Ch- Ch- Ch- Check it Out

No, this isn’t a post paying homage to the Beastie Boys.

I was away from the blogosphere for the entirety of last week, as virtually all my time was spent writing up web copy and doing troubleshooting for Urbanite magazine’s new Foursquare game, The Great Baltimore Check-In. It’s 89 places in and around Baltimore that we’ve picked. Eighty-nine places that we know are worth, well, checking out.

In the most unbiased-biased way I can put this: This is a Foursquare game worth checking out. Get to checking in, Baltimore.

And if you’re looking to eat up some time, consider some of these short reads, straight from the July 2011 issue of Urbanite:

1. Help Comes Tapping: Can an unlikely duo from the city’s local arts scene save the Edgar Allan Poe House?

2. Perfect Gentleman: Ken Himmelstein knows that some men just want a crisp white shirt.