Brew House no. 16

Brew House no. 16831 North Calvert Street, BaltimoreBrewhouseno16.com • 410-659-4084 As a pedestrian walking through historic Mount Vernon, it was exciting to see the restoration of the old fire station on the corner of Read and Calvert. It had stood abandoned for quite some time before the Hummel family decided to renovate and open the Brew House. Neighbors are excited to have a new dining establishment in the neighborhood. For one reason or another, we hadn’t been able to get over there for more than a beer since the grand opening, but we decided to meet some friends there for […]

What’s next?

Post-Election Support for LGBTQIA Students Waking up on the morning of November 9, 2016 was a challenge.  I sat in bed and reread CNN headlines over and over again, thinking to myself “is this real life?” The misty morning didn’t help with the fogginess that overcame my brain.  The dreary weather only added to the feeling of complete despair and hopelessness.

Jerry’s Tavern

Jerry’s Tavern5928 York RoadBaltimore, MD 21212 • 410-435-8600 Having lived in the Belvedere Square area for a little bit of time, I must have walked past Jerry’s Tavern many, many times, and just never went inside.  On a night where we were looking to eat out, our original destination was fully booked with reservations, so Jerry’s turned out to be our “Plan B”.  I had no idea what to expect, but when we walked in, it felt like a step back in time, maybe the 1970’s era? Picture the paneled walls, well-worn carpet, and sort of a darkish ambiance. But, […]

Technology Resources at the GLCCB

At the beginning of August the GLCCB made a move from Mt. Vernon to 2530 North Charles Street.  If you have not had a chance to check out this space do it now.  Not only is there a lot of meeting space available for programming there are many different programs and resources available one of which are technology resources.

The Most Insane Election We’ve Ever Seen?

With just two weeks to go in the 2016 race for the presidency, we have seen just about everything haven’t we? Three of the most spectacular debates that have been “highlighted” by brutal remarks like “she’s a nasty woman,” a parade of a dozen women with charges of abuse following “the tape” and remarks that have led many Republicans to publicly declare that their own candidate is not fit to serve as president. All candidates have flaws and there are in fact low approval ratings for both candidates. Wikileaks of emails sprinkling out daily have confirmed the hard-ball politics played […]

The Most Insane Election We’ve Ever Seen?

With just two weeks to go in the 2016 race for the presidency, we have seen just about everything haven’t we? Three of the most spectacular debates that have been “highlighted” by brutal remarks like “she’s a nasty woman,” a parade of a dozen women with charges of abuse following “the tape” and remarks that have led many Republicans to publicly declare that their own candidate is not fit to serve as president. All candidates have flaws and there are in fact low approval ratings for both candidates. Wikileaks of emails sprinkling out daily have confirmed the hard-ball politics played […]

Starlite Diner

Starlite Diner510 E Belvedere AveBaltimore. MD 21212 • 410-878-0069 The Starlight Diner is located in the former location of the Shoofly Diner, across from the Belvedere Square market.   Living nearby, I had been able to watch the renovations as they occurred over the course of several months. I was anxious to see the finished result, and of course, to give the place a try.  We decided to take advantage of a beautiful day, and sit outside on the front porch to enjoy a late breakfast.  If I recall correctly, we arrived in the late afternoon, so it was in between […]

Wet City

Wet City223 W Chase StreetBaltimore, Maryland • 443-873-6699 When I’d been asked to go to a place called Wet City in the heart of the gayborhood, I wasn’t sure if I needed to wear a rubber suit or not. As the establishment explains, “When the rest of the nation went dry during Prohibition, Maryland was the only state that refused to pass an enforcement act to support the federal restrictions…we love calling Baltimore our home, and think this wet city’s history is worth bragging about.” In other words, Maryland kept the alcohol flowing when the rest of the nation did […]