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April 11, 2009

The Comment of the Week

This week's Comment of the Week, obviously, was one that was so much more than a Comment of the Week I didn't even publish it. It was Meg's, telling us of Robert's death. Add to that the fact that I haven't published all the comments myself this week because of vacation and haven't yet gone back and read them all, and this is a suspect Comment of the Week entry. 

Still, I think I'll mention a few that particularly struck me, during what I thought of as a particularly good commenting week: ...

What is the scoop on top of that steak? If they found a way to artfully combine steak and ice cream, that might be my championship meal.

Posted by: Heather | April 6, 2009 11:02 AM

One thing you can count on from aramark, it will always cost more than it sounds good!

Posted by: billy butterbean | April 6, 2009 11:37 PM

I'm not anti-Starbucks at all. I think they have very good yummy fattening drinks and some lovely breakfast/dessert items. But, I'm not wild about their coffee anymore.

I used to be (in love with them), but they were the first coffee house that appeared anywhere near my little part of Baltimore county that didn't have coffee sitting in pots on burners that had been there for hours and hours. I remember taking my son (who's now almost 17) to Starbucks and having fresh brewed coffee and him having hot chocolate and a pastry and we felt so well...urban?

IMHO, Starbucks doesn't get enough credit for being the role model for every other coffee house.

Posted by: Joyce W. | April 7, 2009 5:54 AM

I thought Joyce was brave to come out and say what a lot of people must think, given Starbucks' success. And speaking of Starbucks, I walked to Brentwood today, about half an hour away, and the Starbucks there opens at an incredible 4:45 a.m. on weekdays and 5:15 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, including Easter. Only in LA. I won't be making tea in our bathroom any longer.

Did I ever tell you about the time I took my infant to Hooters and started nursing him when he got fussy? Talk about stares.

Posted by: Laura Lee | April 10, 2009 11:38 AM

Many of you rose impressively to the amuse bouche challenge, but these two in particular made me laugh. The first was in response to Owl Meat saying he was told he couldn't comment under that particular entry:
 
I was told not to.

That was why I was shocked you weren't the first 5 respondents .

Posted by: Lissa | April 10, 2009 9:56 PM

And Mary came up with a particularly good amuse bouche: 

I'll give it a shot. I'm working all weekend, except for a quick break for easter bruch, where it turns out we are having ham after all for once, but now my vegetarian brother is already throwing a fit about it, and during our discussions on the subject I have been forced to conceal my absolute delight at the thought of ham on Sunday.

While I have been working, I think I got dumped by my SO on facebook. Though I deserved it to a large degree.

And I had to have salad for dinner, for lack of any protein in the house, and it was ridiculously unsatisfying, particularly because my fridge keeps freezing my lettuce, which makes it nearly inedible. Though I probably should be eating just salad anyway. So I don't look like a fat cow when I go on vacation in June, and also because it seems I need to start looking for a new SO too.

My only hope at the moment is that EL will be posting comments extra late tonight during her vacation since she is 3 hours behind on the west coast, thus making my sad pathetic evening a little more interesting.

Posted by: Mary | April 10, 2009 10:52 PM

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:17 PM | | Comments (3)
        

Comments

You walked in LA?

I walk a lot here. This is the only place I've ever been where pedestrians are treated like gods. If I step in a crosswalk here, every car screeches to a halt. EL

They obey crosswalks there? First good thing I've heard about LA.

I've had cars stop if I was on the sidewalk and looked like I was about to step into a crosswalk. But the other side of it is that jaywalkers get ticketed. EL

If the cars stop, I don't mind the tickets for jaywalking. Why have laws on the books if you won't enforce them?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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