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April 22, 2010

Sneaking free Champagne

SneakersPair a nice out-to-dinner outfit with sneakers tonight and you'll get more than a few strange looks. You'll also get a free glass of bubbly at B&O American Brasserie.

"As part of its Earth Day festivities, B&O American Brasserie will hand out seed packets to dinner guests and will give a complimentary glass of champagne to dinner guests who wear sneakers and walk to the restaurant," the restaurant says in a news release.

A little note at the bottom explains how B&O will determine who actually hoofs it to the restaurant and who just strolls in from a nearby parking spot. "B&O American Brasserie will moderate participation based on an honor code," it says.

I e-mailed the sender to ask if diners really had to wear sneakers to get in on the deal. How about sensible shoes?

"Asking that people wear sneakers makes it easy for the restaurant to see who is eligible for the promotion," came the reply. "'Sensible shoes' is just too general."

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Posted by Laura Vozzella at 11:36 AM | | Comments (4)


Yes because everybody lives in the overtaxed city and can walk there. mm hmm.

So, I could have my sneakers rushed from home by courier and put them on in the back of the taxi I take to get to Baltimore & Charles?

Better yet, I want to see someone roll in in a wheelchair and make a stink.

I will be handing out deodorant samples to all and sundry. No, that's not the fish you smell...

The safe money is on ME!

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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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