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Brew House No. 16 to Open In Mount Vernon

June 23, 2014
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Brew House No. 16 to Open In Mount Vernon

Based on the city notice posted on the façade of the old firehouse at 831 N. Calvert St., Mount Vernon is about to get a new brew house. Located across the street from Iggie’s, Brew House No. 16 (the fire station’s old number) is currently requesting a class B liquor license and by the...
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Bryan Voltaggio To Open Baltimore’s Aggio June 28

June 16, 2014
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Bryan Voltaggio To Open Baltimore’s Aggio June 28

Bryan Voltaggio—Top Chef runner-up, James Beard Finalist, and overall Maryland chef heavy hitter—is finally set unveil his first foray into Baltimore when he opens the doors of Aggio on Saturday, June 28. Similar to his DC restaurant of the same name, the Italian-focused restaurant will be located in the former space of Tatu near...
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Salt to Open New Bar in Locust Point

June 13, 2014
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Salt to Open New Bar in Locust Point

Salt, the perennially praised Butchers Hill restaurant, will be expanding to the other side of the harbor when they open their 30-seat bar in the former location of The House (1157 Haubert St.) in Locust Point. Chef/Owner Jason Ambrose tells us that although they’re still in the design and permit acquisition phases, they do...
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Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated

June 13, 2014
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Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated

As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “There is nothing permanent except change.” After a weekend of absorbing the news that Pabu and LAMILL are closing, we were finally able to get an early idea about what those planned changes are. Alex Smith and George Aligeorgas, owners of The Atlas Group and Ouzo Bay, have taken...
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Pabu and Lamill to close June 14th

June 6, 2014
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Pabu and Lamill to close June 14th

Whoa. We didn’t see that coming. After having just re-opened following a hefty recovery from a water main break, the Harbor East Development Group, Four Seasons, and the Mina Group have announced that Pabu will close for good after June 14th. In addition, their popular coffee shop LAMILL will close its doors at the same time. Bummer,...
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Artifact Coffee Extends Speakeasy Nights with Tiki Party

June 6, 2014
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Artifact Coffee Extends Speakeasy Nights with Tiki Party

Let’s be honest: They had us at suckling pig. Yup, Artifact will be holding a full-on tiki party on June 17th as part of what’s become a monthly Speakeasy Night at the Hampden/Woodberry coffee shop. Unlike the past—where they’ve brought in out-of-house cocktail mixers—this time, they’ll be using their own bartenders to serve up umbrella-laden...
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Chef Shakeup at Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen

June 6, 2014
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Chef Shakeup at Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen

The Bagby Restaurant Group has been busy this year—opening their new Towson standout Cunningham’s, adding a bakery, creating a more casual side to Fleet Street Kitchen in the way of The Tavern Room, and now shifting their chefs. After leading things at Fleet Street Kitchen for a little over a year, Chef Chris Amendola...
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Birroteca goes vegan, offers round two of Beer vs. Wine

May 16, 2014
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Birroteca goes vegan, offers round two of Beer vs. Wine

Last month, Birroteca hosted Hops vs. Grapes vol. I, pitting brews from Union against vino from Tenth Harvest. No winner was declared, but perhaps it’s notable that Tenth Harvest, “Hailing from the European Boot” is back for vol. II, this time facing Evolution, “Hailing from the Eastern Shore.” Tickets to the showdown are $65...
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Spike Gjerde to host Post-Preakness Winner’s Circle Wind Down Party

May 15, 2014
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Spike Gjerde to host Post-Preakness Winner’s Circle Wind Down Party

With the national spotlight on the next step in California Chrome’s Triple Crown run at Pimlico this Saturday, Woodberry Kitchen’s Spike Gjerde hopes to keep the celebration rolling when he hosts a post-race party for those who want to follow up one of Baltimore’s most cherished events with grub from one of its most...
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TONIGHT: Fork & Wrench gets Sloppy with BBQ and Beer Event

May 12, 2014
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TONIGHT: Fork & Wrench gets Sloppy with BBQ and Beer Event

Jesse Sandlin from BBQ joint Oliver Speck’s will be joining chef Cyrus Keefer at Fork & Wrench for a beer and meat extravaganza dubbed Sloppy Bibs, starting tonight (Monday) at 5 p.m. Both chefs will be preparing street food inspired meat dishes that will be featured alongside beers from Ommegang and Boulevard Breweries. Some of...
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Voltaggio Bringing Aggio Pop-Up to Artifact Next Week

May 8, 2014
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Voltaggio Bringing Aggio Pop-Up to Artifact Next Week

Baltimore foodies brace yourselves and don’t hyperventilate when we tell you that next Thursday and Friday (the 15th and 16th) two of the best chefs in the Mid-Atlantic, Spike Gjerde and Bryan Voltaggio will be combining their powers for a two-night pop up at Artifact. Think of it as culinary Voltron. Voltaggio—in collaboration with Spike...
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Nepenthe, Mouth Party Suffer Massive Flooding, Birroteca Has Minor Damage

May 1, 2014
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Nepenthe, Mouth Party Suffer Massive Flooding, Birroteca Has Minor Damage

As the deluge continued yesterday and streets started collapsing and rivers started flooding, the Jones Falls started surging in Woodberry. It started off with Nepenthe Homebrew (disclosure: the owners are friends of mine) in Meadow Mill closing shop around 2 p.m., stating on their Facebook page, “We are closing up shop early today due...
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