we teamed up with Baltimore-based photographer, Ian Bell, to bring our new Rockville location to life. Ian's background is a mixture of music + photography, pulling inspiration from both mediums for each project he pursues. He often ends up marrying the two practices together when he hits the road on tour with a band—playing a set one night, shooting photos of performers the next.
rye whiskey used to be as synonymous with Maryland as blue crabs—serving as home to much of the United States' supply, both before + after prohibition, only to fall dormant over recent years. Enter Sagamore Spirit—a vision of Kevin Plank (Under Armour), this charm city distillery gains inspiration + limestone-filtered water from the Baltimore County racehorse farm of the same name. They're working to revitalize interest in the industry, one bottle at a time, while preserving + expanding upon the rich history of Maryland whiskey.
photo courtesy of the Waterfront Partnership
we're thrilled to announce that our second Baltimore location + 14th overall, #hgHarborPoint, is NOW OPEN at the base of the new Exelon tower in the Harbor Point development! Located just steps away from the popular Fells Point + Harbor East districts, #hgHarborPoint is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, seven days a week.
David Alima + his wife, Laura, are practicing a sweet science in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood by way of their ice cream shop, The Charmery. A year-round destination for ice cream + other treats, The Charmery offers unique, often crazy, flavor combinations to test your palate—all while sourcing ingredients as locally as possible. We chatted with David to learn more about the history of the shop, their fun flavors + what makes Baltimore such a great hub for those in the food service industry.
This week we talked to Kiara at our 16th Street location. She's the one with the awesome hair making some of those delicious honeybar creations we all love so much, always with a smile on her face. We think she's pretty cool and such a sweetheart, and we think you will too... meet Kiara!
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