For many it’s the start of a new fiscal year and the holiday weekend. In Little Italy, it’s time to grab a lawn chair and point the projector at Ciao Bella Restaurant. Read More →
Fells Point’s Tortilleria Sinaloa is my favorite spot in town to buy tortillas. The small (only 8 seats!) Mexican cafe makes its tortillas fresh every day, and customers can walk away with a stack of warm, paper-wrapped tortillas to take home. Lucky for us, Tortilleria Sinaloa is opening another location in Baltimore–which means more tortillas. Which means more happiness. Read More →
You’ve got to hand it to the folks who invented pizza and pasta—they know what makes a good time and what makes a party. Just as a traditional Italian meal includes course upon course of meticulously crafted food, Little Italy’s summer outdoor film series offers so much more than just the chance to plop down for a flick. In Little Italy, the evening begins with a stroll through the neighborhood and (if you’re smart) a movie night dinner special at one of its amazing restaurants. Many even offer carryout for the occasion. Then there’s live music at 7pm and a film at 9. So we can easily guarantee you’ll be full by the time you head home. Read More →
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is “Miami 305 to the heart,” but the bat-throwing, salsa-peddling All-Star said he’s been looking for a way to give back to the Baltimore community. He settled on hosting the Manny Machado Celebrity BaseBowl on Thursday.
I have not patronized every bowling establishment in the city, but I would be surprised if there were swankier one than Mustang Alley’s Bar Bowling and Bistro in Little Italy, where the BaseBowl took place. Seriously, you have to see this place. Read More →
Hot House: 1220 Bank Street #102, Baltimore, MD 21202
Luxury industrial style loft condo, circa 2005, in historic building, circa 1881. Brick exterior with interior walls of exposed brick and concrete. 18’ ceilings. 1,599 sq. ft. with 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, spa master bath. Private rear patio. Parking, w/ direct access to condo from garage: $569,999 * (see NB)
What: The Canal Street Malt house takes up a full block in what’s left of Little Italy, just north of Harbor East. It was actually a brewer’s malt warehouse back in the day, when Central Avenue was called Canal Street because a water channel (now underground) ran straight down the middle. Two new wings were added when the malt house became luxury condominiums back in 2005, but happily, this loft is in the original building and retains some nice details and an industrial feel. It’s an impressive space, with soaring ceilings perfect for large-scale art work, tall south-facing windows, vertical iron beams and exposed piping. The floors command attention too – wide plank Brazilian cherry, cork upstairs, textured marble in the bathrooms. (The art and much of the furniture, including an amazing clear blue acrylic table designed by Elizabeth Paige Smith, is for sale.) The space’s distinctive look is the result of a collaboration between designer Tracy Reichert and decorative painter/painting contractor Christopher Licata. The interior has open floor plan, with sleek kitchen overlooking the larger living space. Metal staircase rises to the loft master bedroom, which has custom designed built-ins, walk in closets, dressing area and spa bath with separate shower. Downstairs again, the back patio off the main space is private. A gate leads to central courtyard garden. Condo fees are $302/month, includes maintenance, sewer, snow and trash removal, water. Read More →
As you may have heard, Baltimore is having a pretty crime-y summer. In circumstances like these, it’s hard to fault anyone for wanting a little more protection. But are private security patrols — like those hired or considering being hired by Charles Village, Little Italy, and Highlandtown — a good idea?
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The simple pleasure of a cold Natty Boh is undeniable. However, it is important to mix things up every now and again for the sake of keeping an open mind and exposing yourself to new things. In a pinch, you could grab something that looks exciting at The Wine Source, or maybe try something seasonal from Brewer’s. But how is one supposed to truly learn about good beer versus bad beer, quality craft versus generic, watery, low-calorie beer-like substances? You need both exposure, and someone to lead you down the path to Beer Enlightenment.
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