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Connie's Chicken & Waffles gets its start at Lexington Market

Local brothers Khari and Shawn Parker have added a favorite family recipe to the offerings at Lexington Market.

The pair opened Connie's Chicken & Waffles, named for their mother, who also works with them, in mid-June. Starting with a basic Belgian waffle and fried chicken, the family business is slowly expanding its menu as the eatery gets up and running.

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New coffee bar opens at C Street Flats in Laurel

Sip, a restaurant and coffee bar, opens today in the C Street Flats apartment complex, 24 C St., serving up an assortment of paninis, soups, salads and kids meals. Desserts, such as chocolate mousse, pies, cakes and tarts are also included on the menu along with a wine and beer selection.

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Executive pastry Chef Michael Brown ready for 'sweet venture' with Foreman Wolf Group

Gazing into a refrigerated glass case inside Petit Louis Bistro's comptoir dessert counter in Columbia, executive pastry Chef Michael Brown squints his eyes while reviewing his recently baked, colorful French creations on display.

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Bryan Voltaggio's Family Meal closes its doors in Baltimore

Family Meal, chef Bryan Voltaggio's modern diner at the Inner Harbor, has closed its doors after less than two years in business. 

The restaurant opened in late 2014 offering guests hearty American fare like fried chicken, meatloaf and shrimp and grits. 

Family Meal's Facebook and OpenTable pages indicate it has permanently closed. The space at 621 E.

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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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