Celebrate Fall in Downtown Towson

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October is a great time to be a resident of Hampton Plaza Apartments. The air is crisp, the apples are fresh and there’s plenty to (safely) do in downtown Towson.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the neighborhood this month:

Dining Out in Towson

Dining out continues to look a little different than normal, with more masks, more outdoor seating, and fewer patrons inside restaurants. But the Towson food scene is as terrific as ever, with fun events and great opportunities to get out of the kitchen.

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Towson Tavern

At Towson Tavern, the menu is changing with the season; it’s now showcasing the best fall produce and other harvest season goodies, in dishes like an apple craisin crumb with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel.

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Cunningham’s Café

Cunningham’s Café is also celebrating the season with specials, like a cinnamon maple brioche. 

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Café Troia

Café Troia is breaking out the heaters to get its al fresco space ready for cooler weather. Even as the temperature drops, dining on the restaurant’s pretty, covered deck will remain comfortable. 

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So Good Barbeque

The So Good Barbeque truck will pop-up behind The Point on Monday, Oct. 5. You can sit on the patio at The Point and enjoy half-priced select whiskeys and bourbons, among other specials, and grab food from the truck. 

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Razorback’s Raw Bar & Grill

Unfortunately, this past month has brought some sad news on the restaurant front: Razorback’s Raw Bar & Grill has closed permanently. 

Gameday

M&T Stadium might not be open for fans this season, but the Ravens are still making things happen on the field. In Towson, local bars and restaurants have terrific game day specials and tons of TVs for a great viewing experience.

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Nacho Mama’s has outdoor seating with big screens plus tons of specials, including deals on their fantastic margaritas. 

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The Point

When you reserve a table at The Point, $50 gets you the table, a bucket of Bud Light, a platter of wings, fries and dips. 

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C&R Pub

At C&R Pub, gameday specials include $5, $8 and $10 plates, 99-cent wings and drink specials including $10 Miller Lite pitchers.

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CVP

CVP’s deals include $9.99 buckets of Corona products and $19.99 party tubs. 

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Even if you’re watching the game at home, you can do it in tasty style with purple bagels from THB. The Ravens-inspired bagels are available each weekend, starting on Fridays. 

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The Point

Live Music: The Point in Towson will host the Jules Riser Band on Oct. 4 and Bread & Cheese on Oct. 23 – get there early for both! 

Barley’s Backyard Uptown

At Barley’s Backyard Uptown, Chris Diller will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 2 and 16 – get there for happy hour, which starts at 3 p.m. and settle in for dinner and tunes.

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Art at the Mall

From now through Oct. 20, check out the work of Dan Keplinger in storefront displays on levels two and four of Towson Town Center. The mall and Towson University are partnering on this exhibit showcasing the work of Keplinger, the Towson MFA grad who rose to national fame as the central character in the short film “King Gimp,” which won an Oscar.

The exhibit has been created in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

Farmers’ Market Is Still in the Swing of Thing

Every Thursday, the Towson Farmers’ Market pops up on Allegheny Ave. from 10: 45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market features tons of great food, beverage, craft and art vendors and continues through October and November. 

New Shop Alert

Taken, the fun pop-up shop featuring cool art, furniture and other items from local artisans, will open in Dulaney Plaza shopping center, in the back building near Towne Barre, The Rellim Collection and FORM Salon

Taken is an excellent place for holiday shopping…or shopping for yourself. 

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Spring Is on Its Way in Downtown Towson

With the weather warming up and restaurant and gym capacity restrictions lifted in Baltimore County (as of 5 p.m. on March 12), spirits are high in the Towson community. Local spots have many plans in the works to celebrate the new season. Here’s a look at what’s happening right outside the doors of Hampton Plaza Apartments:

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Perennial News

Olympic Place restaurant Cunningham’s closed last year, during the pandemic. This year, the space has received a refresh by celebrated local designer Patrick Sutton and when the restaurant inside reopens this spring, it will be called Perennial

Cunningham’s chef Jay Rohlfing – who is terrific – remains at the helm and Perennial will also carry on Cunningham’s commitment to work with local farmers and purveyors.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is officially Wednesday, March 17, but at many Towson eateries, the celebration of the Irish lasts all month long. Keep an eye out for specials (like Reuben sandwiches at Barley’s, Guinness beef stew at CVP, and Guinness Blonde deals at C&R) and fun events, like kegs and eggs at The Point. 

Plus, Towson restaurants and bars are banding together the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, hosting an Irish stroll on Saturday March 13. There will be fun specials and entertainment at several downtown Towson spots, including Nacho Mama’s, The Point, Rec Room, Barley’s Backyard Uptown, and CVP.

