11 more things every foodie in Baltimore should do
Why 11, you may ask? It's because that's the number of the original 100 things every foodie in Baltimore should do that involve alcohol.
I got this nice e-mail from Erica, and I thought others may be in her situation:
...so I saw your list and immediately decided and posted on twitter that it is my 2010 bucket list – born and raised in Baltimore, I’ve done some of them – but heck who can’t have another Berger Cookie?
So I set out, got my list and I’m checking it twice…planning to hit the ground running come the new year and use it to play Foursquare…Ahhhh!
But….I don’t drink and neither does my partner that I will most likely be doing all of these things with over the new year – I have another notion to blog about my experiences as I check them off of my bucket list. So, my ask….would you be willing to fill in the alcohol related spots with something us non-drinkers can do – no Black-Eyed Susans for me? Is that asking too much? I’d like a complete list of 100 things that I can do without exception, near or far.
That seems reasonable to me. ...
Of course, I could give her 11, but I thought it would be fun to give you a chance to rectify any glaring omissions on the original list. Suggest one or 11, however many you want, but be careful not to repeat any that are already on the list. I'll be the final judge if we get more than 11.
Here are the ones Erica asks us to replace for non-drinkers:
4. Drink a Natty Boh.
15. Knock back a goblet of Resurrection Ale at Brewer's Art.
18. Have a Black Eyed Susan at the Preakness.
23. Order a Tio Pepe sangria (red). It contains fruit, so it counts as food!
42. Discuss a bottle of wine with Tony Foreman at Cinghiale.
54. Sit at the bar at Cinghiale and order anything. Talk to Rob about wine when Tony isn't in town.
84. Oysters and beer at Cross Street Market!
87. Go to the Wine Market on a Monday night and enjoy a neighborhood discount (extended to all diners).
90. Margarita in a hubcap from Nacho Mama's.
91. Take the Clipper City brewery tour.
95. Sip a Bloody Mary with an Old Bay rimmer. I only see this done at Baltimore restaurants.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)