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Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is a digital associate editor 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

Open & Shut: Charmed Kitchen; Baby's on Fire; Stang of Siam

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Arts District

Charm City Comedy Project Brings All Voices into the Spotlight With Inclusive Performances

Weekly shows at Zissimos Bar in Hampden showcase diversity in local comedy scene.

In Good Taste

New Pizza Spot Noona’s is the Latest Addition to Phil Han’s Restaurant Family

Named after Han’s sister, the Dooby’s spinoff opens today in Midtown-Belvedere.

Food & Drink

Review: Square Meal

Inside the Hotel Revival, Square Meal is a good deal.

Arts & Culture

Corner Petaler

Over four decades, Vander Pearson of Pearson's Florist has seen it all in Station North.

On The Town

Nepenthe Brewing Co. is Finally Nearing a Debut in January

After months of delays, owners are ready to show off the Hampden beer haven.

In Good Taste

Wit & Wisdom Closing Next Month to Make Way for Atlas Restaurant Group Concept

Longtime executive chef Zack Mills shares fond memories of the Chesapeake staple.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: RegionAle; Full Tilt Brewing; Bodhi Corner

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

On The Town

Where to Drink and Sing Your Way Through the Holidays

Ugly sweater shenanigans and merry-oke nights will get you into the spirit.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Le Comptoir du Vin; Pure Raw Juice; Bonchon

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Indigma Begins New Chapter in Mt. Vernon Next Month

Indian restaurant brings modern bistro vibe to former Tavern on the Hill space.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: C&R is Back; Poulet Expands; Ludlow Market Closes

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Charmed Life

Browse These Holiday Craft Markets to Find Perfect Presents This Season

’Tis the season to ditch the mall and browse unique gifts from area artisans.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Broadway Market; Lyfe Cafe; The Common Kitchen

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Renovated Broadway Market Bringing Diverse Food Stalls to Fells Point

Dooby’s owner Phil Han talks new vendors including Korean eatery and all-day bar.

On The Town

Thanksgiving Eve Remains a Time-Honored Tradition in Baltimore

Reconnect with your home-for-the-holiday crew at these bars and events.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Aveley Farms Coffee; Poke Bowl; Boathouse Canton

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Crust by Mack Serves Sweet Treats With a Side of Social Justice

Local chef Amanda Mack talks expanding her baking empire while sparking change.

In Good Taste

Are Baltimore Delis Becoming an Endangered Species?

As new spots switch things up, a few old-school standbys continue to soldier on.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: AJ’s on Hanover; Southside Diner Expands; Brio Tuscan Grill

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

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