Edgar Allan Poe. Dashiell Hammett. Billie Holiday. John Waters. What do these iconic artists have in common? Baltimore. That's what.
This month, we are releasing our newest guidebook, 111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss, and we could not be more excited about it.
Author Allison Robicelli and Photographer John Dean have created a wonderful tribute to their home town. They highlight the inspiring people, vibrant culture, and hidden stories that make Baltimore so special. Visitors to the city will find a whole world of fascinating places to visit beyond the Inner Harbor. Long-time residents will be surprised by the places they too can discover. This guidebook is a treasure hunt across the city.
Where can you sip a cocktail with legendary film director John Waters?
Which R&B group got their start at this legendary fudge shop?
What's the story behind this cherry tree with a past more colorful than its blossoms?
Where can you find a trash wheel with googly eyes and the funniest Twitter feed?
Find out the answers to these questions and many more in 111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss and find out the real reasons why it is known as Charm City.
Allison Robicelli is an author, chef, entrepreneur, and backyard adventurer. She is the author of the critically acclaimed cookbook “Robicelli’s: A Love Story, With Cupcakes”, and has written for Food52, Eater, SheKnows, Food Network, and more. A lifelong aficionado of municipal history, she has a passion for treating cities as playgrounds, unearthing hidden treasures andseeking out untold stories. Born and raised in New York City, she was drawn to Baltimore for its creative spirit, impeccable architecture, robust culture and vibrant communities. She lives with her husband, two children and three cats in Baltimore’s most charmingly titled neighborhood: Pigtown.
John Dean is a freelance photographer and video producer, who specializes in photographing people in different environments. He was given a Brownie 620 box camera when he was 7 years old, and he has been hooked ever since. He calls himself an “amateur" in the literal sense that he loves photography and all the doors it has opened for him. He is happy to be working in the current "golden age" of high definition documentary film making, producing videos for the past 15 years for museums and non-profit organizations.