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Smoke, Meat, and Heat: Expanding the definition of barbecue

Summer is the season of crabs, of ice cream, of firing up the grill, of deliciously tender barbecue full of flavor that explodes in your mouth and sends meat juices dripping down your hands. And now, the height of summer, seems like the perfect time to celebrate barbecue and its smoky, tender variations....

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  • Meatless magic: Making vegan barbecue that will even satisfy carnivores

    Meatless magic: Making vegan barbecue that will even satisfy carnivores

    Barbecue. The very name of this food channels ferocity, savagery, even—say it with me—barbarism. Barbecue, after all, is what happens when you combine smoke, heat, and meat. Fattier the better, spicy red pepper-infused sauce licked lusciously from the fingers and bringing a flush to the face, all...

  • Wide World of Meat: Baltimore barbecue goes way beyond the American South

    Wide World of Meat: Baltimore barbecue goes way beyond the American South

    Barbecue—the low-and-slow method of cooking meat until it easily comes apart at the touch—is a culinary point of pride for the American South. If you're looking to eat your way into a food coma with tender Carolina-style pulled pork, check out City Paper's meat bracket (page 18) for local barbecue...

  • A List of Queer Events During Pride Week

    A List of Queer Events During Pride Week

    The Story of My Name Project readings. July 22, 7-9:30 p.m., Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585, redemmas.org, free.

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  • Fast Foodie: An existential rumination on what qualifies as fast food

    Fast Foodie: An existential rumination on what qualifies as fast food

    Hello, fellow fast-food enthusiasts. I must take this time to address issues with the previous column on my excitement about a new Popeye's opening down the street from my house. Several readers took exception with my characterization of the city's fast-food scene. In the column, I lamented the...

  • High Life: Pax Baltimorona

    High Life: Pax Baltimorona

    I first thought of writing about vaporizers because the technology was changing so quickly (and because I was an aging, weak-lunged stoner trying to get away from so much combustion). The gulf between the first bulky or dangerous vaporizers I used and the new models was immense, so I wanted to...

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'I Am Cuba,' a masterpiece of commie melodrama

There are many ambitious set pieces in this Soviet-Cuban communist-humanist epic and you've probably heard about a few of them, such as the epic single take in which the camera whirls all around a party full of American tourists at a Cuban hotel that starts on the roof and follows partying men...More

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