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Folie’s Map of Baltimore and Environs (1792)

Folie’s Map of Baltimore and Environs (1792)

The Big Map Blog does it again, today posting a map of the Baltimore area in 1792 as illustrated by A.P. Folie. It’s huge, zoomable, browsable and downloadable, I highly recommend clicking through the link and taking a look. Here’s some info from the Maryland Historical Society: Comparison between this 1792 map of Baltimore and the 1780 map by Presbury shows that in a short twelve-year span a considerable development had taken place in Baltimore, especially along … Read entire article »

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Drink Baltimore is Baltimore’s new happy hour website yall

Drink Baltimore is Baltimore’s new happy hour website yall

Joining the likes of gotime.com, 600block.com and probably a bunch of others I forgot, comes drinkbaltimore.com – a site dedicated to all things drinking in Baltimore. Today is the “soft launch” of the site – just in time for Baltimore Beer Week’s first day – preloaded with staff written reviews of local drinkeries, features on general drinking culture, that sort of thing. The official launch is October 20th at Alewife (21 N. Eutaw St, Downtown) … Read entire article »

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Free Admission to Fright Fest with blood donation

Free Admission to Fright Fest with blood donation

Everyone knows about Fright Fest, Six Flags America’s (13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro) annual month-long celebration of all things scary and Halloween-oriented, so why not get in for free and help out the Red Cross by donating some blood? Saturday October 1st from 10:00am-4:00pm, donate on premises at Six Flags America and receive a free ticket for admission, usable any Saturday/Sunday until October 30th. Or if you’re a thrill seeker like me, donate blood and … Read entire article »

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Local bloggers instruct public on frugal weekend activities

Local bloggers instruct public on frugal weekend activities

Hey have you seen the Baltimore Sun’s Live! section today? You did pay the $0.75 for your copy of the Baltimore Sun in order to see this really awesome feature on how to have a cheap weekend in and around Baltimore, as put together by four local (and awesome, attractive) bloggers? Well, if you haven’t yet – and you should – check out the collaborative goodness known as the Ultimate Cheap Weekend, a pretty much complete … Read entire article »

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This whole “Complacent Reynolds” thing is pretty funny

This whole “Complacent Reynolds” thing is pretty funny

As it popped up the other day on Orioles Hangout, a delightful thread about a delightful photo of one Baltimore Oriole Mark Reynolds nonchalantly eating a bag of sunflower seeds as Red Sock David Ortiz baseruns his way past, seemingly complacent in the whole affair. The photo in and of itself is hilarious, and then the internet does what it does best, started Photoshopping the crap out of it and placing Complacent Reynolds in all … Read entire article »

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Urban Foraging in Baltimore: or, Hey this Superfundberry tastes great!

Urban Foraging in Baltimore: or, Hey this Superfundberry tastes great!

  Laura Vozzella ran a piece in the Baltimore Sun yesterday regarding the seemingly on-the-rise concept of Urban Foraging, which essentially amounts to picking things up off the ground and eating them: By gathering food in a city public park, Stauss not only trims her grocery bill but also takes part in one of the more surprising offshoots of the local-foods movement: urban foraging. Even in Baltimore, where certain parks are better known as murder-victim dumping grounds … Read entire article »

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The HONtroversy Zeta – the ultimater flame war

The HONtroversy Zeta – the ultimater flame war

In our last episode, City Paper had just published a feature-length interview with Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting, the contents of which completely backfired and caused an upswell of renewed ire at her for the then-recent revelation that she had trademarked the colloquial term “Hon.” And here we are months later, when Baltimore Sun reports that Denise Whiting, in anticipation of next week’s HonFest, has distributed a list of restrictions on area businesses participating in … Read entire article »

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New Baltimore Blogosite – Ask Fuzz

New Baltimore Blogosite – Ask Fuzz

Ever wanted to ask a cop about cop stuff, anonymously? Well now you’ve got a resource for that: introducing Ask Fuzz, a Bmore-bred site dedicated to cop stories, theoretical situations contributed by the masses (Can you chug a bottle of booze after being stopped and beat a DUI?) and a bunch of other cop-related snizznozz – they’re currently looking for cops to lend and answering hand too, so if you’re a cop interested in being … Read entire article »

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Damn You, Chipotle!

If there’s one thing for certain, Americans are total whores for Chipotle. Their streamlined ordering system, the pure deliciousness of their burritos, the …industrial styling? It’s all enough to send you into oblivion. Taste oblivion. And like you, I’m a total whore for Chipotle and went right ahead and watched this video promo for “America’s Next Great Restaurant” on Facebook without hesitation and got myself a BOGO burrito at Chipotle. Damn you, Chipotle. Click on the image to whore yourselves out for free burritos! … Read entire article »

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Gambling for booze!

Alright well not really – but this entry into a hacking competition by a NYC hacker gr0up for hacking could make ordering a drink a little more fun; it’s a decommissioned Japanese slot machine that takes tokens, the resulting combination of the spin determines your drink! Check out the full text at Popular Science. … Read entire article »

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