Food & Drink

New taqueria and bar coming to Shops at Kenilworth in Towson

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The revamped Shops at Kenilworth complex in Towson will soon be adding a taco spot.

Hot Plate: New Year’s Eve and plans for early 2019

New Year’s Eve will be a big night for Baltimore restaurants.

This week, unsurprisingly, starts off with a bang, then gets a little quieter. Even if you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans just yet, there’s still time–and local restaurants have you covered.

Here’s a look at what’s happening for New Year’s and for the rest the week here in Baltimore:

Hot Plate: Last-minute shopping, Christmas Eve and Day dinner options, post-holiday parties

Several local restaurants will offer Feast of the Seven Fishes menus on Christmas Eve.

Happy holidays, Baltimore! In between the wrapping and unwrapping, don’t forget to take time to dine. Local restaurants have you covered this week, with special holiday meals and post-Christmas celebrations. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast, champagne menu at Petit Louis, Filipino Festivus, pop-up night market at Ekiben and more

Petit Louis is celebrating all month long with a prix fixe champagne dinner and heavily discounted bottles.

The monument is lit, the city is sparkling and it’s a wonderful time of year to be in Baltimore. This week offers some terrific opportunities to head out to dinner to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned:

Liquor store operator buys Mueller’s Delicatessen, plans to keep it as a deli

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An Ellicott City man with a history running liquor stores has purchased the recently shuttered 71-year-old Mueller’s Delicatessen on Harford Road—and he’s planning to keep the deli in place, according to a neighborhood group leader who met with him this week.

Hot Plate: Gingerbread decorating at Roy’s and Das Bierhalle, Cookies & Cocktails in Harbor East, new restaurants and more

Holiday events are in full swing this week, which means plenty of gingerbread, cookies and other treats.

Holiday events are in full swing and that means plenty to eat and drink around Baltimore. This week brings lots of fun, including gingerbread and cookies for the kids… and wine and cocktails for the grown-ups. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Donna’s at Cross Keys to close down after this weekend

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The Village of Cross Keys is losing a mainstay, with the owners of Donna’s announcing today they’ll be shutting down their last remaining location after this weekend.

Indian-Pakistani restaurant, women’s boutique coming to Fells Point

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A restaurant specializing in Indian and Pakistani fare and a brick-and-mortar store for a local online boutique are due set to open soon in the ground floor of an apartment complex on S. Broadway in Fells Point.

Mobtown Fermentation, maker of Wild Kombucha, is moving back to the city amid rapid growth

The inside of Mobtown Fermentation’s new space at 4820 Seton Avenue. Photo courtesy of Mobtown Fermentation.

Mobtown Fermentation is coming back home.

Well, not quite the same home. The company, which now produces hundreds of thousands of bottles of its Wild Kombucha a year, is too outsized to fit back into its original quarters in the side of a former Hampden juice shop.

But soon the beverage company, which specializes in fermented teas known for their supposed health benefits, will be trading its 3,400-square-foot space in Lutherville for a facility four times larger near the city-county line in Northwest Baltimore. The new spot, in a business park at 4820 Seton Ave., will be big enough for the company to scale up its production capacity, increase its staff and build out a taproom to draw customers in.

Wit & Wisdom to close New Year’s Day, Atlas Restaurant Group to take over with new concept

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The Four Seasons’ popular new American restaurant Wit & Wisdom will shut down in the new year to make way for a new concept from Atlas Restaurant Group, the Harbor East hotel announced this morning.