| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting stepped up after Sheila Dixon's fall to assume the role of top Charm City villainess. Now, with Honfest protests looming, a city stripped of its favorite term of endearment watches to see if Whiting will lose her hold on...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Anyone with the chutzpah to run for mayor shouldn't be intimidated by a gal in a beehive hairdo and cat's-eye glasses, even if the gal in question is armed with a trademark, a litigious nature and a curious interpretation of the First Amendment.
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:00 PM
There was no shortage Saturday of feather boas, rhinestone-bedazzled cat's eye glasses, leopard prints and bouffant hairstyles at the annual Honfest.
Despite threats of protesters and those opting to stay home and boycott, crowds filled Hampden's 36th...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Towson will celebrate the red, white and blue from morning till night on Monday, July 4.
The Towson Area Fourth of July Parade kicks off on Bosley Avenue at Towsontown Boulevard at 10:30 a.m. with 16 marching bands and 100 units.
"You don't want to miss...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 9:30 AM
How quickly can a seemingly non-violent protest escalate to a threat to public safety and personal property? A recent controversy revolving around Baltimore's iconic Café Hon has made it apparent how easily that line can be crossed ("Café Hon owner Denise...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:58 PM
It's been eight years now since Thomas Rudis moved his Golden West Cafe from its original storefront operation into its current home on The Avenue in Hampden. It continues to flourish, and if Hampden is a town, Golden West is its town hall.
| Apr 14, 2011
| 11:34 AM
I know that not so long ago some folks were up in arms over Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting's efforts to trademark the "h" word." Yet there was no malice in my heart when I went there recently for supper. I just wanted a good meal, and I got one.
| May 11, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Baltimore City's $75,000 grant offer to the Skatepark of Baltimore still stands — but not for much longer.
It's a matching grant with an expiration deadline of May 31, which means that supporters of a planned skateboarding park in Hampden have less...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:11 AM
It looks like the "Kitchen Nightmare" might not be over for Baltimore's Cafe Hon.
A producer for the show has been calling around town, looking to book people for what appears to be an episode that will check in on how the Hampden restaurant has fared...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:11 PM
After celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and his show "Kitchen Nightmares"visited Cafe Hon last year, Denise Whiting agreed to kill her trademark of the word "Hon."
She did as she said. And yet, mention of the trademark appears in literature for this year's...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his show "Kitchen Nightmares" blitzed into Hampden's Cafe Hon Wednesday to see how the restaurant has fared since his visit last fall.
Ramsay stepped out of an SUV and into the cafe, capturing owner Denise Whiting in an...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Hey, Hampden, it's HonFest time again!
It's that time of year when 36th Street between Falls Road and Chestnut Avenue is closed to traffic for two days as tens of thousands of folks from nearby neighborhoods and counties and as far away as Canada and the...