16 September 2009

City Paper Best of Baltimore 2009 Winners

Congratulations to Baltimore beer's winners in the City Paper Best of Baltimore 2009 issue: Mahaffey's Pub for "Best Restaurant Beer List"; Hamilton Tavern on Harford Road for "Best New Bar;" Max's Taphouse for "Best Beer Selection;" The Brewer's Art for "Best First-Date Bar;" The Brewer's Art's Resurrection for "Best Local Bottled Beer" (even though technically the bottled stuff is brewed under contract at Sly Fox in Pennsylvania), Clipper City's BaltoMarzHon for "Best Local Draft Beer;" The Ropewalk Tavern in Federal Hill for "Best Drunken Hook-Up Bar;" The Wharf Rat (I no longer have to say which one) for "Best Happy Hour;" Roland Park Wines and Liquor for "Best Beer Store"........ and............ ummmm..... some hack that thinks he's a blogger as well as a Mid-Atlantic Brewing News columnist won "Best Drinking Blog"......

Our congratulations to the above winners! (Well, except for that hack, of course...)

In addition, another award went to "Best View": the view from atop the former Wiessner/American Brewery on North Gay Street (now rebuilt and occupied by social-help company Humanim), shown in a zoom-able, scroll-able, color 360-degree view image at the web link above. (And now you know why the Baltimore City Police used the tower as a surveillance post in years past!) I'm also in a pilot test group to field-test the new MTA Smart Cards for transit, selected as "Best Transit Change" by the City Paper staff. (I'm a less frequent user of transit than I'd like to be, but I know more about transit and transportation than the average user, and have had a DC Metro Smart Card for some time now.)

More updates: In the Readers' Poll, Resurrection won the Best Local Beer, The Brewers Art won Best Upscale Bar, and The Wine Source won Best Liquor Store.

5 comments:

AlanMoore said...

Congrats, you put in the time and although annoying at times (arent we are?), you get it right most of the time and for that, you deserve KUDOS! Good to see all those City Paper Winners be announced. It's almost like they wanted to spread the wealth and hit ALL the main targets. No big surprises and diamonds in the rough weren't uncovered in 2009, one can hope 2010 finds something anew if there is such a thing. Who is going to step up and knock Maxs, Clipper City, Red Brick and Brewers Alley from its perch? Better yet, who wants to give Sandy a run for his blogger money???? Get lots of free time cleared up and a large returnable liver ready. LOL!

Eric Henning said...

Congrats, Sandy! Well-deserved - I've never seen anyone put in the kind of time and care you do. With the added bonus that you actually know what you're talking about!
We'll have to get together and toast your award!
Now it's time to ad Google ads to your site and make some coin off this thing...

THOMAS 'Tom' CIZAUSKAS said...

Congratulations, Sandy.

Sam Sessa said...

Congrats! Well deserved!

Nakiya said...

Hey!!!! This is awesome!!! Congratulations- and VERY deserving!