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Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

June 11, 2014
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Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones senior editor Dave Gilson, @daudig: “Brat Upsets Cantor’ is the name of my bar mitzvah...
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UPDATE: Mayor, Anthony Batts, BGE on the scene of street collapse, homes being evacuated

April 30, 2014
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UPDATE: Mayor, Anthony Batts, BGE on the scene of street collapse, homes being evacuated

Cars are still teetering on the south side of 26th Street where the entire sidewalk and part of the road collapsed onto the CSX railroad tracks below after a CSX retaining wall gave way around 4 p.m. As of 5:15 p.m., Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was on the scene, as were crews from BGE....
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City Street Collapses amid Deluge

April 30, 2014
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City Street Collapses amid Deluge

(See UPDATE with latest info, mayor’s comments, and link to video) The south side of 26th Street between St. Paul and Charles St. collapsed onto the CSX tracks below this afternoon after hours of steady downpours and flood warnings. Police on the scene told an eyewitness that there were no known injuries or fatalities....
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A sad day for the Pizzas of Angelo’s Pizza

April 11, 2014
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A sad day for the Pizzas of Angelo’s Pizza

It’s a sad day for pizza in Baltimore—and for the Pizzas of Baltimore. Angelo’s Pizza in Hampden, co-owned by Angelo and Tommy Pizza—yes, that’s their last name—has closed down, according to the Sun. Mr. Wrong wrote about Angelo’s and its “Big Slice” in City Paper‘s recent PIZZA issue: Angelo’s is the home of “The Big Slice,” and...
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Old Bay Beer is Coming!

April 4, 2014
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Old Bay Beer is Coming!

This summer, Frederick brewery Flying Dog and Old Bay will introduce Dead Rise Summer Ale, “a Belgian Pale Ale brewed with Old Bay.” The 5.6 ABV brew will be available on draft and in six packs from Memorial Day through Labor Day all over the mid-Atlantic region. Flying Dog says proceeds from sales will...
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The missing Mr. Wrong and other indiscretions

February 27, 2014
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On page three of the current City Paper, in the table of contents, it says “Mr. Wrong…4.” But turn to page four and you will find only ads, including a Mr. Wrong-column-sized one for City Paper Dating, an advertising project that the editorial team has nothing to do with. So where was the beloved Mr. Wrong column, a City...
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Zagat picks Maryland’s best pizza

December 26, 2013
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Zagat picks Maryland’s best pizza

Did you know it was a holiday this week? Neither did we! Luckily, venerable foodie bible Zagat’s alerted us to the arrival of Pizza Week and to celebrate, the editors picked the top pizza from each state in a feature called “50 States, 50 Pizzas.” The winner for Maryland was the bacon and clam...
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Besty™ is Back!

October 23, 2013
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Besty™ is Back!

As we reported, City Paper‘s Best of Baltimore mascot, Besty™, went missing after our Best of Baltimore party last month. A week later, the Besty™-nappers sent pictures of Besty™ blindfolded, with a (toy) gun to his head. Since then, we had heard nothing. Concerned, we started posting on Facebook and Twitter looking for information...
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Apex may stay open as a porn theater after all

October 17, 2013
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Apex may stay open as a porn theater after all

A couple weeks ago, we told you about plans to auction off Fells Point’s Apex, Baltimore’s last adult movie theater. Well, as the BBJ reports, the auction happened and the place was sold to investor Sam Singh for $295,000. Surprisingly, according to the BBJ, Singh “indicated he is willing to allow it to remain...
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Charlie Gjerde of Spike and Charlie’s to open Papi’s Tacos in Fells Point

October 16, 2013
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Charlie Gjerde of Spike and Charlie’s to open Papi’s Tacos in Fells Point

Lookee what we spotted in Fells Point this morning: A notice at 703 Aliceanna St. – the former home of Lulu’s Off-Broadway among other things – about an application to transfer a liquor license for a new restaurant at the location, called “Papi’s Tacos.” Perhaps most interesting, the notice says the application was filed...
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Apex, Baltimore’s last porn theater, to close

October 2, 2013
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Apex, Baltimore’s last porn theater, to close

The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the Apex in Fells Point, Baltimore’s last porn movie theater, will be auctioned off on October 11. The place, which opened in 1942 and switched to porn in 1972, has been struggling for years. In his City Paper feature on the place in 2010, The Last Dirty Picture...
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Guide to the Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013
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Guide to the Government Shutdown

As you may have heard, the federal government began to shut down today. It’s more revolting than we could possibly have imagined, as today’s Daily News cover implies with John Boehner’s shit-stained hands. Among the many things making us angry today are the headlines that describe the situation as one of gridlock, where the...
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