Domino Sugar is decidedly a Baltimore institution, like the salt box. Here, salt gets a sweet makeover with the help of the Domino logo. And who hasn’t swapped the salt for the sugar one too many times?
You’ve hit the jackpot with the Golden Salt Box, or you would have if you visited it when Juliet Ames decorated this box because she included real salt with it. This is a play off, and comment on, the popular and mostly true conception that Baltimore Saltboxes never actually have salt in them. If you happen to find this box empty, use the Fill Me QR code to contact Baltimore 311 to request a refill.
In 2021, the Brood X cicadas emerged in the Baltimore area, inspiring local artists like Juliet Ames to create cicada-themed art work. For more examples of cicada art, see the Cicada Parade-a Art Project.
About Cicadas: Every 17 years, Brood X cicada nymphs tunnel upwards en masse to emerge from the surface of the ground. The insects then shed their exoskeletons on trees and other surfaces, thus becoming adults. The mature cicadas fly, mate, lay eggs in twigs, and then die within several weeks. The combination of the insects’ long underground life, their nearly simultaneous emergence from the ground in vast numbers and their short period of adulthood allows the brood to survive even massive predation.
The Utz Story begins in a small town kitchen in 1921. William and Salie Utz began producing Hanover Home Brand Potato Chips in Hanover, PA, in their summer kitchen, cooking about 50 pounds of chips an hour. They sold those fresh chips to small local grocers and markets, primarily in the Baltimore, MD, area.
From carnivals to boardwalks to Utz Salt and Vinegar Chips, the combination of salty seasoning with lip-puckering vinegar is a true flavor classic. Fans of salt and vinegar chips can savor these flat-cut chips made from real potatoes. They’re so savory, your mouth will water as soon as you open the bag.
The Brooks Robinsalt box is in honor of the Baltimore Orioles 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson.
Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. (born May 18, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. He played for the Baltimore Orioles for 23 seasons (1955–1977), the longest career spent with a single team in Major League Baseball (MLB) history (tied with Carl Yastrzemski). Robinson batted and threw right-handed. Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” or “Mr. Hoover”, he is considered the greatest defensive third baseman in major league history.
Salt Bae box is based on Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish chef, food entertainer and restaurateur nicknamed Salt Bae for his technique for preparing and seasoning meat.
In January 2017 he became more widely known as Salt Bae through a series of viral Internet videos and memes that show him “suavely” cutting meat and sprinkling salt, such as “Ottoman Steak”, posted on his restaurant’s Twitter account. The post was viewed 10 million times on Instagram, after which he was dubbed “Salt Bae” due to his peculiar way of sprinkling salt: dropping it from his fingertips to his forearm, and then onto the dish.Due to the viral exposure gained from this post, Gökçe’s profile has expanded enormously and he has served a wide range of celebrities and politicians from around the world.
National Bohemian Brewery began making what I unlovingly call “Nasty Boh” in 1885 in Baltimore. Apparently, it’s only drunk in Baltimore, too, which makes sense. But the beer and Mister Boh graphic are so much a part of this city that turning BOX into BOH was a cheap and easy pun.