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Ruth's Chris Steak House to open in Odenton on Monday

The upscale chain restaurant Ruth's Chris Steak House is set to open its newest location on Monday in The Village at Odenton Station.

In a statement, the chain said Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Rick Dempsey will be there from 5 to 7 p.m. to greet customers and sign autographs.

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La Cakerie to open on Bel Air's Main Street

A Bel Air native is returning to Main Street with a third site for his La Cakerie bakery, known for winning the Food Network's "Cake Wars" and conquering several other dessert-based shows.

Jason Hisley said he expects La Cakerie to open in the location of what had been The Jaded Bean, at 22 S. Main St., in late October. The Jaded Bean closed recently after opening just over a year ago.

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Baltimore is test market for new OpenTable feature that helps restaurants showcase specials

OpenTable is piloting a new feature that allows restaurants to showcase daily specials on their page, and Baltimore diners will be the first to try it.

The San Francisco-based company, which allows diners to make restaurant reservations online and through its mobile app, is rolling out a feature today with which restaurants can highlight specials.

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Food Network alum 'Chef Stew' looks to transform East Baltimore warehouse into teaching kitchen

Robert "Chef Stew" Stewart, a Food Network alum and Baltimore native, is working to transform a Baltimore warehouse into a free teaching kitchen and, ultimately, a space for local residents to learn trades beyond cooking.

Stewart aims to raise $30,000 to make his vision — Transition Kitchen — a reality. Located at 2260 Cecil Ave.

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Starlite Diner opens its doors at Belvedere Square

Starlite Diner has opened its doors to the public at Belvedere Square.

The restaurant, housed in the former Shoo-Fly Diner Space, is open for lunch and dinner, and will add breakfast service next week. 

Owner Leonard Clarke, who previously owned Red Maple in Mount Vernon, renovated and refurbished the space after Spike Gjerde's Shoo-Fly closed last May.

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Baltimore Symphony Associates to offer fundraiser in private kitchens

Next month, you can take a tour of private kitchens in six homes in the tony Greenspring Valley area, and enjoy food at each one, prepared by stellar chefs and caterers — all in support of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational work.

Dubbed "Kitchens of Note and Symphony of Chefs," this new venture is being offered by the longtime volunteer/fundraising organization Baltimore Symphony Associates.

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