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October 25, 2009

The Stoop on food



Do you know about the Stoop, the unusual storytelling series held at Centerstage?

Seven people have seven minutes each to tell their stories around a certain theme.

Next Monday, Nov. 2, the theme is "Kitchen Confidential: Stories about cooking, eating, and assorted food issues." The stories will be about everything from "Big Night"-style extravagances to waiting tables. ...


For this Stoop, the storytellers are Erica Chung, school psychologist; Gregory Hartzler-Miller, "lifestyle experimenter"; John Shields, owner/chef of Gertrude's at the BMA; Mary Rose Madden, public radio producer; Tony Geraci, director of food and nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools; De'Von Brown, student, musician, and one of the "Boys of Baraka"; and Chrissy Ferrera, artist and "Starbucks diarist."

Tickets are $20 for general admission seating, and you can buy them on the Stoop Web site or by calling 410-332-0033.

The event starts at 7 p.m. with cocktails and music from Boister. The show itself starts at 8 p.m.

I've never been to a Stoop performance, although I've heard good things about them. Are they great? Very uneven? Worth the 20 bucks?

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 6:37 AM | | Comments (8)


Sounds like FUN. I love Center Stage.

Definitely worth the price of admission, if you can still get tickets - they usually sell out. I've been attending ever since they started and were at the Patterson. Go if you can!

"Big Night"--one of my favorite food movies of all time!

To get an idea enjoy this clip.
A wonderful night and worth the price of admission. Last time, one of the walk ons stole the show.

I went to one, and absolutely loved it. Everyone was great.

I'm going and really looking forward to it!

totally worth the $20. Very fun. Start your night at Iggies for pizza!

Rebs, isn't Iggie's closed Mondays? I've had that very thought -- that it would be the perfect pre-Stoop meal -- only to find them closed in the past. Did they finally realize they could do great business with the Stoop crowd?

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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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