| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:10 PM
As I write this, I could swear I hear celebrity TV chef Gordon Ramsay's voice bellowing down 36th Street from Café Hon, 1002 W. 36th St. The host of Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" is in town with a crew to give the longstanding Hampden eatery a going over for...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:18 PM
After almost a year of simmering controversy, Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting said Monday that she will relinquish her "Hon" trademark. "I'll take it off the register," she said. "It was never mine to have in the first place."
Her trademark announcement,...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:29 AM
What would a hon do in this situation? Denise Whiting, the Café Hon owner who roiled a city by trademarking its signature term of endearment, who sought to micromanage the kitsch (and free speech) at a street festival, and who at various points claimed to...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 6:46 AM
Jolie Carter bought her mother a crab pretzel from the Phillips food cart and declared she may consider moving to Hampden from downtown Baltimore.
Carter, a New Orleans native who recently started a medical residency at the University of Maryland,...
| Sep 17, 2011
Here's what happened while you were sleeping on Tuesday. Or curing cancer, or searching the Internet for Scarlett Johansson pictures or whatever you were doing rather than voting:
The number of people who decide things in Baltimore, already a fraction of...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Café Hon owner Denise Whiting may very well have a legal right to demand that vendors at Honfest, the Hampden festival she created and runs, obey certain rules. After the flap caused last year by the news that she had copyrighted the word "Hon" and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Not everyone in Baltimore thinks the image of the "hon" or its glorification through Honfest is cute, funny or endearing. It is actually rather insulting to a generation of working, lower-middle class people and does not put on Baltimore's best face for...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:45 AM
There should not even be any controversy surrounding Denise Whiting and her boring huckstering of Hon novelties, Café Hon, Honfest, etc.
Hon is the registered trademark of a large, venerable manufacturer of office furniture and equipment that well pre-...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:30 AM
I have read with great curiosity the news articles and corresponding commentaries regarding Denise Whiting's business practices and particularly her management of the HonFest, which she also is a principal. Denise Whiting, who owns Café Hon, has, as you...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:00 PM
There was no shortage Saturday of feather boas, rhinestone-bedazzled cat's eye glasses, leopard prints and bouffant hairstyles at the annual Honfest.
Despite threats of protesters and those opting to stay home and boycott, crowds filled Hampden's 36th...