Food & Drink

Sign at Dunkin’ Donuts near Hampden encouraged customers to report employees ‘SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH’

Photo by Ethan McLeod

Management at a Dunkin’ Donuts in North Baltimore on Monday took down a sign encouraging customers to report employees speaking any language other than English with a free pastry and coffee.

Hot Plate: Openings all over the city, World Cup viewing spots, Father’s Day whiskey and meat, and more

Korean-American fusion restaurant Jazz + Soju opened in Anthem House in Locust Point last Thursday.

This week has a little bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers, from wine to whiskey to…goat cheese. Plus, there’s plenty of red meat in honor of Father’s Day. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned.

Jazz + Soju, specializing in Korean fried chicken and jazz, opens in Locust Point this week

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Korean fried chicken and jazz tunes: It’s a pairing that’s done well in the affluent New Jersey suburbs. Now Baltimore will get to experience the combo, with Jazz + Soju set to open on the first floor of the high-end Anthem House apartment complex this Thursday.

Hot Plate: Big Softy at R. House, The Ready Room opens, Bill Bateman’s closes in Towson, National Rosé Day and more

Big Softy returns to the R. House pop-up space June 10, for a week of crabby delights.

Cheers, Baltimore! With a multitude of events celebrating booze and (sometimes) food, this week is sure to be a festive one in and around town. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Bill Bateman’s Towson will close after this weekend

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The Towson location of Bill Bateman’s Bistro–the local sports bar chain known for its wings and pub grub–will close after dinner service on Sunday, the restaurant announced last night.

Blue Dog BBQ to take over Heavy Seas Alehouse space in Little Italy, targeting July opening

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An Arnold-based barbecue purveyor specializing in wood-smoked, whole-hog ‘cue is taking over the newly vacant Heavy Seas Alehouse space on Bank Street.

Red Emma’s is moving to the old Ryleigh’s space in Mount Vernon

Members of the Red Emma’s collective pose outside their future home at 1225 Cathedral St. Photo via the Red Emma’s Facebook.

The radical bookstore and cafe Red Emma’s is leaving its location on North Avenue for the old Ryleigh’s Oyster space on Cathedral Street, the collective announced today on social media.

Hot Plate: St. Nicholas Greek Festival, wine dinner at Cosima, First Friday events and more

The St. Nicholas Greek Festival starts Friday, June 7.

Regardless of whether the weather cooperates, Baltimore restaurants are celebrating the summer months this week. Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Heavy Seas Alehouse in Little Italy to close this week, new restaurant coming

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Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Alehouse will be closing this weekend to make way for a new eatery taking over the Bank Street space.