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All Hail the ‘Hon Man’

Still via YouTube/WBAL-TV

By Michael Olesker

Think of this as a shout across a highway. It’s a shout for a man who had a paintbrush and a dream. After all this time, I miss him still. He is the “Hon Man.” He should have headed Baltimore’s unofficial welcoming committee, but political nonsense got in the way.

Third Worst Dressed? Get Over Yourself, Travel + Leisure!

"Oh, this old thing? I just throw this on when I don't know what to wear."

Two days ago, we posted about Baltimore’s ranking as the third worst-dressed city in the United States in a Travel + Leisure reader’s poll. Of course, my instinct off the bat is to politely disagree. But, man, when I saw the reasons cited by one judgmental Baltimore resident — our city’s hipsters (who, according to her, “dumpster dive” their clothes) and Hons — I was all “Whaaa?”

Hipster-bashing is becoming an unfortunate national pastime, and Baltimore engages in its share. But you know Baltimore’s art scene — the one everyone here is so proud of? I hate to tell you this, but there are a lot of kids with weird hair cuts, tight jeans, and cut-up tank tops partially responsible for that. And as far as Hons go — where outside of Honfest do you regularly see anyone in a beehive, even in Hampden?

Cafe Hon’s "Kitchen Nightmares" Episode Airs Tonight!


The long-awaited episode of Kitchen Nightmares featuring Hampden eatery Cafe Hon, airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.  The episode, which taped last November, revisits the controversial “Hon” trademark issue that made owner Denise Whiting the object of scorn.

The show’s episode description from the Kitchen Nightmares’ website:

“Chef Ramsay heads to Baltimore, MD, and immediately has his hands full when he visits Cafe Hon, a Southern Comfort eatery in need not only of a restaurant renovation but also a public image makeover. The owner of Cafe Hon has come under fire from the city of Baltimore for trademarking the word “Hon” – a term of endearment for Baltimore culture. Find out if the restaurant revamp and renewed public image will be enough to win back the city of Baltimore and revive its tradition of southern comfort cooking.”

Will you watch?