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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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Mel Guapo

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Price Point: EAT: City Paper's annual dining guide | Introduction

Central: Attman's Delicatessen 1019 E. | Eat Feature

Harbor Area: Bagby Pizza Co. | Eat Feature

South: Abbey Burger Bistro 1041 Marshall St., (443) 453-9698, abbeyburgerbistro.com, $$-$$$ We're glad someone thought up this concept: a bar devoted to gourmet burgers and equally gourmet toppings (and really good beer, too). | Eat Feature

Southeast: Alexander's Tavern 710 S. | Eat Feature

East and Northeast: Chaps Charcoal Restaurant 5801 Pulaski Highway, (410) 483-2379, chapspitbeef.com, $$ It's right by the Gold Club, and, um, if that means nothing to you, it's the place that Guy Fieri went to on Food Network. | Eat Feature

North: Atwater's Belvedere Square Market 529 E. | Eat Feature

Northwest: Dogwood Restaurant 911 W. | Eat Feature

Midtown: Ambassador Dining Room 3811 Canterbury Road, (410) 366-1484, ambassadordining.com, $$$-$$$$ Summer or winter, the Ambassador is one of Baltimore's most romantic dining spots. | Eat Feature

Southwest: Baltimore Pho 1114-1116 Hollins St., (410) 752-4746, baltimorepho.com, $$$ Baltimore Pho was one of Baltimore's first serious Vietnamese restaurants, and still boasts the broadest menu and most lovely dining room. | Eat Feature

Eat 2010:

Feature | Eat Feature

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NEWS

Direct Connections: Evidence mounts that foreign sources, including the Los Zetas cartel, deal directly with Baltimore traffickers | Mobtown Beat by Van Smith

The Mail | Councilmania | Murder Ink

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COLUMNS

Make Money. Live Better.: So They (and you know who they are) want to make a Walmart in Remington, a neighborhood of Baltimore, U.S.A.,1 and some Concerned Citizens are against it and they have a petition thing on the Internet where you can go and say you are Anti the Walmart. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

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COMICS

Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Important Comics: by Dina Kelberman

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

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ARTS

Pussy Whipped: Women take over in Aristophanes' bawdy play | Stage by Lee Gardner

Love Hurts: Sex and lies make for a compelling love quadrangle. | Stage by Phyllis Zhu

Grumpy Old Man: A production about a homeless man leaves the audience cold | Stage by Emma Brodie

Curtain Time: DIVALICIOUS The Baltimore Concert Opera takes over Germano's Cabaret (300 S. | Stage

Out of Speech: The Wham City Lecture Series seeks to spread knowledge and maybe even instigate change | Art by Martin L. Johnson

Quick Sketches: BAKER ARTIST AWARDS ANNOUNCED Has this sophomore installment of the Baker Artist Awards felt a little less omnipresent and cheerleader enthusiastic than last year's debut? By no official count at all, the inbox certainly felt less pelted with Baker Awards-pimping e-mails this year, either from participating artists seeking votes or press releases announcing deadline dates, multimedia announcements, etc. | Art

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MUSIC

Flying Home: Jazz saxophonist Ellery Eskelin revisits his Baltimore roots | Feature by Geoffrey Himes

The Burning Point: Scout Niblett comes through the other side of the fire | Music by Michael Byrne

Words from the Front: Letters from Michael Beresh's long-lost great uncles fuel a new WWII song cycle | Arts and Entertainment by Bret McCabe

Mullyman: Imma Be More (Remix) | Review by Michael Byrne

Surroundings: World of Failure | Review by Michael Byrne

The Schwarz: Heap the Bitch | Review by Michael Byrne

Harvey Milk: Harvey Milk | Review by Lee Gardner

The Short List

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FILM

The Unobtainiumables: Fuck the Na'vi--give the Oscar to the woman who earned it | Film by Anna Ditkoff, Lee Gardner, Bret McCabe, Joe MacLeod, and Wendy Ward

New This Week: ALICE IN WONDERLAND The recently MOMA-ized Tim Burton takes a swing at Lewis Carroll's children's novel of Victorian fantasia with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Mia Wasikowska as the titular adventurer. | Film

Goliath | Review by Wendy Ward

The Vanished Empire | Review by Steve Erickson

The White Ribbon | Review by Michael Byrne

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EAT

Grace Cafe | Review by Erin Sullivan

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