Amanda Krotki

3:05 PM EST, November 19, 2012

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Red Star


Red Star

Vibe: In days of yore, sailors who docked in Fells Point knew they could find some of the "comforts" of home wherever they spotted a building painted with a red star. Like those houses of ill-repute, Red Star also offers weary travelers a cold beer and a warm meal. Just don't expect to find the same sensual "accommodations" the sailors of the past had on their shore leave.

Local Band Guide

Metromix is looking for original local bands and musicians to be included in our local band guide. If you play in or around the Baltimore area and would like to be included, please contact Amanda Krotki at

July 10, 2003

The Nitty Gritty on Fells Point


November 21, 2002

The Nitty Gritty on Otterbein

Zip code: 21201

September 27, 2002

The Nitty Gritty on Patterson Park/Butchers Hill

Historical significance: Hampstead Hill, located in the park, became a stronghold for American troops during the Battle of North Point in the War of 1812.

June 20, 2002

The Wildwoods

Miami Beach, Fla., has its Art Deco structures, Cape May, N.J., has its Victorian bed and breakfasts, and The Wildwoods have Doo Wop. Much like kitschy roadside attractions used to dot Route 66 before going the way of the dinosaurs, Doo Wop signage and motels characterize (and have been preserved in) The Wildwoods.

January 25, 2002

The Nitty Gritty on SoWeBo

Borders: Baltimore Street on the north, Pratt Street on the south, Schroeder Street on the east and Fulton Avenue on the west.

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Editorial Poll


Andy Green, the opinion editor, has taken the "know a little bit about everything" approach in his time at The Sun. He was the city/state editor before coming to the editorial board, and prior to that he covered the State House and Baltimore County government.

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Peter Jensen, former State House reporter and features writer, takes the lead on state government, transportation issues and the environment; he is the board's resident funny man and capital schmooze.

Glenn McNatt, who returned to editorial writing after serving as the newspaper's art critic, keeps an eye on the arts, culture, politics and the law for the editorial board.

City police commissioner confirmation [Poll]

Should the Baltimore City Council vote to give Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts a new, six-year contract?

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