Mike Hewitt

Dishin' with Downtown Diane

July 27, 2018 - 12:26 pm

By Downtown Diane

As we welcome August in Charm City here's to hoping that more sunshine will follow and the July rains will subside. 

Here's some of what's hot and happening this month:

Baltimore City Restaurant Week

When: July 27 - August 5 (often extended)
Price: Two-course lunch for $12-20, 
         Three-course dinner for $20-35

Restaurant week offers some fantastic brunch and lunch specials: two-course meals from $12-$20 and three-course dinner menus from $20-$35. Resturant week is a great time to try a new restaurant you've wanted to visit at a prix-fixe cost. View all participating restaurants at http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com

Downtown Diane With the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman

Downtown Diane with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes (photo credit: Diane Macklin). 

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

When: August 3 - 18 (often extend)
Price:  Two and three-course meals for $15-$35

Restaurants in Baltimore County join in on the prix-fixe dining fun! Nearly 60 restaurants will offer special brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Menus run from $15-$35 and provide two and three-course options. View all restaurants participating and menus at https://www.baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com

Maryland Latino Festival

When: August 5, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds

Enjoy live music, food and family activities highlighting Baltimore’s Hispanic and Latino communities. View full details at http://timoniumfest.com

Ravens Football Returns

When: August 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: M&T Bank Stadium

Pre-season home game kick off vs. Los Angeles Rams!
View game schedule and all upcoming events at https://www.baltimoreravens.com

You never know who you may see at a Ravens game. Downtown Diane pictured with Tony “Goose” Siragusa (photo credit: Diane Macklin). 

Baltimore Afram Festival

When:  August 11 - 12
Where: Druid Hill Park

This two-day festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-friendly weekend offers something for all ages with live entertainment on both days. View schedule and what's new this year at https://aframbaltimore.com

9th Annual National Harbor Crab & Beer Fest 

When: August 18
Where: The Plateau - National Harbor 

This annual festival has become a Maryland tradition. Enjoy all you can eat crabs, crafts, live music as you sip wine or cold brews at this all-inclusive event. View full details at http://mdcrabfest.com/national-harbor/show-info

St. Gabriel Italian Festival

When: August 18 - 19
Where: Little Italy

Also known as the Feast of Saint Gabriele Italian Festival, this event is a cultural experience you cannot miss! Attendees can enjoy Delizioso Italian food, music, plenty of vino, beer, pasta, and a sausage eating contest. You can even play bocce ball at this family-friendly weekend that's everything Italian, Mangia! 
Get a pasta dinner and drink for one, two, four, or six people at the festival (Up to 37% off) here

Dog Days of Summer Festival 

When: August 26, Noon-5 p.m.
Where: Birroteca Baltimore (1520 Clipper Road)

Get your doggies ready for this outdoor festival that honors man’s best friend and benefits The Humane Society of Harford County, The Buddy Foundation of Maryland and BARCS Animal Shelter. Refreshments provided by Dogfish Head Brewing, Monument City Brewing, Flying Dog and Evolution Brewing, in addition to Tito's Vodka cocktails and an array of fabulous food. There's plenty to entertain your pets and owners with live music all day, photo booths, dunk tank and more. View full details here

Maryland State Fair

When: August, 23 – September, 3
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds

Don't miss the Maryland State Fair and all the fun it offers! From the rides, the livestock, the horse shows, the cooking and 4H competitions and all that fabulous fair food it's the perfect way to end summer. View the full schedule of events including all you can ride specials at http://www.marylandstatefair.com