Next Tuesday's Top Ten
When I think about ideas for Top Ten lists I go back and forth about choosing something I would find quirky and fun to write about or topics that we've done to death here but people keep e-mailing and calling and stopping me in the street to ask me about. I'm thinking of crab houses, for instance. Ha ha. Just kidding. No, wait. Please keep reading.
Anyway, the question I keep getting almost as much as where to eat in the Inner Harbor is where to eat outdoors. I know I have a separate category about this to the right, but it still feels like I should update the list this summer. So that's one option for next Tuesday's Top Ten: Top Ten Places You Probably Haven't Thought of to Eat Outdoors.
I was particularly inspired by this when I learned that...
The second Mari Luna, which will be opening at 1010 Reisterstown Road this fall, will have a rooftop deck. I LOVE rooftop decks. I'm still mourning the Metropolitan's in Annapolis.
You can read more details about Mari Luna Latin Grill in next Wednesday's Table Talk. (Thanks again to Joyce W. for the tip.)
Another option would be something I couldn't do without your help like Top Ten Bagel Places That Aren't National Chains. I think we'd have to allow local chains or there wouldn't be enough of them. It would be fun then for some volunteers to take the list and actually get one plain bagel at each of them on the same day and tell us which really is the best.
And yet another idea I've been toying with is Top Ten Baltimore "Finds," restaurants even people who have lived here a long time probably don't know about or have heard about but then forget to try. This is kind of intriguing to me.
Or maybe you have another idea you'd like to see done. Even if you've suggested it before, feel free to mention it again. I keep forgetting to make a master list, probably because that would suggest I'm actually organized, which would not be the case.
Check in tomorrow and we'll have some fantastic Fourth fun. I'll be around if you are.
(Julie A. Ferguson/Sun photographer)