Top Ten New Restaurants of 2016

1. Gunther & Co. (3650 Toone St., [443] 869-6874, eatatgunther.com)

When I walked through the doors of Gunther & Co., the first large-scale restaurant that has opened in Canton in a while, I was taken aback with how owners Nancy Hart and Jerry Trice (who’s also the chef) reimagined the former Gunther Brewing Company’s boiler room.

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Top Ten Baltimore Dishes of 2016

1. Fettuccini with lemon and pistachios at Hersh’s (1843 Light St., [443] 438-4948, hershs.com)

There are many factors that may be keeping you from discovering Hersh’s pasta section. Maybe it’s the fact that the comfortable neighborhood joint is hidden away on the southside, requiring a drive past Federal Hill’s drunken bar scene.

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Top Ten Baltimore-Area Drinks and Brews of 2016

1. Chardonnay Barrel Belgian style ale by Evolution Craft Brewing Company (201 E. Vine St., Salisbury, [443] 260-2337, evolutioncraftbrewing.com)

If you’re not turning your drive to the beach into a brewery crawl (with a DD, of course) you’re missing out. Eastern Shore Brewing in St.

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Pikesville white-label rye whiskey has been discontinued

Three-year, 80-proof Pikesville Rye whiskey, the white-labeled "aristocrat of straight whiskeys" that has been a go-to cheap bottle for Baltimoreans for decades, has been discontinued.

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Liam Flynn's Ale House on verge of closing; campaign underway to save it

Liam Flynn's Ale House, the Irish/Scottish pub in Station North that hosts art shows and concerts of folk and traditional music, is facing eviction. Owner Liam Flynn has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $50,000 in seven days to pay off past debts and relocate.

On the GoFundMe page, Flynn describes the situation: "We are locked into a Lease that has a terrible percentage rent clause.

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Monument City Brewing to open new brewery and taproom in Highlandtown

Brothers Ken and Matt Praay are expanding Monument City Brewing, with plans to build a new brewery and taproom in Highlandtown and increase the number of beers in their portfolio.

After spending the last year and a half contract brewing at Peabody Heights, the brothers are building out a new facility at 1 N. Haven St.

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