Best of Baltimore

Best of Baltimore 2012

How much do we love Baltimore? Let us count the ways . . .

It’s fitting that this was the year the word “hon” officially was given
back to Baltimore. (See “Best PR Move” in News) The hon represents so
much about this town — its inherently friendly nature, its fierce pride
in its working-class roots, its willingness to poke fun at itself and
embrace all outsiders. It’s in this spirt that Baltimore has continued
its awe-inspiring renaissance, one that is quirky, unique, and has
spawned art, food, media, retail, and business that follows no one
else’s cookie-cutter model. Our cat-eyed queen on the cover would agree:
It’s a great time to be a “hon” — or a Baltimorean of any stripe.