Plan Ahead: The Baltimore Marathon is on Saturday

Today’s post is just a simple public service announcement. The marathon is on Saturday. If you like running you probably already know that. If you don’t like running you probably forgot because they’re not so good at reminding all of us non-runners. If you have any appointments or anything you have to be strictly on […]

Baltimore Book Festival This Weekend

Starting today and running through Sunday evening the annual Baltimore Book Festival comes to Charles Street at Mount Vernon Place. And for us the timing could hardly be better. As we gear up to go out to sea we’re going to want to be stocked up on unread books, and trolling through Amazon in ‘just […]

Tomorrow: Hampdenfest in Hampden

For real, Baltimore: we are excited about Hampdenfest. Like even more than Christmas. And let’s be honest here- we’re going to hang out with more friends than we ever have on Christmas. We’re going to eat more mac and cheese and bread pudding than we ever have on Christmas. We’re going to see more great […]

Our Picks for Baltimore Beer Week 2012

On Tuesday in this space we publicly proclaimed our love of Fall. But there’s a whole lot more to love about Autumn than just stylish scarves- namely Baltimore Beer Week. Yes Choppers, the fourth annual Baltimore Beer Week begins today with the ceremonial tapping of the first firkin using the fabled Star Spangled Banger. The […]

The Chop’s Guide to the 2012 Baltimore Book Festival

We said in this space recently that Baltimore’s premiere cultural festival, Artscape, was highly overrated. The whole experience is such that some years we skip over it entirely and don’t even show up for a single day. This weekend the coin flips, and the city is gearing up for its best and most underrated festival, […]