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For diners who like when a restaurant offers a big sampling of its regular menu during Restaurant Week, Alchemy in Hampden is an excellent choice. Alchemy is offering most of its house favorites, including the mojito mussels and roasted pears appetizer and the braised beef short ribs and stuffed acorn squash entrees. A Restaurant Week visit to Alchemy will give you a good idea of what to expect all year long from this contemporary American restaurant. Monica Lopossay, Baltimore Sun photo