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The Brewer's Art to celebrate 20th anniversary with October party

The Brewer's Art, the Mount Vernon bar and brewery synonymous with Baltimore beer, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a party on Oct. 6 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, according to co-owner Tom Creegan.

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Even more dining options coming along in fall [Hampden]

So much has been going on in the area lately, it really seems like enough news for a daily column. Maybe a Hampden gossip column? That'd be fun!

Here's a quick rundown. On Aug. 15, Holy Frijoles (908 W. 36th St.) suffered a small fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the restaurant has been closed while damage and repairs are being assessed. We all wish Frijoles a speedy return.

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Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening a new location in White Marsh

Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening another location in White Marsh next month.

The fast-casual pizza chain will open at 5209 Campbell Blvd. on Sept. 8, becoming the fifth Pie Five location in the Baltimore area for franchisee Jeff Mengel.

"The White Marsh area in general, it’s so socially and economically vibrant," he said.

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Deep-fried foods at Maryland State Fair, from bacon-wrapped Oreos to bugs

Brian Shenkman was at the Ohio State Fair when he saw a vendor dishing out deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Oreos. Now, he’s bringing the deep-fried delicacies to Maryland.

“We tried it and we loved it and thought we’d bring it to the East Coast,” he said.

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Baltimore Soup Co. to open three locations in the Baltimore area

Baltimore Soup Co. is opening three locations in Greater Baltimore in late 2016 and early 2017.

The fast-casual restaurants are on track to open in downtown Baltimore at the Charles Plaza Food Court, at the 2 East Wells apartments in South Baltimore and in Timonium.

Owned by David and Lisa Redmond, Baltimore Soup Co.

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Chef Tim Dyson is leaving Baltimore for the West Coast

Chef Tim Dyson is making his exit from Baltimore and heading across the country.

Dyson, who most recently consulted for Sobo Cafe and Sobo Market, is moving to Klamath Falls, Ore., in mid-September.

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