Category Archives: Baltimore City Paper

Dovecote Café plans Juneteenth celebration with games, trivia, demonstrations, and more

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Juneteenth marks the time when slaves belatedly found out they had been freed. The Emancipation Proclamation officially freed “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State,” on Jan. 1, 1864, but slaves in Texas didn’t get the news until June 19, 1865.

It’s celebrated…

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New and Necessary: G.A.Y. Lounge in Mount Vernon preps for Pride

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

The sounds of a hammer slamming nails into the frame for a new fancy DJ booth and power saws slicing through wood battle the humping beat of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ at G.A.Y Lounge about a week before Pride and just a couple hours before the new Mount Vernon polyglot queer spot opens…

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Canton’s Cask & Grain Kitchen keeps it real

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

When you think of farm-to-table restaurants, Canton Square, with its slew of sports bars, isn’t exactly the neighborhood that comes to mind. And if I’m being frank, the term “farm-to-table” itself has become as ubiquitous as “hipster” over the years, used, more often than not, as a branding tool…

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Brewing Change: In first Reform on Tap meeting, panelists lay out what’s at stake for MD brewing

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Politicians in suits and brewers in T-shirts sat side by side in a conference room on the Johns Hopkins University campus, beckoned here by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“We’ve got some stiff competition,” Franchot told the group in his opening remarks, “in Virginia, in New York, and all…

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City Paper samples and reviews some new ice cream flavors from The Charmery

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It hasn’t felt like it lately, but we’re heading into peak ice cream-eating season. At The Charmery in Hampden, David Alima and his crew are gearing up for the hot weather by rolling out a new batch of summer-inspired flavors, and yesterday he brought some to the City Paper office to have us try…

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In first Reform on Tap meeting, panelists lay out what’s at stake for MD brewing

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Politicians in suits and brewers in t-shirts sat side by side in a conference room on the Johns Hopkins University campus, beckoned here by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“We’ve got some stiff competition,” Franchot told the group in his opening remarks, “in Virginia, in New York, and all…

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Like Homemade: Cypriana offers a strong taste of the Mediterranean but struggles in service

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

A hint of smoke wafts down 39th street, cutting through the mist on a rainy night, conjuring warmer, drier climes, grill-singed food, and conviviality. Follow the scent to Cypriana (105 W. 39th St., [410] 837-7483, cypriana.com), the latest restaurant to make its home in the Broadview apartment…

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Ice To Meet You: Charm City gets you ice, the old-fashioned way

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

She calls them “the ding-a-lings.”

Not her funny relatives or the nosy neighbor lady down the street. It’s industry endearment for the guys who drive the snowball and ice cream trucks that cruise summertime Baltimore to bring icy treats and—instead of the tinkling bells of once upon a time—incessant,…

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Good BBQ Is Not Hard to Find: At Wieland’s in Catonsville you’re part of a secret sauce and meat club

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

Alright, so head up Frederick Road from Old Ellicott City, past that one house with the homemade Bud Light bottle wind chimes and drive maybe a mile total and stop just before you hit the big sign for Dmitiri’s (with its massive Wikipedia-esque photo of the platonic ideal of a Greek salad), then…

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Cafe Andamiro offers up traditional Korean food, along with more unexpected fare

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

After about a year of construction, permit-acquisition, inspections, and menu-finessing, Ran Yun opened up Café Andamiro (241 W. Chase St., [443] 453-9314, facebook.com/CafeAndamiroBmore) in a sunny, cozy corner spot on Chase Street in Mount Vernon last September. It was the same week that her…

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Café Andamiro offers up traditional Korean food, along with more unexpected fare

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

After about a year of construction, permit-acquisition, inspections, and menu-finessing, Ran Yun opened up Café Andamiro (241 W. Chase St., [443] 453-9314, facebook.com/CafeAndamiroBmore) in a sunny, cozy corner spot on Chase Street in Mount Vernon last September. It was the same week that her…

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Weed minimalism with Blue Rhino, a doom metal-like strain

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A zone-out-and-lie-down sort of weed that’ll make your joints hum a whole bunch and the holes around your eyeballs throb a little bit, Blue Rhino provides a steady, unwavering high and has a one-note stoned kind of thing going on. In contrast to some of the discordant weed strains I’ve dubbed “maximalist”

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Fast Foodie: Wendy’s goes Panera with the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

In a world of Baconators, Big Macs, and fried chicken taco shells, fast food seems to revel in its role as spectacular junk food. Until, well, it doesn’t.

