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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
Checkers Drive-In plans new Towson location

Checkers Drive-In, a fast food chain specializing in burgers and milkshakes, could open a franchise in Towson before the end of the year, a company official said.

Robert Bhagwandat, director of franchise development for Checkers & Rally’s, said that once the design is completed in a few weeks, the timeline will depend on how quickly the proposed restaurant at 910 Taylor Avenue is approved by the county.

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Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

Seacrets, one of Ocean City’s most popular destinations, is also one of the top 25 beach bars in the country, according to The Daily Meal.

The list applauds Seacrets’ spring break feel and calls the bar and restaurant a “lively waterfront behemoth.”

Seacrets’ multiple music stages and signature drink featuring rum runner and piña colada are also a selling point, according to the list.

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Pickles Pub to open doughnut shop next to Camden Yards location, second bar in Dundalk

Pickles Pub, the popular Camden Yards spot for game day food and drink, is expanding. Pickles will create its first bakery and doughnut shop next to its location downtown as well as open a second pub in Dundalk early this fall, as part of a multi-year expansion plan.

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