Food & Drink

Baltimore Spirits Co., McClintock Distilling swapped ingredients for twin Genever-style gins

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Image courtesy of Merchant Professional Services

In a first-of-its-kind collab among Maryland booze makers, Medfield-based Baltimore Spirits Company and Frederick’s McClintock Distilling have traded grains to produce a unique pair of gins.

Hot Plate: FishScale and Stone’s Throw Hash at R. House, dinner at Two Boots Farm, pig butchery at Noona’s and more

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Stone’s Throw Hash kicks off a stint in the R. House pop-up space on Monday. Photo via Stone’s Throw Hash/Facebook.

Local seafood and produce are at their peak, and this week in Baltimore brings everything from farm dinners to philanthropic crab feasts. It’s sure to be a fun one–and a tasty one, too.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Guinness and The Charmery celebrate birthdays, crab feast at Fort McHenry, National Oyster Day celebrations and more

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Oyster shooters at B&O American Brasserie are one of several specials available around town for National Oyster Day, which is Aug. 5.

This week in local restaurant and bar happenings brings several fun seafood-oriented dinners, a couple big birthdays and some happy news on the openings front. Plus, enjoy specials for restaurant weeks happening in both the city and Baltimore County.

Here’s a look at what’s going on around town:

TigerStyle in Hampden closes after six months

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

It was a good, if brief run for TigerStyle, the Asian carryout spot that opened this past winter in the basement alley space next to The Avenue Kitchen and Bar.

Take a Taste of Baltimore this Summer during Baltimore Restaurant Week – 8/2 – 8/11

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Baltimore is a delicious city! Don’t just take our word for it – explore Baltimore’s food scene August 2-11 during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two).

Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-$20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW! To learn more about participating restaurants, the menus offered or to make reservations visit BaltimoreRestaurantWeek.com.

Guinness brewery announces one-year anniversary festivities

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Credit: Edwin Remsberg/Associated Press

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe is turning one year old, and to celebrate, the beer maker is hosting a concert and birthday party on Saturday and rolling out a limited-release Grand Cru.

Treat Yourself to Baltimore Restaurant Week in Harbor East – 8/2 – 8/11

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Baltimore Restaurant Week - Harbor East

Visit Baltimore’s hottest dining destination, Harbor East, for Baltimore Restaurant Week. Baltimore Restaurant Week runs August 2 – 11, featuring specially priced 2-course lunches and brunches ($12-$20) and 3-course dinners ($20-$35) at participating restaurants. Reservations strongly encouraged, and we recommend booking early to reserve your spot. Whether a date night or a girls night, head to Harbor East for Baltimore Restaurant Week.

Hot Plate: Lobsterama at Gertrude’s, Union and Guinness celebrate anniversaries, block parties at Lee’s and Das Bierhalle and more

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Gertrude’s Lobsterama special is available on Thursdays throughout August.

If you’re a fan of outdoor parties and beer–both local and international–this is an especially good week for you. Baltimore restaurants and other businesses have a bunch of fun dinners and other celebrations planned throughout the week.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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