Crabtown Observed

Slices of Baltimore life in tasty morsels of anecdote.

Crabtown Observed No. 14: Looking Out the Window on Eastern Avenue

It is an image worthy of the very best of immigrant literature, Call It Sleep, by Henry Roth; film — Coppola’s Godfather Part II — and art, particularly the 1913 ...

Crabtown Observed No. 13: Wire Actor Waxes Poetic on Indie Film

As jet-set Hollywood actor Doug Olear hops from one coast to the other – whether baking bread in his Beverly Hills apartment or breaking bread with old friends in Crabtown ...

Crabtown Observed No. 12: The Rock & Roll Regrets of Richard Snyder

“God’s third mistake was the invention of the poodle . . .” — Frank Zappa Richard Snyder, the coolest cat on Orchard Road in suburban Linthicum back in the days ...

Crabtown Observed #11: Remembering the Deluxe Theatre

By Bill Hughes I grew up during World War II in Locust Point, a peninsula that juts out into Baltimore harbor. At its cutting edge lies Fort McHenry, the birthplace ...
Hankering

This was one place where Baltimoreans mixed, and could get a pretty good meal.