Baltimore August 04, 2017
12 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Baltimore
Most people judge Baltimore from what they see on TV or movies. This fuels questions that can be stereotypical and downright wrong, so today, we’re here to clear some of it up. Here are 12 questions people ask when you’re from Baltimore, and how to answer back.
1. Have you seen The Wire?
Yes, we're fans.
2. Is Baltimore like The Wire?
In some spots, yes. But please don't judge an entire city by those areas.
3. Is Baltimore safe?
Again, it has its high crime areas (like most cities), but there are also plenty of neighborhoods perfect for living and raising families.
4. What the heck is a chicken box?
It's exactly what it sounds like, and nobody makes em like they do in Baltimore.
5. What's the best food to eat in Baltimore?
The list could go on and on... We recommend a Faidley's crab cake, or one of Baltimore's other iconic foods from
6. What does hon mean?
It's a high-in-the-sky hairstyle from decades past, as well a term of endearment among Baltimoreans.
7. What is there to do in Baltimore?
So many things! Visit the National Aquarium, explore the Patterson Park pagoda, visit the zoo, and more. For a list of Baltimore's best attractions,
8. How about outdoor space?
We have that too! Check out some of the best natural hidden gems around Baltimore
9. What's the weather like?
Pretty much like any other northeastern state. On snow days, you'll often find Baltimoreans going on a winter walk, helping each other shovel out parking spots, or sledding.
10. Are you a Ravens fan?
Yes! It's hard to live in the city and NOT be one.
11. What about the Orioles?
We are forever faithful to the O's, no matter how their season goes.
12. How's the nightlife?
We have several neighborhoods worth exploring at night. To get your dancing on, head to Power Plant Live, or for bar hopping, we recommend Canton and Fells Point.
For another relatable Baltimore list,