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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* <do name="Preakness Stakes" alt="" address="5201 Park Heights" directions="Pimlico Racetrack" phone="+1 410 542-9400" url="http://pimlico.com" hours="Third Saturday of May" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The second of the Triple Crown series, following the Kentucky Derby, is one of the single biggest horse racing events in the United States. The crowds are pretty huge, but the numbers are not driven by the family-friendly stands in the outfield, but rather the insane orgy of drunkenness, mud, and violence in the BYOB infield. If you want a wild experience to remember and have virtually no compunctions of any sort, the infield is the place to be. The '''Pimlico Special''', in mid-May, while not as popular as the Preakness, is the other Grade 1 horse race.</do>
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* <do name="Preakness Stakes" alt="" address="5201 Park Heights" directions="Pimlico Racetrack" phone="+1 410 542-9400" email="" fax="" url="http://pimlico.com" hours="Third Saturday of May" price="">The second of the Triple Crown series, following the Kentucky Derby, is one of the single biggest horse racing events in the United States. The crowds are pretty huge, but the numbers are not driven by the family-friendly stands in the outfield, but rather the insane orgy of drunkenness and violence in the infield. If you want a wild experience to remember and have virtually no compunctions of any sort, the infield is the place to be. The '''Pimlico Special''', in mid-May, while not as popular as the Preakness, is the other Grade 1 horse race.</do>
* <see name="Gwynns Falls Trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org" hours="" price="">An enormous bike trail through Gwynns Falls Park from the edge of the city straight into the Inner Harbor.  This is truly "underground Baltimore" at it's best.  If the creek is at high water Gwynns Falls is the best whitewater run in the city.  Put in at the dam in Dickeyville.</see>
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* <see name="Gwynns Falls Trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org" hours="" price="">An enormous bike trail through Gwynns Falls Park from the edge of the city straight into the Inner Harbor.</see>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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*<eat name="Supreme Oasis Bakery & Deli" alt="" address="3223 Garrison Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 410 466-7212" url="" hours="8AM-6PM daily" price="$3-8" lat="" long="">The inside is lovely, in contrast with the fairly scary surroundings! A halal menu with high quality homemade baked goods (bean pies, naturally, show up), good fish sandwiches, and tasty soul food sides. Carryout only.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Supreme Oasis Bakery & Deli" alt="" address="3223 Garrison Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 410 466-7212" url="" hours="8AM-6PM daily" price="$3-8" lat="" long="">The inside is lovely, in contrast with the fairly scary surroundings! A halal menu with high quality homemade baked goods (bean pies, naturally, show up), good fish sandwiches, and tasty soul food sides. Carryout only.</eat>
 
*<eat name="World Wide Wings" alt="" address="3020 Liberty Heights Ave" directions="" phone="+1 410 578-0400" url="" hours="Su-Th 11AM-midnight, F-Sa 11AM-2AM" price="" lat="" long="">Pizza too, but the wings are the reason to come. Lots of flavors and lots of flavor. While they do deliver, they tend to mess that up—best to pick up in person. Halal!</eat>
 
*<eat name="World Wide Wings" alt="" address="3020 Liberty Heights Ave" directions="" phone="+1 410 578-0400" url="" hours="Su-Th 11AM-midnight, F-Sa 11AM-2AM" price="" lat="" long="">Pizza too, but the wings are the reason to come. Lots of flavors and lots of flavor. While they do deliver, they tend to mess that up—best to pick up in person. Halal!</eat>
*<eat name="Zella's Pizzeria" alt="" address="1145 Hollins Street" directions="" phone="410.685.6999" url="www.zellaspizzeria.com" hours="S-Th: 11:30 - 10:00, Fri./Sat.: 11:30 - 11:00" price="$5 - $20" lat="" long="">Some of the best pizza on the West side (across from Hollins Market). While known for their gourmet pizzas, they also offer great calzones, sandwiches and wings. The space is home to the neighborhood arts organization, Sowebo Arts. Tasty beer selections too! Dine-in, delivery and carry out available. </eat>
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[[Image:Druid Hill polar bear.jpg|thumb|220px|Polar bear wandering through Druid Hill Park]]
 
[[Image:Druid Hill polar bear.jpg|thumb|220px|Polar bear wandering through Druid Hill Park]]
 
