Eat this street -- Baltimore's best restaurant road
Shallow Thought Wednesdays guru John Lindner makes his long-awaited return this week with a pitch to Sun management. Good luck with that, John. LV
I have a series idea that, had I remained at the Sun long enough to con Sar -- I mean, convince -- Sarah KK to assign it to me, I’m sure would have been a huge hit. Especially with me. As it is, I’m just going to throw it out there, gratis, for anyone with the wherewithal to "work it," as we say in the biz. (Or said, as the case may be.)
Here’s the pitch: (btw: the idea came to me in a caffeiney daydream, so, yeah, the set-up’s kinda rockin’ weird)
Just suppose that Tilurian slime devils came from space and took over the country. Then, in a bureaucratic foul-up, they ordered you to choose a single road in the Baltimore area. Any road, street, avenue or parkway. Next, they decree that your restaurant choices are limited to your road. You may visit any and all of the restaurants on this road as often as you wish, but you may patronize no other restaurants. Ever. (I know, right? They don’t call them slime devils for nothing.)
Now here’s the beauty part, sure to break down the defenses of even the hardest-hearted, budget-pinched editor: I pick a road and, by way of justifying my choice, review all the restaurants along it.
But! (Kicker alert.)
I also challenge the Sandbox denizens (I’ll include a note saying I won’t take suggestions from peevish snitpitchers) to pick a better road. And then! Yessssss. I review all the eateries along that road.
This goes on for years because, as a journalist, I’m duty bound to chase down all possible leads.
If we flipcammed it, we could probably do a Reality Blog cross-over thing (hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink) if you think about it.
Anyway, there it is.
And my pick?
Harford Road. Hands down. I double dog dare you to find a better all-round great restaurant road in these environs.
Oh, and for the record, I could drop the slime devils thing. Probably too edgy.
Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston