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The Charmery announces ice-cream membership plan

David and Laura Alima stand behind a dipping cabinet at The Charmery, shortly before its summer 2013 opening.
David and Laura Alima stand behind a dipping cabinet at The Charmery, shortly before its summer 2013 opening. (Staff photo by Monica Herndon / Baltimore Sun)
The Charmery has announced Adventures in Ice Cream, an ice-cream membership program the Hampden ice cream shop is launching in January.

Each month, members will receive two pints of ice cream -- one of them will be a seasonal flavor being featured in the ice cream shop. The second pint will be a members-only exclusive flavor concocted by Charmery owner and master creamer David Alima.

The Adventures in Ice Cream membership is $60 for the three months beginning in January and $200 for all of 2015. In addition to the special pints, members will receive a special in-store monthly treat, things like  specialty toppings and distinctly flavored marshmallows.

Memberships are for sale at The Charmery or by visiting www.thecharmery.com.

Wine Market Bistro is hosting a Old Westminster Winery wine dinner, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday. Chef Kevin Christian's five-course menu includes crispy country pork terrine, homemade agnolotti with bone marrow-celery root puree and a "peanut butter and jelly" dessert with foie gras peanut butter mousse, toasted brioche and grape jam.

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The Old Westminster Winery wine dinner is $82, which includes gratuity but not tax. Call the restaurant at 410-244-6166 for tickets.

Also at Wine Market Bistro, and coming up soon, it's the semi-annual Wine'd Up event, a "walk-around extravaganza" featuring 25 wines and passed appetizers. Winter Wine'd Up is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $39.

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•  Kooper's Tavern and Slainte Irish Pub are hosting their 15th annual oyster festival on Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The popular daylong event, which spills out of the adjoining Fells Point bars onto the Thames Street sidewalk, is a benefit for the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

This year's oyster line-up will include more than 20 different varieties from the East and West Coasts of the the Unites States and Canada. Prices starts at one dollar per oyster. In addition, the restaurants' chefs will be preparing oyster-based specials like oyster burgers and oyster po'boys.

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