Our annual celebration of all things awesome in the Baltimore region.

Edited by MAX WEISS

Written by Lauren Bell, Ron Cassie, Ken Iglehart, Jane Marion, Jess Mayhugh, Amy Mulvihill, Gabriella Souza, and Lydia Woolever with Lauren Cohen and Michelle Harris.
Additional writing by Camryn Beaumont, Marisa Haber, and Cassandra Miller.
Photography by David Colwell, Mitro Hood, Mike Morgan, Christopher Myers, Sean Scheidt, Scott Suchman, and Justin Tsucalas.

Best of Baltimore

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Our annual celebration of all things awesome in the Baltimore region.

What could possibly be better than our annual Best of Baltimore issue? More of it! This year, we have the most winners ever—410 to be exact—reflecting the best in dining, shopping, wellness, arts, and more in the region. We’ve also added a new category: Best Baltimoreans—our way of giving a little love to the people who make this town so extraordinary. And because we like to have fun around these parts, we added a new way for you to suss out the winners—quizzes! See how well you know the Best of Baltimore by playing along.


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