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DJ Scotty Love hosts a HOLIDAY KARAOKE EXTRAVAGANZA @ Mount Vernon Marketplace + 2nd Annual NOG IT OFF! EGG NOG Judging + Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!


Check out Chef Egg & Nick Schauman of “The Local Oyster” as they take you on a culinary journey you will never forget. This wacky duo will be cooking the finest offering from the sea while teaching you about the Italian tradition known as the “Feast of 7 Fishes”.


Crispy Fried Anchovies with Garlic Aoli
Poached and Smoked Salmon Rillets
Ciopino w/ Clams and Mussels
Nick’s Broiled Oysters w/ Creamed Spinach
Pan Seared Trout w/ Cashews
Crab Toast with Champagne Cream Sauce

Want to join our next class? Stay connected! 


Thanksgiving Weekend is almost here! We’re excited to announce our first Black Friday Holiday Bazaar! The Mount Vernon Marketplace will be a one-stop shop for purchasing holiday gifts from 15 local art & craft vendors — all while enjoying festive food & drink indoors.

Come by and support our local artists, crafters and food artisans. #shopsmall #shoplocal



Our first year ends with a big anniversary bash at The Marketplace! Rufus Round Tree & Da’ Bmore Brass Band definitely brought the house down. Thank you to our customer’s, friends and followers for all the love and support. We look forward to another strong and healthy year!



What a night! The Glenmont Popes rocked out, Jim Beam pouring, Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, friends and family. THANK YOU to all who came out in support!



Congrats to our Market vendors for winning this years City Paper “Best of Baltimore Awards”!

The Local Oyster Best Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Cultured Best Sandwich. The Jerk
Taps Best Alternative Beer
Brown Rice Best Korean
Mi & Yu Best Ramen
Pinch Best Trivia Night


Grand Opening September 17th 2016 – Mi & Yu Noodle Bar!

Voted Best Ramen in 2016 by City Paper’s “Best of Baltimore

Chef Edward Kim, proprietor and owner, comes to the table with over 20 years of culinary skill. Crafting his menu intricately and with deep taste, he offers favorites such as rich & hearty Ramen, Udon & Pho soups, overstuffed Chinese Bao buns, duck fat french fries and Thai curry shrimp baskets.

Pull up a chair, grab some chopsticks and get ready to slurp away.



Meet Juniper Culinary Apothecary!

Newest addition to the Mount Vernon Marketplace, an authentic apothecary. Chef Sarah Acconcia’s beautiful brainchild, featuring exquisite spices, tea blends, culinary goodies and exotic herbs.

Sarah honed her broad culinary experience in some of Baltimore’s most eclectic and exciting kitchens. She also runs her own event planning company, called Wild Thyme Event Studio. During her career, she has held the position of Executive Chef of Bookmakers Cocktail Club, Executive Chef at Le Garage, Executive Chef of 13.5% Wine Bar, Sous Chef at the popular Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm, and wood oven cook at the award-winning Woodberry Kitchen. In 2014, the Baltimore City Paper named her Best Chef.

The versatile chef is a 2007 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she earned her bachelor of fine arts in sculpture and printmaking. Sarah was born in New York City and, as the child of a Foreign Service Officer, lived in Bucharest, Romania; Hamburg, Germany and Croughton, England, before the family settled in northern Virginia. During her time at MICA, she fell in love with Baltimore and made it her home. Acconcia says that Juniper is a reflection of where she is now in her life and an integral part of where she hopes to be going.


Check out the sights from our very first festival #PARKFEST 2016! Stay tuned for SUMMER 2017!

“HELLO Baltimore! We are throwin’ down our first B’more blockparty PARK FEST! Come out and experience the best of Mount Vernon, featuring amazing street #FOOD, #BEER, #WINE, #ART & live music by Caleb Stine and The Brakemen DJ Palombo aka Vacanthaus Jordan August Band Landis Expandis OSLO Acoustic Soul Music. CORNER OF PARK AVE & CENTRE ST. 12 – 8pm, rain or shine! Free to the public.”

Brought to you by our Sponsors: Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Mount Vernon Marketplace The Brewer’s Art Bromo Arts District 520 Park Apartments 500 Park Avenue Apartments

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Mt. Vernon Marketplace brings the food-hall concept to the historic ’hood.

With the opening of Mt. Vernon Marketplace, upscale food halls (think grown-up food courts) have become the next big thing to hit Baltimore’s culinary scene. Located on the site of the historic Hochschild Kohn’s department store warehouse, the Mt. Vernon gastro hub provides a stylish way to eat—and shop—from a multitude of vendors all amassed under one roof.

Here are some highlights:





Lobster, beer, and crab classes on-deck this summer

The Local Oyster owner Nick Schauman and chef Erik Berlin, more fondly known as Chef Egg, are continuing their recently launched seafood demonstration series with a lobster class inside Mount Vernon Marketplace on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Read more