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Hot Plate: Openings all over the city, World Cup viewing spots, Father’s Day whiskey and meat, and more

Korean-American fusion restaurant Jazz + Soju opened in Anthem House in Locust Point last Thursday.

This week has a little bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers, from wine to whiskey to…goat cheese. Plus, there’s plenty of red meat in honor of Father’s Day. Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned.

Baltimore Officials to Vote on Hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup

The Uruguay-Costa Rica match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Photo by Danilo Borges/Portal da Copa, via Wikimedia Commons.

Barring any hiccups tomorrow, city officials will officially make Baltimore a potential host city for the world’s biggest soccer tournament eight years away.

Baltimore Considered as a Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

A shot from Johannesburg, South Africa, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Steve Evans, via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore is among 32 cities being considered as hosts for the world’s biggest soccer tournament in 2026.

Baltimore Loves the World Cup

Photo via World Soccer Talk
Photo via World Soccer Talk

Okay, so that U.S.-Portugal match was a heartbreaker. But Baltimoreans love soccer nonetheless. We’ve had some of the highest TV ratings in the English language market throughout the tournament so far.

Baltimore had the nation’s sixth-highest ratings for the U.S.-Ghana opening game last week, following DC, New York, Hartford/New Haven, Boston, and Columbus. Our interest in the U.S.-Portugal game dropped slightly, putting us in eighth place overall.

Watching the FIFA World Cup at Slainte


FIFA at Slainte

catch of the day fish (2)Even if you’re not usually a soccer fan, you’d have to be living under a rock to not hear the now constant buzz about the FIFA World Cup. It lasts through mid-July for a month of brutal and riveting games that pit country against country in the sport that America loves to ignore, but that every other nation on Earth just plain loves. So, if you feel like stepping outside of our national comfort zone just a wee bit to get in on the action and see what all the world-wide hype is about, you may just need the right bar in which to eat, drink, watch, and yell at the screen. The consensus: Slainte Irish pub is the best place in the state where you can do exactly that.

Three Terps Headed to World Cup in Brazil



Three current or former University of Maryland students are heading to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup — although only two will be hitting the field in the traditional manner.

Gilman School Science Teacher Heads to World Cup



Upper School science teacher and intramural field hockey coach Alvaro Salcedo will represent the United States at the 2014 International Hockey Federation Masters World Cup in the Netherlands. His trip is being partly funded by a grant from Gilman’s H.F. Williams Science Faculty Development Fund.

Salcedo is one of 18 field hockey players selected for the over-40 Men’s Masters National Team, which will compete against other national squads in Rotterdam from June 5-13, 2014. The team will debut against South Africa.