Tag: Baltimore food

Hot Plate: Silver Queen Turns One, Diamondback Beer Release Party, Pig Roast at Alma



Silver Queen Cafe's crab dip is one of the city's best. The Hamilton restaurant turns one this week.
Silver Queen Cafe’s crab dip is one of the city’s best. The Hamilton restaurant turns one this week.

Happy Black Friday, Baltimore! The Hampden lights start this weekend, there are holidays deals to be found all over the city and it’s the most festive time of the year in local restaurants. Here’s a look at what’s happening around town over the next week:

Hot Plate: Hersh’s Josh Hershkovitz on Chopped, Wicked Sisters Opens in Hampden, Halloween Fun

At Hersh’s on Sunday, The Corner Pantry crew is in the kitchen and pig is on the menu.

Happy Halloween weekend, Baltimore! Hope you’re ready for a candy hangover.

If you don’t have plans yet for this weekend, consider checking out one of the great parties happening around town. Several local markets – including Belvedere Square and Lexington Market – are holding kid-friendly events during the day tomorrow and Sunday and tomorrow night, in addition to the Fells Point craziness, there are adult-oriented parties all over the city, including one at The Elephant and another in the “dungeon” at The Brewer’s Art.

Eat Well & Do Good at Food Market’s No Kid Hungry Dinner on November 14


img_8468One of the most charming things about Charm City’s restaurant scene is the willingness of local chefs and restaurant owners to band together and collaborate to raise money for a good cause.

The most recent example of this is coming up in just a few short weeks when, on the evening of November 14, a cadre of chefs will descend upon the kitchen at The Food Market in Hampden. As they cook, the chefs will be working on behalf of No Kid Hungry, a national program run by Share Our Strength, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.

Clementine Eyes Reopening in Hamilton

Photo via Clementine/Facebook
Photo via Clementine/Facebook

Clementine didn’t disappear completely after the Hamilton restaurant closed last year. Now, the owners are looking to reopen, with a few changes.

A Look at Sour Beef, and the Restaurants (and Receptionist) That Made it Famous

Inside Haussner’s (via Md. Historical Society)

When you live in an up-and-coming food town, the seasonal features are likely to come just as sure as the Brooklyn restaurants relocate. Now that it’s fall, food culture dives can turn from crabs to meatier, heartier offerings. Take Sour Beef.

Hot Plate: Crabaret at Gertrude’s, Bastille Day Events and Openings Abound

Chef John Shields of Gertrude’s with Sandi Timmins, Executive Director of House of Ruth Maryland, and Jennifer Gilbert of FOX 45 at the 2015 Crabaret. This year's event takes place on Thursday.
Chef John Shields with Sandi Timmins, Executive Director of House of Ruth Maryland, and Jennifer Gilbert of FOX 45 at Gertrude’s 2015 Crabaret. This year’s event takes place on Thursday.

Today’s installment of Hot Plate should probably be called Hot, Hot, Hot Plate. It’s a scorcher out there. Fortunately, local restaurants give us plenty of opportunities to cool off this week, with parties, new summertime menus and a bunch of ways to celebrate the storming of the Bastille.

Hot Plate: Patriotic Pig Roast, Tiki Taco Tuesday


grilled-chickenIt’s time to celebrate America for a three-day weekend of not working. Before you fire up the grill, here’s a look at what’s happening in the food world:

It’s a Good Spring For Baltimore Pizza Lovers


pizzaCan there ever be enough pizza? It’s a question for all time. But in the snapshot of Baltimore in the first months of 2016, the answer is a resounding no. 

Hot Plate: Chef Cyrus Keefer Goes Private, Kentucky Derby Parties

Sagamore Spirit Rye at Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley
Sagamore Spirit Rye at Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley

Other than the never-ending gloomy weather, the big news this week is Mother’s Day. If you haven’t made your plans yet, it’s not too late to pull something together to celebrate your mom – check out our list of local restaurant happenings right here. Even if the reservation is made last minute, she will appreciate it.

But Mother’s Day isn’t the only exciting thing happening over the next few days. Here’s a look at what’s happening today, tomorrow and for the rest of the week in and around Baltimore:

Where to Eat in Baltimore for Mother’s Day

Bakery treats at Johnny's in Roland Park
Bakery treats at Johnny’s in Roland Park

With April now just a memory – it passed by in a flash, didn’t it? – it’s now time to buckle down and think about Mother’s Day, which sneaks up on us early this year on Sunday, May 8.

Fortunately, restaurants all over Baltimore are hosting special Mother’s Day brunches and dinners, so even if you’ve left plans for mom until this very last minute, you’re covered. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening around town for the holiday: