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Hangover Helper: Mick O'Shea's may be an Irish bar, but its Mexican-inspired dishes are a great hangover cure

We've been eating brunch at O'Shea's for a long time, so we knew we'd eventually have to write about it. We gave them "Best Journalists' Bar" last year and a couple of years...

New sports bar near M&T Bank Stadium opening in May

A 10,000-square-foot sports bar between Horseshoe Casino and M&T Bank Stadium is slated to have its grand opening on Saturday, May 16, according to the owner James Trujillo.

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Goat's milk is the best milk, as evidenced by Caprikorn Farm's pillowy gouda

Despite being total assholes, goats are the most adorable aliens to visit Earth. Something about their mutant bean-shaped eyes, horizontally expanding bellies, and angry-old-man wails just warm our...

In Season: Use locally grown hydroponic tomatoes to make roasted tomato mayonnaise

Late snow and bitter cold have stifled progress in the fields, leaving us weeks away from field-grown tomatoes. Lucky for us, beautiful, locally grown hydroponic tomatoes will be available long before...

Hangover Helper: Red Star Bar & Grill fails to deliver on its reputation as a good brunch spot

Fells Point is a bar mecca. So naturally there are plenty of brunch/breakfast options for the morning after to help absorb some of the previous night's indulgences. One place that we've always heard...

Snackcrafting: Thinking warm thoughts with saffron sables

I'm so tired of winter. It was snowing last weekend. Snowing. I mean, flurrying, whatever. That shit is not cool.

Hangover Helper: Continuing the weekend festivities at The Owl Bar's brunch

Some weekends, you wake up in your bed with only a slight hangover and head to a lovely brunch with friends, where you can cure yourself with coffee or a hair-of-the-dog cocktail and...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: The Crottin available at Le Garage is small in size but monumental in taste

Too few restaurants include cheese menus these days, so when we visited Le Garage in Hampden (our Best New Restaurant of 2014) intending to dine on just frites and beer and discovered that they...

Hangover Helper: B&O American Brasserie offers healthy options in addition to the typical hearty fare

Sometimes, in a desperate attempt to redeem yourself from the previous evening's bad decision-making, you just want something healthier to go with your headache. And that's where B&O American...

Woodberry restaurant La Cuchara, inspired by food in Spain and France, is scheduled to open in April

Come mid-April, you'll be able to jump off the Light Rail and, within minutes, be sitting at a bar throwing back skewered snacks and sipping on wine while you watch your dinner get cooked over a...

Hangover Helper: Papermoon Diner makes for a brightly colored leisurely brunch

It's pretty difficult to miss Papermooon Diner (227 W. 29th St., [410] 889-4444, papermoondiner24.com)—you can see the technicolor exterior, and...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: The Bob Marley-inspired cheddar No Woman is an appropriately mellow experience

Our initial response to encountering a cheese called "No Woman" was "fuck you; yes woman"—until we realized it's made with Jamaican jerk spices, so the name must be a reference to Bob Marley's...

Hangover Helper: With its brunch, Fork & Wrench matches the precisely executed dishes on its dinner menu

As the snow and wind blanketed Baltimore in a Valentine's Day tundra, we hunkered down in a bar and celebrated long enough to bring on a groggy, cold Sunday morning in the haze of friends and love. In...

Hangover Helper: Sometimes you just need a good greasy spoon, and Jimmy's Restaurant delivers

There comes a time and place when you just need a greasy-spoon joint—a place that's been around forever, never changes, and sure as shit doesn't have avocado toast or pour-over coffee on the...

Pizza lovers, this is not a drill: Pizza Studio to give out free pizza next Thursday

Who doesn't want free pizza? Next Thursday, the newest location of the chain Pizza Studio will celebrate its grand opening at 3201 St. Paul St. in...

