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Photo Credit:  Samson Facebook page

Spotlight On: Samson

With songs reminiscent of the gritty riffs of the Black Keys and the Dead Weather, Baltimore band Samson has been bringing an edge to venues like Joe Squared in Station North, and Ottobar in Charles Village for the last year.

09/22/2011

Photo Credit: Gutter Rose

Spotlight On: Gutter Rose

Known simply as “Mike and Steve,” Mike Koehler and Steve Dooley had been serenading Baltimore for around five years before bringing in a feminine touch to the pair, currently in the form of Jessie Firey.

09/15/2011

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Restaurant Review: Woodberry Kitchen

When my mother asked me what Woodberry Kitchen was like, I found myself at a loss for comparisons. All I could come up with was, “It’s just sooooo good.”

09/14/2011

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Restaurant Review: Chazz: A Bronx Original

Like many Baltimoreans, I was delighted to find out that the construction clogging Aliceanna Street at the Eden Building in Harbor East this spring was all for a good cause – a new restaurant.

08/31/2011

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Great Eats At Food Truck Gathering

An afternoon of pounding rain and ominous clouds couldn’t keep me away from the Gathering, Baltimore’s first food truck rally in Harbor East.

08/17/2011

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Restaurant Review: The Waterfront Hotel

While gearing up for a friend’s annual birthday bar crawl, my roommate and I decided we needed sustenance to prepare for the evening’s festivities, which were to take place in Fells Point. So we settled on the Waterfront Hotel on Thames Street.

08/10/2011

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Restaurant Review: JD’s Smokehouse

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I just flat out forget about JD’s Smokehouse on the corner of Canton Square. Now, I realize this doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but the truth is, in my mind, this just makes JD’s a hidden gem, even if it is one hidden in plain sight.

08/03/2011

(credit: American Visionary Art Museum)

Art Review: ‘What Makes Us Smile?’ At American Visionary Art Museum

Currently, AVAM is hosting the exhibition “What Makes Us Smile?” in honor of the museum’s 15th anniversary. With only a couple of weeks left in the yearlong exhibition, Baltimoreans with a sense of humor and art aficionados alike can escape the heat and humidity through Sept. 4 to meet their chuckle quota for the day.

07/25/2011

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