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Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls opens at Belvedere Square, National Harbor

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, an Annapolis-based restaurant, has opened its first franchise locations in Baltimore and National Harbor.

The restaurant’s Belvedere Square location, at 540 E. Belvedere Ave., opened in early December, followed by the eatery in National Harbor, at 156 National Plaza.

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The best food and drink in Maryland, according to the Daily Meal

Looking for the best apple pie in Maryland? Head to Dangerously Delicious Pies. For the state’s best cupcake, try Bel Air’s Flavor Cupcakery & Bake Shop. At least, that’s what The Daily Meal suggests.

The website on Friday released its picks for best foods and drinks in Maryland across 25 categories.

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Halethorpe restaurant Gianni's Italian Bistro closes its doors

Gianni’s Italian Bistro, a long-standing restaurant in Halethorpe, closed earlier this month.

Owners Greg and Colleen Orendorff decided to shut the restaurant amid a drawn-out and expensive legal dispute with their landlord, said David Goldberg, the Orendorff’s lawyer.

“They didn’t close because they wanted to,” Goldberg said.

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Riptide by the Bay in Fells Point does not sell at auction

Riptide by the Bay in Fells Point did not sell at auction Thursday morning after bidders failed to reach a price the owners would accept.

More than 30 people — a mix of friends, employees, local business owners and prospective buyers — turned out Thursday morning for the auction held at the restaurant at 1718 Thames St.

Adam Shpritz of Ashland Auction Group oversaw the auction.

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Jamaican restaurant Get It Inn opens in Locust Point

Get It Inn Island Cuisine, a new Jamaican bar and restaurant, has opened its doors in Locust Point.

The restaurant took over the former home of Sweet Caroline’s at 1401 E. Clement St. Sweet Caroline’s closed in October, and Get It Inn replaced it in mid-November.

The Jamaican hangout is owned by wife-and-husband duo Cassandra and James Samuels.

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Food writer Allison Robicelli calls Mario Batali sexual misconduct allegations 'an open secret'

Baltimore-based food writer and personality Allison Robicelli has spent the majority of the past two days firing off tweets in response to sexual harassment and abuse allegations levied this week against celebrity chef Mario Batali and New York City restaurateur Ken Friedman.

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