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  • Best Use of a Silver Spoon

    Pabu had always been loved by the foodie and restaurant community, so when Four Seasons, the Mina Group, and the Harbor East Development Group suddenly announced they were closing it back in June, we were surprised. That is, until we found out that it&...
  • Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open in the old Nevin's space tonight

    Bookmakers Cocktail Club to open in the old Nevin's space tonight
    Bookmakers Cocktail Club, the long-awaited restaurant and cocktail bar set to replace Federal Hill's beloved karaoke institution Nevin's, will be open for full dinner and bar service starting at 5 p.m. tonight. The restaurant, owned by Ryan Perlberg...
  • O Say Can You Scream?: The many absurdities of the city code surrounding "The Star-Spangled Banner"

    O Say Can You Scream?: The many absurdities of the city code surrounding "The Star-Spangled Banner"
    What with all this Star-Spangled hoo-hah going on here in The City With The Dawn's Early Light, we just happened to be skimming through "ARTICLE 19 POLICE ORDINANCES (As Last Amended by Ord. 14-231)," published by the Baltimore City Department of...
  • Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper

    Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper
    Hey Baltimore, next week is my fave-rave time of the year, the Best episode of Baltimore’s Best Alternative Weekly, namely, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore, a year’s worth of paper stuffed into one big fun-filled fact-filled periodical....
  • Persian Paradise

    Persian Paradise
    When I lived in Chicago in the ’90s, Friday nights after class would often find me at my favorite tavern, The Hopleaf, with friends and a pint of Sprecher Black Bavarian. Inevitably, after our bellies yearned for more than alcohol, we would walk a...
  • Penny Slots

    A lot of ink has been spilled about the new casino downtown. The folks in charge would have us believe it’s a boon to tourism that will bring classy high rollers to our city to play a gentleman’s game of poker and then enjoy a “famous&...
  • Gentrification By Degrees

    Gentrification By Degrees
    By Degrees Café (415 S. Central Ave., [410] 522-0478, bydegreescafe.com) has been on my to-do list since it opened a little over a year ago. The chef, Omar Semidey, has worked at New York’s Gramercy Tavern and at some of Baltimore’s finest...
  • Tough Act To Follow

    Tough Act To Follow
    There was a time when locals in the know popped down to the windowless J. Patrick’s Pub in Locust Point to swill whiskey and beer in one of the most authentic Irish bars in Baltimore. Owner Joe Patrick Byrne enthusiastically poured for the crowds...
  • Freedom and Order

    Freedom and Order
    My wife, CP contributor Nicole King (pictured, left), and I were sitting in a park sipping from a big bottle of beer as dogs frolicked and people talked softly and drank. When our beer was empty and we were hungry, we decided to go and eat in one of the...
  • Tacos Al Fresco

    Tacos Al Fresco
    Sitting on the deck of Barcocina (1629 Thames St., [410] 563-1500, barcocina.com) in Fells Point, we were reminded of the pleasures of dining next to the water while watching the boats go by. It seems a naturally Baltimorean privilege but, oddly, there...
  • Turp's Sports Bar and Restaurant undergoing renovations

    Turp's Sports Bar and Restaurant undergoing renovations
    Mount Vernon sports fans (yes, we exist) can breathe a sigh of relief, Turp's is not closing. With the bar and restaurant shuttered the past couple of weeks for renovations, customers were left to wonder if that meant the end—kinda like The...
  • Oysters outside "R" months

    Oysters outside "R" months
    So how does that old chestnut about “R” months—months with an “R” in their spelling—and oysters go? I've been thinking about this because I just accepted a job at Thames Street Oyster House. In an impromptu poll of...