McCormick's, the spice company, hold a Taste of Baytriotism contest in which restaurants make concoctions using Old Bay. Alonso's, the burger joint, wins. The prize: 70 pounds of Olds Bay seasoning delivered to the door.
Among the teased and towering hair, the fluttering boas and the crowd sticky with snowballs Saturday at Hampden's Honfest wound a joyful party who were celebrating more than the neighborhood's quirky character.
After 10 months of simmering controversy, Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting said 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."