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Baby’s on Fire in Mount Vernon is getting its own signature coffee blend

Baby’s on Fire co-owner Shirlé Koslowski (left), Open Seas Coffee founder Bryce Roszell (center) and Baby’s on Fire co-owner David Koslowski. Photo courtesy of Baby’s on Fire.

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.

Hot Plate: Hygge Mood at Prime Corner, Johnny’s gets festive, Chanukah at Gunther & more


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:

With court battle ongoing, liquor board delays Baltimore Eagle hearing until January

Attorneys and others appear before the Baltimore City Liquor Board for the Baltimore Eagle’s license transfer hearing. Photo by Ed Gunts.

The Baltimore Eagle isn’t going to fly until January at the earliest.

Settlement reached in Pabst-MillerCoors case, meaning Natty Boh is safe

The Boh sign in Brewers Hill. Photo by Elliott Plack, via Flickr.

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.

Full Tilt Brewing approved for its liquor license

Image via Facebook.

The Baltimore City Liquor Board today approved Full Tilt Brewing’s application for a Class B restaurant license, clearing the way for the brewery to open the doors at its new facility in Govans next month.

Baltimore Eagle owners seek to keep liquor license in the family, future of the club remains murky

Photo by Ed Gunts

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.

Farewell to Record and Tape Traders, a suburban refuge for musical discovery

Photo by Brandon Weigel

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

Photo via Silver Queen Cafe/Facebook

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:

A guide to Baltimore’s holiday markets

Photo courtesy of Visit Baltimore.

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.