Food & Drink

Little Bird in Hampden to shut down this weekend, plans in works for pub-style expansion

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Bluebird Cocktail Room’s subterranean sibling will pour its final cappuccinos and spritzes this weekend, as the operators plan to shut it down after Sunday’s breakfast and lunch service.

Hot Plate: Champagne brunch & bar, talking African diaspora at Ida B’s, two Filipino pop-ups and more

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This week sparkles with a pop-up Veuve Cliquot bar at the Four Seasons and a Ladies’ Only Champagne Brunch at The Chasseur.

Baltimore’s restaurant scene is closing out February with a fun week filled with bubbles, whiskey and Filipino food. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

R. House fried chicken stall BRD expanding to Fed Hill

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The Bmore BRD sandwich. Photo via BRD/Facebook.

After two years of serving up well-sauced, too-big-for-the-bun fried chicken sandwiches from a stall inside Remington food hall R. House, BRD is joining the party down in Federal Hill.

Team behind Papi’s Tacos in Hampden eyes mid-March opening

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

Baltimore restaurateur Charlie Gjerde says his team is “coming down the home stretch” for its anticipated Papi’s Tacos location in Hampden, and is tentatively eyeing an opening in mid-March.

Nepenthe now has beers to-go, and Union and DuClaw are rolling out new brews

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

A minor, but welcome update for you Baltimore-area craft beer lovers: The city’s newest brewery up on Falls Road is now selling its rotating brews to-go.

Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as fun as a college party, but with much better food

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Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as much fun as a college party, but its menu of global street food is a whole lot better than anything you’d find in an average campus kitchen.

Hot Plate: Kentucky Nights fundraiser at Mt. Washington Tavern, Vida & Jailbreak team up for beer and tacos, Valentine’s Day continues at Ampersea & Winecream

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Mt. Washington Tavern hosts its 5th annual Kentucky Nights bourbon tasting this week, benefiting the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

With Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, behind us, local restaurateurs could be taking a much-deserved break. But they’re not! This week brings a handful of fun events benefitting great causes, plus a few opportunities to check out interesting wines, beers and bourbons.

Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Event pick: Monument City Brewing celebrates Willow the cat’s return

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Photo via Monument City Brewing/Facebook

After a scare this week prompted by the good intentions of three strangers who thought they were “rescuing” Willow by taking him away, Monument City Brewing Company’s staff got their mouse-hunting colleague back on Wednesday. Now, as promised, they’ve put together a party just for him.

Hot Plate: Valentine’s dinners, Galentine’s parties and more ways to celebrate love with food

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Citron’s Valentine’s Day menu includes Parmesan Reggiano arancini with saffron risotto, Mediterranean olive tapenade and roasted red pepper coulis. Photo by Beverly Funkhouser Photography.

The big news in Baltimore’s restaurant world this week is, of course, Valentine’s Day. But even before we get to Thursday’s celebration of hearts, flowers and all things lovey-dovey, there’s plenty else to do. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Monument City Brewing got its missing cat back, and they’re throwing him a party

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Photo via Monument City Brewing/Facebook

Willow, a feline known for keeping Monument City Brewing Company’s quarters clear of mice, has come back home after the brewery’s co-founder says the cat was mistakenly whisked away by three strangers who thought he was a stray.

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