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Fresh, Neighborhood-Grown: Whitelock Community Farm and Dovecote Café provide oasis in Reservoir Hill's food desert

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  • How to make caramel edibles and some cosmic cannabis oil

    How to make caramel edibles and some cosmic cannabis oil

    At this year's Cosmic Cocktail, an attendee handed me a caramel edible that was so potent its smell filled the AVAM elevator as I headed upstairs. It also kept me high for the whole evening. It wasn't only how stoned it got me but the whole presentation—it was wrapped in parchment paper and it...

  • Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed

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

    Steve Herin, 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...

  • We're late to the party but Gnocco in Brewers Hill is pretty much flawless

    We're late to the party but Gnocco in Brewers Hill is pretty much flawless

    "Have you tried Gnocco yet?" a friend asked several weeks ago. I hadn't. Gnocco (3734 Fleet St, [443] 449-6540 gnoccobaltimore.com) has been on my to-visit list for some time, but for one reason or another, I hadn't gotten around to making the trip to Brewers Hill. And after a while, the restaurant...

  • The Smell: Blacksauce Kitchen makes the jump to a brick and mortar location

    The Smell: Blacksauce Kitchen makes the jump to a brick and mortar location

    Remember that classic scene from Saturday morning cartoons where a hungry character would get a strong whiff of a delicious smell—whether it was a freshly baked pie or a steamy bowl of soup—and be hypnotically lured in its direction? The Smell, a persuasive white vapor, wafted through the air from...

  • Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Musician Abdu Ali didn't come to this interview to play. On his phone, he's made a list of eateries he loves and wants to shout out. He pulls it up at the start of our meeting at Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant in Mount Vernon because he didn't want to forget anything. "I'm a food thot," he tells me....

  • Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    In honor of this year's Pets Issue, we wanted to highlight a few of Baltimore's dog-themed and dog-friendly eating spots. Bone appetit! (Sorry) Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, (410) 563-5423, brgrwagon.com Thursday is Koopers Day at City Paper, The Sun, the Transit Administration, and elsewhere...

  • Butchers Hill Society offers good food, but isn't quite up to par

    Butchers Hill Society offers good food, but isn't quite up to par

    "Are you from the neighborhood?" asked the woman, gray-haired, fuschia-sweatered, from the table behind us. She had already been greeted by other diners passing through the narrow room while she finished her meal, and now, preparing to leave, she was warm while making our acquaintance. When we...

  • Eat 2017

    Eat 2017

    Baltimore is a special kind of food town, with favorites and staples that go beyond our steamed crabs and unwavering loyalty to Old Bay seasoning on anything and everything. You can also get a chicken box smothered in salt and pepper and ketchup, a meaty sandwich piled too high with pit beef, endless...

  • The Elephant brings the Brass Elephant into now

    The Elephant brings the Brass Elephant into now

    There’s nothing “on trend” about The Elephant. There aren’t any made-to-look-old Edison bulbs (well, I did spy one in an old chandelier, but I’m pretty sure it’s original), repurposed barn wood, or dolled-up plates of Korean-fried chicken. But what they do have—despite prices that give some sticker...

  • DJ Trillnatured talks DJing, Indian food, the Crown, and more

    DJ Trillnatured talks DJing, Indian food, the Crown, and more

    City Paper is starting something new for our Eats & Drinks section: conversations with Baltimoreans where—via the places they eat, drink, and hang out—they show us what this city means to them. The interview below, with DJ Jessica Hyman, is the second in this occasional series. One important thing...

  • La Food Marketa offers party-like atmosphere and a few less straightforward food options

    La Food Marketa offers party-like atmosphere and a few less straightforward food options

    On a mid-week night, La Food Marketa (2620 Quarry Lake Drive, [410] 415-0606, lafoodmarketa.com) is a blur of bright light and conversation. Headlights beam through the floor-to-ceiling windows along the front of the restaurant, as cars wind their way through the service roads and parking lots...

  • On the fear of losing a local institution: Sunny's Subs in Northwood Plaza

    On the fear of losing a local institution: Sunny's Subs in Northwood Plaza

    Six months removed from the Y2K apocalypse that never was, Nelly burst onto the scene with 'Country Grammar,' a smash hit with a catchy hook that was easily the song of the summer. On Thursday mornings I would scrape together money to get something to eat after summer camp was through for the day...