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A Hyper-Seasonal Eatery — Foraged.

New to Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood is Foraged. — the dream restaurant for its owner and executive chef Chris Amendola. Foraged is not only the restaurant’s name, it also describes the passion of Chef Amendola, a self-taught seeker and collector of mushrooms and edible plants that grow wild. By 2010, foraging had become his profession. It was […]

Chain, Chain, Chaine — Stratford University’s Chaine Kitchen Opens

It was a festive evening for all who attended the chain-cutting ceremony and dinner at the Chaine Kitchen at Stratford University’s Baltimore Campus. Three years ago, Raimund Hofmeister, CMC and the University’s Director of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, envisioned a viable, working kitchen for extension cooking classes for the hobby cooks, food […]

Pigtown’s Gourmet Market and Kitchen – Culinary Architecture

Pigtown has a long history. Its name — ‘Pigtowne’ — dates back to the mid-1800s when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad released its cargo of pigs from the Midwest to be processed in slaughterhouses and meat packing plants in South Baltimore. Bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the east, Monroe Street to the […]

The Charles — New Life for an Old Bank Building

Built in 1900, the Federal Hill bank building has been many things, most recently Mad River Bar and Grille. The same folks who own Barcocina and Bond Street Social in Fells Point took five months to strip the building down to bare bones — brick walls and concrete floors — recreating the space into a […]

Service with a smile!

Jilly’s is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that should be on your Baltimore culinary bucket list. It has been located in the heart of Pikesville since 1985, and it’s truly that place where “everybody knows your name.” The owners stay attuned to the times with craft beers, moonshine cocktails, and a jamming, value-packed menu. Not […]

The Philosophy behind Ida B’s Table

Ida B. Wells…not a name everyone may know. However, hers is a story worth knowing. She was a firebrand and an outspoken, brave pioneering journalist, suffragist, and anti-lynching activist who fought for racial and gender justice in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) is the inspiration behind a new Baltimore restaurant: […]

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