North Baltimore, Annapolis Take 3rd and 4th Place in Holiday Parade Poll

Photo via 1234Christmas.com

To no one’s surprise, the annual Christmas parade in Hampden and Medfield has been recognized by the internet as one of the best holiday festivities in the country.

Baltimore Woman Accused of Stealing from Local Business to Stock Her Own

Image via Shopbrightside.com.

Baltimore police say a local woman used one weird trick to stock her online store for free.

Hampden Man Charged in Armed Robbery at The Charmery, Attempted Robbery of 7-11

Photo by Ethan McLeod

A Hampden man is facing armed robbery, assault and theft charges after police say he robbed The Charmery with a shotgun and attempted to hold up a nearby 7-11 days later using a machete.

Center Cut Doughnuts in Hampden to Close for Good this Weekend

Photo via Center Cut Doughnuts/Facebook

It was a quick 10 months for Hampden’s newest doughnut shop.

New Sushi Restaurant to Open at The Rotunda

View of the Rotunda. Image via Rotunda Developer/Realtor, Hekemian Co.

The Rotunda is getting a new Sushi bar: 18-8 Sushi is slated to open in the redeveloped Hampden complex by New Year’s Day of 2018. 

Hopkins Buys Hampden’s Historic Stieff Silver Complex for $17.55M

Photo by Frederic C. Chalfant, via Wikimedia Commons

The iconic Stieff Silver buildings in southern Hampden are now part of Johns Hopkins University’s real estate portfolio.

Charm City Cook: Creative Cocktails, Small Plates and Hemingway at The Bluebird


I bought my house in Hampden in 2000. Yep, my neighborhood’s gotten better and better every year. And, when you look at the restaurants, even more so. I got into cooking later in life…in my mid-30s, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, America’s Test Kitchen and Ina Garten all taught me how to cook. And then in my 40s, Hampden got new restaurant after new restaurant. When I moved in, there was Holy Frijoles, Cafe Hon, Golden West and a few others. I still miss Mamie’s lobster night. Now? We have The Food Market, Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Arômes, Paulie Gee’s Pizza and the list goes on. And on. Saturated? Maybe, but the good ones will stay. Quite possibly one of the best places to open in years? The Bluebird Cocktail Room.

Crowdfunded Charm Kitty Café is Finally Opening to the Public on Saturday

“Star” sits on a bed in Charm Kitty Café. Photo by Julia Flaccavento.

Inside a new storefront in Whitehall Mill at the edge of Hampden, cats roam free, weaving between human feet or squatting placidly atop oversized cushions. A couple cloister themselves inside empty merch cubbies along the wall. Several jump up periodically to walk on the front desk, accompanying staffers who warmly greet guests coming in the doors.

Hot House: A Row House On Hampden’s Fabled Christmas Street, $263K


Hot House: 717 W. 34th Street, Hampden, Baltimore MD 21211

Victorian style row house, circa 1900, in brick and stucco, with rubber roof. Front bow window, large front porch,  back deck. Three bedrooms, one full bath over 1,124 sq. ft., with unfinished basement, floored attic. Recently renovated country-style kitchen with six burner stove, exposed brick, Corian counters and large island. Hardwood floors throughout. Private fenced yard with one-car garage and parking pad: $263,000