The Milton Inn is running a Lobster, Champagne & Chocolate prix-fixe dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays through September. For $32, guests get a 1-1/2 pound Maine lobster with a choice of two sides from the a la carte menu, along with one glass of Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut and a chocolate truffle. Call 410-771-4366 for reservations.
Corner BYOB in Hampden has a new $25 three-course prix-fixe menu every Monday. On tonight's menu are things like seafood corn bisque, port marinated grilled beef heart, herb-infused lobster and corn risotto, pan-seared trout fillet, and beer-braised pork belly. And, for dessert, open-faced ice cream sandwich, pot au chocolate for two and Moody Blues blueberry Foster.
Becka Dowding of Dooby's was the winner at the Second Signature Coffee Drink Competition, which was held Sunday night at Johnny's in Roland Park. Dowding won for her creation called The Apollo, a variation of the root beer float. Competitors had to choose from among a long list of herbs to include in their coffee creation -- Dowding used mint. We'll find out for you if Dowding plans to put The Apollo on the beverage list at Dooby's, where she is the head barista.