| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2011
Here's what happened while you were sleeping on Tuesday. Or curing cancer, or searching the Internet for Scarlett Johansson pictures or whatever you were doing rather than voting:
The number of people who decide things in Baltimore, already a fraction of...
| Sep 13, 2011
George Peters Jr. was dethroned Saturday as toilet race champion of Hampdenfest.
Peters, of Hampden, last year's winner of the potty-themed soapbox derby, vanquished several opponents, including a gallant team of Charm City Roller Girls, to reach this...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Baltimore's 18th annual Dining Out For Life is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22.
Restaurants particpating in Dining Out for Life will donate 20-50% of their Sept. 22 take to Moveable Feast, an agency that provides meals to Marylanders living with HIV/...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:07 PM
The Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace is getting a new food court in a new location. The 260-seat food court will take over the old Phillips Seafood Buffet space on the pavilion's lower level. It will open in the spring of 2012, around the time that...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 2:08 PM
The timing of the Cafe Hon's participation in the Habitat for Humanity's Women Build project, on the weekend it was being filmed for a "Kitchen Nightmares" episode, struck some observers as too coincidental. Surely, naysayers wondered (or came...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:18 PM
After almost a year of simmering controversy, Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting said Monday that she will relinquish her "Hon" trademark. "I'll take it off the register," she said. "It was never mine to have in the first place."
Her trademark announcement,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The real problem with Cafe Hon specifically and Hampden in general ("Beleaguered café owner drops her 'Hon' trademark," Nov. 8) is that the folks there have turned a quirky, eclectic neighborhood into a tourist trap. It should be avoided at all costs....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:42 AM
After a bar has been around for a while, it's easy to take it for granted.
This year, three Baltimore bars that have been in business for over a decade marked major anniversaries: Brewer's Art turned 15 and Max's 25. These two bars are hardly taken for...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Oh, that's right. Cafe Hon is a restaurant.
It would have been easy, last year, to mistake Denise Whiting's Hampden establishment for almost anything else. It was only in November, when Whiting announced she was rescinding her controversial "hon"...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Talk about a bye week. This weekend is a good one for getting good a table at your favorite restaurant while everyone else is still recovering from the holidays and watching puny non-division-winning teams play in the wild card round.
Keep in mind that...