Meet the Editor


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

Chilango’s Taking Over Former Modern Cook Shop Space in Fells Point

New tequila bar and Mexican grill comes from owner of Carlos O’Charlies in Highlandtown.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: The Brewer’s Art Tavern; Saffron Grill; Serenity Wine Bar

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Review: Woodrow’s Bar-B-Que

Texas-style barbecue comes to Mt. Washington.

In Good Taste

Carleen Goodridge of Le Monade is Launching a Liberian Pop-Up

The chef talks heritage, community, and connections to Harriet Tubman.

On The Town

Outdoor Drinking Spots to Put on Your Summer Bucket List

Where to go—and what to sip—to cool off this season.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Rituals; Panda BBQ; Big Softy Pop-Up

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Review: Liberatore’s Ristorante

After more than 30 years, Liberatore’s Ristorante & Catering is deliciously frozen in time.

Arts District

The Iconic Marble Bar is Being Revived Into a Community Cafe

Mobtown Ballroom owners plan to pay homage to the former punk rock haven.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Tiki Lee’s; Gourmet Again; Red Star Charles Village

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Review: The Alexander Brown Restaurant

With some tweaks, The Alexander Brown Restaurant could be on the money.

In Good Taste

The Ultimate Charm City Snowball Guide

We break down where to find the area’s token treats.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Raw & Refined; Taco Bravo; Tiki Barge

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Review: TigerStyle

Chad Gauss’ TigerStyle growls its way into Hampden.

In Good Taste

New Monthly Market at Lake Montebello Aims to Unite the Neighborhood

Northeast Baltimore event kicks off this weekend with food, crafts, composting, and yoga.

In Good Taste

CookHouse to Replace B. Bistro and Bring European Fare to Bolton Hill

The new spot will debut this fall, offering an all-day menu, full bar, and takeout service.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: EarthShake; Aveley Farms Coffee; Ramen Utsuke

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Irish Times

The Guinness taproom—with its vast outdoor space—is a draw for locals and tourists alike.

Arts District

Arts Community Reflects on What The Windup Space Has Meant to Baltimore

Inclusive arts venue in Station North will close its doors on June 1.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Larder; Old Boy; Prime Corner

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Remington Restaurants Gear Up for Remfest This Weekend

Here are the eats and drinks to look out for at the second-annual street festival.

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