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This Year’s Baltimore Farmer’s Market is Pretty Huge You Guys

This Year’s Baltimore Farmer’s Market is Pretty Huge You Guys

Baltimore’s numero uno Sunday Farmer’s Market debuts in less than 48 hours (oddly timed with our Lord and Savior’s Resurrection, but whatever) and 2015 is shaking up to be VERY SPEND HAPPY for you, the interested consumer. A slew of new vendors have been added and the market boundaries have exploded beyond the confines of the overpass (be sure to visit beef jerky impresarios Mobtown Meatsnacks by the ATM!). A whopping FIFTY SEVEN craft vendors … Read entire article »

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Hello Fresh Gift Card Giveaway Bonanza 2000

Hello Fresh Gift Card Giveaway Bonanza 2000

Historically speaking, we’ve reviewed the meal-in-a-box-delivery solution known as Hello Fresh on more than one occasion (One for the veg, one for the meat – gots to be thorough, people!) and to date, their services still continue to be often imitated by your Plated’s’s and your Blue Apron’s’s’s, but needless to say Hello Fresh has been the most generous with their first time discounts and giveaways. To whit, they’ve granted us a pair of $40 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consumerism, Contests, Mealtime

ALCS Tickets, by the numbers

ALCS Tickets, by the numbers

(t/h TiqIQ for compiling the data) Previewing Orioles Tickets For the ALCS Beginning Friday, the Baltimore Orioles will make their first appearance in the ALCS since 1997. A year that saw the O’s take first-place honors in the AL East and post their best record (96-66) since their World Series win 31 years ago, the team will now take on the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series. The Royals have also experienced decades of … Read entire article »

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CHECKERS COMPLAINT LETTER. YOUR PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SUCKS AND YOU SUCK.

CHECKERS COMPLAINT LETTER.  YOUR PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SUCKS AND YOU SUCK.

Every so often, Checkers offers the “Bacon Philly Cheese Steak Sub”, which looks quite tasty.  I’ve never tried it, but have ingested my fair share of their flagship The BIg Buford, which sounds like a character on The Dukes of Hazzard, or the brand name of an oblong sex device. After YouTubing several fat Rednecks gorging themselves on this “Philly Sub” while making gobbling grunts, I knew I had to try it.  When a Redneck moans, you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consumerism, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Mealtime, Reviews, WTF

An Underdog’s Up-Fed-Hill Battle?

An Underdog’s Up-Fed-Hill Battle?

If you’ve been keeping your finger on the pulse of Federal Hill life, you may have heard that Petco’s smaller brand label, Unleashed, is moving in to the spot that Quizno’s used to occupy. The concept is a good one, in theory: bring in the knowledge and know-how of the larger brand and put it in a smaller package. But personally, I won’t be shopping there because much like how video killed the radio star … Read entire article »

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How to make a million dollars running a festival booth

How to make a million dollars running a festival booth

Let it be known that I, Evan The Mayor, made my sophomore debut as a festival vendor this past Sunday at Federal Hill’s Street Beat Festival selling our delicious, nutritious and amazing Mobtown Meatsnacks to the thinned masses; crowds seeing anemic ebbs and flows as a result of a majority of citizens being en route to the Orioles game at the Yards or huddled at home or in a bar for opening NFL Sunday (SPORTS!). … Read entire article »

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A-Tisket, A-Tanget

New Contributor @LDSomerville covers a lot of bases with this tangent laden diatribe on our collective childhood cultures and engaging them as adults. A-Tisket, A-Tangent By Leslie D. Somerville Ride The Beat-Beat-Beat Like A Pony Who hates friendship? No one does, unless you’re a cranky doodle donkey. My little Pony Friendship is Magic is never misleading in its storytelling and has strong knowledge of its characters and the type of audience it would like to generate. The dialogue isn’t condescending, like so many other kid shows, and promotes logical yet sympathetic solutions, strong friendships, and concepts of basic human decency without preaching it to you. Hence going to Bronycon was not one long anxiety-therapy session for people who do not get enough hugs. Though lots of dudes were wearing all black, no one was … Read entire article »

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B-More Stories by The Bishop

B-More Stories by The Bishop

Hello CTB Family, It’s your friendly, neighborhood, self-appointed Bishop here.  I’ve got some news I’m really excited about.  The Bishop has written a book! The book is a collection of twenty-one fictional short stories.  Some of them are funny.  Some of them are intense.  Some of them will make you think.  All of them take place and were inspired by Baltimore. “Oh Bishop, my Bishop! I’m so excited!!!  How can I get a copy?” I’m happy you asked. Paperback copies … Read entire article »

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TiqIQ Debuts Seller Direct

TiqIQ Debuts Seller Direct

Our ticketing affiliate, TiqIQ, is debuting what we think is a pretty interesting way for folks to sell their tickets online while avoiding the perils of say, Craigslist scams leading up to the Superbowl. Sellers can arrange personal offers from buyers, sellers pick the offers they like, arrange a meet and hand off the tickets. Social, streamlined and safe. They’re limiting selling slots to only five per team which in essence makes it a fairly … Read entire article »

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Inexplicable Bar Marketing Campaign

Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Inexplicable Bar Marketing Campaign

Filed under “uhhh… ok then” comes a recent marketing campaign for General Mills’ cinnamon and sugar drenched breakfast cereal for children Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The one month campaign was put together by Beaverton, OR based All Points Media , whether you know it or not you’ve seen several of their marketing campaigns before, notably their “Ad Vans” – smallish vehicles with little billboards driving around downtown slinging adverts for such things as Jose Cuervo and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boozetime!, Consumerism