Hot Plate: New Year’s Eve Plans, Festivities at Pane e Vino, Canton Dockside Closes

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Keep the party going into the New Year at Pane e Vino’s Festive Flavors event Thursday night (photo courtesy of Pane e Vino)

We’ve made it, Baltimore. With a new year on the horizon and the end of 2016 firmly in our sights, we all have a reason to celebrate.

Many local restaurants have big plans for the launch of the new year and a few have celebrations lasting all week long. Here’s a look at what’s happening around town over the next week:

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, but there’s still time to make plans. Restaurants all over the city have plans in the works, including dinners that sound fabulous and more than a few complimentary champagne toasts.

If you’re still looking for something to do, check out one of these spots:

All have something special in the works for New Year’s Eve – and a couple have big plans for the morning after, as well.

Moveable Feast Gets Chopped

Another week, another Baltimore chef on Chopped.

Over the past few months, Charm City has been well-represented on the popular Food Network show. Chef Melanie, from the non-profit Moveable Feast, is the most recent addition to the list. On Tuesday, January 3, her episode will air and Baltimore will discover what she’s been dealt in her basket of ingredients.

The chef will be watching at Glory Days in Towson, starting at 9 p.m. – and she welcomes company. The show airs at 10 p.m. 

Festive Flavors at Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino wants you to keep the party going into the new year. On Thursday, January 5, the Little Italy wine bar will host Festive Flavors. With complimentary snacks and a lovely cocktail menu (not to mention an excellent wine list), the evening will be all about toasting to new and great things in 2017. 

Goodbyes and (Future) Hellos

Unfortunately, this week brought the news that Canton Dockside, a popular destination for crabs for the past dozen years, has closed. According to reports, the restaurant is being sued by past employees over wages, though the owners cited financial issues as the reason for the closing.

The tiny – and wonderful – Hampden BYOB Aromes is for sale. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that chef/owner Steve Monnier is going away. Once he sells the restaurant, he has plans to open another place of his own – a French bistro and tasting room downtown.

 Planning Ahead

Here are a few events to look forward to over the next few weeks:

January 12: Whiskey Rocks at La Cuchara 

January 17: Ina Garten at the Hippodrome

February 4: Heavy Seas Oyster Festival 

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