Food & Drink

Hot Plate: Foraged moving, Halloween treats, pumpkin dishes and more

Local kitchens are getting creative with pumpkin dishes this season, roasting, pureeing and more.

From savory pumpkin specials to wine, bourbon and beer, this week has a bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers. Here’s a look at what’s happening, on Halloween and beyond:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources releases “Wild Maryland” online cookbook

Snakehead Etoufee by Peter Turcik

A new online cookbook from the Department of Natural Resources shows that Maryland has more to offer than just crab cakes. 

Hot Plate: spooky date night for Charming Elephant’s first anniversary, duck dinner at NiHao, Hogwarts comes to Johnny’s and more

NiHao and Maple Leaf Farms partner for a six-course duck dinner on Thursday.

Fall is in the air – and on the plate – all over Baltimore. This week is shaping up to be a great one on the local food scene. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Clavel’s Carlos Raba to open Nana, Das Best Oktoberfest is back, Baltimore County Restaurant Week starts and more

The Baltimore Taco Festival takes over Power Plant Live! this Saturday and Sunday.

Oysters, tacos and a big announcement from one of the best chefs in town: this week is an exciting one in the Baltimore food scene. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: oysters at Inverness, Groundwork Kitchen welcomes students and diners, Foraged collab with Chef Tae Strain and more

This weekend, Inverness Brewing teams up with Hoopers Island Oysters for a weekend-long oyster festival.

From fall flavors on plates to oysters, beer and benefits, this week, the Baltimore food scene offers a little bit of everything. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Food at the Fells Point Fun Festival & Italian Heritage Festival, Taste of Hampden, Oktoberfests and more

It’s Oktoberfest season – right now is prime time for pretzels, beers and more. (Photo courtesy of Guiness Open Gate Brewery)

From Fells Point fun to tasting Hampden, this week offers tons of options all over town. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Baltimore restaurant world:

Online farmers market Market Wagon expands delivery service to Baltimore area


Baltimoreans can now have fresh produce, baked goods, and artisan products from local farmers and vendors delivered to their front door. 

Market Wagon, an online farmers market, announced their expansion into the Baltimore-Washington market on Tuesday. 

Hot Plate: Oktoberfest season, Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival, Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival and more

Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s third annual Oktoberfest is one of several German-inspired events this week.

Early autumn in Baltimore means cuisine that spans from steamed crabs to grilled bratwurst and this week, local spots have plenty of both. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: wine dinner at Charleston, Brewer’s Art turns 25, Dining Out for Life and more

NiHao is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with a special meal Sept. 19-21.

From wine dinners to anniversary specials to fundraisers, this week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Baltimore restaurant scene. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Newest version of Hammerjacks set to open Sunday

The entrance to the new Hammerjacks, which will open Sunday at 1300 Russell Street. Photo courtesy of Hammerjacks.

The newest version of Hammerjacks will open Sunday at 1300 Russell Street, just south of M&T Bank Stadium, with the first of nine “tailgate parties” coinciding with Ravens home games.

Hot Plate: book benefiting Baltimore restaurant workers, Ocean Pride turns 50, new fall cocktails at Dutch Courage and more

Alma Cocina Latina is a great spot to hit for National Arepa Day, which happens to be this Saturday.

September is a gorgeous time in Baltimore, when crabs are still running but the humidity is starting to disappear. This week, local restaurants make the most of the weather and the flavors, with fun events and new menu items. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: crabfeast at Das Bierhalle, Cornival at Hopkins Farm Brewery, markets with the Smithsonian and more

Thinking about crabs for Labor Day? Das Bierhalle is hosting an afternoon crab feast on Monday.

As Baltimore eases into September, restaurants are celebrating the end of summer and beginning to tweak their menus in anticipation of cooler weather. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the local restaurant scene this week:

How do you earn a spot in the White Castle Hall of Fame? For this Howard County woman, it was 400 sliders at her wedding.

Barbara Smole of Clarksville has been inducted in the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame, along with her son Sean and father, Dick Sorenson.

Maryland may lack a White Castle restaurant, but the state can now boast of some of the chain’s most celebrated fans.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, the iconic fast-food joint has been immortalized in movies and music, and has developed a cult following of “cravers” who can’t get enough of those tiny square burgers that rest on a steamy bed of onions between two square buns.

For the most elite eaters, though, there is the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame: the equivalent of the Grammys or Oscars for hardcore devotees. Each year, 10 or so loyal fans from across the country are inducted into the ring of honor.

This year, a family from Clarksville in Howard County made the cut — after submitting a nomination called “It’s All in The Family.”

Hot Plate: Tersiguel’s reopening, anniversary celebration at Sally O’s, pawpaws are back and more

THB – and other local spots – are gearing up for the return of fall flavors (and purple Ravens bagels).

This week, Baltimore’s restaurant scene offers a mishmash of news and events celebrating the last days of summer while gearing up for fall. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Heritage Smokehouse opens, Whiskey on the Waterfront returns, spirits lessons at Maryland Science Center and more

CAnE Collective and Sagamore Spirit have teamed up to create a new line of canned rye cocktails.

This week, the Baltimore restaurant scene is full of good news, from openings and anniversaries to wine, whiskey and beer tastings. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: