Pure Chocolate by Jinji Named One of Baltimore’s Top Spots to Sip Hot Chocolate

Coming soon to SOHA Union!

Pure Chocolate by Jinji: Gourmet chocolate purveyor Jinji Fraser highlights a sophisticated sipping chocolate during the holiday season. Swing by her stall in Belvedere Square Market to sip small pours of the dairy and gluten-free drink, which features raw Ecuadorean chocolate.”

529 E. Belvedere Ave., 410-394-9901

Article Source – Baltimore Magazine

Boutique Shop Tortuga Now Open at SOHA Row

Tortuga: Local boutique owner and TV costumer (see: Veep and House of Cards) Julie Bent has found permanent digs for her mobile shop in Lauraville. You may have spotted Tortuga at various pop-up events throughout the city—selling artisanal finds from independent makers. “It’s our mission to discover and bring to Baltimore beautifully designed goods,” Bent says. “We hope that our thoughtfully curated collection resonates with you.” Join in and discover what Tortuga is all about at a grand opening gathering on October 19th.”


Article Source – Baltimore Magazine

Fire & Rice Among 2 New Restaurants Coming to Baltimore’s “Low-Key Foodie Neighborhood”

Fire & Rice, an elevated Japanese restaurant, is set to move into a new mixed-used development at 4801 Harford Road.

“I’m excited to be back in the neighborhood,” said Lagergren, who has worked at another Harford Road institution, Zeke’s Coffee, since closing Tooloulou. It was there that he met business partner Kevin Scheuing, who will also be in the kitchen at [Fire & Rice]. “He’s the rice, and I’m the fire,” Lagergren said, explaining that Scheuing will prepare sushi while Lagergren will cook ramen and yakitori, or Japanese-style grilled meats.


Article Source – Baltimore Sun

With new liquor license, Zeke’s Coffee can add brunch drinks, industry nights

Zeke’s coffee has been approved for a liquor license and will soon offer brunch cocktails and be allowed to host special events that include alcohol. Zeke’s Coffee is a family-owned, small-batch coffee roastery and cafe located near the intersection of Southern Ave and Harford Rd. For more about Zeke’s or to purchase coffee online visit https://zekescoffee.com/.

Article Source – Baltimore Business Journal

Retail at SoHa: Pure Chocolate by Jinji

There’s a new generation of Baltimore chocolatiers in Pure Chocolate by Jinji, currently located in the Belvedere Square market and opening soon at SoHa. Jinji Fraser, who started the business with her father Guy in 2012, uses raw Ecuadorian cacao and mostly locally sourced ingredients to make her vegan, gluten- and dairy-free chocolate with fellow chocolatier Jonathan Seton.

Learn more about the Chocolate by Jinji

It’s Just a Short Walk to Baltimore’s Best Snowball

Walther Gardens
With roots dating back to 1933, this stand on a picturesque half-acre parcel of land in Hamilton-Lauraville is arguably the oldest around. But its owners, brother and sister Matthew and Paula Wittek, have kept up with the times with classic flavors, as well as innovative creations like a peppermint patty snowball (spearmint topped with chocolate syrup). Stick around to tour the property, and don’t forget to stop into the garden shop for all of your seasonal plant and flower needs. 3501 Southern Ave., 410-426-0546

Read the Full List of Area Snowball Stands from our friends at Baltimore Magazine

SoHa Business Spotlight – Annie Howe Paper Cuts

Annie Howe is a Baltimore based papercut artist with a studio in Soha. She is a bedrock of this growing artist community.

Her intricate papercuts are used for a variety of projects including illustration, surface design and three dimensional work.

She is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art.

Select Clients Include:

Terrain, Oxmoor House Publishing, Adaptive Studios, Art Partners Group, Visit Baltimore, Great Arrow Graphics, Wee Bee Box, Waxing Kara, Live Baltimore,Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater, Union Craft Brewery, Lora Hotel, Country Living Magazine.

Her work has been featured in:

Making Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Cottage Journal, Country Living Magazine,Baltimore City Paper.

Her work is in many private collections across the country