A short list of substitutes Union Brewing and M&T Bank could use for 'joy nuggets'

M&T Bank thought it would be cool to make commercials highlighting local businesses, because community, and trained its cameras on Union Craft Brewing. Brewery founders Jon Zerivitz,...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Taleggio Caravaggio may smell like shit (literally), but its creamy interior is comfort food

In 1606, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio stabbed a man to death in a brawl over a tennis match, or possibly a woman. He fled Rome and escaped to Malta, where he became a wealthy knight and built...

Johnny's announces the addition of sushi to its menu

Already known for its West Coast-inspired cuisine, Roland Park cafe Johnny's is adding sushi to its menu after 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, according to a press release.

The Old Bay Filet-O-Fish is an improvement on the already-perfect fish sandwich

For all the shit that McDonald's (perhaps not undeservingly) gets, it is still the best at certain things: breakfast, fountain Coke, and, of course, the Filet-O-Fish. I myself have preached its...

Snackcrafting: Spiced Lemon-Rose Syrup

A few years ago, my partner and I took a vacation to Boston. In February. One of our more brilliant ideas, I know, though somehow it was actually snowing more in Baltimore that year. We had planned to...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: The Dutch cheese Ewephoria is, well, euphoric

This morning we were eager to start our day with the most important food group, so we popped into Cross Street Market to visit Cheese Galore and More. As we carefully scanned their varieties of...

Hangover Helper: Tavern on the Hill, Mount Vernon's only all-day breakfast joint, offers a hearty omelet and more

There's only one problem with Tavern on the Hill (900 Cathedral St., tavernonthehillmtvernon.com): What do you call the place for shorthand? Tavern on the Hill is too long. If you say "The...

New speakeasy-style bar, 2300, to open above Myth and Moonshine this Saturday

2300 (facebook.com/2300Baltimore), a new speakeasy-style bar promising classic cocktails and "French Bordeaux/low country fare," will open this...

Golden West adds late-night/early morning window serving up waffles, bánh mì, and more

If you've ever staggered out of a bar in Hampden on a Saturday night craving the sweet taste of waffles, our cravings will be satiated come spring.

The Vegetarian Option: Blue Pit BBQ is an unexpected oasis for non-meat eaters

Baltimore is not a bad city for vegetarians. There are some dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurants that really know their stuff, like Land of Kush and Liquid Earth. There are fewer good half-and-...

Pop-up Maketto 1351 offers delicious, authentic Asian cuisine

After returning from a trip to Thailand, a friend invited me to sample the Pan-Asian cuisine at the latest pop-up restaurant in the area, Maketto 1351, a preview of the new Washington, D.C. restaurant...

Bonaparte Breads is closed temporarily, perhaps for good

A mysterious sign on the door of the Fells Point cafe and bakery Bonaparte Breads indicated the business is closed. The sign, posted on social media, read: "Pierre, (the owner) owed the government...

Hangover Helper: With its knack for incorporating Asian flavors, Dooby's offers an innovative brunch

After multiple adult beverages helped fuel a Friday night double dose of karaoke (including a spirited performance of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game,' obviously) we woke up needing something close by that...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Amish Der Edel's pungent blue cheese is the perfect cure for frigid days

A frigid day calls for a brutal eye-opener, preferably of the congealed-dairy variety. After getting lunch at Liam Flynn's, we grabbed a $6 to-go box of Amish Der Edel blue cheese from its fridge. A...

Stillwater Artisanal Ales to release new line of contemporary brews in February

February marks the five-year anniversary for Stillwater Artisanal Ales, a brewery distinguished by its avant-garde brews and haute-couture labels, and the company's founder, Brian Strumke, says...

A loving obituary for Craig's, the shittiest bar I've ever been to

"I'm convinced that this place is an absolute detriment to the community in every respect."

The Beatnik is closed for now; bar manager hopes to reopen soon

Beatnik (2101 Maryland Ave.), the cozy bar, restaurant, and music venue on the corner of Maryland Avenue and 21st Street, unexpectedly closed last Friday. The bar updated its Facebook page with this...

Erik Bruner-Yang to debut menu for D.C.'s Maketto at pop-up with Shoo-Fly

Being from Baltimore, you might not give a shit about anything from Washington, D.C. But Baltimoreans who love food would be missing out if they simply shrugged off the upcoming pop-up collaboration...

Angelo's Pie in the Sky has its soft opening, and we mean SOFT OPENING

Angelo Pizza is sorry. "The produce guy didn't give us any parsley for the meatballs."

Mare Nostrum brings authentic Turkish and Mediterranean fare to Fells Point

Fells Point now has an authentic Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant with the opening of Mare Nostrum (716 S. Broadway, [410] 327-6173, ...

Clark Burger opens at the Senator Theatre, offering authentic poutine

With the opening of Clark Burger (5906 York Road) you can now enjoy a beer, burger, and authentic poutine while taking in the latest Hollywood epic at The Senator Theatre.

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Italy's Tuma Persa is not for the faint of heart, but the results are dizzyingly good

With every wheel of cheese is a story that could be made into a film starring Gary Oldman, and Tuma Persa is no exception. Years ago, a well-regarded Sicilian cheesemaker named Salvatore Passalacqua...

Hangover Helper: Sweet 27 may be known as one of the few gluten-free joints in town, but its brunch is good for all

You may know Sweet 27 Bakery and Cafe as one of the only dedicated gluten-free joints in town. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you may know them because, since they make all of their food without...

Snackcrafting: Punjabi-Spiced Mustard

Mustard is used in various forms in Indian cuisine; the seeds, brown or yellow, are ground into masalas or fried in tarka, and super-pungent mustard oil is used for frying vegetables or poured over...

UPDATED: Idle Hour is closed until further notice, per its Facebook page

UPDATE (Jan. 5): A new post on the bar's Facebook page says: "We've got an...

Hangover Helper: Among its many great choices, Maggie's Farm offers what might be Mobtown's best hangover remedy

If ever there was a day to test-drive a hangover helper venue, it's New Year’s Day. We rang in New Year's Eve with wine pairings at dinner, cocktails before and after, champagne at the end,...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: California's Humboldt Fog might be the best cheese we eat in 2015, it's that good

If any cheese is best eaten with a fork, it's Humboldt Fog, a soft goat's milk cheese from Humboldt County, California. This is as much a decadent cake as it is a cheese—in fact, it's...

Hangover Helper, New Year's Day Edition: Kick off 2015 with brunch

Congrats, you've fully celebrated the demise of 2014 and welcomed in the new year. But if you're like us and you tend to celebrate a little too hard, you might be in need of some brunch to soothe your...

Bryan Voltaggio's new Baltimore branch of Family Meal to open on Friday

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, who was the runner-up on season six of "Top Chef" and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef award in the mid-Atlantic in 2012, is opening his newest...

Hangover Helper: Hersh's adds a delicious Sunday brunch to its pizza A-game

For weeks now we've paraded from holiday party to holiday party, dressing up, drinking champagne, and sipping whiskey, so, on what felt like the first sunny Sunday in weeks, we demanded some quiet...

Hangover Helper: The New Wyman Park Restaurant is a greasy-spoon gem for brunch

Good Morning, It's Breakfast Time! So states the first page of the menu at the New Wyman Park Restaurant (138 W 25th St., [410] 235-5100), a perfect option for an early breakfast on your way to work...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Sampling the lovely-looking Manchego cheese from Spain

Cheese opens you up to cuisines from all over the world, as many countries particularly in the Western world have mastered their own methods of producing hard, old milk. In the last Eating Cheese With...

Fleet Street Kitchen's new kitchen team shows its chops

Fluidity within the restaurant industry is commonplace, but this year's been such a veritable musical chairs of chef changes, it's been hard to keep up. Tim Dyson moved from Bluegrass to Dooby's,...

Hangover Helper: Annoula's SoBo Café offers the classics and some delicious Mediterranean and North African options

Dec. 5 marks a momentous occasion for drinkers of these United States: the repeal of the 18th Amendment, or the end of alcohol prohibition if you didn't pay attention in American history. It...

