Three times a year, Eight-Stone Press publishes the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!, a submission-based literary zine dedicated to collecting the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot. A two-time Utne Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).
BALTIMORE, Md. – Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! editor and publisher William P. Tandy joins celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay(above) and a handful of Baltimore luminaries for a forum discussion about last year’s trademark debacle surrounding Hampden’s Café Hon in this week’s episode of Ramsay’s show, Kitchen Nightmares. Also joining the program are WelcometoBaltimoreHon.com proprietor Bruce Goldfarb and Charlene Osborne, author of My Year as Baltimore’s Best Hon. The episode airs this Friday, February 24, 2012, on the Fox Network; check local listings for air time. A preview of the episode is available on the show's website.
Café Hon owner Denise Whiting invited Ramsay to profile her restaurant on the show, which focuses on ailing eateries and Ramsay’s efforts to revitalize them. For more information on the long-running “hontroversy,” pick up a copy of Hon: Past, Present & Future, available from Atomic Books, Cyclops Books & Music, or directly from the publisher.