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Hersh’s and Dooby’s Pair Up for a Jew­sian Supper!


Hersh’s and Dooby’s Pair Up for a Jew­sian Supper!

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The collaborative Jewish and Asian food event takes place at Hersh’s on Thursday 6/19 After a deep love affair for each other’s restaurants, Stephanie and Josh Hershkovitz of Hersh’s and Phil Han of Dooby’s have decided to collaborate by joining their cultures’ food: Jewish and Asian. Hersh’s will host Dooby’s in Federal Hill with an one­off exclusive non­seated dinner party, featuring both Jewish and Asian­inspired dishes on Thursday June 19th from 7 to 10pm. Featured items include Katsu­style Corned Beef Sliders, Miso Ramen, and Korean BBQ on latkes.

Dishcrawl Around the Harbor



catch of the day fish (2)“As Fall comes rolling in, what better way to say farewell to Summer than one last stroll along the harbor?” That’s the take from the folks at Dishcrawl Baltimore regarding their upcoming event—a Dishcrawl that winds its way around Baltimore’s famous waterfront (and we don’t mean just the Inner Harbor). Never heard of a Dishcrawl before? Well, you may not be alone, but you’re definitely missing out. Basically, think of a pub crawl, but instead of overt public drunkenness, you get pleasant company, fresh air, and amazing food from some of the city’s best local restaurants. Coming Wednesday, September 25: Dishcrawl Baltimore, Waterfront Edition.

Demi to Close, Crush to Remain Open

Photo courtesy of the Demi website

Belvedere Square restaurant Demi will close in a few days, Richard Gorelick of the Baltimore Sun reports.  Tae Strain, the chef, is leaving and Saturday night will be the restaurant’s last night.  Demi will serve dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

“It has been amazing and I leave with no regrets at all,” says Strain.

Demi is housed on the basement floor of the restaurant Crush, where Strain also serves as executive chef.  Crush will remain open, but Strain will leave that post, too. Strain was named “best new chef ” by Baltimore magazine last year. No word on the reason for his sudden departure. (Calls to the restaurant were not returned.)

A few weeks ago, Crush was in the news for failing to pay its liquor license fee. It would be a real blow to Belvedere Square if Crush were to close, and something of a surprise too, since the food and service at the restaurant have vastly improved in recent months and it seems to be drawing crowds.





Craving Gourmet Bargains? Baltimore Restaurant Week’s Upon Us!


For those of you who have started to sing the blues (or bang your flatware) because Baltimore County Restaurant Week is coming to an end this Saturday, January 21, sing those tunes no more, for Winter Restaurant Week is coming. Starting today, January 20, and ending next Sunday, January 29, some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants are sharing their food at prices even I, a poor college student, can afford. Over 70 restaurants are participating this winter, including the renowned Cinghiale and The Capital Grille, and a (controversial) Baltimore staple, Café Hon. Three-course pre-set menus are offered at $20.12 or, with wine, $30.12. More than 40 restaurants are even offering two-course pre-set lunch menus for $15.12. If these low prices are not incentive enough, the organization is hosting a “Lunch on Us” sweepstakes this year: Each day, a lucky contestant’s awarded a $25 gift certificate. To enter and grab more information, go to the Baltimore Restaurant Week Facebook page; also visit the website. See you there. Happy eating!

Cathy Lee is our Baltimore Fishbowl spring intern — she attends Johns Hopkins.