By Dario DiBattista

When Xenos Kohilas, owner of Ikaros, comes to your table to say hello and shake your hand, it’s like a scene in a movie where everything slows down. The background goes out of focus. You feel a rush of comfort and pleasant acknowledgment. You relax. Continue reading…


Baltimoreans have a predilection for commemorating historical events, from the momentous to the obscure.
Ouija board

A few everyday items for which you can thank Charm City.
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The mobster's gift for medical care he received in Baltimore.

Crabtown Observed

At Ikaros, customers become friends and friends are longtime customers. They eat and love and celebrate until the day when others are toasting to their memory.

This was one place where Baltimoreans mixed, and could get a pretty good meal.
Brandy “Marzipain” Tomhave

I was a jammer on the roller derby track.