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At Puerto 511, a recently refreshed space complements terrific flavors

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Photo by Kit Pollard

Thirty-five years ago, Elizabeth Large, then the restaurant critic at The Sun, reviewed the Little Italy restaurant Velleggia’s, which had recently undergone a major renovation.

According to Large, at the time, it was practically unheard of for a restaurant to completely transform its physical space. “I’ve never known a successful restaurant to do what Velleggia’s in Little Italy did,” she wrote.

Today, on the other hand, that sort of undertaking is commonplace. In the current restaurant market where diners are informed, social media rules and genuinely good restaurants open regularly, even highly lauded, fairly new restaurants know better than to rest on their laurels.

Case in point: Puerto 511.

Hot Plate: Suspended Brewing & Lupa Open, Fun Collaborations, Wine & Whiskey Dinners All Week

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Suspended Brewing Company’s taproom opens this week. Photo by Sam Levin.

Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet in Baltimore, but local restaurants are providing plenty of reasons to get out of the house. This week is packed full of fun events and exciting openings. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

The Bygone, Ida B’s and Others Make Eater’s List of Baltimore’s Best New Restaurants

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Eater’s Heat Map of Baltimore’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants.

There’s been plenty of talk lately about restaurants in Baltimore closing. Eater acknowledged as much in its new list, “The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Baltimore.”

Event Pick: Begin the Black Restaurant Challenge

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Image via Facebook

Now that last night’s kick-off party is over, featuring free tastings and live music at the Baltimore Visitor Center, it’s time to begin the Black Restaurant Challenge itself.

In Win for Food Trucks, Judge Tells City to Stop Enforcing its 300-Foot Barrier Law

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Pizza di Joey, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Photo via Institute for Justice.

A judge has given the city two months to stop enforcing its 300-foot barrier ordinance that bars Baltimore food trucks from setting up near similar brick-and-mortar restaurants.

The First-Ever Baltimore Food Truck Week is Happening in November

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A platter on display from Kooper’s Chowhound. Photo via Baltimore Food Truck Week/Facebook.

As temperatures drop during the fall, food trucks naturally have a harder time bringing in customers off the street, says Baltimore-based hospitality consultant Willy Dely. But thanks to a weeklong event he’s organized for next month, Baltimore’s mobile restaurateurs will have seven days devoted to serving up their delicious fare.

Local Eateries Band Together for City’s First-Ever Vegan Restaurant Week

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A plate of French toast from Golden West Cafe. Photo by Balance Photography.

Naijha Wright-Brown, owner of Mount Vernon-based vegan soul food spot The Land of Kush, enjoys getting out of her own kitchen to dine at other restaurants around the city. However, she’s grown tired of servers offering her a salad as her only option or, worse, being urged to head around the corner for something suiting her dietary restrictions.

Hot Plate: Colette & Langermann’s Closing, National Doughnut Day, St. Nicholas Greek Festival

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The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is a celebration of all things Greece, and local food-lovers know that it’s famous for its great food lineup.

The local food scene took a bit of a breather last week, settling into summer with just a few events. This week restaurants are back in full force, hosting wine dinners, brunches and other events, and other organizations are getting in on the action, too, with everything from a doughnut bike crawl to one of the city’s most popular international festivals.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town this week:

A Few Spots Left for the Mixolo Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

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Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

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