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By Kathryn Higham and Kathryn Higham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 2, 1998
Baltimore's SoBo may never be as famous as New York's SoHo, the arty area south of Houston Street, or as trendy as Miami's SoBe, the art-deco jewel of South Beach. But South Baltimore has an appeal of its own, and so does Brent Ludtke's SoBo Cafe, which opened last December in Federal Hill.It's hard not to have an immediate positive response walking into the bright and airy SoBo, with its gauzy curtains, paddle fans and sunflower-colored walls hung with bold artworks. Some are pretty funny, like Phil Wiley's surfing alien who also hangs 10 on the oversized blackboard above the wide stretch of SoBo's wooden bar.That's where the menu, which changes daily, is written in chalk.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Wiley Gunter's is an easy place to like. It has everything a great neighborhood bar needs: super-friendly bartenders, big TVs, walls covered with sports memorabilia and a menu stocked with well-executed takes on familiar bar food. With all that, it's no surprise that around 7 on a recent Thursday night, the place was packed. Groups of friends wearing matching Kickball League of Baltimore T-shirts filled both of Wiley Gunter's two floors, grabbing beers before heading to games near the bar's Federal Hill-meets-Locust Point location.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun restaurant critic | September 23, 2007
It's hard to believe that South Baltimore's SoBo Cafe has been open for 10 years now, and I had never eaten there until this month. South Baltimore has changed tremendously in the last decade. The SoBo Cafe, not so much. Looking back at our LIVE review at the time, I see that when this funky favorite first opened, the walls were a sunny yellow and nothing on the chalkboard menu cost more than $10. The walls are now the color of tomato bisque, with one dark blue one, but they are still hung with bright artwork.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
The puckish SoBo Cafe flourished in Federal Hill for a good decade, especially in those early times when Winston Blick, now of Clementine, was running the kitchen. Its last few years were rocky, though, and last fall, SoBo was sold to Anna Leventis, a Towson native who left behind a career in information technology to open her first restaurant. Three months after taking over the comfort food haven, Leventis has begun to steer SoBo Cafe into interesting directions. Old favorites are still on the menu, but new ones now predominate, and they are the reason to plan a visit.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 2004
A small, constantly changing menu at a restaurant is almost always a good sign. Throw in a charming Federal Hill location, a careful list of inexpensive wines and rock-bottom prices, and it's hard to go wrong. That formula has been earning SoBo Cafe an affectionate following since it opened about six years ago. At 6 p.m. on the nose - when dinner service begins - customers start filing in, sitting at tables spaced a pleasant distance apart. The walls are painted bright tangerine and a bold blue.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Wiley Gunter's is an easy place to like. It has everything a great neighborhood bar needs: super-friendly bartenders, big TVs, walls covered with sports memorabilia and a menu stocked with well-executed takes on familiar bar food. With all that, it's no surprise that around 7 on a recent Thursday night, the place was packed. Groups of friends wearing matching Kickball League of Baltimore T-shirts filled both of Wiley Gunter's two floors, grabbing beers before heading to games near the bar's Federal Hill-meets-Locust Point location.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2003
The faces of two young women, looking as if they are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, are now a striking fixture on an industrial street corner in South Baltimore. Their expressions conjure up images of the city in another era, when ships carrying immigrants arrived in a new world. Immigration is the motif in Gateway to SoBo, the first of several giant painted murals commissioned this year by city officials hoping to adorn neighborhoods with outdoor artworks. The aim is to bring together art students and community residents in creating murals that will capture a piece of the city's character.
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December 11, 1998
The Table Talk column in yesterday's Live section incorrectly reported that SoBo Cafe had closed. The restaurant, at 8-10 W. Cross St. in Federal Hill, has not closed. It remains open for lunch and dinner daily.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 12/11/98
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by Carson Porter | March 10, 2011
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By [ELIZABETH LARGE] | February 25, 2007
SoBotanical 1130 South Charles St., Federal Hill Winter hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday 410-234-0333 Theresa Cangialosi, whose aromatherapy massages were legendary in Baltimore, once had a small aromatherapy bar and "boutique massage studio" in Fells Point called Life Smells Good. But her interest in aromatherapy and natural skin and body care expanded, and she did less and less massage therapy. The result is a new shop a couple of blocks south of the old one; a new name, SoBotanical; and a new focus.
