Leaked!!! The Real Inner Harbor Master Plan

There was no shortage of groans and eye rolls yesterday when the Baltimore Sun ran a story on the city’s Inner Harbor Master Plan. People are fed up with good reason. Not only has the city ignored all good sense and pressed forward with the Harbor Point TIF, now they want to build a ‘world […]

California Tortilla on Pratt Street is Closed

It is with a heavy heart that we announce here that California Tortilla has closed its doors at the Pratt Street location. The restaurant closed quietly and without fanfare recently, and in truth we only noticed the change when we happened to be downtown during the dinner hour and wanted a burrito last week. It […]

The Chop Goes to the Babe Ruth Museum

One of the benefits we were promised we could enjoy when we bought Orioles season tickets this year was free admission to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and museum downtown. We’re also entitled to other freebies like ballpark tours and admission to the Sports Legends Museum, but so far we haven’t taken advantage of these. Until […]

Angry Samoans @ Sidebar Tonight

Longtime readers of this blog will note that we’re generally not interested in nostalgia acts. It’s always been our feeling that any band’s useful lifespan is about 8 years, and you can maybe tack on two years to the front or back of that for garage days and farewell tours- but in no wise should […]

The Beaux’ Stratagem Opening @ Everyman Theater Tonight

You’ll have to forgive the Chop if we’re a little impatient this evening, Baltimore. Pardon us if we’re a bit brusque with a busboy or a peck piqued at a parking attendant. For you see, tonight we’ve got a curtain time to make. This evening we’re heading downtown to the Everyman Theater for the opening […]