Mount Vernon record store-coffee shop Baby’s on Fire is linking up with Stevensville small-batch roastery Open Seas Coffee for some signature beans that will also help to reinvest in the communities abroad that are growing them.
It’s the happiest time of the year. With everything from holiday cocktails to Chanukah latkes, this week offers a variety of ways to kick off Baltimore’s holiday season with good food and drink. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in and around town:
The Baltimore Eagle isn’t going to fly until January at the earliest.
An important update for our cheap beer-drinking readers: National Bohemian isn’t going anywhere. The locally born brand’s parent company, Pabst Brewing, and beer behemoth MillerCoors yesterday reached a settlement in a Milwaukee court case, and the latter firm has agreed to continue brewing Pabst-owned sub-premium beers.
The recently shuttered Baltimore Eagle, one of the city’s largest LGBTQ-friendly nightclubs, will take a step toward reopening under new management if the city’s liquor board approves an application to transfer the liquor license for the property.
If nothing else, record stores are beautiful. They have a certain unplanned allure, stacks tilting under their own weight, row after row of colors and words loosely organized by genre and alphanumeric value. Recently, Record and Tape Traders in Towson, the flagship of a once-robust local chain, announced it will be gone after a 40-year run—from 1978-2018.
Hot Plate: Silver Queen Cafe turns 3, holiday festivities at Gertrude’s, whiskey at Wayward Smokehouse and more
Now that the turkey has been carved, it’s time for leftovers–and to think about the next holiday. This week, local restaurants are closing out November with shopping events, decorating contests, and festive food and drinks.
Here’s a look at what’s happening:
Today is Black Friday, the official start of long lines and frantically going from chain store to chain store to cross items off your holiday shopping list. This year, forget all that. From now until late December, the Baltimore area will have dozens of holiday markets that have a much cooler atmosphere than a shopping mall and feature fun activities while you shop, along with clothing, jewelry, artwork, crafts and many other items made by crafters and makers from right here in Baltimore.
Here’s a roundup of the best markets and bazaars in the area.