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June 9, 2010

Bringing one's own

Sabor plate

In this week's Shallow Thought Wednesday post, John Lindner wants to hear about your feelings. Not about Sabor, the restaurant that inspired his post. But about the stroll through the parking lot to the BYOB's front door. Here's John. LV 

Visited Sabor recently. Lots to say about it, but will keep this short.

Great food. My fave is the Halloumi cheese appetizer allegedly invented by the chef’s 10-year-old (approx) son. Ravishing spice/texture concert: like buying a ticket for a Van Morrison gig and getting surprise guest appearances by Hooker, Raitt, Guy and … and … and … Orbison. (I realize some of these folks are dead, so much the cooler to have them cameo, right?)

Also loved the salmon on risotto, the bacon-(mmmm….etc)wrapped monkfish on mushroom ragout, and the smoked salmon spring roll resting on the best cole slaw I’ve ever tasted. Also learned that I can take one bite of bread pudding and leave the rest. Bread pudding not bad, mind you; just not worth getting hurt over, much less to die for (a reflection on my taste, not on the talents suffusing Sabor).

For a reliable opinion on Sabor, go here and see if the link to EL’s review loads for you. Didn’t for me. Whatever she said, I concur.

Here’s the thing: Sabor is strictly BYOB on adult beverages. We brought a nice Peter Howland’s ’08 Suitcase Pinot Noir that for $13 captivates.

My STW: “I walked through the parking lot of a strip mall on my way to a really nice restaurant holding a bottle of booze and felt _____!”

For a chance to get a date with John McIntyre*, fill in the blank.

Photo -- of plate just before I licked it clean -- by Bon.

* also include recent picture, bank statements, list of ten favorite books

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 6:30 AM | | Comments (8)
        

Comments

...like I had found the broken jaw of our lost kingdoms.

...a hand on my shoulder, it was Jon Bon Jovi! He was in town just to try Sabor's Halloumi Cheese and Bacon Wrapped Monkfish.

"...like Alexander D. Mitchell IV going to Disneyland."

like you were in a backwards dry town in Pennsylvania.

the disapproving stares of suburban shoppers. What?? I have to wait until I get inside to start drinking??!!

..totally envious stares of envy and awe from the underage skaterats hanging out near the shopping cart corral.

... like Jack Kennedy's rumrunner father on his way to a tryst.

ı like Disneyland. thnak you

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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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