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Late-Night Bite Dare me

Cyrus Keefer’s new after-hours spot is a bustling and bright extension of his downstairs kitchen at 13.5 Wine Bar in Hampden. A smattering of tables, chairs and barstools in a tiny raw space in full view of the stainless kitchen—chefs busily plating and shouting orders, burners with pots of simmering …

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Bottoms Up Rye Not?

When Baltimore native Allen Katz announced his Mister Katz Rock & Rye, I was beside myself with anticipation. My gosh, does it deliver! This low-octane spirit has all of the character of a young rye whiskey enhanced with candy sugar, cinnamon, sour cherry and a touch of citrus. Shake off …

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New Moon

While newcomers might confuse her restaurant for a brand of Belgian-style wheat beer, owner Sarah Simington is quick to set them straight. “We were here first man, we were here first,” she says of the 35-seat Blue Moon in Fells Point, known for its 24-hour hangover-friendly breakfast menu. Simington opened …

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Greek to Us

Childhood pals Dmitri Moshovitis, Ike Grigoropolous and Ted Xenohristos—Rockville residents and the sons of Greek immigrants— came up with Cava Mezze over coffee in 2006. Almost a decade later, their passionate wish to modernize their families’ favorite recipes for a cool neighborhood-based customer has come (lucratively) true and born a …

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Nightcap, Anyone?

In the case of Louie’s Bookstore Café, there is life after death. Taking a cue from the beloved bookseller that once stood within its walls, Ware House 518 has rolled out a new bar concept that pays tribute to the rich history of its Mount Vernon location. “There aren’t many …

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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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