Iconic Fells Point dive bar Leadbetter's Tavern is set to close

Leadbetter's Tavern, the iconic Fells Point dive bar, is closing. The space was purchased by Anastasia Keramidas, daughter of ...

Hangover Helper: TenTen American Bistro's menu boasts a delicious mix of Maryland and the Southwest

On an overcast Sunday, after returning from Thanksgiving travels and then stuffing ourselves at Friends-Giving, we figured we'd extend our itinerary composed entirely of eating out and constant...

Snackcrafting: Cardamom ginger pickled pears

The past half-dozen times I've gone to the Safeway on 25th Street, I've been taunted by an incredible selection of adorable miniature pears. Seckels and Forelles? In stock for weeks upon weeks at a...

Eating Cheese With a Fork: Four Fat Fowl's St. Stephen cheese at Pen & Quill

This blog is about cheese that is so divine you have to eat it by itself using a fork. We believe the flavor need not be dwindled by bread or crackers. Disclaimer: I am not a cheese connoisseur;...

Hangover Helper: Friendly service and unique menu items make Clementine worth the trip

We know that when you wake up feeling, um, a bit foggy, the last thing you wanna do is drag yourself to your car and drive 10-15 minutes for that much-needed sustenance. But with the quality of...

The High Life: A weed review of Kosher Kush

It's perfect that Kosher Kush came to town just in time for Hanukkah (and Thanksgiving, but that is, obviously, always prime weed time). It won't stay lit for eight days or whatever, but it is, they...

A Turkey Story

Once you kill the turkey, you don't get to like, relax and maybe drink a beer while watching "The Daily Show" and hours later be like, "Oh shit I never put that away" like you do after coming home...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Use a delicious cookie crumb crust for your pie

Anyone that utters the phrase "[something something] is as easy as pie" has almost certainly never actually baked a pie. Because, um, kudos for the the enthusiasm and all, but anyone who has ever...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Cranberry Orange Relish

It seems that "old family recipes," and even more so old family holiday recipes, will often have at least one component that is processed or pre-packaged. And this makes perfect sense,...

A new high-end food market is set to open in Mount Vernon

If the Time Group and development director Dominic Wiker have their way, the 15,000 square feet of empty space on the first floor of the newly renovated 520 Park apartment building will transform into...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Last-minute green beans

So, I've known this for weeks, but I'm on for making the green beans for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I haven't really prepared, other than to pick up some beans at the grocery store last weekend....

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Parsnip Cakes

So first things first, what exactly is a parsnip? If you mentally pictured an albino carrot, count yourself as part of a very small minority. If you recounted a mildly sweet flavor, a celery-with-...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Foraging for a Thanksgiving side dish

The first Thanksgiving was far from the holiday of golden-lit HGTV perfection we strive for nowadays. (Ok, maybe not you, but me, and Martha Stewart, and—or at least I like to think so I don't...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

The thing about Thanksgiving food is you can't fuck with it. When people are expecting green beans drowned in condensed soup and onions from a can, and they get lightly steamed green beans and...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Rum Cake

There's an old aphorism about the road to the bar being paved with good intentions (or something like that) and we have to admit, it's sort of true. We have a reputation of making stupidly overzealous...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Gluten-free stuffing that doesn't suck

Those of us living the gluten-free life, whether by choice or medical necessity, are used to either settling for so-so substitutes or just skipping baked goods entirely. Because, face it&...

Hangover Helper: City Cafe offers brunch every day, and we're hung up on its breakfast burritos and Huevos rancheros

It's not a scoop to say that City Cafe has good fucking brunch. But what you may not know is that they now serve brunch as part of the lunch menu every day, until 3 p.m., because they know that...

A Very City Paper Thanksgiving: Beef and red-wine stew

Here at Baltimore's Hungriest Alternative Weekly, we've whipped up some Thanksgiving recipes that are not your grandma's holiday standard. Look for them here in the Feedbag blog as we count down the...

