Originally published September 20, 2013

by John Houser III, The Guardian

Believe it or not, Baltimore is not a war zone. Television shows such asHomicide: Life on the StreetThe Corner and, most notably, The Wirehave painted a bleak portrait of the city. As with all works of fiction, there is a kernel of truth in the story, but the city is not the feverish hellhole we view through our flatscreens. Baltimore is a friendly and proud place, and one that has a diverse love of food.

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