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

Open & Shut: Vida Taco Bar; LemonTopia; Dear Globe Coffee

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Food Inspection Discussion Ramps Up Following Viral Rat Videos

Community weighs in on procedures to prevent future infestations.

In Good Taste

Best Places to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

Beef up your day with an all-American classic.

On The Town

Sagamore Spirit Releases Cognac Finish to Benefit Ellicott City Flood Relief

Distillery teams up with Ellicott City Partnership to host fundraiser this weekend.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Little Bird Coffee Bar; Guinness Brewery; Charm Kitty Cafe

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Peter's Inn Hopes to Reopen in Late August After Fire

Neighborhood establishes GoFundMe page to help the restaurant get back up and running.

Arts District

Annapolis Festival Proceeds Will Benefit Capital Gazette Families Fund

Kid-friendly music and food fundraiser returns to Anne Arundel County this weekend.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Döner Brös; 101 Deli Bar; BAMF Cafe

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Nori Bringing Sushi and Sake to The Avenue in Hampden

The spot opens in the former home of Corner Charcuterie Bar this weekend.

The Chatter

Central Avenue Bridge Opens New Pathway to Harbor Point

After more than a year of anticipation, neighborhood businesses react to the opening.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Fornicolli's; Checkerspot Brewing; Patterson Public House

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

On The Town

Cocktails to Help Cool Off This Summer

Beat the heat with these island drinks and boozy slushies from local bars.

In Good Taste

Prime Corner Opening in Former Play Cafe Space in Hampden

The grocery and lunch counter will offer coffee, deli sandwiches, and fancy toasts.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: The Local Fry; The Hoof Cafe; Monument City Brewing

The latest openings, closings, and recent news.

On The Town

Can't-Miss Events to Celebrate Baltimore Pride 2018

From pet parades to rainbow bike rides, here's how to spread the love this June.

Arts & Culture

Summer Concert Guide

From local bands to national names, here are 30 sunset shows you can’t miss.

In Good Taste

Sophomore Coffee Wants to Bring Inclusive Atmosphere to Old Goucher This Fall

Coffee professional Kris Fulton brings a decade of experience to new shop.

On The Town

Heavy Seas Plans Innovative Expansion at Halethorpe Facility

On the heels of Heavy Seas Alehouse closure, the brewery looks toward the future.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Checkerspot Brewing; National Rosé Day; Bill Bateman's

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

On The Town

Give Dad the Ultimate Gift of Whiskey This Father's Day

Local experts weigh in on what makes the spirit such a great gift.

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