April 13, 2011
Baltimore schoolkids collected pennies nearly 150 years ago to save Edgar Allan Poe the indignity of lying in an unmarked grave. Now another "Pennies for Poe" campaign is under way, this time with the intention of sparing his North Amity Street house from closure. Which brings us to the fishbowl on the counter at G&A Restaurant on Eastern Avenue, not far from the grill where Coney Island hot dogs sizzle. How does Baltimore's literary giant get mixed up with a Highlandtown diner?