Friday, February 13, 2009
My City Questionnaire
Baltimore is My City
The first place I take a visitor from out of town is Hampden.
When I crave seafood I always go to Fell's Point.
To escape tourists I head to the Waverly Market.
If I want to have a great martini I go to Ixia.
For complete quiet, I can hide away in Sherwood Gardens.
If you come to my city, get your picture taken with an enormous flamingo or a neon, winking, disembodied head.
If you have to order one thing off the menu from Mama's on the Half Shell it has to be Maryland Crab Soup as your appetizer. It's the best I've ever had!
Red Tree is my one-stop shop for great gifts.
Locals know to skip the Inner Harbor and check out Harbor East (upscale) or Station North (hipster) instead.
When I'm feeling cash-strapped I go to The Dizz.
For a huge splurge I go for Tapas.
Photo ops in my city include Mount Vernon and Hampden and the best vantage point is Federal Hill.
If my city were a celebrity it'd be John Astin. Educated, intelligent, creepy & cooky...
The most random thing about my city is that everyone gets called "Hon" and no one objects!
My city has the most diverse men (from hipsters to hip-hop).
My city has the most interesting women (smart & sassy).
In my city, an active day outdoors involves a long dog walk.
My city's best museum is The Baltimore Museum of Art (close call w/ The Walters Art Museum though!).
My favorite walking route is The Avenue in Hampden!
For a night of dancing, go to The Depot. Or, for live music, check out Ottobar.
Papermoon Diner is the spot for late-night eats.
To find out what's going on at night and on the weekends, read Baltimore City Paper or Twitter.
You can tell a lot about my city from the way we're willing to laugh at ourselves, but are still proud.
You can tell if someone is from my city if they don't say Bal-TI-more. It's either BAL-timor or Bawlmer.
In the spring you should spend time in our many parks.
In the summer you should hit all the museums- there's so many!
In the fall you should hit all the festivals!
In the winter you should go to 34th street!
A hidden gem in my city is Atomic Books and all associated with it.
For a great breakfast joint try Pete's Grille.
Don't miss the HonFest festival in June.
Just outside my city, you can visit Washington, DC or Shenandoah, West Virginia (in about the same time!
The best way to see my city is from the top of Federal Hill.
If my city were a pet it would be a sweet kissy pit bull mix mutt- it can be tough but is mostly cool and funny.
If I didn't live in a city, I'd live on the ocean.
The best book about my city is not a book, it's the "Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!" series 1-10.
When I think about my city, the song that comes to mind is "Streets Of Baltimore" by Gram Parsons.
If you have kids, you won't want to miss the Maryland Science Center.
John Waters could only happen in my city.
My city should be featured on your cover or website because we're odd and a little troubled but we're unique and a lot of fun.
Create your own!