Food & Drink

Hot Plate: Atelier Culinaire reopens, La Calle turns one, Artscape, empanadas at Wishbone Reserve and more

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This week is all about the veg, with events including a summer vegetable cooking class at Gertrude’s and a dinner on Cunningham’s farm.

This week brings lots of good news for Baltimore restaurants, plus fun events to help keep your mind off the raging heat. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Whitehall Mill unveils food marketplace vendors, including Ceremony Coffee, Roggenart and others

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Photo via Whitehall Mill/Facebook

Hampden’s forthcoming food market at Whitehall Mill has unveiled its starting lineup, which includes another Baltimore outpost for Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee, a bakery, a general store, Filipino-inspired fare and more.

Arcade, restaurant planned for old Red Emma’s space in Station North

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The space at 30 W. North Ave as workers prepare the North Avenue Market for Artscape. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

An arcade with new and classic cabinet games and a restaurant helmed by Secret Sauce Co. is coming to the former home of Red Emma’s in Station North.

Michael Shecter, one of the co-owners of the North Avenue Market building, is partnering with MAGFest, the locally run nonprofit dedicated to gaming and video game music, Secret Sauce and other vendors to make the new space, which will take the name of the old market.

Heavy Seas Beer is making a blonde ale that tastes like egg custard

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Label art designed by Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio. Image courtesy of Heavy Seas Beer.

A summertime Baltimore staple has earned its own signature brew.

Hot Plate: Pop-ups at Broadway Market, new summer menus around town, Bastille Day celebrations, Foodscape and more

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On Saturday morning, head to Broadway Market for doughnuts from the former Cross Street vendor called Sundays. The sweet breakfast treats will be part of one of two different pop-ups at the market this week.

It’s high summer here in Baltimore, which means high humidity but also some positive things, like crushes, peaches and tomatoes. Local restaurants are celebrating some of the better aspects of the season this week with new menus, outdoor meals and more. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Orioles announce crab feast on the field at Oriole Park

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Photo via the Governor’s Office on Flickr.

Despite the squeamishness of some people recently quoted in The Washington Post, sitting down to pick crabs and drink beer is a rite of summer most Marylanders enjoy, a sacred part of the state’s identity.

To add an extra heap of state pride onto this beloved ritual, the Orioles are for the first time inviting fans to have a crab feast right on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Crustacean Invasion All Month Long at The Mt. Washington Tavern

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The Mt. Washington Tavern is celebrating Crustacean Invasion all month long. Join us and indulge in a specialty menu highlighting crab, shrimp, and more. Get crabby with dishes like: Cajun Roasted Oysters, Soft Shells, Crab and Avocado Stack and more! Feast on all things crustacean this month at The Mt. Washington Tavern.

Hot Plate: Bluebird turns two, fried chicken and champagne at Chez Hugo Bistro, Gertrude’s Crabaret and more

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Bluebird Cocktail Room, which celebrates its 2nd anniversary Sunday, has added several new seasonal drinks to its menu.

The fireworks might be over, but summertime is just heating up in Baltimore. Local restaurants and shops are celebrating the season–and themselves–this week with new menu additions and fun events. Here’s what’s coming up:

Blue crabs not being overfished amid recent population growth, scientists say

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Photo via Baltimore County Restaurant Week/Facebook

After examining recent harvest figures and the gains in the Chesapeake Bay’s crab population announced this spring, scientists arrived at a positive conclusion: Crabbers weren’t overdoing it last year.

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