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Baltimore Whiskey Company announces farewell party for Remington distillery

Rows of freshly labeled bottles of Epoch Rye. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

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.

Spring Fashion Blossoms in Four Local Shops

It may have snowed recently in Baltimore, but the Shops at the Village of Cross Keys have your springtime wants and needs covered.  Two anchor stores at Cross Keys offer new seasonal trends not only for the hip and fashion-savvy woman but also for the young fashionista in the making. And two exciting newcomers to the village offer fine jewelry and, for the first time, vintage clothing.

Q&A: Three Goats Baltimore owners talk growing up in East Baltimore, not giving bougie status to street food, and more

Chef Michael “Curly” McRae, left, and Gabe Holden at Three Goats Baltimore. Photo by Brandon Block.

“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.

Thanks to UMBC’s historic win, Little Caesar’s is giving out lots of free pizza today

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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.

Hot Plate: Easter brunch options, National Oysters on the Half Shell Day, haenyo at Forno, and more

Korean pop-up haenyo is partnering with Everyman Theatre this week for a dinner at Forno, featuring dishes from Everyman’s new play, “Aubergine.”

The big restaurant news this week is Easter, which takes place Sunday, April 1. If you’re still in the market for brunch or dinner reservations, check out the options toward the end of today’s column. Sunday is not the only day local restaurateurs will be busy this week, though, with plenty of other food events happening in the coming days.

Highlandtown-based startup Lokalphoto aims to be the go-to marketplace for freelance photography

Marianne McGinley, founder of Lokalphoto. Image courtesy of the company.

As a new mother in 2015, Marianne McGinley suddenly found herself frequently in need of a professional to snap photos of her daughter’s “milestone moments.”

BROS gets its own beer, the Chuggernaut, in collab with The Brewer’s Art

Photo by Katelynn Zimmerman, courtesy of BROS.

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is making its way into your beer fridge with the release of a new brew dubbed the Chuggernaut, made in partnership with The Brewer’s Art.

Event Pick: Ida B’s debuts new spring libations, plus a speakeasy-style bar

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To celebrate the transition from winter to spring, downtown modern soul food spot Ida B’s Table is switching up the drinks and cuisine on its bar menu, and throwing a party tonight to kick it all off.

Event Pick: The grand opening for Highlandtown’s new ice cream shop, Roll

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Nearly three months have passed since Roll Ice Cream & Coffee began dishing out its confections, but given that it’s not going to be freezing today, it’s as fine a time as any for a grand opening celebration.

Hot Plate: New digs for Full Tilt Brewing, celebrate Maryland’s food history and make your Easter brunch plans

Cinghiale, like many restaurants around Baltimore, will offer a special brunch menu for Easter on April 1.

Spring is here (if you can believe it) and Easter is right around the corner. That means local restaurants are busy with brunch plans, as well as a variety of dinners, parties and menu changes.