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Martha Thomas

Snake Charmers

Tucked behind the hulking remains of Hausner’s, Snake Hill is everything that the Baltimore icon was not. It’s small, informal and basically has just one thing on the menu: sausage. “We saw the concept in places across the country,” says owner Rich Pugh, the onetime skateboarder who owns Johnny Rad’s …

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Address book Moving day

Lovely Grano is branching from Hampden to Federal Hill (1043 S. Charles St.), while Abbey Burger Bistro, still a fave in Federal Hill, is expanding to Fells Point (811 S. Broadway). The Bun Shop, that quirky mix of eclectic décor and focused cuisine (just about everything on the menu is …

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Roll ‘n’ brew Brothers in beer

If you think about it, craft brewing may be today’s equivalent of 1980s and ‘90s garage bands: a ragtag crew getting together to make something they love. John Marsh and his pals—Roy Fisher, Jr., Bill Stevenson and others—have been messing with music and art for years. Turning a home brewing …

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Meat Cute Powerball

In even meatier news, 8Ball Meatball, a restaurant wholly devoted to—can you guess?—recently opened its doors in Fells Point. Paul Weitz, whose family owns a handful of franchises, including BGR and Nature’s Kitchen at BWI, was inspired by New York’s Meatball Shop, which opened its first of five locations in …

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Bottoms Up Garden party

My favorite part of spring is the contrasts: the brisk mornings softened with sunny afternoons, the grays of winter fading into the warm colors of fresh gardens. This cocktail is a lovely, light divergence from the heavier cocktails of winter now past. The brightness of the deep-red, semi-sweet strawberries, complemented …

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Baltimore Shines as Millennial Housing Mecca

For many businesses, millennials are a difficult generation to pin down. The group, composed of people aged 20-35, is seemingly defined by buzzwords: Innovative. Tech-savvy. Self-motivated. Transient. They’re notorious for their deviation from “traditional” lifestyles, leaving companies everywhere stumped about how to best serve them. In Baltimore, however, millennials are …

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Q&A Reality Star: Three questions for Jamie McDonald

We asked philanthropy entrepreneur Jamie McDonald, founder of both Generosity Inc. (which guides nonprofits in using technology to engage with donors) and GiveCorps (an online fundraising platform for nonprofits and educational institutions), what fuels her desire to generate good on such a grand scale. We also wanted to hear what’s …

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Celebrate Black History in Baltimore Here’s what to see and do this important month.

During February, Baltimore offers many opportunities to celebrate Black History. Museum exhibitions, special film screenings, plays and more are happening around the city. Here’s our roundup of who’s celebrating and how. Baltimore Theatre Project The experimental theater company is presenting “The Meeting,” a drama chronicling the supposed meeting of Malcolm …

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