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Betsy Boyd

Beach Reading

‘Intimacy Idiot’ by Isaac Oliver Based on an autobiographical blog turned off-Broadway solo show, Baltimore native Isaac Oliver—dubbed a “monstrous new talent,” by New York magazine—serves up a collection of ultra-personal essays and other laugh-inducing fragments. Over the kooky course, he hooks up romantically with a man who dresses as …

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Cinema Paradiso

Drive across the city and ponder the shells of the old movie theaters that used to be, the little neighborhood dream palaces, the Cinema Paradisos, where Baltimoreans of long ago (and not so long ago) went to escape. Summer is an especially good time to reflect on this—for, in the …

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High Times with Bill Maher

JESSICA BIZIK: I’m so happy to meet the man I spend every Friday night with. BILL MAHER: What a sweet thing to say. Thank you. JB: It’s great timing. This is our pot issue for Baltimore STYLE. The cover line is “Women on Weed: Who’s really smoking in Baltimore?” Do …

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Restaurant Deconstructed: July/August 2015

Eddie and Sylvia Brown first looked at the Inn at Government House in MountVernon with an eye toward adding some office space for Eddie’s firm, Brown Capital Management. But after taking in the elegant carved woodwork, the leaded glass windows and the soaring spaces in the 1889 house, says Sylvia, …

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Herby & Crispy Spatchcocked Chicken

(serves 4) 1 4- to 5-pound chicken, preferably free range 1 lemon, sliced 1 bulb garlic, 1⁄2 cloves peeled, 1⁄2 unpeeled Olive oil Kosher salt Pepper Herb butter, combine the following: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 3 tablespoons fresh thyme 1 heaping teaspoon fresh sage, chopped Do ahead: Spatchcock the …

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Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Pasta

Serves 4 16 ounces penne rigate 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch (app. 30 stalks) asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces 2 cups peas, fresh or frozen (thawed) Reserved pasta water (about 1⁄2 cup) 2 cups whole milk ricotta 1⁄2 cup grated Pecorino Romano Zest of lemon …

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