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A university grows in Mount Vernon

Enrollment growth at University of Baltimore has prompted developers to build more apartments and retailers to open new shops in Mount Vernon. But crime and other challenges still affect the neighborhood.

Step OUT for Baltimore Restaurant Week

Chefs from nearly 100 Baltimore venues prepare fixed-price, two-course and three-course meals for Baltimore Restaurant Week. The event starts Jan. 25 and wraps up Feb. 3. 

New Restaurants Embrace Pizza, Beer and Greek Food

We take a look at some of the new restaurants that opened, or reopened, in Baltimore last year and some of the dining trends that emerged. 

Travel the World on the Charm City Circulator Purple Route

Our intrepid food blogger hits the Charm City Circulator once again in search of culinary finds. This time, Dara Bunjon is on the hunt for ethnic eats in Mount Vernon and Federal Hill. Hop on board. 

Our Guide to Ethnic Dining on the Purple Route

Our dining guru has compiled a list of tips to help guide you on your tour of international restaurants along the Charm City Circulator Purple Route. 

Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 

Event Planners Market to Same-Sex Couples

Maryland's historic vote to allow same-sex marriage has prompted wedding and event planners to beef up their marketing efforts to attract gay couples. 

A Tale of Two Chefs

It was the best of times...Oh wait, wrong tale. This one's about two Baltimore chefs. One has left the Brewer's Art to open his own restaurant while the chef at the popular Mount Vernon hangout has crafted a new menu to match its Belgian-style brews.

Step OUT: To Examine the Role of Africans in Renaissance Europe

A current exhibit at the Walters Art Museum explores the little known impact of Africans and their descendants on Renaissance Europe. A number of lectures complement the exhibit "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," which runs through Jan. 21. 

Spotlighters Shines the Path to its Future

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Mount Vernon neighborhood for the last 50 years. Adding new education programs and sprucing up the space are among its plans for the future. 

Step OUT: To See John Travolta and John Waters

The Maryland Film Festival brings screen legend John Travolta to Baltimore for a conversation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The actor takes the stage with director John Waters for the Nov. 10 fundraising event. 

Social Enterprises Profit From Doing Good

Many organizations have grand plans to do good. But making the money you need to bankroll those efforts —  while staying true to your mission — takes some ingenuity. Attendees of a recent Baltimore conference on social enterprises highlighted successful efforts in doing just that. 

Step OUT: For an 'Exploratorium' on Art and Technology

Head down to MICA next month to learn about the intersection of art and technology. The 3rd annual Betascape takes place Sept. 22-23. 

Wasabi Ventures CEO Digs Into His Baltimore Roots

You may have heard the name Wasabi Ventures a lot recently. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm has funded several Baltimore startups, thanks in no small part to its CEO's ties to Charm City. Learn more about Tom "TK" Kuegler. And yes, he's a fan of sushi. 

Step OUT: For the Walters' Public Property Exhibit

Public Property is a publicly curated interactive exhibit at the Walters Art Museum that raises questions about decision-making and public choice. It runs through August 19.
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