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Fractured Prune in Owings Mills closes

The Owings Mills location of Fractured Prune, the Ocean City doughnut shop with franchises nationwide, has closed, a spokesman for the developer confirmed Thursday.

A court notice posted on the door cited “failure to pay rent” for the month of June.

The shop, located in the mixed-use development Metro Centre at Owings Mills, has been vacant for about two weeks.

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Food truck rally to be held Friday at Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry will welcome 12 local food trucks to its lot during a free-admission food truck rally on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The rally, organized by Maryland Best Food Trucks, will feature a mix of Baltimore staples like The Smoking Swine and Miss Twist, as well as newcomers like Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Co. and Pablo’s Toc O’s.

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Baltimore County's Poke Bowl to open two locations in Baltimore this summer

Poke Bowl, an Asian and Hawaiian fast-casual restaurant with multiple locations in Maryland, will open two locations in Baltimore this summer.

Current plans call for the Federal Hill location at 1040 Light St., formerly a Subway, to open sometime in July, with a downtown restaurant located at 10 N. Calvert St. to follow the following month, said owner Yunshu Jiang.

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Three Maryland restaurants make OpenTable's best outdoor dining list

Maryland’s Carrol’s Creek Cafe, Gertrude’s and Woodberry Kitchen, are among the nation’s 100 best al fresco restaurants, according to OpenTable.

Diners voted through OpenTable, a restaurant reservation website, to compile the list. The list includes locales around the country, from the East Coast to Hawaii.

Readers praised Annapolis restaurant Carrol’s Creek Cafe for its crab soup and scenic view.

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'Junk food is a language that everyone understands' — meet the Baltimore man behind Junk Banter blog
New Halethorpe restaurant serving up steamed crabs, Italian classics and diner breakfasts

Anthony Orendorff grew up in the restaurant business. His parents, he said, had owned and operated restaurants his entire life.

Things changed in December 2017, when Gianni’s Italian Bistro, a well-known Halethorpe restaurant, closed suddenly in the midst of a rent dispute.

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