Holy cow! And pig, and duck, and chicken, and even goat! Prepare to get hungry, Baltimore, cause we're hitting you with a heapin' helpin' of Cheap Eats from Baltimore's markets on their 250th anniversary. We take you through each of the city's markets-Avenue Market, Cross Street Market, Lexington Market, Northeast Market, Hollins Market,and Broadway Market--and help you sort through their vast abundance for the best and most interesting food around. We also overload you with EAT our gigantic smorgasbord dining guide, including over 300 local restaurants and food trucks. So come hungry and bring some napkins.
In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith reports on a slew of new indictments against prison officials pointing to a culture of beating prisoners in lockup in Hagerstown, we use the White House's higher education website to get the lowdown on local colleges, and the Nose plays pinball on the National Pinball Museum's final day in town. In City Folk, Andrew Zaleski introduces us to the owner of the legendary jazz club, Caton Castle.
In the Arts, Bret McCabe goes silent on the NOVO festival and Geoffrey Himes review Home. Baynard Woods reviews the Max Weber show at the BMA and gets bookish with Rob Roensch's The Wildflowers of Baltimore and a roundup of local authors, while making time to talk to Lotfy Nathan about the premiere of his film 12 O'clock in Baltimore at SXSW. Also in film, Andrew Zaleski investigates the moral quandries of The Gatekeepers.
In Eats and Drinks, Martha Thomas sees that girl from high school who trades in the mom jeans for haute couture in the new Mt. Washington Tavern, Clinton McSherry gets juiced on Post Prohibitions cocktails, and Athena Towery is thrilled by Herb and Soul's culinary quirks .