| Jul 4, 2011
| 9:30 AM
How quickly can a seemingly non-violent protest escalate to a threat to public safety and personal property? A recent controversy revolving around Baltimore's iconic Café Hon has made it apparent how easily that line can be crossed ("Café Hon owner Denise...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Fox television's "Kitchen Nightmares," featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his decidedly tough-love approach to restaurant rehab, will be filming at Hampden's Cafe Hon next week, the network confirmed Tuesday.
The show's producers were unavailable...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Diners wanted. The producers of "Kitchen Nightmares" are taking reservations for diners who want to be a part of the reality show's filming at Cafe Hon in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.
If you'd like to dine at Cafe Hon during the filming, which is...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:07 PM
The Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace is getting a new food court in a new location. The 260-seat food court will take over the old Phillips Seafood Buffet space on the pavilion's lower level. It will open in the spring of 2012, around the time that...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Gordon Ramsay will find no nightmares at Cafe Hon.
No one has any reason to believe that Cafe Hon's kitchen is the horror show that many people associate with "Kitchen Nightmares." Not all nightmares are alike. An occasional "Kitchen Nightmares"...
| 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...