Tag: oysters

Hot Plate: Nacho Mama’s Opens in Towson, RegionAle Opens in Ellicott City, OyFest at Union Craft

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Nacho Mama's will bring its famous hubcap margaritas to Towson, starting tonight.
Nacho Mama’s will bring its famous hubcap margaritas to Towson, starting tonight.

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday and the holidays fast approaching, Baltimoreans are getting busy with parties, family gatherings and other festivities.

As a result, local restaurants are only hosting a few special events this coming week – they’re likely to be packed no matter what. But don’t worry, there are still enough events popping up to keep you occupied all week long.

Hot Plate: Benefits for The Baltimore Station, No Kid Hungry, YouthWorks & More

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Embrace the spice at this weekend's chili cook-off, benefiting The Baltimore Station.
This weekend’s chili cook-off, benefiting The Baltimore Station, will be the best kind of spicy.

It’s Friday, Baltimore. No matter how you feel about the results of Tuesday’s election, you’re probably ready for a distraction from the news. Fortunately, local restaurants are here for you. Here’s what they have on tap this week:

Oyster Shells Piling Up in City’s Bay-Friendly Recycling Program

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Who says a spent oyster shell is merely trash? For 10 baby oysters, that shell might be a new house. That’s the inspiration behind an ongoing collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Hot Plate: Bar Vasquez Opens, Baltimore Craft Beer Festival, La Cuchara Celebrates Onions

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La Cuchara's Chef Ben Lefenfeld cooking over an open flame. (Photo c/o La Cuchara)
La Cuchara’s Chef Ben Lefenfeld cooking over an open flame. (Photo c/o La Cuchara)

This week, Baltimore’s restaurants are giving us a brief breather, between the flurry of activity that was Fleet Week and all the Halloween-related festivities we can expect next week. That said, though the schedule for the week is a little quieter than usual, there’s still plenty of exciting news and fun events to keep Baltimore’s food lovers busy.

Hot Plate: Hersh’s Pizza for President, Brooklyn on The Avenue & Openings All Over

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Hersh's wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com
Hersh’s wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com

Local restaurants are showing off their creative spirits this week, with a slew of new events and campaigns that are fun and offer something a little different than the usual dinner out. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Baltimore food lovers this week:

Harbor East Marina Adds 25 Oyster Cages to Inner Harbor’s Eco-Friendly Collection

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Courtesy @Ruthlestiltskin/Ruth Morton of FOX45
Courtesy @Ruthlestiltskin/Ruth Morton of FOX45

The Inner Harbor is farming more oysters, but not to eat. This morning, Harbor East Marina staff placed 25 cages along the promenade wall to help clean up the harbor’s murky waters.

Celebrate National Oyster Day at Mt. Washington Tavern August 5th

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Doesn’t matter how you slurp, we have the oyster for you! Join us at the Tavern on August 5, National Oyster Day, to celebrate what adventurous humans the world over have enjoyed -raw and cooked – for thousands of years. We’ll have grilled oysters on the deck, beer and oyster pairings, raw oysters, and oyster shooters.  

Baltimore, You Can Now Recycle Your Oyster Shells

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Photo by Stephan Abel/via Oyster Recovery Project
Photo by Stephan Abel/via Oyster Recovery Project

Recycling isn’t just for newspapers and beer cans anymore.

The Patapsco is Set to Get 5 Million New Oysters in 5 Years

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Patricia Campbell oyster restoration boat (CBF)
Patricia Campbell oyster restoration boat (CBF)

In Maryland, oysters are normally associated with the Chesapeake Bay. But, much closer to Baltimore, the Patapsco also once enjoyed a bumper of bivalve. Over the next five years, a pair of environmental groups are looking to resurrect the oyster habitat.

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