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Cafe Hon

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  • Great Baltimore cocktails: The Pink Flamingo at Hon Bar

    Great Baltimore cocktails: The Pink Flamingo at Hon Bar
    Oh, the swelter we know oh-so-unfondly as summer in Baltimore. 105 heat index? Check. Freak rainstorms? Double check. Comically oversized, fruity, refreshing cocktails? Thankfully, that's a triple check. Hampden's own Hon Bar has you covered with its...
  • The hons of Honfest

    The hons of Honfest
    Since 1994, Hampden's Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women — and even some men — have flocked to 36th Street (if you're a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore's...
  • HonFest to celebrate 20th year June 14-15

    HonFest to celebrate 20th year June 14-15
    "I'm a marketing person by trade," said Denise Whiting. "That's what I do." It helps explain how Whiting came to found HonFest in 1994. Whiting used to work for the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, used to be a real estate agent and used to run...
  • HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]

    HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]
    This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first. Friday, June 6 is First Fridays...
  • Sex toy shop moving into former HONtown space in Hampden

    HONtown, a gift shop run by Cafe Hon owner and HonFest founder Denise Whiting, has moved out of its space at 1001 W. 36th Street (The Avenue) in Hampden and is moving across the street to Cafe Hon, 1004 W. 36th St. The space was empty last week and a...
  • Church leadership changing in Hampden area

    Church leadership changing in Hampden area
    As Sandra Carnes, 77, walked up Roland Avenue to attend Sunday services at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hampden, the Rev. Bonnie McCubbin, 27, the new pastor, was there to greet her with a hearty "Hello there!" "She's a lot younger" than...
  • State business loan program praised and criticized

    State business loan program praised and criticized
    – In the heart of this historic Eastern Shore city, the effect of a state program that lends money to small businesses in struggling neighborhoods is easy to see. There's Jimmy & Sook's restaurant with its award-winning crab cakes; My Favorite...
  • Construction projects give new meaning to the word 'groundbreaking' [Hampden]

    Let's take a minute to discuss groundbreaking, because there seems to be an awful lot of it going on around Hampden. I'm not referring to recent groundbreakings for Rotunda redevelopment or Skatepark of Baltimore's planned skateboarding park within...
  • Here's a shout-out to the contest winners of Hampdenfest 2013

    This year's Hampdenfest, held on Saturday September 14, caught a break and had uncharacteristically gorgeous weather. A record number of people turned out to eat food, drink the Brewer's Art/Union Craft Brewing collaboration beer Hampden Rye, watch...
  • An early peek at this year's Hampdenfest, including karaoke competition

    As September approaches, Hampden starts to get super-busy. There's a lot going on, so let's get right down to it, shall we? Hampdenfest is coming up on Saturday, Sept.14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on The Avenue. If you are interested in vending or competing in...
  • Need for foot patrol in Hampden stymied by lack of resources, police say

    Short of banging her fist on a table, merchant Denise Whiting couldn't have been more emphatic about the need for more police presence in and around The Avenue, at a time when property crime in Hampden is rising. "We have to have a foot patrol officer,"...
  • Family finds way to celebrate Hampdenfest and observe Yom Kippur

    Family finds way to celebrate Hampdenfest and observe Yom Kippur
    Saturday was Hampdenfest. It was also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews, not to mention their weekly Sabbath. For Liz Baker, of Hampden, it represented a dilemma. Baker, 41, certainly didn't want to miss the holiest day of the year for Jews....