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Baltimore Restaurant Week is Here!

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The snow has blanketed Baltimore right as we kick off Baltimore Restaurant Week. If you need to change your reservations, please contact the restaurant directly. Follow us on Facebook for updates on opening, closings, etc. Once the snow clears out, get out of the house and into your favorite #BaltRW spot.
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Count Down: 2 Days, 11 Hours and 32 minutes Until Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week!

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Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week returns in January to heat up the cold days of winter. Participating restaurants throughout the city will offer 10 days of special, prix-fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner.

Don’t Miss the 44th Annual Monument Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 3

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catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore has been lighting up the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon for 44 years now. That’s almost half a century that Baltimoreans have been gathering to welcome the holiday season right in the heart of the city. This year, the holiday tradition has never looked so spectacular.

Downtown Neighborhoods Get New Names

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Neighborhood names are a funny thing. They can give an area a sense of identity and unity; even the most seemingly unflattering names can become a marker of pride (witness Pigtown’s annual piglet races). So of course, now that Baltimore’s Downtown Partnership is pushing hard to get people to move downtown, they’re working to rehab the city map — by giving downtown neighborhoods new names.

The Baltimore Sun’s Jacques Kelly got an earful of some of the new names being considered. Here are a few he mentions, as well as my own subjective evaluation:

+Bromo – An uninspired, but solid, choice for the streets surrounding the eponymous tower. Has a hint of “bro” to it, which sounds about right. 7/10.

Ugly/Iconic Downtown Fountain Due for Demolition

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Photo by Casey McKeel, via Occupy Bmore
Photo by Casey McKeel, via Occupy Bmore

Two years ago, the fountain at the center of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Plaza was the rallying point for the Occupy Baltimore movement. But the developers in charge of revamping the Inner Harbor think that the fountain — a classic example of Brutalist architecture — doesn’t give off a “welcoming” vibe, and are moving forward with plans to tear it down.

Long Anticipated New Everyman Theatre Opens Doors in the Bromo Tower A&E District

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Six years in the making (the planning and ongoing money-gathering and actual renovating), the Everyman Theatre’s hipper new home in the 300 block of West Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District kicks off a week of opening celebrations January 14th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony starring Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other local biggies. First show on the slate: the Baltimore premiere of August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, the 2008 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play plugged by The New York Times as “the most exciting new American play in years.” Founder and Everyman Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi directs. (Show runs 1/16-2/17.)

So what physical changes can we expect as the well-respected actor’s actors’ stage finally relocates from 1727 N. Charles?

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