We Pick Our 20 Favorite Crab Houses
We have the scars to prove it. For weeks, we’ve been cracking our way through dozens—and dozens—of steamed crabs, nicking our fingers on the sharp-edged shells and enduring the salty sting of Old Bay. But the battle scars were well worth it. Along the way, we got to savor our Maryland delicacy—spice-covered, hot-from-the-steamer crabs—from some of the Baltimore area’s best spots.
First, Consider that a full-fledged war has only touched Baltimore once in its 300-year history. Then, consider how little Baltimoreans know about it. We're here to fix that, so read on.
It was a motley crew, hon, that bested Britain’s finest 200 years ago.
The Charm City of 1812 was a far cry from the Baltimore of today—in fact, it was not a city at all. Picture the 250-year-old waterfront section of Annapolis, and it gives you a pretty good idea. That’s been tidied up for the tourists, of course, so think a bit grimier. And though the juirisdiction of Baltimore at that time...
We went looking for the most highly regarded dentists in Baltimore and found 237 of them.
It’s that time again, when we unveil the results of our annual Top Dentists survey, offering a handy resource to readers who want to do you-know-what: find a talented dentist they actually like. And, no, we didn’t throw dental picks at a dartboard to arrive at our list: We surveyed more than 2,000 dentists in Baltimore and the five surrounding counties over the course of several months to find...
Across the Bay Bridge, there’s lots to do this summer.
Ultra-fresh seafood, walkable towns, and watchable wildlife— there’s so much to love about the Eastern Shore. Here’s a seasonal sampler of “Delmarvalous” diversions.
Shop Art Galleries
Just guessing, but the Eastern Shore’s artist-per-capita ratio (as measured in painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber artists, furniture designers, printmakers, you name it) must be pretty healthy. If you...
Party On: 23 ways to celebrate
There’s a ton of events for all ages on tap in Baltimore for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Here’s a roundup:
Wednesday, June 13
Head for the harbor to see a massive fleet of 13 towering tall ships, with their uniformed sailors lined up on the yardarms, arrive in Baltimore. Add the modern warships visiting town and there’ll be close to 40 in all, and the biggest include such majestic...
<p>The Bizarre Lives Of The Men Behind The Most Brazen Heist In Maryland History</p>
Shortly after the library of the Maryland Historical Society opened on the warm morning of July 9, two men dressed in jackets and ties arrived at the society’s Mt. Vernon complex. After registering at the front desk, they made their way to the library on the second floor. They were expected, having e-mailed a list of historic documents they wished to view days earlier.
The older man, whose dark,...
<p>Maryland's Oldest & Oddest Congressman Fights For His Political Life</p>
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett doesn't have an entourage.
Almost every morning, around 6 a.m., the 20-year veteran of the House of Representatives, who will turn 86 in June, drives his Toyota Prius three miles from his Buckeystown, MD, farm to his office in Frederick. He shares the small building, which sits between a Chuck E. Cheese and a Wal-Mart, with a pediatric dentist’s practice.
<p>154 Things To Do In The 10 Neighborhoods You Need To Know About</p>
If you talked to any Joe Schmo on the street about the best neighborhoods in Baltimore, they’d list the usual suspects: Canton, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hampden. And while all of those are wonderful areas, and certainly popular for a reason, we wanted to feature some of the unheralded spots in our region. Many of these areas feel like the neglected step-children of their more popular...
A look back at Camden Yards—its start, its intricacies, and how it became a legend in the landscape.
Every Orioles fan describes April 6, 1992 as a beautiful day. Perhaps they’re referring to the ideal weather, or maybe it was more about the excitement in the air. This was opening day for the city’s new ballpark, something fans had been anticipating for years.
The crowd came to the downtown gem in droves that day, riding the shiny new Light Rail or walking en masse through the Inner Harbor—much...
Which Baltimore icon should win?
Since it's the month of brackets, our editors huddled to decide which Baltimore icons should compete for the ultimate prize. First round voting is below. Later this month, we'll compare our readers' bracket against our editors' picks (on newsstands now).
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