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Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is a digital staff writer for Baltimore, where she blogs about food, events, lifestyle, and community news. A Baltimore native and recent Towson University grad, she loves taking advantage of all that Charm City has to offer. She’s also a huge fan of spicy cocktails and ‘90s cover bands.


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In Good Taste

First Look at Chez Hugo Opening Downtown Next Week

French-born chef Steve Monnier gives us a sneak peek of his new bistro.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: B. Doughnut; New BWI Eateries; Suspended Brewing

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Giada De Laurentiis Talks About Opening New Horseshoe Casino Restaurant

The celebrity chef takes us on a tour of her trattoria, GDL Italian, opening in April.

In Good Taste

The Land of Kush Opening Second Location in East Baltimore This Fall

Owners talk veganism, creativity, and building a new restaurant from scratch.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Bistro Rx; The Land of Kush; Modern Market

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Charmed Kitchen Readies for Spring Opening in Butchers Hill

The eatery will highlight cafe service during the day, and chef-driven fare for dinner.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Lost City Diner; Donut Alliance; Bravo Restaurant

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Local Teen Owen Pereira Wins $50,000 Grand Prize on Top Chef Junior

We follow-up with the eighth-grader as he looks toward the future.

On The Town

Best Valentine’s Day Parties for Every Relationship Status

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or a significant other, here are our picks.

In Good Taste

Park and Perk Hits the Streets Offering Zeke’s Coffee

Matthew Fouse puts local spin on a vintage Italian coffee cart.

On The Town

Local Bars Offer Food and Drink Specials for Super Bowl Sunday

Expect cold beer, bottomless buffets, and Philly-and New England-inspired snacks.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Lupa; Urban Deli; Tavern on the Hill

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Top Spots to Impress Your Valentine’s Day Date This Year

Whether you’re celebrating with friends or a special someone, here are the places to go.

In Good Taste

Hotel Revival Restaurants Will Showcase Local Farmers, Brewers, and Distillers

The new property brings a hyper-local focus to Mt. Vernon this spring.

In Good Taste

Mt. Washington Teen Makes the Final Three on Top Chef Junior

Tune in to see whether Owen Pereira will head to the finale.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Pie in the Sky; The Life of Reilly; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Black Restaurant Challenge Urges Diners to Try African-American-Owned Spots

Participating eateries will offer discounts and specials throughout February.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: The Walters Cafe; Darker Than Blue; Dimitri’s Tavern

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Arts District

Merriweather Season Expected to Resume as Planned Despite Roof Collapse

Executive director of Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission talks resilience of the legendary venue.

In Good Taste

Ryan’s Daughter Owner Shares Fond Memories Before Closing This Weekend

Marwan Daas and his wife pay tribute to their 14-year-old Irish pub.

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