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Hall of Fame

BALTIMORE LIVING HALL OF FAME John Waters John Waters is, at press time, the all-time greatest motherfucking Baltimorean ever. Over the years, he’s won plenty of Best of Baltimore awards, including “Best Local Eccentric” and “Best Role Model,” and inspired others, like “Best Bar That John Waters...

  • Baltimore Living

    Baltimore Living

    BEST REASON TO LIVE IN BALTIMORE Street Cred Anywhere Else   Right? Face it, we live in a tough city, and people not from here tend to assume you spend your time dodging bullets while stepping over nodded-out heroin addicts on your way to fighting muggers on the Light Rail to go meet up for a drink...

  • News & Media

    News & Media

    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state tuition discounts...

  • Goods & Services

    Goods & Services

    BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE Fashion Attic 1926 Fleet St., (410) 276-0817, thefashionattic.com Jam-packed, dimly lit consignment stores can inspire hours-long hunting and lead to armfuls of slightly soiled, sometimes beaten-up clothes to try on only to find possibly one, maybe two, items worthy of purchase....

  • Dining

    Dining

    BEST NEW RESTAURANT Liv2eat 1444 Light St., (443) 449-7129, liv2eat.com When we walked into Liv2eat for the first time, our first thought was, I want to move in here. It’s as if they’ve taken the comfort of our living room and combined it with the sophistication of a Voltaggio. We sat in their...

  • Nightlife

    Nightlife

    BEST BAR Cat's Eye Pub 1730 Thames St., (410) 276-9866, catseyepub.com When Cat’s Eye Pub’s founder, Tony Cushing Sr., passed away in 2008 and his son, Tony Cushing Jr., took over, we worried the place would morph into yet another Fells Point get-drunk, get-laid bar. But the son’s respect for the...

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Arts & Entertainment

    BEST BAND Roomrunner Grunge. Nirvana. OK, now that we’ve gotten the two entries from the “Idiot’s Guide to Writing About Roomrunner” out of the way, let’s actually talk about this band. Roomrunner is really, incredibly fucking loud, but blissfully so—the aggressive, blaring guitars provide that...

  • Readers Poll

    Readers Poll

    READERS POLL: BALTIMORE LIVING Best Reason To Live In Baltimore 1) People 2) Crabs Best Reason To Leave Baltimore 1) Crime 2) Taxes Best Neighborhood 1) Hampden 2) Fells Point Best Place To Work 1) Under Armour 2) Eastern Animal Hospital Best Local Landmark 1) Fort McHenry 2) Washington Monument...

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