How to Handle a Mispour: A Bartender’s Guide

Anyone who’s seen the inside of enough bars can easily tell a good bartender from a bad one. There are certain places which have great reputations for service, and hire nothing but good bar staff. Unfortunately, there are even a few places where the opposite is true and there’s not a decent barkeep present any […]

City Paper’s Free Movie Night @ Charles Theater Tonight

The good news? It’s movie night. The bad news? There is no bad news. We all get to go to the movies for free. What could be bad about that? The City Paper loves and appreciates its readers so much that they’ve decided to partner with the Charles Theater to treat us all to a […]

Who Should Pay on the Last Date?

You know, the discussion of who should pay on a first date is a pretty old, circular and tired argument. There are tens of thousands of opinions on the question in books and magazines and all over the internet, including our own sage advice on the matter. It’s the kind of question that most people […]

Is This a Date?

It’s a thoroughly modern world these days, Baltimore. The days of presenting debutantes, old-fashioned courtships and calling cards are by and large over, and they’re not coming back any time soon. Likewise the ideas about dating that a lot of us grew up with are also fallen by the wayside. Flowers and candy and dinner-and-a-movie […]

Iron Man Double Feature @ White Marsh Tonight

Once again the Chop plays the black sheep and goes against the grain. While the rest of you are trying to cure your Cinco de Mayo tequila hangovers by sitting in the dark at the Maryland Film Festival with movies like Putty Hill and Total Recall, and engaging in a grand old game of John […]