Colby Keller is blossoming in Baltimore. Literally…
A few weeks ago I spent a night in Baltimore, Maryland’s “Charm City.” It’s an arty, oddball and lovely place full of artists, kooks, hard-scrabble neighborhoods, cherry blossoms and fun people. One of these people is porn actor and artist, Colby Keller. He’s dreamy, funny and as I found - an affable and generous host as he showed me around town for the evening.
We drank good beer, took the local transit around town, almost visited a cemetery (it was closed - argh!), had killer Korean BBQ (see below) and I saw his cool lofty apartment. And he served up his own batch of Baltimore must-do’s and fun recommendations of eateries and art-spaces, plus some political and philosophical must-reads.
Please enjoy… And go check more fun pics of Colby in our little homage to Baltimore’s springtime cherry blossoms. They’re at his sexy/witty blog, BigShoeDiaries.com.
Let’s talk Balitmore. Favorite good beer spot?
Brewer’s Art. It’s a handsome bar in Mount Vernon with lots of great beers.
Favorite fancy pizza place?
Iggie’s. Bring your dog! And your appetite.
Best Korean BBQ?
If this doesn’t make your mouth water I don’t know what will: Jong Kak. (see photo, right)
For a really good meal?
If you’ve got money to burn (or a rich auntie in town) then definitely Woodberry Kitchen. It’s the best restaurant in town.
Best place to go see art?
Open Space, which is in a former autobody shop, though I’d also recommend the H&H Building (full of various galleries and art spaces) and Current Space. Also, hit up Otto Bar for music.
Favorite annual event or festival in Baltimore?
The Transmodern Festival (coming up in mid-May) is well worth a visit. I’d also recommend the annual all-volunteer Christmas tuba concert, the Kinetic Sculpture Race (on May 5th!), and Otakon (bring your best plastic sword and chartreuse wig).
Best tourist attraction in Baltimore?
Avoid the Inner Harbor unless you like outdoor malls and bad chain restaurants. I would hit Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. You can meet the inventor of the Ouija Board and John Wilkes Booth all in the same afternoon.
If a fan-to-be has never seen a Colby Keller film, what’s the best/first one to watch?
For the best stuff, you’ll need to pry into my private vault of homemade videos. ;-)