Hairspray-Visit Cafe Hon in Baltimore where Art Imitates Baltimore, Hon


by Crystal A. Johnson

Although, I am a native New Yorker I did live in Baltimore for a number of years.  There is a definite culture to Baltimore.  If you are transplant living in Baltimore you know this for sure.  The accent of many natives drops the T in the pronunciation of Baltimore emitting a sound more reminiscent to “Balmer.”   Filmmaker Jonathan Waters brings all the color and much of what is unique about his hometown to life in the story Hairspray, a wildly successful movie and broadway show.

(New Line Cinemas)




Fans of the film visiting B-more, there is a town called Hampden where a popular restaurant called Cafe Hon is located. The hair of your waitress is likely to be big and you wonder if you have been transported to the 5o’s.  Diners are still a popular cultural trend in Baltimore. The Barry Levinson film entitled, The Diner took place there.

purplehaired ladies

*Read the Review of Cafe Hon with a Bonus Review of a really cool spot called Darker than Blue(Unbelievable Catfish/Paella)–Soul-Food-Restaurant-Examiner~y2009m7d23-East-Coast-Pit-Stops-Part-1-In-Search-of-ComfortFood-in-Baltimore

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