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Pop-ups at The Point

The Point is continuing its pop-up series, welcoming chefs from different spots around the city for kitchen takeovers. On Monday, March 22, Chef Jonny Lease will offer a fun BBQ menu – and there are more pop-ups to come, too.

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Maryland Day at THB

Maryland Day is March 25 and Towson Hot Bagel has fun plans in store for the holiday. The Towson bagelry is serving fun Maryland flag themed bagels that day (they’re available for pre-order, too) and will host a “Feed the Industry” event in partnership with the Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund

During the event, THB will provide a meal to unemployed/underemployed members of Baltimore’s restaurant community who sign up via the BRRF website.

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Paint Your Pet at The Point

On Thursday, March 25, head to The Point with a photo of your favorite pet for a night of sips, snacks, and pet portrait painting.

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Live Music Returns to the Recher

After an 8-year hiatus, live music returns this month to The Recher Theater.

Opening night is March 19 – local icons Kelly Bell Band will take the stage for the first show. That concert is sold out already but there will be plenty more to follow, including a comedy show hosted by Mickey Cucchiella on March 20 and The Dirty Grass Players on March 26.

The Recher isn’t the only live music venue in town, either – keep an eye on social media for spots like C&R, The Point and Barley’s. They frequently host smaller acts, both on weekends and weeknights.

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Upcoming Events

There’s much to look forward to over the next several months, including the return of Towson Gardens Day on April 29, a new season of Feet on the Street starting May 7, and the renewal of the Towson Farmer’s Market on June 3. 

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Valentine’s and More in Downtown Towson this February

This February, love is in the air at Hampton Plaza Apartments and all around downtown Towson. But this month isn’t only about Valentine’s Day – we also have football, music and a lot more on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what’s happening right outside the doors of Hampton Plaza:

What’s New in the Restaurant World

Under newly relaxed guidelines, restaurants and bars no longer have to close at 10 p.m., so late-night dining is once again an option in Towson.

That’s not the only news, either.

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Cunningham’s Café

Cunningham’s Café has a great lineup of freezer items available for purchase, from cookie dough to chicken noodle soup. They’re easy to carry home – and delicious. 

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CVP

CVP’s popular bottomless brunch has returned very Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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THB

THB’s cinna-bagels are back on the menu – a perfect way to enjoy dessert-breakfast.

Barley’s Backyard Uptown

Barley’s Backyard Uptown has a new menu item: the #BarstoolFund Bucket – a cocktail in a bucket with a special bonus: $4 of every bucket sold goes to the #BarstoolFund, which is raising money to directly support small businesses struggling due to COVID. 

Towson Town Center

Towson Town Center’s Dine & Delight promotion is still underway. From now through the end of February, spend $50 or more (via takeout, delivery or dine-in) at a participating restaurant and you’ll receive a $20 reward card. 

The list of participating restaurants is long and includes The Brass Tap, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, and even Chick-fil-A.

Super Bowl Fun

The Ravens might not have made it to the big game (this year) but watching Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay can still be a lot of fun.

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Burger Bros.

Burger Bros. is a great option for wings and burgers. And don’t miss the fries – they’re classic Ocean City-style spuds. 

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CVP

CVP has dine-in and carryout specials available for Super Bowl Sunday.

Valentine’s Dining

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Nacho Mama's

Nacho Mama’s has lots of plans in store for Valentine’s Day, including a special prix fixe option to celebrate. The restaurant also has a fun contest underway: you can enter to win an evening in the Elvis room with up to six people. 

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Café Troia

Café Troia will offer a special three-course menu, with multiple options available, throughout Valentine’s weekend – from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14. The romantic restaurant will also have specials available a la carte. 

 

 

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C&R Pub

C&R Pub has a couple live music evenings scheduled. On Friday, Feb. 12, Jim Wockenfuss and John Love will be at the pub and on Saturday, Feb. 27, Jim Zorn will play.  

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An Omelette Breakfast

AN OMELETTE BREAKFAST

Monday, Feb 22nd
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Second Floor Party Room

Omelettes* made to order with your choice of fixings, bagels and orange juice

*NOTE: If you have an allergy to dairy, peanuts, nuts or seeds, these items may come in contact with your omelette. Eat at your own risk. Hampton Plaza and the Omelette Caterers assume no responsibility for illness.

This is how it will work: Residents will come to the party room (with a facemask on) to order the omelette, wait for it and then take it back to your apartment to eat. Only one omelette per person. We will allow 8 people in the party room at one time, standing in a line, 6 feet apart, unless you are in the same household. Should there be more than 8 people in the room, we will line up down the hallway towards the pool or you can come back later!

Hope to see you there!

(Omelettes* made to order with your choice of fixings, bagels and orange juice)

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