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Heating Up: November The best new spots to sip and snack in Baltimore.

IN NETWORK When celebrity chef Malcolm Mitchell opened Ryder’s in Fells Point this summer, the majority of news coverage surrounding the spot seemed to emphasize just how little news coverage there was: The Food Network star’s gastropub had opened without fanfare, hoping to build an expectation-free neighborhood following first. Mitchell’s …

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Now Serving Mother Superior

Longtime Federal Hill favorite Mother’s Grille, popular for its purple-patio Ravens tailgate parties and its twist on pub food, recently launched the third outpost of its everything-made-from-scratch-kitchen-crossed-with-sports-bar concept, this time in Timonium. The new location has taken over a former Applebee’s (you’re welcome, Timonium), and by this summer it will …

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Snake Charmers

Tucked behind the hulking remains of Hausner’s, Snake Hill is everything that the Baltimore icon was not. It’s small, informal and basically has just one thing on the menu: sausage. “We saw the concept in places across the country,” says owner Rich Pugh, the onetime skateboarder who owns Johnny Rad’s …

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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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Daytime Decadence High tea

Tea at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel is just what you want it to be. The colonial-inspired Explorers Lounge, with its faux animal prints and Persian carpets, upholstered chairs and posh service, is just the right setting—especially if you are seated with views of the Inner Harbor. Tea arrives …

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