My year in review through cocktails, craft beer, and more.
OK, not really. But in the new world we live in—where federal agents make arrests of terrorism suspects in Baltimore’s neighborhoods—the northern snakehead fish, a creepy-looking, slimy beast from the Far East, was welcome comic relief. Lethal tornadoes, the death of Johnny Unitas, heat waves, drought, banking scandals, the Catholic church’s revelations . . . even supersurgeon Dr. Ben Carson got cancer! It was enough to make us hide under our desks. That’s why we love the Frankenfish. These resilient, carnivorous fish were a bogeyman we could handle (and, eventually, even slay). Conquering the killer fish was one of the good things that 2002 also brought: a championship for the University of Maryland men’s basketball team (led by Charm City’s Juan Dixon), a wild gubernatorial election, a boom in city living, a near-miss as a potential Olympic host city—heck, even the hard-luck, adolescent Orioles gave us a few moments there. So here’s the year that was—Frankenfish and all.
My year in review through cocktails and craft beer.
Take a look back at the covers from the past year. Which is your favorite?