Get a taste of wheat whiskeys Wednesday night at Johnny's Restaurant

For those of you that don't venture up to Roland Park often, it may be news that Johnny's Restaurant holds a monthly Whiskey Wednesday, and this month's is a doozy, featuring the rare world of wheat...

An introduction to Hangover Helper, our guide to brunch. Up first, The Food Market

We here at City Paper always find brunch to be a beast of its own, and in the City That Drinks, we know it can be a critically important part of your weekly diet. So as a service to our readers we'...

Is Shell Raiser, the new craft beer brewed by Heavy Seas for Greene Turtle, actually good? Shell yeah it is

Since City Paper is Baltimore's Most Cynical Newspaper (sorry, Brew, you're not a newspaper), expectations weren't exactly elevated when we arrived at the Arundel Mills Corporate Park on a cloudy...

Dangerously Delicious Pies comes back to Hampden for round two

As reported earlier today

Angelo Pizza announces Angelo's Pie In the Sky restaurant, to open by Thanksgiving

Important BREAKING PIZZA NEWS: Documents have been delivered to the City Paper Pizza Desk, announcing the imminent opening of a new restaurant in the star-crossed Grandview restaurant space, high atop...

Happening today: Enjoy oysters at Union Craft Brewing's OyFest

We don't know about you, but when the thermometer starts to dip we start to yearn for strong beers and briny mollusks to help take the edge off. If you're like us, then Union Craft Brewing and The...

The City Paper staff reviews Flying Dog's Otterbein's beers

Here at the City Paper offices in The Baltimore Sun, we get tons of free stuff: books, movies, CDs, and other tchotchkes, everything sent to us with the hope we'll write about it. Most of it has...

Leon's Leather Lounge goes steampunk(ish)

Walking up W. Chase Street the other night, we noticed that Leon's Leather Lounge was now called Steampunk Alley. Actually, we noticed a few days ago that there was a sign up for Singer's, which is...

Clementine takes diners around the globe with its new Twirl Around The World Tuesdays special

We usually don't write about weekly specials—there are plenty of good ones around the city—but it recently caught our eye that the Hamilton restaurant Clementine has supplanted its popular...

Fleet Street Kitchen announces new executive chef

The chef shake-ups keep on coming: In addition to the ...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for making hoppy honey butter

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Flying Dog announces cookie-inspired beer collaboration with Otterbein's Bakery, tasting party in Baltimore

We here at City Paper weren't big fans of Flying Dog's Old Bay-flavored beer,...

A diner's guide to Baltimore Beer Week

The sixth annual Baltimore Beer Week is set to kick off tomorrow, and although the focus is on America's favorite frothy beverage, there are...

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que scores liquor license, to open by July 2015

It was recently reported from The Sun

New Baltimore brewing company, Monument City, to launch in October

Baltimore was once a mecca of brewing: German breweries and beer gardens lined North Avenue and names like Gunther, Brehms, Wiessner, Globe, and National were synonymous with beer in the city. Since...

Blue Pit BBQ unveils full BBQ menu

Starting tonight, Blue Pit BBQ—the increasingly popular cocktail and whiskey bar in Hampden/Woodberry—will finally be serving, as its name implies, a full BBQ menu.

A look inside the inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival, happening this Saturday

Many of the best new restaurants in the city will descend on Canton Waterfront Park, along with many established favorites, to serve up some seafood dishes at the first Baltimore Seafood Festival on...

Bond Street Social entices with a sneak peek at its new menu

On Tuesday night, Bond Street Social in Fells Point (901 S. Bond St.) previewed items from its new dinner menu for the Baltimore Area Concierge Association (BACA). This equated to a networking happy...

Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open in the old Nevin's space tonight

Bookmakers Cocktail Club, the long-awaited restaurant and cocktail bar set to replace Federal Hill's beloved karaoke institution...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for Berbere Pickled Quail Eggs

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Former owner of John Steven Ltd. hopes to open a new bar, The Penny Black

The former owner of John Steven Ltd. in Fells Point is hoping to bring the space back to its former glory under a new name, The Penny Black. Chuck Doering, who opened John Steven Ltd. and owned the...

