Duck Duck Goose and No Way Rosé proprietor Alfred Ashish will appear on CBS Saturday Morning’s The Dish on April 23.
Duck Duck Goose and No Way Rosé proprietor Alfred Ashish will appear on CBS Saturday Morning’s The Dish on April 23.

Baltimore’s culinary scene is blooming this week with a fun variety of events, appearances and announcements. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Bmore on TV
Tune into “The Dish” on CBS Saturday Morning on April 23 to catch a glimpse of Duck Duck Goose and No Way Rosé owner Ashish Alfred. It’s always fun to see local stars get some of the national recognition they deserve.

Cross Street closure
Cross Street Market has announced a closing: Bull Head Pit Beef. The market has seen multiple closures since the start of COVID – and Bull Head didn’t even open until several months into the pandemic. According to, market management is working on a couple deals to add new vendors to the space.

Fans of Bull Head don’t need to worry, though: the company will still operate its popular food truck, so you won’t have to go without their pit beef.

Blasts from the (recent) past
Though the past couple years have been discouraging for many restaurants (and the diners that love them), some spots that have recently closed their brick and mortar locations are finding ways to continue to share their culinary talents with Baltimoreans.

Kyodai Rotating Sushi Bar is no longer operating in its longtime Towson spot. However, fans of the restaurant can now find some of its most popular options on the menu at Ryleigh’s Oyster in the evenings, starting this weekend.

The crew from much-missed Little Italy establishment Aldo’s has been busy; among other things, they’ve been making a big batch of their famous limoncello. Bottles of the creamy lemon drink are available for purchase and to pick up on Tuesday at Meadowood Regional Park in Timonium. For locals living within 10 miles of Towson, a delivery option is also available.

Easter extended
Cypriana’s Easter menu is available again on Sunday, as the restaurant helps its patrons celebrate Greek Easter. Their special Easter menu is a hit every year, so it’s especially nice to have an extra opportunity to enjoy it.

Charitable wine dinner at Jimmy’s
On Tuesday, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood hosts a four-course wine dinner benefiting The Baltimore Station, the organization that supports veterans in need of support as they overcome addiction and other issues.

The meal starts with a raw bar sampler; subsequent courses include a crab cake and grilled lamb chops. Each course will be paired with a wine from Enovation Wines.

Gonet-Medeville wine dinner at The Milton Inn
On Wednesday, The Milton Inn will host its first ever wine dinner, featuring the wines of Gonet-Medeville. The menu includes courses like foie gras with preserved winter black truffles paired with Gonet-Medeville’s Cuvee Athenais 2018 Pinot Noir, and a cheese course paired with both a white and red Bordeaux from Château Respide-Medeville.

Bubbles for Babies
On Thursday, head to Green Spring Station to sip some bubbly while raising money for Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. The happy hour event will include tastings of more than twenty sparkling wines, plus hors d’oeuvres and education from local wine experts.

Bringing CookOut to Baltimore
The popular southern fast food chain CookOut is considering a new location in Baltimore. Currently, there’s only one Maryland location – in Salisbury. The restaurant, which has a passionate fan base, has asked Twitter and Facebook users for their thoughts about where to open its next location – and Baltimore is in the mix.

Baltimore foodie Randy Lerman is spearheading a local campaign to encourage people to vote for Baltimore, using the hashtag #BringCookOutToBmore to spread awareness of the initiative and encourage the company to choose Charm City as its next home.

Ramp season
Ramps are still enjoying their very brief moment in the sun – and local chefs are still enjoying their opportunity to celebrate their delicate flavor.

Gertrude’s chef/owner John Shields has created a ramp, asparagus and spring pea soup and very generously shared the recipe with the public via his educational outlet, Our Common Table. Check it out if you’re interested in learning more about ramps and experimenting with them at home.

Planning for the future
Mark your calendars for:
May 1: Fire Hero Chili Cook Off at Of Love & Regret 
May 28: Brew at the Zoo
June 11: Chesapeake Seafood Festival

Kit Pollard

Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.