Maryland celebrates Kimchi Day, chocolate and shoe stores return to Hampden and Diner plans to open in White Marsh – Baltimore Sun

It’s Thanksgiving week, that one time of the year when the whole nation focuses on the plate.

I have always preferred the side dishes to the main course. Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy a traditional roast turkey with gravy. But there’s something special about creamy mashed potatoes, flavorful filling, sweet corn pudding, and broccoli with decadent hollandaise sauce. They’re even more satisfying when you combine them all in one bite.

Apparently many Americans agree with me. In a survey of 5,000 people commissioned by Campbell’s Soup66% of respondents said they prefer side dishes to main courses at Thanksgiving dinner. Half said they were happy to have just the sides on their holiday plate.

According to the Marylanders are particularly fond of fillings State of the Sides reportwhich claims it’s the most popular side dish in the Old Line State.

Do you agree? I would love to hear what you have on your plate this holiday season. Send me your favorites (and pictures!) to [email protected]

Speaking of state favorites, a popular Korean dish is taking the spotlight in Maryland this month.

Governor Larry Hogan Has proclaimed Nov 22 “Kimchi Day” in state, honoring the court’s importance to Maryland’s growing Korean-American community.

Kimchi, traditionally made from fermented cabbage, radishes, and other vegetables, is a staple of Korean cuisine. The spicy specialty is often made in late autumn; First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan is known for making her own batches of kimchi to keep on hand throughout the winter.

If you want to celebrate Kimchi Day by trying some kimchi, you can buy it at local markets such as Kimchi H Mart and Lotte Plaza. Or try your hand at making your own this recipe shared in the sun last year.

Susannah Sigers Hampden Boutique was born from a spontaneous idea to start a business combining her two obsessions: shoes and chocolate.

Ma Petite Shoe was an Avenue staple for 18 years before Siger moved her inventory online and closed the brick-and-mortar store in 2020 due to the pandemic. Now she is ready to revive the concept in a new place.

Ma Petite Shoe returns to Hampden this weekend with a grand opening on Black Friday 25th November. This time there is an even bigger footprint to fill with shoes and candy. Siger takes over a storefront on the corner of West 36th Street and Roland Avenue that was once the home sugar, a sex toy store. The space is more spacious than Ma Petite Shoe’s old house a few blocks down.

“I don’t know if we can legitimately call ourselves ‘petite’ anymore,” she said.

The reopening marks Siger’s return after an absence of over two years, during which she sold shoes online and relocated to the Ozarks. The focus of Ma Petite Shoe will be the same as before, with shelves of boots, flats and heels in classic and eclectic styles, as well as a wide range of chocolate bars and truffles.

The shop has always been known for their range of 100% cocoa dark chocolate and Siger will be stocking these bars again, including a pistachio and date chocolate from England. For those with a sweet tooth, there are boxes of truffles in flavors like raspberry and praline, a cannoli truffle bar, and peppermint bark in white and dark chocolate varieties. The shop hosts hot cocoa nights every Saturday in December to encourage Hampden’s holiday shopping season.

Siger’s personal favourite, a pink peppercorn candy bar, will also be in stock.

“We go from sublime to ridiculous with flavors,” she said.

All-day breakfast and classic diner fare from a “Chopped” Winners come to White Marsh.

Silver Dinner has plans to open a new location The Avenue at White Marsh 2024, the mall announced last week. The diner will move into an area of ​​more than 8,000 square meters next door Barnes & Noble.

This will be the 23rd location for the Rockville-based Silver Diner chain, which has eight restaurants in Maryland and others in Washington, DC, Virginia and New Jersey. Alongside diner staples like meatloaf, buttermilk pancakes, and chicken pot pie, Executive Chef and co-founder Ype by Stalliona winner of the Food Network show Chopped, is also adding “flexitarian” options to the menu to meet gluten-free, meatless, and heart-healthy diets.

The White Marsh restaurant will seat 320 indoors and another 36 on an outdoor terrace when it opens sometime in 2024.

Docks on the Harbor will take the place of Dick's Last Resort in the Inner Harbor power station development.

A new restaurant promising “Instagram-worthy dishes” is on track to fill the vacancy Dick’s last resort.

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Dick’s, a restaurant chain where the gimmick was meant to be rude to customers, was shooting farewell shots in Baltimore as it closed its Inner Harbor location in 2020, with a restaurant representative calling the city’s downtown area “a complete hellhole dumpster fire of violence and danger.”

docks at the harbourplanned to take over the Dick’s space in power plant Development this winter seems to be aimed at a more polished experience. In a press release, Power Plant developers The Cordish Cos. says Docks will offer a “sublime but accessible” dining experience for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, with family-friendly menus and “Instagram-worthy dishes, drinks and decorations,” including the option of a Ferris wheel with desserts like pastries and too order macaroons.

The restaurant’s interior will be updated with a 17-foot tree and other greenery, velvet benches, chandeliers, and Art Deco-style wallpaper, according to the press release. Customers can also dine on an alfresco terrace, which will open this spring.

Luke Silverman, left, and his dog Frankie and Jeff Kurtzman with his dog Brooklyn, right, are the founders of Bark Social, a beer garden/cafe where people can bring their dogs.  Bark Social has locations in Canton and Bethesda and just announced plans to open a third Bark bar in Colombia's Merriweather District.

Bark sociallya bar that caters to dogs and their owners goes to Columbia.

The combination of bar and dog park opens a new location next door Merriweather Post PavilionDowntown Columbia developers Howard Hughes announced last week. The 5,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor space has space for dogs to run and play off-leash, as well as a bar and cafe for dog owners and those who just want to do dog-watching.

Slated to open in 2024, the dog bar will be the third Bark Social in Maryland, already having locations in Canton and Bethesda. The company’s co-founder and chief financial officer, Jeff Kurtzmanhails from Howard County, according to a press release.

Bark Social will join a growing list of bars and restaurants opening across the United States Merriweather District Development; Other new and upcoming arrivals include a restaurant from an acclaimed chef Peter ChangSteak fries spot Half done and Bandito’s Tacos & Tequila.

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