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July 22, 2010

Cut-up Dick's Last Resort cuts a fishing line for some reason

Dick's Last ResortDick's Last Resort has its grand opening at the Inner Harbor today. 

"The new Dick’s Last Resort in the Inner Harbor is hosting a ribbon-cutting (or more accurately, a fishing line-cutting) on Thursday morning to officially welcome itself to the neighborhood," says the e-mail from a Dick's PR rep. "To thank Baltimore for the warm welcome (literally, since they opened amidst that awful heat wave a few weeks back), all seafood buckets are 1/2 price for lunch on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m."

I know Dick's is a guy's guy restaurant. (The menu features "A** Byte Burgers," "Lil Cluckers" chicken tenders, and a double chicken breast entree called the "Dolly Parton." Get it? Breasts? Dolly Parton? That Dick is such a card!)

But even given the good ol' boy shtick, I'm not sure I get that fishing line-cutting. Is it Dick's Last Resort or Dick's Sporting Goods?

Here's what the PR person said about that.

"It's more of a nod to being located in the Inner Harbor," she said via e-mail. "The idea is rather than a traditional ribbon, which is not really Dick's style, we're using a fishing line that will be decked out with 'stuff,' so it looks like Dick has been out trolling the waters and getting stuff caught on his fishing line."

Image by Dick's Last Resort

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 9:25 AM | | Comments (12)


If Dick's been trolling in the Inner Harbor, I shudder to think what he might have dangling from that line....

"That awful heat wave a few weeks back"???

Have you been outside!? It's the seventh layer of Haetes out there!

To quote Dean Wermer, the number of times I expect to visit Dick's last resort:

Zero. Point. Zero...

Just to be clear: that "awful heat wave a few weeks back" business are the words of Dick's out-of-town PR firm. I know it's still hot in Baltimore.

From my first hand viewing this morning, the fishing line includes license plates, cococnut drink containers and ladies underwear. They also throwing beads at innocent passerbys Bourbon Street style. Oh, and there's a Dick's mascot walking about. Spooky.

@LV - apologies, I meant the "royal" in, talking to the PR person from Dicks...

maybe I am being too judgmental about Dicks...I might check it out just to see what its like...then again, kitchy, annoying, purposefully spiteful servers from Cockeysville trying to fit in with a outdated concept might be a non-starter for me...

No problem. Just didn't want you to think my powers of weather observation were that lacking. LV

Sadly, I have a sneaking suspicion this joint will do just fine in that location.

On a lighter note, how many of the folks complaining about Iggie's might just wind up at Dick's, one wonders.

Nice try on the 1/2 price buckets. Not worth eating at 1/4 of the price. Sorry, it's not my taste in food. WAY too much salt.
From what i've seen it's typical Harbor activity: full bar, no one eating.

I know Dick's is a guy's guy restaurant.

Given the number of phallic references, I'm starting to think this really is a guy's guy place.

Never did the term "sausage factory" seem more apt.

It's the 21st century. Isn't sexual harassment illegal?

Captcha agrees: regulate and ...

Sexual harrassment is illegal, but crass, moronic attempts at lowest common denominator humor are apparently alive & well at this place. Unfotunately, they'll probably do well...

Sexual harrassment is illegal, but crass, moronic attempts at lowest common denominator humor are apparently alive & well at this place. Unfortunately, they'll probably do well...

I guess no one has noticed the success of the Hooters at the Inner Harbor.

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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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