It’s been 25 years since salsa overtook ketchup as the most sold condiment in the United States, but Baltimore’s embrace of serious Mexican food is a newer phenomenon. And a phenomenon it is. The recent success of legitimately authentic Mexican spots like Clavel and Cocina Lucahadoras is a heartening development.
Plans to create a “ruin garden” at the Current Space artist gallery on N. Howard Street can move forward after Baltimore’s preservation commission this week approved a $500,000 plan that calls for partially demolishing an adjacent building.
Being a good voter is being an informed voter, but sometimes plowing through campaign flyers, newspaper questionnaires and policy pages on candidate websites can be a bit, well, draining. Here, you will get to absorb the policies of Gov. Larry Hogan and former NAACP executive Ben Jealous in nearly two-minute battle rap verses ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
Not from the candidates themselves, mind you, but from local MCs Ray Cobaine and J. Law.
“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f–k them.” Those immortal words come to us from Baltimore’s favorite son, director John Waters.
This weekend will give the City That Reads ample opportunity to stock its bookshelves with novels, biographies, graphic novels and superhero comics at both the Baltimore Book Festival and Baltimore Comic-Con. Both events are within walking distance of each other.
Each year, Doors Open Baltimore allows people behind-the-scenes access to many of Baltimore’s most beautiful buildings, some of which are not always open to the public. The next one is happening Oct. 6-7, by the way.
As an appetizer to that, head to the Peale Center tonight for an exhibit of photographs showcasing the unique details of some of the best-designed structures in our cityscape.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s next school will be named for a sainthood-bound nun who founded the country’s first Catholic place of learning for black children, right here in Baltimore.
On Aug. 15, 1814, the painter Rembrandt Peale opened the Museum and Gallery of the Fine Arts on Holliday Street, the first building in the United States constructed specifically as a museum. The inaugural exhibit included a mastodon skeleton excavated by his father, portrait artist Charles Wilson Peale, as well as military artifacts and stuffed birds, animals and fish.
If you LOVE City Life, join Live Baltimore at this month’s Happy Hour on Friday, August 24 at LB Skybar. With a $10 donation, these special happy hours highlight neighborhood hot spots while benefiting your favorite city loving organization. Raise a pint while showing your support for Live Baltimore and their mission to grow the city.
With the fancy food coming out of the kitchen brought out by a wait staff dressed in jeans, Chez Hugo Bistro is a place that straddles the line between the old-school, white-tablecloth notions of high-end French cuisine and the new, more democratic approach to “good” food that characterizes 21st century American restaurants.