Baltimore yard sale, NY style

It's all about Baltimore lately. If it's not the Times' Bryan Miller looking at Baltimore area restaurants, then it's another critical rave (and query: Why aren't more people watching?) for HBO's Baltimore-set drama, The Wire. Or it's the Yankees sweeping the Orioles (George Vecsey gives a little Baltimore local color in his piece about how Yankees fans worry and worry and worry). Gothamist knows one Baltimore blogger, and that's eebmore, who has noticed that even the stoop sales in Baltimore are suspiciously New York-like: Residents are trying to flog their wares Brooklyn style.

Gothamist's good friend Todd Barry will be performing tomorrow night at The Otto Bar. So, Baltimore and DC area readers, catch Todd and experience Entertainment Weekly's It Comedian for yourselves.

Our favorite cop show is Homicide (Law & Order is a cop-and-lawyer show) which invigorated a Baltimore filming community. Check out our coverage of a talk with Homicide creator Tom Fontana. And get Baltimore tourism information from the Visitors' Bureau and Baltimore news from the Baltimore Sun. Gothamist would like to make a trip down there sometime soon, as we do enjoy smashing through crabs with mallets on butcher block paper. Any excuse to use a mallet during dinner, in fact...