Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting stepped up after Sheila Dixon's fall to assume the role of top Charm City villainess. Now, with Honfest protests looming, a city stripped of its favorite term of endearment watches to see if Whiting will lose her hold on "hon" just as Dixon lost her fur coats and Jimmy Choos.Will rebel vendors defy Whiting's orders and sell cat's-eye glasses?Will aspiring mayors and other pols ignore her no-politics-in-a-public-street decree and work the crowd?One hopeful sign that, given enough pressure, Whiting's greedy grip can be loosed: She got so busy defending her "hon" copyright last winter that she let her Twitter account lapse. "Cafe Hon abandoned this account, so we could swoop in and parody them," writes whoever is tweeting as @cafehon. "Ruh-roh! We are not Cafe Hon: our food is better, and we don't threaten to sue people."So even if you're boycotting Honfest, don't stay away from the official Cafe Hon Twitter feed. A few of its tweets: Baltimore is a city that consists solely of trashy fat white women with bad hair and feather boas."
"The official beer of Honfest is that great hometown brew ... Heineken."