We knew we were in for a unique performance when the soundboards rolled out onto the Meyerhoff stage on March This annual fundraiser is a perfect melding of venue and theme. It shimmers. Ever since Bookmakers Cocktail Club opened init has been the go-to spot for a sophisticated cocktail in Federal Hill. Once it arrives, it will go quickly, but no need to spill tears at the table.
The roominess gives us space to indulge in our own Secret Garden -esque fantasies as we navigate its wooded trails, meadow paths, and formal gardens. Originally founded at Mobtown Ballroom, the Baltimore Square Dance is now in its third year, with Brad Kolodner of Charm City Junction bringing local and regional old-time string music to Baltimoreans, young and old.
But at Jong Kak, the Korean barbecue bash seems to heat up just as other spots are going dark for the day. He now serves as vice president of the Male Enterprise Network MENan organization that works to build relationships between young minority entrepreneurs and professionals. The cutting-edge graphic de firm behind plenty of your favorite logos and posters think Maryland Morning and the Maryland Film Festival posts quippy, timely tweets featuring its work, de news, and the fun lettering and s that decorate our city.
This season, Flatland —a fascinating, transportive work based on an novel that dives into other dimensions—was followed by the original play Minotaurwhich explored survival and was performed in pitch black, with the only light coming from flashlights or candles the actors carried. Art will light the path.
Recent renovations have only made it easier to enjoy shows by the likes of Tame Impala and Alabama Shakes, and the makeover also brings the promise of attracting bigger national acts. Relevant Programming Baltimore Museum of Industry. Added bonus? It was a little frustrating when, less than two months after we interviewed Beach House and reviewed their first new album in three years, they surprised everyone including us and dropped another. North Ave. Preston St. Thirty-five of them have been bundled into the mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway that winds through Dorchester and Caroline counties.
Wolfe St. In addition to crispy chickpea rounds and a tasty house-made tahini, the pita is packed with inventive, organic ingredients such as beets, strawberries, apples, arugula, and fresh herbs. While some cities never sleep, Baltimore restaurants tend to stop serving by the time Stan Stovall anchors 11 News Tonight.
More importantly, it is cultivating the next generation of Betty Cookes and Joyce Scotts. From the minute you pull into the parking lot, you smell the fragrance of slow-smoked meat that fills the air. We can only hope that The Contemporary, and the Peale, will continue to showcase incredible, powerful art.
Enter Gundalow Juice, the first small-batch wholesale cold-press juice company in Maryland. You had us at gyro steamed buns and lamb dumplings.
These women are bold, exciting, and courageous. But forget the old adage that red wine is for meat, white wine is for seafood.
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This Mount Washington hot spot—or should we say cold spot? This town has plenty of greasy-spoon diners and bottomless-mimosa brunch spots to go around. Open every day of the week from 11 a. This year, the owners opened Boiler Room a few doors down for more casual, but just as curated, drinking options.
But our current favorite is Impact Hub, an 8,square-foot coworking space on the ground floor of the renovated Centre Theatre in Station North. Sites include a Tubman museum in downtown Cambridge, the country store where she sustained a life-threatening head injury, and, starting Marchthe acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Church Creek. Pork ossobuco with wild mushroom risotto? Since opening last September, it has hosted six exhibitions and numerous classes and events. A standout cocktail is the cozy What Is and What Should Never Be with cognac, rum, cinnamon, peach liqueur, and lemon.
Make sure to follow for a good dose of inspiration every day. The accompanying Sunday salons—during which a host of artists shared their talents—allowed us to explore the emotions the exhibit stirred. Founded by four college buddies now two married couples Ryan and Liz Bower and Laura and Tom Wagner belowWell Crafted Pizza is turning out the tastiest artisan pies in town.
But style without substance would only go so far. Open sinceSmoke brings local barbecue to a whole new level. Still, Hayden is leaving us with the best possible gift: As of this spring—and for the first time in a decade—all branches of the Pratt are open. Just yes.
