Category Archives: 2010s

Baltimore’s “Southside Cocktail” Inventor Dies

George E. Lee Sr., bartender recalled for his secret Southside cocktail recipe, dies By Jacques Kelly (The Baltimore Sun, 2/1/2016) Working in a commercial kitchen, George Lee Sr. made and bottled his renowned Southside cocktail mix. George E. Lee Sr., … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Al Jolson Impersonator Calls It Quits

By Jessica Contrera (Washington Post, 11/12/2015) The black greasepaint had thickened to the consistency of toothpaste. Bobby Berger slapped it onto his face in clumps, then rubbed it in circles, covering his 67-year-old white skin. He couldn’t remember how old … Continue reading

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Aerostat Breaks Free in Maryland, Heads to Pennsylvania for Less Restrictive Gun Laws

The Aberdeen Proving Ground aerostat is proud to announce that it has broken free from the clutches of Maryland’s high taxes and restrictive gun laws and is moving to Pennsylvania. The aerostat will commute to Maryland to collect a paycheck … Continue reading

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Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

Bravo to my colleague Patrick Joust, a librarian at the Enoch Pratt Central Library whose after-hours photography “hobby” has garnered him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including City Paper’s 2015 Best of  Baltimore award for “Best Tumblr” site. (Be sure … Continue reading

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