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5. The Dogwood

Galen Sampson's extensive Restaurant Week menu at The Dogwood is stuffed with wholesome fare like winter salads, a soup made with Beluga lentils and smoked turkey, a curry made from local butternut squash and sweet potato curry and slow-braised beef brisket. There's a tempting selection of burgers, too, including Diane's Burger, which comes on a large market salad instead of a bun, and the Scoville burger, with house-pickled jalapenos and homemade hot sauce. You can cool off with Italian lemon cake. • More Restaurant Week restaurants, sample menu itemsSteve Ruark, Baltimore Sun Media Group