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
 
===Bars===
 
===Bars===
 
* <drink name="Caton Castle" alt="" address="20 S Caton Ave" directions="" phone="+1 410 566-7086" email="" fax="" url="http://catoncastle.com" hours="6PM-10PM, music is generally only on Saturdays—call or check the online calendar." price="Usually $10 cover">This is one of Baltimore's best, if not the best, jazz clubs, and you will not find a single other tourist given the out-of-the-way location! Kick it with the locals, hang out in the lounge, and listen to some great local players. You won't go hungry either, with large servings of traditional American/Southern food.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Caton Castle" alt="" address="20 S Caton Ave" directions="" phone="+1 410 566-7086" email="" fax="" url="http://catoncastle.com" hours="6PM-10PM, music is generally only on Saturdays—call or check the online calendar." price="Usually $10 cover">This is one of Baltimore's best, if not the best, jazz clubs, and you will not find a single other tourist given the out-of-the-way location! Kick it with the locals, hang out in the lounge, and listen to some great local players. You won't go hungry either, with large servings of traditional American/Southern food.</drink>
* <drink name="Five Mile House" alt="" address="5302 Reisterstown Rd" directions="" phone="+1 410 578-8831" url="" hours="5PM-2AM daily" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">If you are looking for more of an old school African American lounge, this is the biggest in the city.  During slower times just the 1st floor is open, but weekends they open the 2nd floor up where a younger crowd tends to hang out.  Food is available in addition to drink options.  A can't miss if you want to see men wear leisure suits and women all dressed up.</drink>
 
 
* <drink name="Loop Lounge & Grill" alt="" address="4238 Frederick Ave" directions="Entrance on the side" phone="+1 410 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="M 7PM-midnight, Th-Sa 7PM-2AM, Su 4PM-midnight" price="">A friendly little hard-to-find sports bar in a nice area right by Mt St Joseph College.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Loop Lounge & Grill" alt="" address="4238 Frederick Ave" directions="Entrance on the side" phone="+1 410 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="M 7PM-midnight, Th-Sa 7PM-2AM, Su 4PM-midnight" price="">A friendly little hard-to-find sports bar in a nice area right by Mt St Joseph College.</drink>
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* <drink name="Five Mile House" alt="" address="5302 Reisterstown Road" directions="" phone=410-578-8831" email="" fax="" url="" hours="">If you are looking for more of an old school African American lounge, this is the biggest in the city.  During slower times just the 1st floor is open, but weekends they open the 2nd floor up where a younger crowd tends to hang out.  Food is available in addition to drink options.  A can't miss if you want to see men wear leisure suits and women all dressed up.
  
 
===Coffeeshops===
 
===Coffeeshops===
* <drink name="Gerry's Goods" alt="" address="1500 Presstman St" directions="" phone="+1 443 759-4253" email="" fax="" url="http://gerrysgoods.com" hours="M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM" price="">A very rare establishment in Sandtown, where you can get some fine coffee and food off the limited breakfast (pastries) and lunch (soups) menu, and have a seat at their tables. This section of Sandtown is in better shape than surrounding areas, having benefited from a major urban renewal project in the 90s. The owners see the enterprise as more than a place to have a coffee—former neighborhood drug dealers, they are hoping that a much loved and legitimate business/community gathering spot might inspire change for the better in Sandtown.</drink>
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* <drink name="Gerry's Goodes" alt="" address="1500 Presstman St" directions="" phone="+1 443 759-4253" email="" fax="" url="http://gerrysgoods.com" hours="M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM" price="">A very rare establishment in Sandtown, where you can get some fine coffee and food off the limited breakfast (pastries) and lunch (soups) menu, and have a seat at their tables. This section of Sandtown is in better shape than surrounding areas, having benefited from a major urban renewal project in the 90s. The owners see the enterprise as more than a place to have a coffee—former neighborhood drug dealers, they are hoping that a much loved and legitimate business/community gathering spot might inspire change for the better in Sandtown.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Goodfella's Cafe" alt="" address="31 S Arlington Ave" directions="" phone="+1 443 869-5941" email="" fax="" url="http://goodfellascafebaltimore.com" hours="M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM" price="">A nice, small coffeeshop in the Hollins Market/Union Square area. The food is not quite up to bar, but it's a good place for some coffee or tea. The coffeeshop is aiming to be something of a neighborhood center/hangout, and Thursday nights usually host local performing artists. Free WiFi.</drink>
 
* <drink name="Goodfella's Cafe" alt="" address="31 S Arlington Ave" directions="" phone="+1 443 869-5941" email="" fax="" url="http://goodfellascafebaltimore.com" hours="M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-6PM" price="">A nice, small coffeeshop in the Hollins Market/Union Square area. The food is not quite up to bar, but it's a good place for some coffee or tea. The coffeeshop is aiming to be something of a neighborhood center/hangout, and Thursday nights usually host local performing artists. Free WiFi.</drink>
  

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