There’s never a bad time to be a foodie in Baltimore, but in terms of restaurant events, some weeks are better than others. This week happens to be one of the better ones. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
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The weather has broken, Light City has returned and this week is as busy as it gets in terms of restaurant events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the Baltimore food world.
Thirty-five years ago, Elizabeth Large, then the restaurant critic at The Sun, reviewed the Little Italy restaurant Velleggia’s, which had recently undergone a major renovation.
According to Large, at the time, it was practically unheard of for a restaurant to completely transform its physical space. “I’ve never known a successful restaurant to do what Velleggia’s in Little Italy did,” she wrote.
Today, on the other hand, that sort of undertaking is commonplace. In the current restaurant market where diners are informed, social media rules and genuinely good restaurants open regularly, even highly lauded, fairly new restaurants know better than to rest on their laurels.
Case in point: Puerto 511.
More than a dozen distilleries will gather in one prime harborside spot this June for a showcase of Maryland-made booze.
Even with snow and chilly temperatures in the forecast, Baltimore is welcoming spring this week, with the first wave of Light City events and a variety of fun food and drink activities.
Baltimore Whiskey Company is just one of the tenants lined up for Union Collective, due to open later this spring, in Medfield.
On April 28, it will bid farewell to its Sisson Street home with a party, the distillery announced today. There will be food, drinks and, most importantly, bottles of the second batch of Epoch Rye.
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“It’s only him and I,” says chef Michael “Curly” McRae. “We’re the dishwasher, security, everything.”
“Him” would be Gabe Holden, who, along with McRae, launched the new Three Goats Baltimore, an outrageously down-to-earth taco and arepa dive in Mount Vernon on Jan. 28. Although the two met only nine years ago, they spent their childhoods orbiting each other in East Baltimore.
Villanova and Michigan may be taking the floor for the men’s national NCAA championship tonight, but it’s the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers that are letting us all score some free pizza this afternoon.