Most Read Articles in April

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our ‘Most Read Articles in March’ piece did so well that it even made the following ‘Most Read Articles in April.’  So once again, let’s get a quick rundown of the biggest stories in the last 30 days.

Plans Revealed for Crossbar Der Biergarten on Cross St.

For the second consecutive month an article involving liquor licenses was our most read (we live in a very social area!)  Brian McComas of Ryleigh’s Oyster is hoping to convert the former Turner’s/Billabong into Crossbar Der Biergarten, the city’s first authentic German Biergarten.  The restaurant will include authentic German beers and cuisine as well as picnic table seating.

The liquor license is currently applied to 12 and 14 E. Cross St. and they are hoping to extend it 16 and 18 E. Cross. St.  There will be an upcoming hearing with the Baltimore City Liquor Board and the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Federal Hill South and SBNA are expected to vote on whether to support the project.

We’ll keep you posted!

South Baltimore News Roudup, 4/15

Our news and business roundups are a great way to find out about everything going on in South Baltimore.  This feature highlighted the filming of Ninja Warrior, as well as the closing of Bobabooi’s Treasure Chest, outdoor table service sought by Langermann’s on Light and a liquor license transfer at a bar owned by the family of Councilman Ed Reisinger.

It was the liquor license protest of Rayzer’s that brought this article the most attention and reader comments though. After a three-hour liquor board hearing, the license has been suspended for two weekends in June.  We’ll keep you informed if any other action is taken.

Federal Hill Spring Block Party on Sunday, April 28th

Everybody loves a good block party and festival! The news from Federal Hill Main Street about their April 28th Spring Block Party brought the third most views to the website.  As always, another successful Federal Hill Festival!

The Southeast Baltimore Pizza Crawl

If the Ravens didn’t win the Super Bowl this year and if the Orioles didn’t break a 14-year playoff drought last year, this easily would have been the most fun I’ve had researching an article.  A team of friends set out to try some of the best pizza in Southeast Baltimore, including Matthew’s, Giovanni’s Tutti Gusti, Verde, Johnny Rad’s and Bartenders.  Five delicious slices of pizza!  We hoped to make it to Fells Point, but were too stuffed and will have to save it for Pizza Crawl 2.0.

SoWeBo Business Updates

We updated some happenings in Hollins Market, Franklin Square, Union Square and Pigtown as Hollins Market introduced Monday hours, The Works Fun Center opened and Pigtown Pharmacy closed its doors.  But what brought the most attention was the news of Primo Chicken, a Peruvian Chicken place coming to the Hollins Market neighborhood at 1242 Lombard St.

Beer Blog: Local Spring Seasonals

Nobody in the area has a beer palate quite like Scott Berkheimer. @BeerManScott (give him a follow on Twitter!) gave us three local spring seasonals to check out including Evolution’s Sprung, Flying Dog’s Lucky SOB and Heavy Seas’ Riptide White IPA.  It took a while for the warm weather to come, but Scott had us ready early for some great beers to try in the spring sunshine.

South Baltimore Business Roundup, 4/24

We covered a lot in this update including the unfortunate arson at Zips in Pigtown, as well as three cafes coming to the South Peninsula, new management at Cross Street Kabob House and updates from the Liquor Board.

Five Light Street Buildings Renovated in Federal Hill Business District

Real estate and development articles are always well read. Last month an article about  five adjacent, recently renovated properties at 916-924 Light St.  in Federal Hill rounded out our top eight.




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