Repeal Day at True Chesapeake, Lights and Movies in Guinness, Good Neighbor Holiday Events and more


The Guinness Open Gate Brewery Holiday Lights Walk is back for the season.

Lights are everywhere in the city and the Baltimore food scene kicks off the holiday season in style, with seasonal menus, special events and a few openings.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the food world this week:

Openings & announcements
Fodder restaurant reopens Tuesday at its brand new North Hollow Station. The new space, which is beautiful, is still comfortable but allows for a lot more seating than the Hampden location.

Speaking of Hampden, the Chestnut Ave. which was the former home of Donuts cut in the center, full circle and B. Donut will soon have a new tenant: Maillard pastries, a sweet and savory pastry shop run by Foreman-Wolf alum Caitlin Kiehl.

Mount Vernon has a new spot, Lisa is on Preston, featuring dishes like wings and nachos as well as Jamaican favorites like curried goat cheese, oxtails and jerk chicken.

Atlas Restaurant Group, with Darin Mislan from Admiral’s Cup and Eric Mathias from The horse you rode on, acquired Fells Point bar Hotel at the water’s edge.

The inclined line announced that their talented chef, Andy Thomas, is leaving the restaurant to become a cooking school partner Schola – which is great news for Schola, but certainly sad news for The Tilted Row.

Unfortunately, Mr. Nice Guy Cocktails, which opened during the pandemic, has closed. It was the last day just before Thanksgiving.

Holiday spirit
All the month, good neighbor organizes festive events. The lineup begins with a coffee and pour workshop on Tuesday – a perfect opportunity to learn more about the beer that is helping so many get through the holiday season. And on Fridays, visit the boutique for a free wine tasting featuring local wines.

The Four Seasons Hotel The Winter Village is back. The Village takes place on the hotel’s rooftop terrace and includes an ice rink, cabins for four (with TVs and fireplaces) and a winter menu, including hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, Bavarian pretzel sticks with a sauce cheese and a sweet and savory pancake station.

Have dinner and a drink while you take your tree to Bread & Circuses; Towson Restaurant offers Christmas trees on site. They are available now until they are sold out.

The holiday light walk is back for the season at Guinness Open Gate Brewery, as well as Thursday night screenings of holiday favorites like “Home Alone 2” and “The Muppets Christmas Carol”. The walk and the films are free and open to the public. In addition, the brewery launched three special beers for the holidays: Gingerbread Stout, Chocolate Mint Stout and Winter Warmer. Very festive!

Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table is back
Chef John Shields’ online show Chesapeake Farm & Bay to Table is back for a second season. The first episode was released on December 1. During this, Chef Shields visits a farmers market, makes Old Bay peanuts brittle, and chats with guest chef Pam Miller from Charlottetown Farm.

Repeal Party at True Chesapeake
Saturday, True Chesapeake Oyster Company celebrates the 88th anniversary of the repeal of the ban. The party features specialty cocktails from the Prohibition era, music by Michael Joseph Harris and the Prohibition Swingers, and lots of appreciation for the guests who come in 1920-30s costume.

Note: True Chesapeake requires guests to have proof of vaccination.

Sunday wines
La Cuchara relaunched its Sunday wine special: on Sundays, all bottles over $ 100 are half price.

The best of the best wine dinner
Thusday, Chef’s expressions appears at The Gramercy mansion for an oenological dinner for the benefit of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.

The multi-course meal includes pairings such as grilled oysters topped with pineapple pearls and boom boom sea foam accompanied by Colterenzio Chardonnay, and smoked ribs with blackcurrant gastric accompanied by Calistoga Scout’s Honor from Venge Vineyards.

Sips of the season
Johnny’s is ready for the holidays and has a fun new drink menu with options like Hot Apple Cider and Christmas Cardigan, a combo of bourbon, cardamom syrup, and orange bitter.

The corner pantry has a new peppermint mocha made from peppermint syrups and homemade mocha. It is gorgeous and perfect for the season.

Tapas Theater has a new sangria on the monthly menu. It’s made with spicy Fuyu persimmon and clementine and sounds perfect for the holidays.

Planning for the future
Mark your calendars for:
December 12: Brunch with Santa Claus at Mr. Bill’s Terrace Inn
December 24: Seven Fish Festival in Cosima
12 February : How are you feeling Dining with H3irloom Food Group

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