google Street View

The four-year-old Mount Vernon bar-and-restaurant outpost of beloved local Italian deli Trinacria has shut down indefinitely, according to a sign posted on its front door.

Baltimore’s James Beard Award semifinalists: Charleston’s Cindy Wolf and Remington taqueria Clavel

Photos via Clavel/Facebook and Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group

Remington mezcaleria Clavel and local star chef Cindy Wolf are representing Baltimore on the list of semifinalists for this year’s “Oscars of the food world.”