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(Local) Food Court

Baltimore’s hip new food emporium (a micro version of Union Market in D.C. or a more urban Belvedere Square) opened in October beneath the apartments at 520 Park—steps from the Maryland Historical Society and the Walters, a welcome addition to the rapidly evolving neighborhood. Mt. Vernon Marketplace is meant to …

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Bagby in a Bag

The new Bagby Pizza, which opened in Pikesville in late summer, is not the homey brick BYO that launched in 2009 in Harbor East. This Bagby—with the subtitle ”The Way You Want It”—may have the flat-crust pies we know and love, but the environment is sparkling and efficient, with workers …

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A Toast to Everyman

Alcohol is a supporting player in J.B. Priestley’s drawing-room thriller, “An Inspector Calls,” which opened in September at Everyman Theatre. But spirits were front and center at the first Taste of Everyman, a new audience-building initiative that premiered the same month. The upper middle-class Edwardians in the play “drink a …

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The bee’s knees

Responsible for pollinating 30 percent of the world’s crops, bees are the unsung heroes of the culinary universe. Barr Hill vodka, from Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits, is crafted from honey cultivated on site of their sustainable distillery. Their Barr Hill gin adds raw honey just before bottling to impart unique floral …

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Morning Sunshine Treat yourself to a farm-fresh breakfast (or brunch) the day after thanksgiving—or any day.

If, like me, you sometimes just want to forget all about November’s “big frantic holiday” in favor of sleeping in, slowing down and cooking something a little more, well, manageable, then you’ll love what I’ve put together for you this month. Ditch the Thanksgiving dinner (make reservations instead) and prepare …

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Chef Talk: Edward Kim

Mi & Yu Noodle Bar Edward Kim seemed to disappear after shuttering his restaurant Soigne in 2005 and jumping in and out of a cou-ple other gigs. Kim, in fact, has been taking care of his elderly parents while working as food and beverage director at the Westin Hotel at …

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Suburban Spice

The Cinnamon Tree at the Hunt Valley Inn defied expecta-tions. The high ceiling reminis-cent of a pitched barn roof, the soft seating in warm shades of brown and gray (nearly every butt gets a banquette) and the views of the courtyard—where the eponymous tree sculpture has been relocated—on one side. …

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