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Fell’s Point merchants announce First Saturday Sidewalk Sales beginning this Saturday

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Fell’s Point will take to the streets this weekend to hold the first of two Fell’s Point First Saturday Sidewalk Sales on Saturday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The second sale will be held on October 3.

Living on ‘borrowed time,’ Mt. Vernon’s Grand Central nightclub closes permanently

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Grand Central has served its last call.

A lawyer for the owners of the popular gay nightspot in Mount Vernon told the city liquor board today that they have shut it down, effective today.

The Final Weeks of Snowball Season in Baltimore

When you ask a Baltimorean about their favorite summertime food memories, you will likely hear tales of crab feasts from throughout their lives, and maybe about the time Aunt Josie alone ate two dozen crabs while polishing off her own pitcher of beer. But if you dig just a little deeper beyond the crab seasoning, then you will undoubtedly hear us locals wonderfully rhapsodizing about our snowballs, that very-Baltimore summer delicacy of ice enjoyed on the hot, humid evenings of summer.

For those unfamiliar with snowballs, they are sweet treats of shaved ice–not crushed, packed ice as found in snow cones–drenched with a plethora of flavored sugary syrups and all sorts of optional condiments. Snowballs are sold from snowball stands, of course, and these stands can run from an elaborate shed-like building adorned with colored lights, to a simple folding table covered with a plastic tablecloth. All stands feature the essential shaved ice machine poised and ready to conquer big chunks of ice, as well as the numerous bottles of flavored syrups. Regardless of the surroundings the results are usually the same: a delightful and refreshing icy treat slathered with your favorite flavoring and toppings.

R. House reopens for indoor ordering and will host live music, a food market and more

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R. House, the Remington food hall and bar, has reopened its indoor space for walk-up ordering. Its patio and parking lot tent will remain open for dining and be available for special events and live entertainment.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Carpe Librum this Saturday – August 29

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Celebrate good reads while supporting local with this year’s Independent Bookstore Day. Postponed from April, stop by Carpe Librum Bookstore this Saturday, August 29 to enjoy sidewalk sales, literary themed products and giveaway!

Hot Plate: Cafe Dear Leon opens, Sculpture Garden snowballs, dumplings at Ekiben and more

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Mt. Washington Tavern’s new meal and drink kits are just one of the creative offerings local restaurants have launched to expand business during the pandemic.

Every day, the Baltimore restaurant scene slowly inches its way back to normalcy. Over the next few weeks, Baltimore food lovers can look forward to fun events and trying some new places, as well as revisiting old favorites.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the restaurant world right now:

Seychelles Footwear creates sneaker to raise money for the One Love Foundation

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Baltimore’s One Love Foundation and footwear brand Seychelles have partnered on an exclusive sneaker as part of the Seychelles For All collection.

A stylish and eclectic ‘Good Neighbor’ moves onto Falls Road

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The Good Neighbor on Falls Road. The cafe and shop opened in May. Photo by Ryan Rhodes/dj impulse.

Walk into Hampden’s Good Neighbor café and shop and it feels like everything was meant to be photographed for Instagram — from the Japanese ceramics to the hand-painted mirrored entrance sign and obligatory selfie spot, to the stools and chairs by Danish brand Hem. Topped with edible flowers and other colorful ingredients, even the toasts on the food menu were made to sparkle on camera.

From the Good Neighbor Shop Instagram page.

Retail tax-free holiday in Maryland this week, until Aug. 15

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From August 9-15, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time – will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase is also tax-free.

Hot Plate: Sally O’s, Water Song Yunnan Kitchen and other spots open, restaurants celebrate seasonal ingredients, wine dinners and more

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Bluebird in Hampden has reopened as a burger, dog and boozy shake pop-up called “Until Conditions Improve.”

August just might be the best time for dining out in Maryland. From peaches to corn to tomatoes to locally-caught crab and tuna, restaurants are celebrating the bounty of the season. Though dining out continues to look different than it did in the past, local restaurants are making the most of the situation with pop-up outdoor spaces and special menus.

This week, there’s plenty of room for optimism, with the announcement of several new spots opening and fun events on the horizon. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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