Introducing Baltimost, a new award series by Baltimore Fishbowl

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Karen Nitkin’s column Baltimost introduces readers to people who have an interesting story to tell, many of whom are in some way helping to shape our city. There’s the art teacher and artist in residence at Motor House. The co-founder of a food co-op that empowers refugee women. The artist making elaborate, one-of-a-kind papercuts.

All those people contribute something that makes Baltimore unique. When we first approached the idea of doing some kind of award, it only seemed fitting to expand on the idea of the people, places and things that give the city its character. And we’re even going to call these awards by the same name: Baltimost.

This is not another Best Of; we’re not saying any of these awardees is better than someone or something else. Our goal is to highlight just a small portion of what makes Baltimore unique.

Next week we’ll publish our list of the 10 people, 10 places and 10 things that we think make Baltimore a great place, contribute to fixing the city’s many problems or offer something quintessential to the community at large.

And we’re throwing a party at the new True Chesapeake Oyster Co. to celebrate. Join us Oct. 27 for wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, oysters as we recognize the winners.


Special thanks to The Fox Building and Clipper Mill Apartments and Bon & Viv spiked seltzer, the Baltimost event sponsors.


Brandon Weigel

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