Tim the Classic Music Critic, my deskmate and sometime dining companion, walked in just now and said, "What recession?"
A friend had a gift certificate to Christopher Daniel in Timonium, and they went last night. The place was packed, Tim told me. Every table was taken on a Wednesday night.
He, and I, find that pretty amazing given that a) Christopher Daniel isn't a cheap restaurant, b) in mid-July a lot of folks are away and c) there's supposed to be an economic downturn. ...
The only explanations we could come up with were a) people aren't traveling this summer so by Alice's Law of Compensatory Cash Flow, they feel they can afford a nice evening out, or b) the whole recession thing is just a government conspiracy or caused by the media feeding frenzy.
By the way, someone asked under an earlier post about what's happening with the Taste space. In spite of what Christopher Daniel's Web site says, Daniel Chaustit has left and is planning to open his own restaurant in that Belvedere Square location this fall. Unless, of course, the faltering economy has caused a change of plans.
(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun photographer)