Snackcrafting: A recipe for Briny Old Bay Beans

Snackcrafting is a blog series about culinary creativity with a dash of arts-and-crafts panache. Fill your pantry, fridge, and freezer with homemade goodies to eat and share.

Rosina Gourmet opens a new location in Fells Point

Just celebrating its 15th year in downtown, serving three square meals a day, Rosina Gourmet is opening its third location, at 1300 Thames St., this week. It is housed just next to Waterfront...

A new distillery hopes to open in the Broom Factory

Max Lents, a manager at Joe Squared, had long been working on plans to open his own bar. Then, he says, he grew increasingly passionate about distilling and, with a business partner, Ian Newton, he...

Angelo's Pizza has been replaced by an impostor

Here in The City With Extra Cheese not everyone has to agree on their fave pizzeria, but the majority of the pizza-...

Tribeca Coffee Roasters changes owners, will reopen as Almack's

Tribeca Coffee, the quaint Mount Vernon caffeine house that opened back in March 2013, is under new ownership and will soon change its name to Almack's. The shop is now owned by John Kernan* and...

Bottega buys neighboring building, eyes outdoor seating

This past weekend Bottega held a BBQ party at a new outdoor patio as part of the Artscape festivities. Though it's up in the air, the patio will likely remain open moving forward. We've also...

The Charmery turns 1, celebrates with Beach Bash Party

At this point, it seems as if The Charmery has always been a part of the Hampden neighborhood, so it's surprising to think they're only just now...

One of Baltimore's top sommeliers, Chris Coker, has landed a new plum job with Bryan Voltaggio's new spot in Power Plant Live!, called Aggio.

Artifact announces Farmed, Foraged, Fished takeover

Artifact Coffee is at it again with another pop-up/takeover, this time with dishes made only of ingredients that’ve been farmed, foraged, or fished from the Maryland area. The guest chef for the...

The Pie Man Goeth

Update: Looks like Texas is going to get a little Baltimore flavor. Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious...

Heavy Seas keeps busy with two beer releases, brewery expansion

Heavy Seas likes to keep busy. Last fall they opened a new tap room the size of a full bar at the Halethorpe brewery, and now they’re releasing a crazy wood beer, re-releasing a favorite...

USA vs. Belgium: Where to Watch

Where to watch the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Union Brewing To Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary

Union Craft Brewing celebrates its second anniversary.

Artifact Goes New England with Blue Bellies Takeover

Tonight and tomorrow Artifact will keep their run of pop-ups going when Alison Kirby, owner of the Nantucket-based Blue Bellies food truck, takes over the space for a northeast-style cookout.

Where to Watch the World Cup

A listing of places to watch the USA vs. Germany World Cup game on Thursday, including some with special deals.

Brew House No. 16 to Open In Mount Vernon

Based on the city notice posted on the façade of the old firehouse at 831 N. Calvert St., Mount Vernon is about to get a new brew house. Located across the street from Iggie's, Brew House No....

Greg's Bagels Turns 25; Greg is tired

I went by Greg¿s Bagels on Friday, where they were celebrating their 25th anniversary. They were closed but, there was a crowd of family inside getting ready to celebrate. When I said I was from...

TONIGHT: Fork & Wrench gets Sloppy with BBQ and Beer Event

Jesse Sandlin from BBQ joint Oliver Speck's will be joining chef Cyrus Keefer at Fork & Wrench for a beer and meat extravaganza dubbed Sloppy Bibs, starting tonight (Monday) at 5 p.m. Both chefs...

Bacon Festival Organizers Respond to Criticism

According to many attendees, last weekend's Maryland Bacon Festival at Rash Field was plagued by long lines and shortage of, um, bacon. In the words of Adam Thomas, a commenter on the fest's...

The Brewer's Art: Ozzy Out, Beazly In

The Brewer's Art has made a decision on the renaming of their beloved Ozzy, finding inspiration in a beloved staffer - Mark Barcus, the goateed downstairs bartender known to regulars only as Beazly....

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