Food & Drink

R. House vendor Arba Mediterranean closing next month, new concept coming in December

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After a three-year run at Remington food hall R. House, Arba Mediterranean is planning to close on Nov. 26, market owner Seawall Development announced.

Chef-owner Farid Salloum is closing the stall–one of the original tenants at R. House–to focus his efforts on his restaurant in Riverside, Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen.

Hot Plate: Halloween and fall festival fun, Hogwarts at Johnny’s, global eats in Towson and more

South Baltimore brunch spot Home Maid has plans in the works for menu expansion.

Halloween is the big news right now, but the week’s restaurant happenings don’t begin and end with fun-sized candy bars. Here’s a look at what’s going on in and around the Baltimore region:

Baltimore Spirits Co. rolling out a new gin named for the undead

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Just in time for the season of remembering the dead, Baltimore Spirits Company is branching out with a new gin dubbed Skeleton Spirit.

Planned bar in Old Goucher aims to be an ‘eclectic, mixed-century living room’

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There’s “a rising tide” of new restaurants, coffee shops and bars that’s happening in North Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood, says Bryan Ranere.

Hot Plate: New menus at Bluebird and Noona’s, harvest festivals, Diaspora Dinner at Ida B’s and more

The Hansel & Gretel is one of the cocktails on Bluebird’s new fall drinks menu, which was inspired by classic fairy tales. Photo credit: Justin Tsucalas.

The weekend is filled with fun events for food lovers, with celebrations of fall flavors, wine and whiskey. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Wood-fired pizza, Thai and Indian food coming to Columbia’s Merriweather District

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Columbia’s planned Merriweather District is starting to grow its restaurant roster, with the Howard Hughes Corporation today announcing plans to bring in D.C.-born pizza chain Matchbox, a new Thai restaurant and an Indian-inspired eatery from a Hanover restaurateur.

Hot Plate: Openings from Elkridge to White Marsh, fall festivals, philanthropic dinners and more

Italian spot Limoncello will open in Anthem House on Oct. 26.

Fall festival season is in full swing, but those aren’t the only fun food events taking place this week. From lots of openings to fundraisers, here’s a look at what’s coming up:

State tells Baltimore’s Wild Kombucha to hold off on making CBD-infused drink

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Maryland’s health department has put a damper on Wild Kombucha’s plans for a cannabidiol-infused beverage.

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Opens

The dining room at True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

The 150-seat True Chesapeake Oyster Company has opened at 3300 Clipper Mill Road in the renovated Whitehall Mill. At 4500 square feet, the restaurant encompasses two dining rooms with wraparound bars made of oyster shell, an elevated shucking station in weathered copper, an outdoor bar with patio seating, open kitchen, and wine cellar. Opening hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm-11pm. Free parking is available. Reservations available on Open Table or visit Follow @TrueChesapeake on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Hot Plate: Duck Duck Goose chef on TV, True Chesapeake Oyster Co. opens, new fall menus and more

Duck Duck Goose owner and chef Ashish Alfred makes glazed beets with crème fraiche and toasted pistachios on Food Network’s “The Kitchen” this week.

From fall festivals to new harvest menus to fancy wine dinners and lots of oysters, Baltimore food lovers have many choices this week. Here’s a look at what’s on tap: