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 […]

Waffle House

Waffle House10422 Sharpsburg PikeHagerstown, Maryland • Although the forecast was calling for thunderstorms, we could not pass up the opportunity to view the Persied meteor shower. So, last Saturday night, we took a long drive out to Flintstone, Maryland. According to my husband-to-be, this was going to be a place dark enough for optimal viewing. On the way out, I spied a Waffle House sign as we drove past Hagerstown, and we all agreed on the way back, we were stopping in for a late-night snack.