Best of Baltimore 2012

How much do we love Baltimore? Let us count the ways . . .

NOTE: This is our 2012 Best of Baltimore feature. The 2013 Best of Baltimore list is here.

It’s fitting that this was the year the word “hon” officially was given back to Baltimore. (See “Best PR Move” in News) The hon represents so much about this town — its inherently friendly nature, its fierce pride in its working-class roots, its willingness to poke fun at itself and embrace all outsiders. It’s in this spirt that Baltimore has continued its awe-inspiring renaissance, one that is quirky, unique, and has spawned art, food, media, retail, and business that follows no one else’s cookie-cutter model. Our cat-eyed queen on the cover would agree: It’s a great time to be a “hon” — or a Baltimorean of any stripe.

Best of Baltimore - FoodFood

By Suzanne Loudermilk with Carrie Oleynik and Martha Thomas

Best of Baltimore - FunFun

By Jess Blumberg and Amy Mulvihill

Best of Baltimore - ServiceService

By Ken Iglehart with Jane Marion

Best of Baltimore - Shop

By Hilary Geisbert with Jane Marion 

Best of Baltimore - NewsNews

By Justin Snow with Evan Serpick

Best of Baltimore - Arts

By John Lewis

Best of Baltimore - Readers PollReaders' Poll

Over 5000 Baltimoreans voted on Baltimore's best in 2012. Here are the results.

Issue date: August, 2012
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