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By John Houser III, Special To The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2011
From the moment you sit down, certain restaurants instantly make you feel at ease. It's a quality we crave when we go out to eat, and it's easy to find at SoBo Cafe in Federal Hill. The atmosphere at this South Baltimore mainstay is raucous and alive — SoBo Cafe buzzes with the energy of parents and their kids, old friends playing catch-up and new couples sizing each other up. It's a welcome change from the sterile coolness of more upscale restaurants, where all too often, self-importance undercuts camaraderie.
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by Carson Porter | March 10, 2011
This caught my eye since my SOBO football season starts in two days and I still need new cleats and gloves. Get 40% off your entire order at Modells.com withh promo code MOD4TEN39. Free shipping on orders of $49 and up.
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By Sam Sessa and John Woestendiek and Sam Sessa and John Woestendiek,Sun reporters | May 22, 2008
A downtrodden Brent Ludtke stared at his nearly empty South Baltimore restaurant yesterday afternoon and lamented the recent drop in business. A year ago, Ludtke would seat about a dozen tables for lunch. But at 1 p.m. yesterday, only one of the 12 tables in SoBo Cafe was occupied - a sour side effect of the economic recession. "I'm shaking right now," he said. "I've been here 10 years and I could possibly lose my restaurant." Squeezed by gasoline prices creeping toward $4 a gallon, rising grocery bills and a volatile stock market, consumers are eyeing ways to cut unnecessary costs.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,sun reporter | February 9, 2008
On a bracing morning in early winter, 12-year-old Miranda Gindling is about to speed along the Northern Central Railroad Trail in Monkton, pulled by a team of four eager huskies. Not a snowflake's in sight. "Do you get motion sickness?" Catherine Benson asks. The co-founder of Maryland Sled Dog Adventures has finished harnessing the team into a wheeled conveyance called a rig. Miranda, a seventh-grade student at Sandy Spring Friends School who is working on a dog-sledding research project, shakes her head.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun restaurant critic | September 23, 2007
It's hard to believe that South Baltimore's SoBo Cafe has been open for 10 years now, and I had never eaten there until this month. South Baltimore has changed tremendously in the last decade. The SoBo Cafe, not so much. Looking back at our LIVE review at the time, I see that when this funky favorite first opened, the walls were a sunny yellow and nothing on the chalkboard menu cost more than $10. The walls are now the color of tomato bisque, with one dark blue one, but they are still hung with bright artwork.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun reporter | June 24, 2007
Julie Caputo sprints gracefully as she and teammates flick a disc down field during one of South Baltimore Pickup Ultimate's twice-weekly games in Latrobe Park. In line for a pass, Caputo, 24, plucks the disc from the air, pivots with one foot planted, and sends the disc again in a swift, graceful movement toward the end zone. The small, sprightly woman plays Ultimate four to five times a week. She loves the running, she loves the strategy, but it is Ultimate's spirit of fair play that "I love the most," Caputo says.
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By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2005
One way to ward off the chill of autumn is with a hot chicken potpie. Pick the wrong restaurant, and it's more like chicken potluck. These places are some of the city's better options. Sobo Cafe 6-8 W. Cross St. 410-752-1518 HOURS // noon to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily Sobo Cafe makes only a number of these pies per night, so call in early to stake a claim. A nearly foot-long slab of crust covers a homey mix of vegetables and chicken in this $11 pie. Chunks of dark andwhite meat (one with a bone still in it)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | December 17, 1998
Tuscany Grill at 2047 York Road is in the process of reinventing itself. It's no longer connected to Sotto Sopra downtown, originally one of its selling points. But not to worry: Chef Andrew Thomas and two of the original owners are still at the Timonium restaurant, so the food should continue to be as good as it has been from the beginning.Even though Tuscany's food and bar prices have recently been lowered, "people still think we're really expensive," says the new manager, Patty Ehoff, who worked at the Turf Inn up the street before it closed.
NEWS
By [ELIZABETH LARGE] | February 25, 2007
SoBotanical 1130 South Charles St., Federal Hill Winter hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday 410-234-0333 Theresa Cangialosi, whose aromatherapy massages were legendary in Baltimore, once had a small aromatherapy bar and "boutique massage studio" in Fells Point called Life Smells Good. But her interest in aromatherapy and natural skin and body care expanded, and she did less and less massage therapy. The result is a new shop a couple of blocks south of the old one; a new name, SoBotanical; and a new focus.
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