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Catch of the Day, Hampden

HampdenFest comes to… Hampden

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 1:05pm


catch of the day fish (2)It never fails. Every year, we see posters and billboards go up for HampdenFest and we’re like, “wait, didn’t that just happen?” This is followed a minute or two later by, “Oh no, wait. That was HonFest.” But what’s the difference? And why do we need two? Don’t both fests celebrate the totally quirky loveable weirdness that is Hampden? Sure, one has lots of scary ladies (and non-ladies) in sky-high, neon beehives and the other has toilet bowl races, but are these two things really appealing to very different demographics? We kinda doubt it.  Nevertheless, the more, the merrier, we say. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Mt. Washington

National Cheeseburger Day

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 15, 2014 1:42pm


Cheeseburger Day

catch of the day fish (2)Surely, you don’t need our help remembering that this Thursday (Sept 18) is National Cheeseburger Day. Never mind that deeper research indicates that today is in fact National Double-Cheeseburger Day; we like to keep things simple. After all, we don’t have Double Turkey Thanksgiving or Double Chocolate Bunny Easter, right? Not that those ideas sound bad, now that we think of it… But in all seriousness, unlike Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, Cheeseburger Day doesn’t require buying a gift or card for the holiday’s honoree. Unless of course it’s a fancy new mustard or some grilled red onions. Read More →

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Enjoy a “Daycation” at the Four Seasons Pool Before It Closes, Sept. 28

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 3:30pm

Pool Fourth floor deck (1)

catch of the day fish (2)It’s a bummer when summer ends, but we can all squeeze a little more out of the season with a day at the Four Seasons Splash Pool until it closes September 28.  The fourth floor terrace infinity pool isn’t only open to hotel guests, you know.  The hoi polloi can gain access with a spa treatment reservation valued at $150 or more, Monday through Thursday, and relax poolside on the Splash Terrace, the fourth-floor dining oasis. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Cross Keys, Roland Park, Shop Local

New Look, New Location, Same Tasteful Menswear for Gentlemen at Samuel Parker in Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 2:00pm

Samuel Parker has long been our gold standard for a local men’s haberdashery. Named for owner Ken Himmelstein’s own grandfather, the shop caters to gentlemen of refined and classic tastes. And while some women may lament that that can seem to be a dying breed, the success of Samuel Parker and Himmelstein’s vision seems to indicate otherwise.
In fact, the shop is so popular that Himmelstein has actually moved locations, opening up in the Village of Cross Keys (as though you needed another reason to visit one of our favorite shopping oases). The new and expanded Samuel Parker opened its doors Thursday, Sept 4, complete with all the incredible menswear the shop is known for, plus new offerings that take the shop well beyond just fashion, embracing all things that make for a man of complete style.

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Swap, Rock, and Roll at Mobtown Greaseball

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 1:06pm

Swap meet

catch of the day fish (2)Looking for a chance to step back into the 50′s for a bit? Well grab your comb, slick back your hair, and hop into your Chevy (or whatever) and head down to Mobtown Greaseball for a rockin’ good time. That means bands and food, of course, but there will also be plenty of kats and kittens showing off their awesome vintage rides, car show style. Not only that, there is an entire swap meet component for those looking to pick up impossible-t0-find-otherwise parts and accessories for classic cars. Sure, that doesn’t include most of us, but it’s still fun to browse and fantasize, right? Read More →

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Ravens Season Specials at Myth & Moonshine

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 1:30pm

Ravens Specials

catch of the day fish (2)We promised ourselves we wouldn’t talk about Ray Rice. And we won’t, really. But we will be stalwart in our insistence that we still get to enjoy and revel in football season for as long as it will last (’til the Super Bowl, perhaps?). Because being a Ravens fan is one of the great joys of being a Baltimorean. Even now, no matter how you feel about the incredible hullabaloo that’s put the Ravens in the national spotlight, we’re undeniably joined together as a city as we suss out the Ravens’ and NFL responses, and our feelings about it all. And while this particular drama will likely fade from the national memory sooner than we think, the drama on the field is only going to crank up in the coming months. So we may as well focus on the positive– on the ways the birds can thrill and excite us, and on the way the games bring us together with family and friends season after season. Read More →

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Catch of the Day, Hampden

Hampden Celebrates Art from Liza Hathaway Matthews

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 2:10pm


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‘Puccisque’ by Liza Hathaway Matthews

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Hampden is known as a haven for artists and art lovers alike. The neighborhood’s quirky sensibility appeals to the creative spirit; and the character of Hampden’s small businesses offer a charming and unique venue for local artists to show their work in a perfectly Baltimore setting. And all the better if the artwork is the type you might actually want to hang at home on your own walls. Next week, a solo show by Liza Hathaway Matthews (one of our favorite local artists), will open between two fab Hampden boutiques: In Watermelon Sugar and the Antique Exchange, right off of The Avenue. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Harbor East

Soul Body’s Thrive Wellness Series

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 08, 2014 1:04pm

Wellness Workshops

catch of the day fish (2)True health and wellness takes work from a variety of angles. We all known the pitfalls of hitting the gym hard but following it up with a decadent triple-mocha-something-or-other; or hoping that simply eating a sugar-fat-carb-everything-free diet will magically transform us into chiseled, marathon-running super humans. Sadly, it doesn’t quite work like that. Anyone who really knows health (and believe us, the women behind Soul Body do), knows that you’ve got to combine diet, exercise, and even self care for the total package of feeling and looking great. And as we dive into fall (and yes, that is what’s happening, though the weather might not seem like it) Soul Body is offering the perfect workshop series for developing a total-body approach to health. Read More →

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Cake Decorating Classes from Charm City Cakes

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 1:07pm

Charm City Cakes

catch of the day fish (2)Sad but true: not many of us are destined to celebrate our birthdays (or graduations, or weddings, or anniversaries) with an actual, bona fide Charm City Cake. Those confectionery works of art are just not everyday affairs, unfortunately. But that’s not to say that your homemade versions can’t have all of the decadence and creativity that go into the cakes that put Baltimore’s cake culture on the map. In fact, if you were to attend the whole slew of cake decorating classes that Charm City Cakes has this month, you may well be able to give Duff and company a run for their money by the time you’re done. Read More →

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Harvest and Crush Grapes for Dove Valley Wine

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 05, 2014 1:33pm

Dove Valley Wine

catch of the day fish (2)Did anyone else grow up thinking that wine was made when vintners filled barrels with grapes and then stomped them into juice with their feet? That may have happened once upon a time, but certainly it’s not the way these days. But still, creating wine from what begins as grapes on a vine is a lot of work– and yet, it can also be a lot of fun. So we’re overjoyed that Dove Valley Wine is opening up their rows of vines to volunteers– and offering us all the chance to help with the harvest. And to make it even more fun, they’re throwing in lunch and a bottle of wine to take home for all those who volunteer. Does it really get any better? Read More →

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