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Vital Summer information furnished in the Public Interest

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Release party for Snobaltimore: A Guide To Baltimore Area Snoball Stands by Bruce Blume, Katie Lambright, and Sara Tomko, representing The Baltimore SNowball Collective, will be held Friday, May 27, 7-9 p.m., along with the Baltimore Time Travel comic Anthology, at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, facebook.com/AtomicBooks. Sno-balls will be served, in case you were wondering. Go to snobaltimore.com for the Baltimore Snoball Collective’s interactive sno-ball map.

Download a large, pdf version of the snoball map

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The Baltimore Snoball Collective seeks to solidify the community surrounding Baltimore’s summer sno-ball trade. Accordingly, it is attempting to catalogue and map all of the area’s sno-ball stands. This map, complete sno-ball stand listings, and more will be available online and in its publication, SNOBALTIMORE: A Guide to Baltimore Area Snoball Stands available beginning May 27. The Collective is a collective project and encourages your participation, get it?

More impotantly, the Collective seeks a deeper understanding of the role that the sno-ball, a culinary idiosyncracy, plays throughout the city and its periphery. Sno-balls effectively amalgamate independent local economies, regional working-class histories, and Baltimore’s contemporary identity. The Collective hopes its cartographic efforts will help to strengthen these relationships between cultural and economic communities and foster further discussion. How has the evolution of sno-ball stands reflected the evolution of Baltimore? Does our identity as a post-industrial city affect our culinary nostalgia?

Ultimately, the Collective presents Snowbaltimore as a celebration of summer in Baltimore and hopes it will be a convenient aid to your seasonal snacking.

TOP FIVE FAVORITE SNO-BALL STANDS

Friendly Snowballs
3419 E. Joppa Rd., Parkville

We appreciate Friendly’s ample outdoor seating (including a romantic, semi-secluded bench that’s kind of in the woods), ice cream-sno-ball combo options, carefully prepared chocolate sno-balls, and extensive flavor menu.

Stouten’s Shaved Ice Snowballs
817 Wise Ave.

A sno-ball stand with friendly staff, drive-through window, picnic tables over looking the water. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets, while enjoying a sno-ball with tons of flavoring.

Walther Gardens
3501 Southern Ave.

Walther Gardens has been serving up sno-balls for more than 80 years. The owner is a true sno-ball aficionado and has been known to make his own flavors. Bonus for a flower/plant nursery round back.

SnOasis
30 E. Padonia Road, Timonium

SnOasis is expensive, sure, but you get what you pay for! It has been open since the 1970s and the stand sort of resembles a makeshift tropical dessert hut, complete with a boardwalk, out-of-place suburban palm trees, and a huge menu with many diet flavors.

Dean’s Shaved Ice
8492 Harford Road, Parkville

Dean’s is operated by a really charming couple, they’re not stingy on the syrup, and patrons can watch Harford Road from umbrella tables in a really adorable gravely courtyard that’s even illuminated by Christmas lights in the evening.

North Baltimore

1. Table Stand
Greenmount Avenue and 31st Street
Type: pop-up

2. Table Stand
North Charles Street and North Avenue
Type: pop-up

3. Table Stand
North and Homewood avenues
Type: pop-up

4. Backyard House Stand
Kirk Avenue and Abbotson Street
Type: pop-up

5. Snowball Stand
Monroe and Lanvale streets
Type: stand

6. Front Porch Stand
922 E. Preston St.
Type: pop-up

7. King’s Grilled Kabob/King’s Pizza & Subs
907 W. 36th St.
Type: annex

8. S’ghetti Eddie’s
410 W. Cold Spring Lane
Type: annex

9. Falls Road Carry Out
4100 Falls Road
Type: annex

10. Friendly Snowballs II
Joppa and Waltham Woods Roads
Parkville
Type: stand

11. George’s Snowballs
Loch Raven Boulevard and Amuskai Road
Parkville
Type: stand

12. Sensational Snoballs
Loch Raven and Glen Keith boulevards
Parkville
Type: stand

13. Elizabeth & Ziggie’s
2486 Putty Hill Ave.
Parkville
Type: stand

14. Snowball Stand
7751 Harford Road
Parkville
Type: stand

15. Snoball Stand
Harford Road and Hillcrest Avenue
Parkville
Type: stand

16. Pete’s Chicken & Fish (& Snowballs)
6620 Harford Road
Type: annex

17. Cheezy’s Pizza & Subs
1637 Joppa Road
Towson
Type: annex

18. Uncle Wiggly’s
6911 York Road
Type: annex

19. SnOasis II
Joppa and Falls Roads
Lutherville
Type: stand

20. SnoBro’s
2111 York Road
Timonium
Type: stand

21. Snoball Stand
Falls and West Joppa roads
Mays Chapel
Type: stand

22. Chimichurry Grill
9096 Belair Road
Nottingham
Type: annex

23. Chapel Hills Nursery
4343 Chapel Road
Perry Hall
Type: annex

East Baltimore

24. Icy Delights
3800 Fleet St.
Type: stand

25. Broadway Diner
6501 Eastern Ave.
Type: annex

26. The Glass Grill
6804 Eastern Ave.
Type: annex

27. Patapsco Flea Market
1400 W. Patapsco Ave.
Type: annex

28. Parrot Ice
6609 Graceland Ave.
Dundalk
Type: stand

29. Moochie’s
7620 German Hill Road
Dundalk
Type: stand

30. S.L.O.B.S.
51st Street and German Hill Road Dundalk
Type: stand

31. Icy Delights
7898 Wise Ave.
Dundalk
Type: stand

32. Bayside Snack Shack
Midway Avenue and New Deal Place Dundalk
Type: stand

33. Front Porch Stand
7344 Holabird Ave.
Dundalk
Type: pop-up

34. Bengies Drive-In Theatre
3417 Eastern Blvd.
Middle River
Type: annex

South Baltimore

35. Renie’s Sno-Ball Stand
7 Church St.
Brooklyn
Type: stand

36. Duval’s Produce
2846 Jessup Road
Jessup
Type: annex

37. Snowball Stand
6314 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge
Type: stand

38. B & B Snowballs
7196 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie
Type: stand

39. Royal Hawaiian Snowballs
5736 Ritchie Hwy.
Brooklyn
Type: stand

40. Backyard Stand
4015 Belle Grove Road
Brooklyn
Type: pop-up

West Baltimore

41. Snowball Stand
1705 Edmondson Ave.
Catonsville
Type: stand

42. Candy Box
1706 Frederick Road
Catonsville
Type: annex

43. Ice Cream Cottage
1369 Linden Ave.
Arbutus
Type: annex

44. Hawaiian Snowball & Ice Cream
Liberty and Holbrook Roads Randallstown
Type: stand

45. Opie’s Soft Serve & Snowballs
1603 Edmondson Ave.
Catonsville
Type: stand

46. Snowball Stand
1633 Edmondson Ave.
Type: stand

47. Tasee Zone
1715 Edmondson Ave.
Catonsville
Type: stand

48. Snowball Stand
Liberty Road and Marriotts Lane
Type: pop-up

49. Snowball Stand
Monroe and Lanvale streets
Type: pop-up

50. The Snoball Stand
Old Frederick and Woodstock roads
Woodstock
Type: stand

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