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Plus, Ward educates customers about the bitter Italian liqueur amaro through classes and flights. Baltimore is a dancing town. And when little Timmy has ants in his pants while waiting for you to polish off your BYOB Merlot, he can head to the play area brimming with books, games, puzzles, and plastic dinosaurs.
But most remarkable were the lectures, films, and discussions that accompanied these exhibits, giving Baltimoreans a way to connect the themes relevant to their own lives. Park Ave. But it was the cexquisite performances that made it the most memorable play of the year. Baltimore has been blessed with a of great dairy depots hello, The Charmery! When this wisp of a Station North BYOB spot announced it was temporarily shuttering in the summer ofwe waited patiently for its return. And yes, lucky for us, she delivers them quickly. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Baltimore Magazine.
Catch pics of beautiful Baltimore scenery, delicious eats, locally made goods, and enriching art. We recommend a plate of all pickled things, the unlikely but delicious cheeseburger tartare, the smoked pork-loin sandwich that could be straight out of an Italian market, or a half-dozen local oysters served with horseradish and champagne-melon mignonette.
Have them cater your bridal shower may we suggest a white pizza?
Every now and again, we love a little liquid in our diet. Below, we break the mold and open up the world of pairing possibilities. Motor House now you know where the name comes from is home to cultural groups, performing and visual artists, activists, and more. This mobile wood-fire pizza outfit gets major style points for its tricked out Dodge truck.
Their most recent album, Ultimate Care II, employs their very own washing machine, transforming its basic functions into little symphonies both familiar and avant-garde. It feels like reading your teenage diary, or walking a suburban street at dusk on a balmy summer night. But just as we were ready to accept that with love comes loss, owner Adrien Aeschliman was back in business, and Bottega—with its small, ephemeral chalkboard menu and glorious plates of Italian countryside-inflected cuisine—somehow seemed deeper, wiser, and even better than ever.
We love that the founders worked with local organizations and deers to outfit the space, using reclaimed diner booths from Second Chance and custom tables and desks from Highlandtown furniture maker Crump and Kwash.
If you and your date are running a bit late for the movie, Clark Burger will deliver to you right inside the theater lobby. Its ever changing drinks menu focuses on small-batch liquors and house-made ingredients, and Bookmakers is the only bar around to offer Chartreuse on tap. One shot of Pikesville with a Natty Boh, please! Then, as the months wore on, we started shopping for new nesting spots to feed with friends.
So when news broke in February that she had been nominated by President Obama to become the next Librarian of Congress, we were filled with a mixture of pride and loss.
High St. And the best part? While most chefs source from Sysco, Gjerde gets farmers to grow his grains, mustard seed, and even paprika peppers. Cue the roar of the MGM lion. Their universal goodness speaks to us in any language. Not that this is always a bad thing.
A few months back, when a barrage of baked-good Instagram images beckoned, we hit the road to taste test at Dovecote in Reservoir Hill. The member collective is made up of DJs, filmmakers, painters, photographers, graphic deers, and performance artists who want to cultivate creative places for women of color, and shed light on the importance of inclusion in the art world.
Along with excellent performances, the immersive quality of these productions was what bound this season. Charles St. Properly pairing food and drinks can bring out the best qualities in each.
Cross St. But Das Bier Haus, which opened in early January, has done just that. But inglimmers of optimism and hope began to emerge as the city — tested by adversity — grew stronger and more unified.
Biddle St. Eating out with the tykes can be tricky. See you there, we shall. His debut compilation of poems and essays, Black Seedsis out now, a feat founded in powerful rhythm and an honest, unapologetic voice. Highlighting the creatives, makers, and ass kickers who make Charm City the wonderful place it is.
For something a bit more substantial, try the migas imagine scrambled huevos rancheros with chorizo, avocado, pico, and tortilla strips. Since watching the first film inAtkins has accumulated more than 12, items related to the series, ranging from trading cards to an R2-D2 cake pan.
House-made spinach and ricotta ravioli? The benefits, both economic and creative, of shared workspaces are well-documented, and Baltimore has many successful test cases. And, whether you know your fiddles from your banjos, you can—yes—square dance at the Ideal Arts Space in Hampden.