While pushing menu items to new extremes by heaping on meat, condiments, or snack food won’t go out of style anytime soon, every now and then…

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Fast Foodie: Wendy’s goes Panera with the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

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In a world of Baconators, Big Macs, and fried chicken taco shells, fast food seems to revel in its role as spectacular junk food. Until, well, it doesn’t.

While pushing menu items to new extremes by heaping on meat, condiments, or snack food won’t go out of style anytime soon, every now and then…

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Uneven Dinner and a Movie: Scarfing down pan-seared salmon during “Fate Of The Furious” at the Rotunda’s CinéBistro

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

A few years ago, Hampden’s Rotunda was a nice divey way to spend an evening without breaking the bank. The underground mall resembled a kind of post-apocalyptic fallout bunker with a cozy cluttered comic book shop and a three-screen movie theater that offered cheap tickets on Tuesday nights. In…

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What goes better with pretzels than beer? Celebrate National Pretzel Day at Das Bier Haus

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April 26

Today in fake food holidays, it’s National Pretzel Day. Snyder’s of Hanover even sent the City Paper staff a huge box of its pretzels just to mark the occasion. Thanks, Snyder’s! Pretzels are a pretty solid, functional snack, nice and salty without packing in a ton of calories, but as…

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New America expands on the classic diner with help from artists

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

The giant poop tubes wrapping around the corner of Eutaw and Franklin are finally gone, freeing New America Diner [429 N. Eutaw St., (443) 388-8576] from the unsightly border it skirted in its first three months open for business. Owner Fiona Sergeant hopes to set up their outdoor seating, for…

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Why I’m Growing Weed: The absurdity of Georgia’s medical marijuana law

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I’m growing marijuana. I have a flowerpot in my house sitting under a purple grow light with marijuana in it. And it’s illegal.

So why is a middle-aged, small-town newspaper publisher growing marijuana? And why am I writing about that if it’s illegal? The answer to that is found at the intersection…

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Travel to Toke: Weed in D.C., Denver, Portland, and Barcelona

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In 2011, the great writer John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine about, among other things, sneaking away with his old buddy to smoke a joint while shepherding their families through Disney World. His friend had found a forum with a “fiend’s guide to Disney World….

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“Medical marijuana refugee” Laurie Gaddis uses cannabis to treat her skin cancer

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“I’ve been preaching about cannabis cures cancer since 2008,” Laurie Gaddis says. And she’s been preaching it because it works.

Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam…

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Countdown To 4/20: XJ-13, a strain good for dealing with the insane stress of our world while remaining productive

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With City Paper’s annual weed issue around the corner, City Paper weed critics Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg will be reviewing one weed product a day.

As a country, we’re all a little shell-shocked these days. It’s not just the election of Trump, gassing in Syria, nukes in North Korea, shaky…

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XJ-13, a strain good for dealing with the insane stress of our world while remaining productive

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With City Paper’s annual weed issue around the corner, City Paper weed critics Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg will be reviewing one weed product a day.

As a country, we’re all a little shell-shocked these days. It’s not just the election of Trump, gassing in Syria, nukes in North Korea, shaky…

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Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what’s next for weed

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Eats & Drinks

Steve Herrin, a pot farmer in Pueblo, Colorado, who has won two Cannabis Cup prizes, can recall the first time he tasted good pot. As it happens, he says I sold it to him.

This was more than 20 years ago in South Carolina, and though I don’t recall selling him any, I know exactly what he is talking…

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Double Dream, the Grateful Dead “Shakedown Street” of weed

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With City Paper’s annual weed issue around the corner, City Paper weed critics Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg will be reviewing one weed product a day.

The douchey spectre of Green Crack looms large right now, at least around these parts. Lots of people consider Double Dream an analogue to…

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