Published: May 15, 2013
Summer in Baltimore is a sensory explosion, from the scent of Old Bay-smothered steamed crabs and the taste of marshmallow-topped chocolate snoballs to the smell of Ocean City salt water mixed with sunscreen and the vision of fireflies streaking in the sticky evening sky.
It’s almost too much: Too much to taste, smell, hear, see, and do. That’s where City Paper comes in. In these pages, you’ll find all the resources you need for a sizzlin’ summer filled with camping trips , crawfish boils , outdoor movies , endless festivals , and a whole lot more.
Two particular items of note: The City Paper concert calendar pullout, which lists every show this summer—tack it to your wall and don’t miss a gig; and the search for Baltimore’s coldest draft beer, for which your dedicated City Paper staff worked ’round the clock, visiting more than 100 bars with thermometers, getting strange stares and increasingly drunk to bring you this essential summer info. Don’t say our work was in vain. Take a look and grab a cold one.
Written and edited by Rafael Alvarez, Ben Claassen III, Elias DuBose, Edward Ericson Jr., Ryan Freeman, Michelle Gienow, Henry Hong, John Houser III, Alexa Kwiatkoski, Jenn Ladd, Joe MacLeod, Kristopher Jones, Clinton Macsherry, Evan Serpick, Van Smith, Erich Wagner, Brandon Weigel, and Baynard Woods. Cover photograph by J.M. Giordano, assisted by Marie Jane Machin and Sarah Thrower, with special thanks to cover models Sean K. Harp, Seth McCabe Marcell, Jay Lessard, Rachael Renzi, Tony Ursone, and BESTY™.
Sizzlin’ Summer | Poseidon’s Metro Desk | Ocean City | OC Alternatives | Camping Close to Home
Parks and Rec | Ain’t the Beer Cold | Pool Party | How to Make a Pickup Pool | Fishing with Lefty
Festivals and Extra-vals | Outdoor Films | When Wood Could | Kids | Independence Days
Sports | How To Make Infused Liquors | Art | History | Summer Stage
How to Throw a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil! | Gardens | Outdoor Hotspots | Outdoor Dining
Summer Concert Guide | Farmers Markets | Marketable Skills | Food Festivals | Local Wineries