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Cafe Hon

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  • Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]

    Minor privilege, major disincentive  [Editorial]
    "Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice Two percent for looking in the mirror twice Here a little slice, there a little cut Three percent for sleeping with the window shut..." —"Master of the House," Les Miserables A business owner in...
  • Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees

    Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees
    In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores. Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
  • New walking tours offer glimpse of Hampden history

    New walking tours offer glimpse of Hampden history
    To get to Hampden Falls, you have to really want to get to Hampden Falls. Located off Falls Road beneath the bridge at Wyman Park Drive, it's a little-known gem of Hampden history, isolated and hidden from the road, accessible only by picking one's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland entrepreneur runs into trouble for using the word 'entrepreneur'

    Maryland entrepreneur runs into trouble for using the word 'entrepreneur'
    Back in 2000, Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine featured an article about Janice McLean Deloatch as she was trying to launch a business in Maryland that dispensed pantyhose from vending machines. The venture didn't take off. But the Abingdon resident took...
  • 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...
  • 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...