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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

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  • Farmers market updates

     
    A few more farmers markets have opened or are about to open for the season.The Saturday market at Green Spring Station returned on May 21 and continues through November 19. The market, which features two dozen vendors, runs rain or...
  • Your weekend dining PLUS featuring the sleeping pet of the week

     
    Let's see. Who's dining where? Er, I guess you could start by looking at this gallery of 50 best restaurants in the counties. Here's our Baltimore Weekend Watch page. What looks tasty? The avant-garde Transmodern Festival is unfolding at the...

    The next big cuisine

     
    A few weeks ago Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit magazine's food blogger, posted an entry entitled 'Peruvian: The Next Big Cuisine, Finally?'It's hard to imagine Peruvian food is going to be trendy in Baltimore any time soon, even though, as Knowlton says,...

    Top 10 Old Baltimore restaurants that aren't institutions...yet

     
    This week's Top 10 takes a little more in the way of explanation than usual. These are Old Baltimore restaurants that haven't reached the status of Institution, Icon or Landmark yet, and maybe never will. But they are part of...

    Top 10 Recession-Proof Restaurants

     
    I liked this suggestion by a reader for a Top 10 Tuesday because it got me to thinking about what makes a recession-proof restaurant. Of course, no place is really recession-proof, and I'm sure each of these has been hurt...