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Inauguration Day specials, themed drinks and more at Baltimore bars and restaurants

Many Baltimore bars and restaurants are rolling out specials and Donald Trump-themed menu items for Friday's presidential inauguration, while at least one eatery is closing its doors in protest.

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Blacksauce Kitchen's Remington restaurant opens Thursday

Blacksauce Kitchen, which built its reputation dishing out biscuits at farmers' markets, will open its permanent restaurant in Remington on Thursday — and only on Thursdays, for now.

The shop is opening in the former Sterling's Crab and Oyster House at 401 W. 29th St. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, according to a post on the eatery's Instagram account.

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Casual spinoff of The Helmand opens near Johns Hopkins Hospital

A casual spinoff of the popular Afghan restaurant The Helmand has opened its doors near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Helmand Kabobi opened last week at 855 N. Wolfe St. in Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood. 

"It's pretty much almost like a casual version of the Helmand," owner Helmand Karzai said.

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Fells Point bar Bad Decisions to close in February

After relocating to a new space in Fells Point six months ago, Bad Decisions will soon close its doors for good.

The cocktail bar announced its impending closure on Tuesday in a Facebook post, which noted it will be open until the weekend of Feb. 17. 

"It was a terrible fall/winter season and between that and the forced move from the original location I ran out of money," the post read.

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Food Network's 'Ginormous Food' to showcase 'biggest and baddest' dishes in Baltimore

"Ginormous Food," a new Food Network show dedicated to over-the-top eats, will visit three Baltimore-area restaurants in an episode that airs this week.

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Gypsy Queen Cafe food truck owners to open permanent restaurant

The owners of the Gypsy Queen Cafe food truck are getting back to their brick-and-mortar roots with a new restaurant planned near Hampden.

Tom Looney, Annemarie Langton and Ed Scherer are working to open a restaurant, tentatively named The Gypsy's Table, at 3515 Clipper Mill Road.

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