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Tourism Tuesday: Charm City Food Tours

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Feeling hungry? Looking for the most delicious foods in Baltimore? On the Charm City Food Tours, you’ll take a group walk through some of the most historical areas stopping to dine in 3 to 4 restaurants of Baltimore’s best food along the way.

On the tours, you can visit a variety of the most renowned neighborhoods in Baltimore, including Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy and Mt. Vernon, and some of the best public food markets, like Cross Street, Broadway, and Lexington Market. You’re bound to experience the best of both worlds: traditional favorites and the newest cuisine styles to hit the scene. From classic hometown meals to perfectly prepared ethnic foods, you’ll get a taste of Baltimore’s variety.


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Museum Monday: American Visionary Art Museum

Monday, October 25th, 2010 by Alex Fili

One step inside the American Visionary Art Museum and you’ll understand exactly why it was named “Best Museum” in Baltimore’s Magazine Readers’ Poll. Actually, you don’t even need to step inside. From the one-of-a-kind building to the 55 foot Baltimore landmark outside, the Giant WhirliGig, you can get a sense of the truly unique experience you will find inside.


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Sports Saturday: Charm City Roller Girls

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 by Alex Fili

What’s a real rough, tough, and unique sport to check out in Baltimore? None other than the Charm City Roller Girls. Roller Derby comes off as a vicious sport, and it certainly takes a powerful woman to skate for the team, but the Charm City Roller Girls are none other than a real representation of women from all over the Baltimore/DC area.

Inspired by other leagues in major cities, the Charm City Roller Girls formed in 2005 and now have an organization of their own with over 80 members, all donning the witty names on the backs of their uniforms you can’t help but admire. Roller Derby has gotten more attention recently, from being the setting for individual episodes of TV shows like Psych to being the basis of major films like Whip It, so why don’t you come out and see first-hand what a bout is really like?


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Food Friday: The Capital Grille

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Alex Fili

Whether you’re looking for relaxed elegance, exceptional cuisine, or a lively night downtown, The Capital Grille Restaurant has you covered.

With the combination of their nationally celebrated steaks, fresh seafoods, and a selection of over 400 wines, the expansive menu is impressive to say the least. The cocktails are a perfect complement to the masterpiece food of the Grille.


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Theater Thursday: The Everyman Theatre

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Want to see a fine theatrical production but don’t want to travel very far? Look no further than the Everyman Theatre, located down the street from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Founded in 1990, the Everyman Theatre is proud of the intimate environment that is presented between the player and the audience.

The current production is Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies. Entertainment at its best, Shipwrecked! is a tale of adventure on the high-seas featuring sea turtles, wombats, a man-eating octopus and even Queen Victoria! (more…)

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Wacky Wednesday: The Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Art is known for its expansive array of subjects, materials, and mediums. One art form that pushes the limits of all those aspects is certainly tattoos. At the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, not only can you brush up on your history of electric tattooing but there’s a fully functioning tattoo studio as well.

Tattoos are gotten for all sorts of motives – aesthetic, spiritual, remembrance, etc – and it’s likely someone you know has at least one. Tattoos have been a large part of culture for a long time, but electric tattooing has sprung up just since the late 19th century. In the museum, you’ll get to explore the rapid history along with modern technology and masterpieces. From American to Japanese techniques, black and gray portraits, photo-realism and more, you’re sure to walk out knowing something you didn’t before.


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Tourism Tuesday: Lexington Market

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Looking to get away from the touristy side of Baltimore and into the heart and soul of it? Then Lexington Market is the place to go. With over 140 merchant stands and small eateries, you’re sure to find a variety of food to satisfy any Baltimore appetite.

With the Market nearing its 225th anniversary, you can taste the tradition in the Market, as merchants have passed down their stalls from generation to generation. From meat to fruit, seafood to baked goods, and even candy, you can find many famed foods like crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood, Polock Johnny’s Hot Dogs, and those shortbread cookies covered in fudge we’ve come to know as Berger Cookies.


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Museum Monday: The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ever wanted to stand toe to toe with some of the most inspirational figures in history? You’ll find your chance at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Not only will you be visiting the first ever wax museum in Baltimore, but the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.

Established in 1983, the museum focuses on the study and preservation of African American history through some of the most well-known role models, like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll also run into several lesser-known, but just as inspiring figures like the in the exhibit dedicated to the first three African American astronauts.


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Sports Saturday: The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 by Alex Fili

While the playoffs are in full swing, take a breather and brush up on one of baseball’s greats: Babe Ruth. Here in Baltimore, we have the great honor of being home to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.

The site consists of the house (and the three houses next door) where he was born in 1895 to serve as a tribute to the great Bambino, filled with many Babe artifacts like his boyhood bat and the official score book from Babe’s first professional game with the 1914 Orioles. (more…)

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Food Friday: Pazo

Friday, October 15th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Can’t make that weekend trip to Sicily work? Don’t be too dismayed. Pazo has all your Mediterranean needs covered. From the Spanish coast to the Italian isles, Pazo will provide you with delectable cuisine and the closest Mediterranean experience you can have without actually leaving the country – or Baltimore. (more…)

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