The 2014 Gift Guide

  • Warm Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, and Gifts to Get You Laid

    Warm Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, and Gifts to Get You Laid

    Gifts to Get You Laid “Yes Please,” by Amy Poehler ($28.99) Show her your sensitive side and she might show you hers. (see Hamdpen) Love Coupons ($5) There’s no better guarantee for getting some than presenting a document entitling you to it. (see Hampden) Nordic Ware Rolled Omelette Pan ($49.95)...

  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

  • Do-Gooders List

    Do-Gooders List

    Just a few of the many local nonprofits that could use your help this holiday season

  • Hamilton/Lauraville


    Eat: Swing by Koco's Pub for one of its famous crab cakes. 4301 Harford Road, (410) 426-3519, Drink: Swipe your frightened credit card one more time for a big cold glass of beer at Hamilton Tavern. 5517 Harford Road, (410) 426-1930,

  • Downtown/Mount Vernon

    Downtown/Mount Vernon

    Eat: Reward yourself with a big, hearty meal at City Café. 1001 Cathedral St., (410) 539-4252, Drink: Pay a visit to master cocktail-maker Brendan Dorr at B&O Brasserie. 2 N. Charles St., (443) 692-6172,

  • West Side/Station North

    West Side/Station North

    WEST SIDE Eat: Only in Baltimore are crab cakes a reasonable food to grab on the go. Take advantage of the miracle of Faidley's while you shop. 203 N. Paca St. , (410) 727-4898 Drink: Whether you need a pint or a glass of wine, or a shot, immediately, Alewife has got you covered. 21 N. Eutaw St....

  • Belvedere Square

    Belvedere Square

    Eat: Seek solace in a bad-for-your-bikini-bod-but-good-for-your-soul meal at Spike Gjerde's tasty outpost, Shoo-fly Diner. 510 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 464-9222, Drink: Grand Cru is just really good at providing delicious wine to your mouth and spirit. 527 E. Belvedere Ave., 410-464-1944,...

  • Federal Hill

    Federal Hill

    Eat: If you've been busting your ass all day to cross names off your shopping list and you just want to pick up dinner and get back to your "Gilmore Girls" marathon (admit it), swing by Thai Arroy. 1019 Light St., (410) 385-8587, Drink: Bookmakers Cocktail Club will help you reach...

  • Canton/Highlandtown


    Eat: Sous vide translates to "vacuum" in English. It doesn't matter if you know that, it just matters that you have it at Jack's Bistro when you need to refill your meat tank. 3123 Elliot St., (410) 878-6542, Drink: It's not technically a seasonal beverage, but pull yourself up...

  • North Baltimore

    North Baltimore

    Eat: You can't deny a classic. Petit Louis Bistro is consistently amazing, and the food tastes just a hint better when you can score a table near the fireplace. 4800 Roland Ave., (410) 366-9393 Drink: Not that you need to make any more decisions after spending three hours looking for a gift for...

  • Hampden


    Eat: The Food Market always seems to have just the right amount of people in it to feel lively but cozy. Feed off the energy of your peers (and Chad Gauss' menu) after a long day of soul-sucking shopping. 1017 W. 36th St., (410) 366-0606, Drink: The Other Corner Charcuterie...

  • Fells Point/Harbor East

    Fells Point/Harbor East

    Eat: It's not always easy to get a table, but when you can, Peter's Inn is so worth the wait. 504 S. Ann St., (410) 675-7313, Drink: A perfectly made cocktail can be better than sex (and often times will lead to it). Rye hits the mark every damn time. 807 S. Broadway, 443-438-3296,...