ON THE NIGHT of the Baltimore riots, the Trinacaria Italian Deli and Café, a local landmark, updated their Facebook page to read:
“Café has been destroyed. Deli. Is next. Thanks baltimore.”
Only a month earlier, on my first trip to Maryland’s largest city, I had visited this café, sat alone in a room mostly empty of customers, and eaten a vegetarian panini stuffed with red peppers and olives and dripping with strands of melted cheese.