Star Trek, Five Guys and McDonald's
When I went to the movies this afternoon, I parked for free at the Sun and walked down to the Landmark in Harbor East. I'm not as cheap as that makes me sound; Gailor, who was going with me to Star Trek, had driven down earlier to go to the gym, so her car was already down there.
Anyway, as I walked through the Inner Harbor, which was filled with people, someone stopped me to ask where a restaurant was. ...
What are the odds of that? You pick someone at random in a crowd to ask where a restaurant is, and she's the restaurant critic of the local newspaper. I felt like saying, Ask me anything about any restaurant in a five-mile radius and I'll be able to tell you. But that sounded kind of braggy so I didn't.
"Are there any fast-food restaurants around here? A McDonald's?" he asked.
Wow. I was stumped.
"There's a Five Guys in the Pratt Street Pavilion," I countered. "It has good burgers and fries."
He wasn't interested. "Is there a McDonald's?"
I had to admit I had no idea if the Inner Harbor has a McDonald's. Does it?
Landmark, by the way, has good movie popcorn. They pop it there and it isn't too salty.
(Karl Merton Ferron/Sun photographer)