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Dogwood Closes and Opens

Adding to the open/closed conversation, the

(911 W. 36th St., [410] 889-0952) in Hampden ceased serving lunch as of today. On the plus side, the restaurant's non-profit training program, now called

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, has found a permanent home at the

(333 N. Charles St., [410] 962-8560), where lunch is being served 11

a.m.

to 4

p.m.

, Monday through Friday. Plates, founded by Dogwood owners Bridget and Galen Sampson, offers professional, hands-on experience plus life-skills counseling and case management for folks in transition from addiction, incarceration, or homelessness.

The Sampsons have been hands-on in both the restaurant and the non-profit, of which Galen Sampson is also Head Chef-Trainer, so it makes sense that they need to juggle both restaurant hours and their time. But if you liked the Dogwood's lunches, don't despair. In an e-mail, Bridget Sampson confides that "Chef Sampson has shared all of his Dogwood lunch recipes with Plates."

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